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  • Making A Rain Barrel
    City of Bremerton Washington you can even download their handy brochure In case you re like me and like to shop around for how to info I thought I d include a few more sites with step by step pointers HGTV DIY Network Naturalrainwater com I love the illustrations here are three that will have you in the know And you can t beat Garden Gate magazine s comprehensive guide If you really don t want to make your own barrel you can also buy one of course What s that you say You don t want your water catchment system out in the open Well then check out the terrific idea Michelle Kaufmann posted on Instructables make your barrel part of your garden This weekend I m going to buy a Watersaver downspout rainwater diverter and make a homemade barrel to use with it Who s with me Author Julie Collins Lexicon Consulting Inc The Home Know It All Your One Stop Shop for Home Design Improvement and Repair Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Julie Collins Another Easy Rain Barrel Everyone knows there are a lot of different rain barrel designs on this site If you build it water will flow How to Make Your Own Rain Water Barrel for Rainwater Harvesting As you can see learning how to build a rain water barrel is fairly simple If you don t feel comfortable with these few steps you can always purchase a rain barrel kit Rain Barrel This is a good link I found on how to make a rain barrel from a plastic barrel Pretty good info too Thought you may like it The Rain Barrel Several weeks ago I decided to become water wise and install a rain barrel Wichita Rain Barrel With A Unique Set Up Here are some shots of a Wichita Rain Barrel set up we did not to long ago You will see in the first shot the WRB Wichita Rain Barrel is already set in place on four cinder blocks How to Make a Rain Barrel A rain barrel is something that I have wanted to make and install It s something easy that I can do to conserve water and also use the water for flowers Getting Started With a Rain Barrel Be sure to ONLY get a barrel that carried food products Make your own with the instructions you get free on line or take a rain barrel class Installing A Rain Barrel Is A Very Wise Thing To Do It should also have an overflow system that comes into play when the barrel is full When you already decide and buy one make sure you place the rain barrel on a level surface and secure it to prevent tipping How To Make A Rain Barrel Ever since we spotted a rain barrel in action on our visit to Matt Kristin s house last fall Sherry and I have been itching to harness the power of our own otherwise

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  • Make Rain Barrels
    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 Rain Barrels a barrel barrels build how make making own rain to video your Make Your Own Rain Barrel May 26th 2009 No comments Make your own rain barrel following the instructions discussed in this article This is one of the most detailed plans to make your own rain barrel that you are likely to come across To conserve the municipal water used on our flowers shrubs and tomato plants we installed an easy to manipulate 150 gallon plastic farm type stock watering tank underneath our back deck where it became a hidden rain barrel We drew the spout collected rain water from the tank with a small portable electric sump pump having a garden hose attached to its outlet During the manual watering of our plants we controlled the flow with an adjustable nozzle at the outer end of the hose Items used one 150 gallon plastic stock watering tank with a drain plug 35 H x 39 W x 58 L acquired from a discount farm supply hardware store one portable 110 VAC submersible sump pump flat bottom floor type with hose attachment 1 4 to 1 3 hp or equivalent four inexpensive wooden slats 1 x 2 x 40 one roll of fine mesh aluminum window screen 64 x44 or larger eight 1 long speed screws and a compatible screwdriver small box of 1 4 staples and small hammer or equivalents one garden hose 5 8 by 50 or as needed with adjustable nozzle one electrical extension cord length 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 Making A Rain Barrel May 25th 2009 1 comment Making a rain barrel for conserving water and saving money on your water bills is an easy do it yourself project as this article discusses Whether you live in an area hard hit by drought are looking to save money on your water bills or just want to conserve water because it s a precious resource or all three perhaps this spring it s time to harvest rain water and use it around your house I plan to do so within the next couple of weeks Here s why and how you can too Why bother Did you know that in the summer as much as 40 percent of a homeowner s water use goes to the yard Why not replace some of that water coming from the outdoor faucet with rainwater Just think of all the rainwater that washes away each time it pours According to the U S EPA a rain barrel can save a single homeowner about 1 300 gallons of water during the peak summer months That s a lot of water for very little money or work Plus harvesting that water means less of it ends up in your sewer treatment facility and you re helping to keep rivers beaches