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  • Garden Rain Barrel
    conserve precious water resources Some people are reluctant to install a rain barrel system because they think it will be difficult to use but nothing is farther from the truth Many hardware chains stock rain barrells that set up in a matter of minutes The end of the home s rain gutter directs rain water into the barrel which is leak freeze and mosquito proof A spigot at the bottom of the barrel is designed to attach a hose so that when the homeowner wants to use the collected rainwater all they have to do is turn the knob and water just like they would from the spigot attached to the house Because they use gravity to move water some homeowners find that elevating their rain barrel on a small platform helps to increase water pressure The EPA estimates that a typical homeowner utilizing a rain barrel collection set up will save around thirteen hundred gallons of water over the course of a typical summer Of course the efficacy of a garden rain barrel system depends on the average rain fall of your particular area Check with your local water authority for more information on rain barrels in your area Some municipalities will even provide free workshops about gardening rain barrels if you ask for them Gardening Rainbarrels Rainwater Barrels For The Garden Rain Barrels Save Money and Natural Resources with a Rain Barrel It is unchlorinated and naturally soft with no minerals so using it on the garden or lawn is a great choice If you try to make your own rain barrel take care to use a container that hasn t been used to house chemicals or petroleum High Volume Rain Barrel 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 Trap The Rain Water Put a rain barrel underneath your eavestrough and capture the water for your outdoor and indoor plants I also use my rain barrel for cleaning off dirty shoes garden tools or even my hands Watering Your Garden They also help irrigate crops and trees turf grasses lawns plants and flowers in gardens containers and nurseries Rain Barrels If you want to go less high tech having a rain barrel or even two can help you immensely Building Your Own Rain Barrel To Water Lawns Help Gardens Make your garden greener by adding a rain barrel Here s a step by step guide with photos to help you recycle your rainwater Mail this post Technorati Tags barrel barrell barrells barrels collection garden gardening home rain rainwater system vegetable water Rain Barrels barrel barrell barrells barrels collection garden gardening home rain rainwater system vegetable water Comments 0 Trackbacks 0 Leave a comment Trackback No comments yet No trackbacks yet Name required E Mail will not be published required Website Subscribe to comments feed Rain Barrel How

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  • Make Rain Barrel
    any leaks and this part is done The next step to make rain barrel is that you will have to have a collection opening on the top of the barrel This opening should be large enough for good drainage into the bucket but not to large to allow large debris to get inside Place your collection drum in a strategic area that will be optimum for collection Many people place them at the end of water spouts coming down from the roof or near the corners of their homes where water tends to pool Now all you have to do is wait for the soaking rain Build Rain Barrel Video More About Making Rain Barrels Riverheads High Students Make Rain Barrels Students in the schools science department will soon be making rain barrels Environmental science teacher Joel Nelson says it s a great way to save water The barrel hooks up from the down spout of your house Rain Barrels Designer rain barrells are not cheap and therefore not everyone can afford to buy one There are many ways to make your own rain barrel and there are many sites dedicated to the diy rain barrel crowd How To Install A Rain Barrel I think it would be possible to catch some with a well placed rain barrel It would take some adjustments preferably during a rainstorm A person could also get or make a rain chain Collect Rain Water Rain Barrels According to the U S Environmental Protection Agency a single 100 gallon rain barrel can save up to 1300 gallons of utility provided water during the high demand summer months Handy homeowners can make their own water harvesting rain barrels Mail this post Technorati Tags a barrel barrels build how make making own rain to video your Make

