Instructables: exploring - rain-barrels Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:35:28 PDT BLOX v1.01 Rain barrel bulkhead fitting
Rain barrel bulkhead fitting - More DIY How To Projects]]> Stavros! For open top or sealed top barrels with at least a 2 inch bung hole. Installation for open and sealed barrels (with 2" bung holes) This is how to install a bulk head fitting on a rain barrel without silicone, without leaks, and ready for your water valve.This can be done on sealed barrels that ha...
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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 08:47:18 PST
Rain Tank- From paper to reality
Rain Tank- From paper to reality - More DIY How To Projects]]> dertuysa It started with some simple data collecting after I moved into my current house. After realizing the amount of rain that was being wasted (mainly under my house) I had to act. I sketched a few rudimentary ideas on a napkin at work but soon became distracted by life (a few kids, leveling the house, a...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:50:43 PDT
P.E.T. Rain Gutter Misac-kun I was in need for a gutter to fill some barrels, but i didn't have the money for it. So I "Collected" some P.E.T. bottles around the street and made this gutter, it still need some fine adjustment but it's doing it's purpose. Then I used some para cord to install it.
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 08:31:38 PDT
Rain barrel on the cheap Twofinger This is a rain-catch barrel I made out of stuff I had and I plan to use it to water my garden.
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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 21:39:17 PDT
Rainwater Harvesting / Water Collection System + Mains Pressure Pump & First Flush system DIY AndrewKFletcher Eliminate Fluoride, Chlorine, Nitrates and Phosphates from your water and save lots of £$ Money ! A DIY Rainwater Harvesting System which provides mains pressure at the tap. This system has a 320 Watt Stainless Steel pump fitted with a Genyo Enyo Flow Controller http:...
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 03:03:40 PDT
Rain barrel waterer using a float valve rhackenb I have 21 chickens and seven goats that drink a lot of water on summer days.  During the day the chickens run loose with the goats and they all drink from the same water source.  I had been filling a small trough a couple times a day with a hose from a well pump.  There were times that the trough wo...
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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:31:33 PDT
Fix cracks in a rainwater tank with sugru
Fix cracks in a rainwater tank with sugru - More DIY How To Projects]]> hackspace-siegen After weeks without rain you search for any pot you can catch the next shower of rain with. In this short instructable we will show how to fix cracks in a rainwater tank with sugru. What we need is a rainwater tank with cracks and one or two mini sugru packages. Pay attention that coloured sugru m...
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Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:58:05 PDT
Double rain barrel system johnny13 In this instructable i'm not going to give any instructions. Because you probably don't use the same materials and because the dimensions are different (depending on how and where you're going to place it.  But if you have any questions about building something similar, feel free to ask. As you ca...
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Sat, 27 Jul 2013 00:48:00 PDT
Rainy Day Experiment
Rainy Day Experiment - More DIY How To Projects]]> fridarosek This is a fun activity to do if your stuck inside BORED. You Will Need A cup Tap water And a rainy day!! Put Your Cup Outside And Wait Check on it regularly to see if its filled up Whilst Your Waiting... Whilst Your Waiting fill up another glass with normal water. Now Compare Drink bot...
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Wed, 17 Jul 2013 23:12:58 PDT
Water your garden from your bathtub
Water your garden from your bathtub - More DIY How To Projects]]> chrisaxling In the summer I hate watching the bathwater from my kid's bath go down the drain when I've got a garden to water.  Rather than bucket brigade the water out, I found an ingenious way to siphon the water out with the garden hose into the garden.  It saves money, reuses water and is free.  The only cos...
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:29:56 PDT
Plastic bottle rainwater down pipe with filter
Plastic bottle rainwater down pipe with filter - More DIY How To Projects]]> Wombling This is a pretty simple one, though it can save you buying a down pipe which would cost around £7-£8, and a filter! All you will need are 5 plastic drink bottles, we're using the Buxton bottles because they curve in the middle and fit together really well when cut, but you should be okay with strai...
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Wed, 10 Jul 2013 06:07:38 PDT
Rain Barrel and Chicken Trough Waterer
Rain Barrel and Chicken Trough Waterer - More DIY How To Projects]]> erich_870 I wanted to keep my chicken coop off the grid as much as possible so I started with the watering system. I needed save space so I thought a trough waterer would work well. PVC Rain Barrel I created the rain barrel out of a 4 ft section of 8 inch PVC pipe I got from a local contractor. I used an ...
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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:20:27 PDT
Gravity feed rain barrel garden watering
Gravity feed rain barrel garden watering - More DIY How To Projects]]> mark11photography A few years back I installed a rain barrel & water distribution system in my backyard and it's worked so well that I decided to build on that idea and install one on the front/side of the house. The first step is to decide where you're going to position your rain barrel(s). Luckily, I had a spot nex...