and the like a bit cleaner because that water runoff often picks up some nasty contaminants and litter on its way Oh and did I mention that naturally softened rainwater is great for water plants cleaning your car or even washing windows It is you just can t drink it How do I start Making your own rain barrel is a pretty darn easy DIY project all you really need is a large food quality barrel or even a big plastic garbage can with a lid You ll need to make a hole in the lid for the gutter connector and a hole near the bottom of the can where you ll want to screw in a spigot But essentially that s it Lucky for you there are lots of resources online to help you with the steps Check out the easy instructions provided by Southwest Florida Water Management District or the City of Bremerton Washington you can even download their handy brochure In case you re like me and like to shop around for how to info I thought I d include a few more sites with step by step pointers HGTV DIY Network Naturalrainwater com I love the illustrations here are three that will have you in the know And you can t beat Garden Gate magazine s comprehensive guide If you really don t want to make your own barrel you can also buy one of course What s that you say You don t want your water catchment system out in the open Well then check out the terrific idea Michelle Kaufmann posted on Instructables make your barrel part of your garden This weekend I m going to buy a Watersaver downspout rainwater diverter and make a homemade barrel to use with it Who s with me Author Julie Collins Lexicon Consulting Inc The Home Know It All Your One Stop Shop for Home Design Improvement and Repair Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Julie Collins Another Easy Rain Barrel Everyone knows there are a lot of different rain barrel designs on this site If you build it water will flow How to Make Your Own Rain Water Barrel for Rainwater Harvesting As you can see learning how to build a rain water barrel is fairly simple If you don t feel comfortable with these few steps you can always purchase a rain barrel kit Rain Barrel This is a good link I found on how to make a rain barrel from a plastic barrel Pretty good info too Thought you may like it The Rain Barrel Several weeks ago I decided to become water wise and install a rain barrel Wichita Rain Barrel With A Unique Set Up Here are some shots of a Wichita Rain Barrel set up we did not to long ago You will see in the first shot the WRB Wichita Rain Barrel is already set in place on four cinder blocks How to Make a Rain Barrel A rain barrel is something that I have wanted to make and install It s something easy that I can do to conserve water and also use the water for flowers Getting Started With a Rain Barrel Be sure to ONLY get a barrel that carried food products Make your own with the instructions you get free on line or take a rain barrel class Installing A Rain Barrel Is A Very Wise Thing To Do It should also have an overflow system that comes into play when the barrel is full When you already decide and buy one make sure you place the rain barrel on a level surface and secure it to prevent tipping How To Make A Rain Barrel Ever since we spotted a rain barrel in action on our visit to Matt Kristin s house last fall Sherry and I have been itching to harness the power of our own otherwise wasted rainwater So we participated in a recent rain barrel making workshop Make a Rain Barrel Man oh man do I have a weekend project for you As I ve mentioned before harvesting rainwater at home is a great way to save money save water and keep your yard or garden looking great Mail this post Technorati Tags barrel barrels build harvest homemade make making a rain barrel rain water Make Rain Barrels barrel barrels build harvest homemade make making a rain barrel rain water How To Make A Rain Barrel February 15th 2009 3 comments Collecting water in a rain barrel is certainly not a new idea People have collected rainwater and used it to water gardens and irrigate crops almost since the beginning of time Over the course of the last few decades however most people have chosen to rely solely on their municipal water systems without considering the cost or the ecological impact Storing rainwater in rain barrels lowers water bills and reduces storm water runoff Storm water runoff carries pesticides grease oil and other toxins into our waterways and contributes to erosion eating away valuable land Using a rain barrel is one conservation measure that is being encouraged by many municipalities and environmentalists Is it right for you What You Need to Know about Rain Barrels When you make the decision to begin using a rain barrel you ll station it at one of the downspouts of your home or business When the rain falls on your roof and runs into your gutters a downspout diverter directs the rain through a screen and into the barrel You then have a source of natural chemical free water to use when caring for your plants Whether you opt to build your own rain barrel or decide to purchase one there are certain things you need to keep in mind It is important that your rain barrel be child safe and mosquito proof Your rain barrel should have a full screen and a lid that you can fasten securely In order to prevent algae