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Rain Barrels:am making a youth garden,1000 sq ft in a park. Only have a small toolshed roof to collect from. Any advice? Answered

Our budget is tiny. Can't find free or cheap food-grade barrels. Anyone ever done this by recycling hot H2O tanks?

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RedneckEngineer (author)2010-02-10

You could do this with H2O tanks if you find one that doesn't leak.  The water your gathering is going to the garded from a roof, do a google search on "graywater" and you'll find lots of different ideas or just follow some links to the right of this page.

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Thank you! I will research graywater and if you have any ideas about how to maximize collection from a small roof top, let me know.

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rickharris (author)2010-02-10

Make a shallow pond and line it with building PVC, you might get this free if you ask around a building site.

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kellyleighg (author)rickharris2010-02-11

Thank you for your suggestion. If I can't get a shallow pond approved by the powers that be, so you have any alternate suggestions?

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