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 09:57:35 PDT
How to Make a Rain Barrel From a Pickle Barrel
How to Make a Rain Barrel From a Pickle Barrel - More DIY How To Projects]]> rainbarrelmaker A diligent man works for the future. A lazy man creates work for the future." A statement like this could be applied to the environment. It is important that we work together to help improve the future by looking after the environment, but what can be done to help? One thing is to make a rain barre...
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Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:49:09 PDT
Rainwater Cistern
Rainwater Cistern - More DIY How To Projects]]> RushFan This is a cistern I made from some pressure treated 2x6 material and a 55 gallon plastic juice drum. I got the used drum locally for $15 and the wood came from my scrap bin.  I chose to use 2x6 material because I had it handy, but if you choose to use 2x4 instead, some dimensions will change.  I hav...
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Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:51:33 PDT
Water Butt Barrel Style Makeover
Water Butt Barrel Style Makeover - More DIY How To Projects]]> CroobCraft We installed a lean to greenhouse that was donated 8+ years ago and lay wrapped in a poly sheet in the field until last year when we dug it out and erected it. All the greenhouse lacked was a water supply until my father appeared one day with an old empty detergent barrel he got from the local f...
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Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:05:44 PST
Simple, Inexpensive Rain Barrel Build
Simple, Inexpensive Rain Barrel Build - More DIY How To Projects]]> ahimsaproject Using municipal water to keep your garden and or landscaping properly hydrated is at best inefficient.  The weather is unpredictable; so many people have turned to modern conveniences as an easy and readily available solution.  The amount of energy, resources, and chemicals used in the process of su...
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Sat, 16 Feb 2013 19:50:26 PST
Making a Berky type water filter system that looks good in a kitchen
Making a Berky type water filter system that looks good in a kitchen - More DIY How To Projects]]> JFARNSWORT You have seen plans on the net to use Berky filters with 5 gallon buckets. This setup works well but is too large for a kitchen counter. I set about to find containers from local stores that could be combined to make a water filter that looks good and fits in our kitchen. How it works Instead o...

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Mon, 4 Feb 2013 16:35:22 PST
Low-Power Pump for Gravity Water Tank lifeisformakingthings THE IDEA This project started as a test to see the least amount of power needed to pump water to a gravity tank high off the ground. We wanted to find the most efficient pump possible, maybe just a few watts. The interesting part seemed to be the time shift -- if the pump ran very slowl...
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Fri, 25 Jan 2013 07:32:33 PST
How to Build a 6000 gallon Water Tank
How to Build a 6000 gallon Water Tank - More DIY How To Projects]]> velacreations The idea of "being prepared" can involve so many things in so many different situations. The key is to ask yourself what you cannot, or do not want to, live without. For us, the answer is water. Whether you live off-grid or in the city, having rain water catchment and a tank is not a bad idea, if o...
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Mon, 12 Nov 2012 10:47:59 PST
Cladding a 1000 ltr/250 gallon IBC water tank
Cladding a 1000 ltr/250 gallon IBC water tank - More DIY How To Projects]]> Gareth0123 Last Autumn I obtained a 1000 litre IBC (Intermediate Bulk Container), plastic tank on a galvanised pallet. This had originally been used to transfer diesel fuel from the shore to ship and then to from the ship to various rigs and platforms in the North Sea Energy fields. I wanted this ...
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Mon, 8 Oct 2012 13:59:18 PDT
TCMtech dripper irrigation with float control Demonstration of how simple it works. gaiatechnician I started my dripper irrigation a month ago and this comes from feedback in the CR4 engineering forum from user tcmtech. It is much simpler than my idea and refills automatically from any rainshower.,  This instructable hopefully shows very clearly that it works.  I use a glass pot lid as the float....
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Wed, 26 Sep 2012 21:20:02 PDT
Milk Jug Rain Barrel
Milk Jug Rain Barrel - More DIY How To Projects]]> DoctorDv   My Dad recently bought a rain barrel so the water running through our gutters would water our garden and not run into the sewer.  It seems like a great idea, but his barrel only collects the water on the west side of our roof and all of the water that runs down the east side still runs down the ...
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Tue, 4 Sep 2012 07:53:58 PDT
whole house rainwater cistern water system dkrmwiz We live out in the rural area, too far from the county water lines, and the water tables are polluted because of old oil wells. We built our house in 1997, with this current water system. at first, the water was pvc piped into the house, but after the first winter when the lines froze and broke, we ...
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Sat, 1 Sep 2012 19:22:00 PDT
Firewood rain protection that stores the rainwater dtextor Since I needed a new shelter for the firewood on my balcony for the next winter, I wanted to build something with a bit more functionality. The new setup uses a plastic top that collects the rainwater and channels it to a tube. If you place a watering can underneath the tube, the watering can will a...