a rain barrel should be made of a dark material that does not allow the penetration of sunlight Be certain that the material is non toxic If you re making your own rain barrel make sure that you know the history of the barrel The best rain barrels will feature a metal spout near the bottom of the barrel so it is easy to access the collected water Make sure you place the rain barrel on a level surface and secure it to prevent tipping A well designed rain barrel will also have an overflow system that comes into play when the barrel is full Point the overflow away from the foundation of the house to prevent water damage Water that has been collected in rain barrels is not meant for consumption by humans or animals Your landscaping gardens and houseplants however will thrive when you use this natural untreated water to care for them A Barrel Full of Benefits Using a rain barrel is a simple way to help conserve water and protect our rivers and streams Even if you purchase your rain barrel it will soon pay for itself by lowering your water bill The fact that you re taking one more step towards an eco friendly lifestyle is priceless Remember it s a series of little steps that helps us make giant strides towards protecting our planet By Richard H Article Directory http www articledashboard com Composters com is an internet retailer of environmentally friendly compost bins compost tumblers rain barrels lawn sweeper and other composting and gardening accessories Making Your Own Rain Barrel Project Why spend upwards of 100 on a rain barrel when you can easily make one yourself for less than 20 This is an easy DIY project that can be done in hours How To Make A Rain Barrel Guide I love my rain barrels I have 4 barrels setup around the house After many changes I settled on this rain barrel design How To Build A Rain Water Collector In this instructable I will show how I made a rainwater collection system to water my garden This helps to conserve water and make good use of a free and renewable resource Harvest Rain Water By Using A Rain Barrel All you need is a plastic tank garden hose and a platform and you are ready to setup your own home built rain barrel Make Rainwater Harvesting Easy Laura Allen explains how to build your own rain barrel system and demonstrates how to create your own water catchment system utilizing several recycled maraschino cherry containers Mail this post Technorati Tags barrell diverter how to make a rain barrel making water wine barrel rain barrel Make Rain Barrels barrell 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  • Rain Barrels
    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 Rain Barrel Diverter September 25th 2009 1 comment Rain Barrel Diverter Use And Installation With 60 percent of our water consumption going to residential irrigation and with the problem of runoff reducing ground saturation along with the fact that it can contribute to polluting existing water sources we really should consider using rain barrels By diverting your runoff to a barrel you will be helping to protect the environment and aiding in the prevention of future water shortages Here are some of the best choices when it comes to a Rain Barrel Diverter Pages 1 2 3 4 more The fact of the matter is that it will rain sometime and rain is a free resource With the rainwater from a rain barrel you can wash your car soak your garden or even top off your pool With three rain barrels that are linked together you can save up to 240 gallons of rainwater and it is possible to fill one with only a 1 4 of rainfall You should be able to look around and find some that are made of recycled material and save even more of our precious resources Your barrel should be between 40 and 80 gallons and made out of a material such as plastic for easy cleaning that will last forever The lid should screw on act as a tray and have several 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 Rainwater Barrel Catch And Store Rain Water September 21st 2009 No comments I will have to say that there is much more information to be found on the benefits of a Rainwater Barrel than I ever imagined There is information on the benefits of Rainwater Barrels how to build them how to care for them where to buy a kit and on and on All right I ve made my point it just surprised me that s all Hey if you don t believe me just take a look at all of the different styles of rainwater barrels you can find Pages 1 2 3 4 more Benefits of Rainwater Barrels The benefits of a Rainwater Barrel are numerous to say the least The first benefit that comes up especially on a site that sells Rainwater Barrels is that you can cut down on your water bill I had a hard time trying to figure out how that would happen I stumbled across a green design site and low and behold there it was The rainwater that you collect can be used to water your yard Not only that but rainwater is far better for your vegetable and flowering plants than the water we see in the cities and towns around the United States The water that is available for our consumption in these areas is rich in chemicals namely chlorine You could also use the rainwater to wash your car and the pure rainwater is much better for your cars finish than chlorine I felt that this next item deserved