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  • Rain Barrel Diverter
    small holes in it as this will stop debris from entering your barrel You do not want to have a breeding ground for mosquitoes so don t consider the ones with larger holes and screens as it will just create more work and is less sanitary Your barrel should have a spigot to hook your hose to and a rain barrel diverter giving you the ability to control where the rainwater goes The rain barrel diverter should be placed below your gutter in front of your downspout and above the barrel to allow for overflow to run out the waste channel to prevent pooling of rain around your barrel should it be full when it rains and is very important to have on your rain collection system You will find as many diverters as you will find rain collection systems such as automatic and collapsible and are certain to find the system to fit your style as they are made in many shapes and colors as to accent your home and be a decorative addition to your flower bed You can make your own diverter and can find many how to suggestions online if you are wanting to save a few dollars on your system Rain Barrel Gutter Downspout Diverter Rain Overflow Diverters Gardening The Enviorenment Friendly Way Rain Barrel Diverter Attach a rain water diverter to your downspout Rain barrel diverter kits are inexpensive and alleviate the problem of water pooling at the base of your container Collecting Water Uses of Rain Barrel Diverter Rain barrel diverters provide the option of saving water The water which falls from roof tops can be collected in rain barrels Rain water collection is the best means to save water Rain Barrel Diverters Collecting Rain Water Rain barrel diverters are one of the easiest ways you can save money around your household Many cities are facing drought conditions or water restrictions Because of this water rates have been rising Rainwater Diverter Kit The Saving Rain Diverter Box is a water conservation and runoff management system with several options Divert the maximum amount of rainwater from your roof into one or more rain barrels Mail this post Technorati Tags automatic barrel barrels collapsible diverter downspout gutter overflow rain water Rain Barrels automatic barrel barrels collapsible diverter downspout gutter overflow rain water Comments 1 Trackbacks 0 Leave a comment Trackback Rain Barrel Diverter Guy May 24th 2010 at 12 14 1 Reply Quote I am in absolute love with this RainReserve Diverter system for my rain barrels It automatically diverts rain into my barrels and my barrels dont overflow When I set it up everything was snug and closed so bugs could not get in It is a definite must have No trackbacks yet Name required E Mail will not be published required Website Subscribe to comments feed Make Rain Barrel Rainwater Barrel Catch And Store Rain Water RSS feed Recent Posts Collapsible Rain Barrel Affordable And Convenient Oak Rain Barrel Nostalgia Rain Barrel Irrigation

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  • Rainwater Barrel, Catch And Store Rain Water
    of water that goes into the city sewer system during a storm you are helping to save big money because there is less water to process and treat Next the decrease of water going into the runoff flow cuts down on urban erosion and man hours because there are always city workers clearing drains and gutters Less water into the runoff system means less water to flow through the drains and gutters This is not to mention the municipal taxes that we could all save year after year When you look at this information and first take it in you may get the sure any thing will help attitude as I did I continued to do a little more research and found one fact actually many that all contributed to one Those tasks that I mentioned above the garden washing cars and windows and lawns all attribute for approximately 40 of our water usage as a country I hope you found this information interesting and I hope you too will give a yes nod to the benefit of having a Rainwater Barrel Using A Rain Barrel More On Rain Water Barrels Reduce Footprints 20 Green Tips For Fall Now would also be a good time to install a rain barrel Rather than allow water to drain into one spot a rain barrel would allow you to direct the water to where it s most needed Statesman Report On Austin Rain Barrel Benefits Click here for original story hosted at statesman com Rainwater helps woman shrink water bill to about 15 a month Save On Your Utility Bills With A Rain Barrel As utility bills slowly increase many families are looking for energy efficiency measures that can help them save money reduce energy use Raya Garden Shopping Nowadays you can find some really cool rain barrels which many garden owners use to beautify their gardens I hope to find something like this tomorrow How To Install A Rain Barrel We got a second rain barrel Saturday morning at a special discounted sale for Hennepin County residents got our first one two years ago at a similar event Eventually I would like to have about 8 of them How Do You Collect Rainwater Collecting rainwater can be as easy as putting a rain barrel under a roof gutter or as complex as installing underground cisterns with a water pumping Rain Barrels Help Residents Use Water Wisely People are much more conscious of saving water said Irwin who noted that 1 inch of rainwater fills the 55 gallon rain barrel I think the green explosion is reaching out to the other sustainable issues Rain Rain Don t Go Away First you need to determine what size of barrel will be sufficient If you are planning to use the water for your plants and crops a 65 to 85 gallon rain barrel is enough However for storage purposes a 150 gallon barrel is best Mail this post Technorati Tags barrel barrels benefits collection design

