Double Rain Barrel System

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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 can see on the second photo the first barrel i had was filled to the edge. It went from empty to filled in just a single morning. That was the reason for me to get another one.
For this project i tried to use as much used materials as possible to save money and to show you can reuse old materials.

The reason i used this type of valve so that i can connect a garden hose if i want to. Also because of the solid flow and because the bucket is filled in seconds.

If you have any questions feel free to ask.


Update:

I just had a little rain storm so both barrels are already filled to the edge.


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    cajunfid

    5 years ago on Introduction

    No instructions for a project on a website called instructables? Let it be known to anyone viewing this that a gallon of water weighs roughly 8 lbs so the total combined weight of these barrels when full will be roughly around 500 lbs...design the base accordingly.

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    johnny13cajunfid

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I know when full it weighs around 500 lbs. And my barrels are completely filled and the base is still holding it.

    Also i didn't put instructions on here because everyone has another way of building things. Cause not everyone likes my cheap way of building it, and i'm oké with that.