a spot in the benefits of a Rainwater Barrel list also By using rainwater collection you will be saving lots of community money and public utilities money First by cutting down on the amount 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 kit rainwater system Rain Barrels barrel barrels benefits collection design kit rainwater system Home Rain Barrell To Save Water And Money September 18th 2009 1 comment While going green is a big trend these days people every where are wondering what they can do to make their home and lives more green One thing you can do to actively make your life more green is using a rain barrell Rain barrells have actually been used by people for years I remember my grandparents used to have their own rain barrell not as high tech as the ones used now but they did have a rain collector Take a look at some of the styles available to you right now Pages 1 2 3 4 more A rain barrell is used to collect rain water off the roof of your house or shed that would normally just run off into storm drains and eventually ends up in streams Rain barrells usually consist of a fifty five gallon barrel a hose and a screen to keep out debris and insects The rain barrell is placed under a rain gutter spout and water is collected just like that Simple and efficient There are several advantages of having a rain barrell catcher Most of them are good for summer months when gardening and lawn upkeep is important Outside activities such as lawn and gardening generate up to forty percent of total water usage during the summer for the average household Rain barrel s collect water during storms and rainy days and it is ready to 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 Rain Barrel Garden May 24th 2009 No comments If you are a gardener you probably already do a bit composting to recycle yard and kitchen waste This homemade Black Gold does wonders for your plants and soil But have you discovered the gardening benefits of harvesting and recycling rainwater to use in the garden Many communities nationwide are experiencing either short term or long term water shortages Some communities have begun rationing programs and impose fines if a homeowner uses too much water Why not try some simple rainwater harvesting techniques and use the water to irrigate your garden You ll be able to water your plants when they need it and you may see a bit of savings on your water bill at the same time Harvesting rainwater is as simple as placing a rain barrel under a roof gutter downspout Practically any large clean container can be used as a rain barrel For instance you can use a plastic or metal trash can However there are major benefits to using commercially designed rain barrels Features of commercially available rain barrels include childproof and pet proof lids mosquito screens overflow hardware spigots for attaching hoses and the ability to link multiple barrels together These features make using your rainwater much easier and safer Many city water departments will give homeowners a rebate on their water bill if they buy a rain barrel You can find durable heavy duty rainbarrels at most home improvement stores and garden centers You can also order them from online suppliers These rain barrels can be quite attractive also Some are made to look like traditional round wooden barrels while some are square or half round to provide versatility and style when placing one beside your house Some rain barrels currently on the market are made from recycled shipping containers for Mediterranean foods such as olives What are some of the advantages of collecting rainwater for use in your garden For starters you will be doing your part to conserve both water and energy When you use rainwater you will not be using your municipal drinking water and will not be using the energy it takes to pump it to your house It s free so you won t be billed for it Rainwater is fresh and naturally low in salt and chlorine so it s good for your plants Most of the time it is not cold and won t shock your plants like water from an underground source can do Your grandparents probably used rain barrels to irrigate their gardens Why not try something old to solve a new problem and conserve water by using a rain barrel Even if you live in an area with very little annual rainfall you will be amazed when your rain barrel fills up after just one or two rain showers Author Amy Passmore Article by Amy Passmore for The Gardening Guide Visit The Gardening Guide for more information on conserving water in your garden This article may be freely distributed as long as the author s name and live website link appear Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Amy Passmore 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 You are also helping the environment when you use rain barrels My Garden Can Keep Me Cool During The Summer Our first Green Cottage homeowner will have her very own rain garden in her yard Not only will the trees she will plant help keep her house cool but by using a rain barrel to divert storm water into the garden Rain Barrel Reviews I have a large vegetable garden that requires alot of water during growing season I have always used a timer to try and cut back on the use of water but using this Rain Barrel has helped me