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  • Home Rain Barrell To Save Water And Money
    use when you need to water your garden clean your dirty car or water your flowers Rain barrel collection provides a free nearly limitless supply of water containing no harsh chemicals perfect for gardens or washing windows Rain water can also be heated up and used inside the house for tasks such as doing dishes and cooking You can use the rain barrel in the winter to collect snow to bring inside the house You can melt the snow on the stove and use it also for doing dishes or even bathing As the water doesn t contain chlorine or other chemicals it is an all natural way to keep your house and yourself clean On average a rain barrell can save most users a lot of water during the hottest summer months Storing water helps you not only protect the environment but it also saves you money and energy which otherwise would be spent getting water to you During droughts using your rain barrell would be ideal for you and also the environment which you live These are just some of the good reasons why you should make or purchase a rain barrel You will not be disappointed with the results and the money you can save with using your rain barrell Why Have A Rain Collection Barrell Other Rainbarrell News Compost Happens Conserving Resources It s As Simple As A Barrel One of my favorite ways to conserve a finite resource is by using a rain barrel In fact I liked the rain barrel so much I bought a second one in August City Offers Rain Barrel Rebate Newstreamz San Marcos According to the drought rules in San Marcos rain water is considered an alternative water source and is exempt from drought restrictions For more information on the rain barrel rebate program visit http www sanmarcostx gov water Rain Barrels One 4 All There are several type of rain barrels that can be use Usually it classified according to models functions and materials There are several materials that commonly used for rain barrel and tanks Make the Most of Fall with a Rain Barrel Using less water though is easy as long as you start Rainwater Harvesting with a Rain Barrel There isn t a better time to start collecting rainwater than the fall so make sure you have enough rainwater barrels Santa Barbara EVENT Rain Barrel Sale EVENT Rain Barrel Sale FACT One inch of rain falling on a 1000 sq ft roof harvests up to 600 gallons of rainwater for use in your landscape Mail this post Technorati Tags barrell barrells catcher collection collector green home make purchase rain sale Rain Barrels barrell barrells catcher collection collector green home make purchase rain sale Comments 0 Trackbacks 1 Leave a comment Trackback No comments yet February 25th 2010 at 23 37 1 bonsai money trees Bonsai Name required E Mail will not be published required Website Subscribe to comments feed Rainwater Barrel Catch And Store Rain Water

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  • Oak Rain Barrel – Why You Need One
    like will be easy Once you have purchased your rain barrel you will need to prepare your home to utilize your new catchment system The installation of your rain barrel is really quite easy The first thing that you will need to find is a level section of ground near your downspout The design of your rain barrel will determine how the placement of your downspout will feed into your barrel Although rain barrels are very similar they will differ slightly on how they connect to your downspout Every rain barrel that you encounter will have an overflow spout that is used to lead all excess water away from your homes foundation to prevent any damage Once you have your downspout positioned to lead into your barrel correctly you will be able to connect a hose or spigot and begin using your newly captured water Now if you would like to catch more rain water instead of just letting the excess water fall to the wayside once your barrel is full you can connect multiple barrels to your already stationary rain barrel All you will need to do is connect a hose or pipe to your overflow spout from one rain barrel to another You can connect as many barrels as you would like to catch the most rain water Why wouldn t you want a rain barrel Your water bill will be reduced significantly and you will have a gorgeous lawn and a lush garden There are so many different styles and uses for rain barrels that you are bound to find one that is the perfect fit for you For more information please visit Woodland Direct Author Stephanie Hobbs Stephanie Hobbs Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Stephanie Hobbs Rain Barrel Overview Description The barrels are converted from barrels that were once filled with bourbon at Kentucky distilleries to fully functional rain barrels The barrels are made out of white oak and are inspected by a Kentucky cooperage 3 Cheap DIY Rain Barrels That Actually Look Nice Reuse an Old Barrel Lots of home and garden stores nurseries wineries and the like will sell you used oak barrels that make beauitful and GREAT rain barrels DIY Project I decided to craft a rain barrel out of a used Temlpeton Rye whiskey barrel from the distillery I found some plans online and used some of them and a little tinkering of my own to arrive at the design I ve used Rain Barrels TerraCycle sells converted oak barrels that are apparently made in Stockton or so says the Chron Step by Step Converting Wine Barrels to Rain Barrels Life is Good in Penticton Harvesting the Water with Rain Barrels This Old House Gorgeous Rain Barrel The Litzkows who own the Wissahikon Inn B B in St Croix Falls told me about Gary and Kate Amunrud who have French oak wine barrels made in France and used in making wine in Napa Valley Mail this post Technorati Tags barrels catchment

