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  • CalebL40 commented on CalebL40's instructable Front Entrance Bench
    Front Entrance Bench

    Thanks for the tip! I will be putting baseboard there where the tile and wall meet so you will not see that :)

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  • All-in-One Home Cinema Coffee Table

    This turned out really nice! Is the setup that you have (with fans) enough to keep it cool after running it for a good couple hours (the length of a movie) or do you find it get warm after a little bit of use? I love the design and the compact "keep it all together" look of it, just the heat concerns me.

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  • CalebL40 commented on CalebL40's instructable Front Entrance Bench
    Front Entrance Bench

    Thanks! Yea, it really does brighten up the front entrance there and makes it seem more open. We have tall ceilings so remove the closet really helped

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  • Paludarium/Terrarium Build

    Thanks so much! Sorry for the delay in replying. For this build, I was using a regular pump from the local petstore (Marineland I believe was the brand). For the filter, I used a filter that was rated for 30 gallons and had it in the same area behind the waterfall. I am currently working on a new build, and what I will be doing (as a lesson learned from this and other builds) is that I will be using a cannister filter (Eheim is the brand that I will be using) where it already has a hose attached to it for the outlet. I will use this to feed the water feature.

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  • That is really smart! I may look into doing something like that using automation. I think it would be easy to automate using a float valve (like a toliet) and once it reaches a certain level, switch the overflow to go back down the downspout. May look into that one. Great idea!

    Appreciate the feedback :)We have had a lot of rain over the last couple weeks, and the overflow is working perfectly! There was only 1 night where it was really bad and I had water coming out of the air holes. I will likely be cutting a bigger hole for overflow to help.The overflow that is there will be connected with a hose that will lead away from the house (Where the water currently overflows is far enough away from the house - and there is a slant away from the house) that this will not be an issue. Nevertheless, I want to overflow to run further away (eventually overflow will lead to another garden/tree).When I redo my deck, I will be changing how the barrels connect with the downspout. I will likely be creating a overflow that will feed back into the downspout.

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  • Thanks! Like I said I looked at tons of different design from a lot of different people! I thank the whole rain barrel community lolI do have an overflow that is hidden from in the pictures. It is in the second barrel. After installing this, we had 3 days of pure rain and it filled up very quickly and the overflow worked like a charm.I hear what you are saying with the filter/diverter. Any dust or fine debris will make it to the barrels. At this point, it should be very small and come out with the water. I am only using this to provide water to my garden and lawn (not drinking) so it is okay for a little bit to make it in. I am more concerned with the big stuff (leaves etc) as they can plug up the system.I live in Ontario, Canada. We do get a good amount of rain, but I wouldn't say it rai…

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    Thanks! Like I said I looked at tons of different design from a lot of different people! I thank the whole rain barrel community lolI do have an overflow that is hidden from in the pictures. It is in the second barrel. After installing this, we had 3 days of pure rain and it filled up very quickly and the overflow worked like a charm.I hear what you are saying with the filter/diverter. Any dust or fine debris will make it to the barrels. At this point, it should be very small and come out with the water. I am only using this to provide water to my garden and lawn (not drinking) so it is okay for a little bit to make it in. I am more concerned with the big stuff (leaves etc) as they can plug up the system.I live in Ontario, Canada. We do get a good amount of rain, but I wouldn't say it rains all the time or anything like that. We do get some dry times here and thereAs it turns out I am also in the aquarium/paludarium hobby and very familir with this weight. As I said early, I will be tackling the weight issue when I redo the deck. :)

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  • I have this happening on the eavesdrop to prevent this :)

    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.

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  • When I redo the deck I am debating on adding a couple more using the same design

    I'm going to do a stand using all wood and getting rid of the bricks. This was more of a temporary solution for the time being

    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.

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  • CalebL40 made the instructable High Volume Rain Barrel
    High Volume Rain Barrel

    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 :)

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  • 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!

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  • 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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  • CalebL40 made the instructable Baby Proof Fireplace
    Baby Proof Fireplace

    Baby proof a fireplace!

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  • CalebL40 made the instructable Paludarium/Terrarium Build
    Paludarium/Terrarium Build

    Built a paludarium from scratch!

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