By: dtextor

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Thu, 9 Aug 2012 03:03:47 PDT
Heavy Duty 275 Gallon RAIN BARREL
Heavy Duty 275 Gallon RAIN BARREL - More DIY How To Projects]]> Buildingabetterworld My wife asked for a rain barrel for her flowers. Our water bill has added up again and again, so I started checking craigslist for possiblities. As luck would have it, I found a polytank that was original used for similac baby food storage. That was great, since I didn't want to worry about chemical...
By: Buildingabetterworld

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Wed, 8 Aug 2012 22:00:06 PDT
DIY 275 Gallon Rainwater Collection
DIY 275 Gallon Rainwater Collection - More DIY How To Projects]]> bennelson I recently helped my father install a 275 gallon rainwater collection system. The system is based on an industrial 275 gallon container, known as an IBC. You can buy them used, or if you really look around, you can even find them for free. One problem with typical rain-barrels is that they can only...
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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 12:35:00 PDT
Reducing energy in your freezer while saving money ! thegreenman1 Hey guys I am showing you how to reduce energy by using recycled materials ! Go Green its fun
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Sun, 29 Jul 2012 12:42:51 PDT
Water Saving Barrels CountryBoyKy Most every technique on this site for saving water is based on Rainfall. What happens during a drought, no rainfall.  So I got to thinking about collecting water in other ways. We consume between 1500-2000 gallons of water per month, during summer months. Less than 500gallons is used in the Clothes ...
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Fri, 27 Jul 2012 08:19:46 PDT
3D print Rainbarrels jbeeball This is my garden project. I was lucky enough to find cheap rain barrels but you can also upcycle 2 liter bottles into rainbarrels by using 3d printed connectors. This instructable will focus mainly on planning and constructing a drip irrigation system for your garden. Tools needed: hacksaw, rubber ...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 21:14:41 PDT
How To Install a Window into a Tank web4deb I needed to install 2 windows into a stock tank for my fish.  This video details the steps needed.
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Thu, 12 Apr 2012 10:48:54 PDT
Rain Barrel Enhancement
Rain Barrel Enhancement - More DIY How To Projects]]> tmort Rain barrels are a way to collect rainwater runoff from roofs and reduce environmental problems associated with stormwater runoff.  They are pretty easy to build, but, they look like what they are, polyethylene drums.  There are commercially available rain barrels, but, they are expensive and don't ...
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Sun, 8 Apr 2012 13:53:47 PDT
WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM, cheap and effective aworkofbart SO YOU HAVE an emergency supply of water, but you're not sure how pure it is.  Here is an excellent, cheap setup you can easily DIY for purifying LOTS of water.  It's based on the Berkey ceramic water element filtration system that's been around for a long time.  LOOK ON AMAZON FOR "DOULTON" FILTERS...
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Wed, 14 Mar 2012 20:37:50 PDT
Backyard Rain Barrel
Backyard Rain Barrel - More DIY How To Projects]]> falling_stone Acquiring or creating a rain barrel is a really great way to capture water for your garden project. I really enjoy and prefer watering my garden with rain water over city water. You should probably check your local ordinances before endeavoring on this project because not everyone in the world is so...
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Thu, 29 Sep 2011 16:21:07 PDT
Rain Water Collection josh
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Wed, 7 Sep 2011 13:28:57 PDT
Coil Pump V2.0 - testing rig
Coil Pump V2.0 - testing rig - More DIY How To Projects]]> chuangt2u This Instructable is a guide to constructing and operating a simple coil pump. Sousdey from Cambodia, and welcome to our project! Following our first Instructable, How to make a very simple hand-operated water pump using components easily found around most properties, we have developed our project...
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Sat, 3 Sep 2011 09:29:25 PDT
Rustic Rain Barrel
Rustic Rain Barrel - More DIY How To Projects]]> brassmnkys After I finished my picnic table, I felt like there was just something missing.  After some casual conversation with the family, my dad thought it'd be nice to have some kind of rain barrel to collect all the rain water from our new back patio.  So I took to my favorite online DIY instruction manual...
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Sat, 27 Aug 2011 23:18:07 PDT
Rain Barrel Lawn Sprinkler
Rain Barrel Lawn Sprinkler - More DIY How To Projects]]> nbonine So, you live in a townhouse with a small front lawn. It never seems to get the water it needs to "keep up with the Jones who are retired and have a perfect lawn". And you have an erosion problem because your gutters collect water from all the roofs around you. Well, that is what drove me to this pro...
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Tue, 9 Aug 2011 17:23:29 PDT
Condensation Reclimation Rain Barrel.
Condensation Reclimation Rain Barrel. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Beergnome Greetings everyone! After a long time lurking, this is my first Instructable, so be nice as I try to figure this out! :) Okay, the Idea here is that I live in a older house that Was retrofitted to central air conditioning. The air handling unit of that AC was installed in the attic of the house. ...
