The rain water before this just simply went down the downspout and under the deck away from the house. It would simply just soak into the ground.I do not plan on having this being uncontrolled. Once I redo my deck, the overflow will go into a tube that will run out the back of my yard. I don't have to worry about debris, as I do have a screen preventing the debris from getting into the barrels.
I have this happening on the eavesdrop to prevent this :)
When I redo the deck I am debating on adding a couple more using the same design
Absolutely! It's been raining here alot lately and got them filled in a 2 days. Been solid since. When I redo the deck, I planning making extra support incase I expand to more barrels
Yeah I'm going to re think this. We just had 3 straight days of rain and this filled up in no time. As stated I'm redoing my deck so how it flows away from the house will he slightly different
I tested the flow at this height and it has just enough pressure to water the garden. As this is not the final location, I will be elevating it more we I redo the deck. The valve will end up being closer to chest height at final location. The eavesdrop actually has a debris filter already.
Thank you for the inspiration!
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This looks awesome! Very simple and easy to do instructable. I will be doing something similar to mine :)
This is a fantastic design! I am actually going to be following a similar design for mine. I just started picking up the materials. I will be using 2 of these barrels to make a larger reservoir. Keep up the great work!
Thanks for stopping by for a look! I actually do not have this setup anymore running at home. This was an older one that I had (one of my first). Due to moving, I had to take it apart. Currently working on a new setup and will be making an instructable for it later. Also will be seen on Instagram :)
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