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  • English Rain Barrel For Rainwater Harvesting
    Rain barrels are equipped with an easy linking system that allows you to connect barrels and catch overflow water Reuse your rainwater to safely Water the garden Water house plants Wash the car Fill birdbaths Water and bathe animals Fill water fountains Rain barrels have a spigot at the bottom of the tank for easy access to the water and need to be raised off the ground and set on a sturdy surface Use a fine mesh screen that closes securely to keep your barrel covered for safety reasons Clean your barrel periodically and store it upside down Protect your rain barrel from freezing for maximum use You will need accessories like diverters clamps and hose to build your system but it is a simple process Although hoses clamps and spigots are included with your barrel you may need to upgrade them Rain barrel water recovery systems are a great way to easily save money and recycle Celebrate Everyday Belinda Nelson Author Belinda Nelson Shop for unique Lawn and Garden Decor Water Fountains Rainchains and Water barrels at http www hiddentreasuresdirect com Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Belinda Nelson Installing A Rain Barrel But you don t have to wait for it to rain to keep your plants happy About a year ago ABC 7 s Scott Dennis put together a segment on rain barrels how they work and their many benefits Rain Barrel Benefits We have added a rain barrel our new irrigation system Rain barrels not only store water they help decrease demand during the summer months Rain Barrel Just place the rain barrel underneath your downspout roof drain and ensure it s sitting on a level surface Once it collects enough rainwater you can attach your favorite hose to the receptor and start watering your garden Use A Rain Barrel To Conserve Water Rain water barrels can help more homeowners to economize gallons of water during the dry season of summer Preserving water can assist us in saving energy and money as well Rain Barrels Save Money Rain barrels provide a way to supply water to your garden or wash a vehicle and never turn on the spigot in the home You will save money on your water bill How A Rain Barrel Can Save You Money And Benefit The Environment Rain barrel is a very easy way to extend the benefits of a rainfall A lot of water that is consumed goes for watering gardens and lawns This potable water can be saved if one could use an alternate source for watering the gardens Mail this post Technorati Tags 50 gallon barrels benefits collect collecting english rain barrel harvest linking rainwater recycling store systems water Rain Water Barrel Types 50 gallon barrels benefits collect collecting english rain barrel harvest linking rainwater recycling store systems water Comments 0 Trackbacks 0 Leave a comment Trackback No comments yet No trackbacks yet Name required E Mail will not be published required Website Subscribe to comments feed Oak Rain

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  • Make Your Own Rain Barrel
    needed to reach an outlet one 110 VAC outdoor electrical outlet switch controlled if possible one rain gutter spout from the house rooftop Assembly Attach the wooden slats across the top narrow width of the tank by screwing them down to the rim Place the sump pump with attached hose on the floor of the tank at the desired location Let its electrical cord and attached garden hose hang out over the rim Spread the screen over the slats atop the tank to cover it entirely Staple the screen down to the slats Let the screen portion above the pump and its cord and hose remain as a loose flap in case the pump must be serviced or removed Tighten the drain plug Place the tank close to the chosen gutter spout If possible hide it behind or under a deck or bush or camouflage it as desired Route the end of the gutter spout to the top of the tank above the screen so that the tank will collect the rain water Extend the extension cord to the power supply Water collection The experts say a one inch rain will yield a total of 600 gallons of water from a 1000 square foot home catchment area Our home is slightly over 1000 square feet Thus our tank filled to overflow from one spout during the first rain The overflow drained away from the house via a sloped terrace We had no trouble drawing water from the tank all summer since we had adequate rainfall this year A larger tank would have filled just as easily The tank s fine screen covering kept it and its collected water free of excess debris which consisted of wind blown grass leaves and miscellaneous material coming from the screen covered roof gutters Two advantages Two major advantages came with harvesting rooftop water in this manner First the tank was not an eyesore because it was hidden Our deck is surrounded with shrubs Second the sump pump provided adequate water pressure at all times even when the water level in the tank got low In fact with our tank and pump arrangement we could have run multiple sprinklers for the lawn too We might try that next summer although it might require a slightly different pump Author J Delms Further information Rain Barrel Guide How to Use Rain Barrels for Water Collection http www rainbarrelguide com Author contact j l d sbcglobal net Article Source http EzineArticles com expert J Delms Mail this post Technorati Tags build collection guide how to instructions make your own rain barrel plastic rain rain barrel water Make Rain Barrels build collection guide how to instructions make your own rain barrel plastic rain rain barrel water Comments 0 Trackbacks 0 Leave a comment Trackback No comments yet No trackbacks yet Name required E Mail will not be published required Website Subscribe to comments feed English Rain Barrel For Rainwater Harvesting Making A Rain Barrel RSS feed Recent Posts Collapsible

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