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Mon, 6 Jun 2011 22:56:25 PDT
Rain Barrel and Diverter
Rain Barrel and Diverter - More DIY How To Projects]]> thelers After acquiring a couple of food-grade chemical barrels for free, I wanted to create a rain barrel with a diverter. However, all of the diverters, either commercial or made were not exactly what I wanted.  The diverter that I describe here was almost entirely inspired by the instructable posted by t...
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Mon, 16 May 2011 22:32:23 PDT
Wrench-(W)rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Incredible IT Maker The mother of invention, is necesity. True true true. this was born after i needed a spread of wrenches, but didnt want to blow 40 bucks on a pre built system of doing it. super simple and super cheap. have fun :) What you NEED like i said in the intro, simple. all you need in my case, ( 9 sta...
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Sat, 29 Jan 2011 14:40:23 PST
The best RAIN BARREL for less than $15, and where to find a barrel
The best RAIN BARREL for less than $15, and where to find a barrel - More DIY How To Projects]]> stylnpzzalvr I have researched many rain barrel plans out there and I believe that mine is one of the most adaptable, effective, simple to make, and cheapest out there. After you have found a barrel, the rest of the parts and tools can be found at most hardware stores. Let me know if you have any ideas for impro...
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Wed, 19 Jan 2011 13:02:17 PST
Rainwater diverter using off-the-shelf parts
Rainwater diverter using off-the-shelf parts - More DIY How To Projects]]> finton Rainwater diverters can be bought ready-made and I have one myself. However, $NZ80 is a lot more than one needs to pay. This Instructible will show you how I made my own for 2/3 the price. The idea itself came from a seminar at the local Sustainable Living Centre here in West Auckland, New Zealand, ...
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Mon, 3 Jan 2011 14:56:20 PST
Garden Rain Barrels zazenergy There are endless reasons for gardening and people in almost every setting are planting all manor of growing things. With water being as precious a commodity as it is these days and global citizens becoming more and more conservation minded we are seeing ever increasing amounts of green projects lik...
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Wed, 18 Aug 2010 09:55:05 PDT
Roughneck Rain Barrel
Roughneck Rain Barrel - More DIY How To Projects]]> DonnieDillon This afternoon I went to the hardware store, spent $38.22, and came out with everything I needed to make a Roughneck Rain Barrel. My plan is to use the water I harvest from my roof to water my plants and my chickens, wash the car, and fill up my squirt guns. It was fun and easy and took less than 2 ...
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Mon, 17 May 2010 18:10:45 PDT
Elevated Dual Barrel Rainwater Collection System
Elevated Dual Barrel Rainwater Collection System - More DIY How To Projects]]> J-Po   Acquire the barrels I shopped Craigslist and got lucky - found a guy that lived close to me who liberated them from his workplace - $15 each. One had peaches the other apricots - my yard has a new aroma.  Barrel Orientation Since these were "closed lid" barrels I decided to go with an upside...
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Mon, 3 May 2010 15:52:56 PDT
Tandem Rain Barrels
Tandem Rain Barrels - More DIY How To Projects]]> rhackenb The purpose of this tutorial is to demonstrate how you can have two rain barrels where the first rain barrel overflows into the second one once it is nearly full.  This is a simple design that I was able implement in 30 minutes once I had purchased the materials.  There are many more elegant solutio...
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Thu, 29 Apr 2010 17:43:58 PDT
How to Make a Rain Barrel Water Catchment System (Better)
How to Make a Rain Barrel Water Catchment System (Better) - More DIY How To Projects]]> PhoebeCheryllanne  For a permaculture class at our school, Maharishi University of Management, we decided as a team to build a rainwater catchment system. As it turned out, the university Sustainable Living department was already equipped with such a system, but upon our inspection, we discovered it was faulty or in ...
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Sun, 18 Apr 2010 16:07:40 PDT
Gutterless Rain Barrel - a "Drain Barrel"
Gutterless Rain Barrel - a "Drain Barrel" - More DIY How To Projects]]> meralgia I wanted to share instructions on how to build a "drain barrel" for those of you who may not have gutters on your house.  This project is most useful for those of us who have a clearly-defined gouge in our wood chips where the water pours off the roof. Purchase three cedar decking boards and scr...
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Fri, 2 Apr 2010 10:19:52 PDT
High Volume Rain Barrel
High Volume Rain Barrel - More DIY How To Projects]]> thebigbarn My wife and I purchased an esthetically pleasing rain barrel for the front yard. After experiencing the benefits there I began looking to build my own system for the backyard for the garden, the landscape, and for play. As I reviewed many online plans and products, I found a number of good ideas. ...
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Wed, 30 Sep 2009 10:09:26 PDT