decrease that use even more Tattoos and Rain Barrels The next two pictures are my rain barrel and the overflow containers I use to save water I can water my garden and container plants for about ten days I also fill my water garden with rainwater Why You Need To Buy A Quality Rain Barrel Rain barrels can help hold gallons of rainwater which can be used later You can therefore save a lot of money in water bills and can offer fresh water supply to the plants in your garden Rain Barrel Start Collecting Free Water Rain Barrel Start collecting free water Rarely does Mother Nature provide your lawn or garden with just enough rain to keep if fat and happy throughout the Summer Mail this post Technorati Tags barrel barrels gardens harvesting plastic rain rain barrel garden rainwater recycling Rain Barrels barrel barrels gardens harvesting plastic rain rain barrel garden rainwater recycling Making Rain Barrels May 23rd 2009 1 comment Making rain barrels is a great way to join the recycling craze Not only does making rain barrels recycle rain water it also recycles used plastic barrels This article takes a look at how you can use rainbarrels to reuse rainwater Most of us take water for granted until it doesn t rain for a month or two and the city asks you to stop watering your lawn and garden One of the best ways to help guard against this is by recycling rainwater There are many ways to collect and recycle rainwater but one of the best and most cost effective is to setup a simple rain barrel It is estimated that an inexpensive rain barrel can save you as much as 1000 gallons of water over the course of a normal summer by simply recycling rainwater Of course the exact amount will vary depending on the amount of rainfall in your area but the savings from recycling rainwater in most cases will be substantial The idea is to position the rain barrel under a roof drain downspout so that it collects rain running off the roof of your house and recycling the rainwater on your plants and lawn as needed You can buy a ready made rain barrel but it is also very easy and inexpensive to build your own Almost all the materials are available at your local hardware store The main item you will need is a large plastic drum Getting one is not as difficult as it may seem Most soft drink manufacturers around the world are willing to sell you an inexpensive 55 gallon plastic drum Usually the plastic drum you get will have its top sealed so you will have to drill a hole in the middle top of the drum Many people will put a screen or other type of filter over this hole so that leaves and other debris do not get into the rain barrel If your roof gutter system already has grills or screens to keep leaves out then you won t need to worry about a filter for the barrel Usually it is a good idea to raise the barrel up off the ground by putting it on cinder blocks This will help protect the ground underneath and make it easier to recycle the rainwater you collect in the rain barrel You will undoubtedly have to raise the height of your downspout as well so that it is slightly above the level of the top of the drum Now that we have the drum setup for collecting rainwater we need to arrange a way to get it out The simplest way is to drill a small hole in the lower side of the drum a couple inches up from the bottom and glue in a PVC male adaptor then attach a 3 to 4 foot length of plastic hose to this adaptor Of course it is important to keep the end of the hose above the top of the barrel so that the barrel doesn t drain You can notch the top rim of the drum as a holder for the hose or alternately you can attach a plastic valve to the end of the hose Finally at the end of the hose you will want to attach a plastic adaptor that allows the attachment of a standard garden hose This setup will use gravity to drain the drum To use the rainwater collected simply put the end of the garden hose on the ground you intend to water open the valve if you used one and the drum will self drain out the end of the garden hose To stop the flow either close the valve or raise the end of the garden hose above the top level of the drum Author Michael Russell Michael Russell Your Independent guide to Recycling Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Michael Russell Be sure to check out this video about making rain barrels Mail this post Technorati Tags barrel barrels build inexpensive make making rain barrels plastic rain rainbarrels rainwater recycle recycling water Rain Barrels barrel barrels build inexpensive make making rain barrels plastic rain rainbarrels rainwater recycle recycling water Rain Barrel Collection Catch The Rain May 11th 2009 1 comment Rain barrel collection systems are a terrific and effective way to store water This article discusses why rain barrel collection is something you should consider doing for your home watering needs Now that the first flush rain of the season has arrived it s time to consider banking some of the next wet currency in storage containers for outdoor use next spring Water or lack of it due to restrictions in many Bay Area communities is forcing people to take a closer look at how they use water and consider new strategies to help stretch their water options During a typical rainy season most communities see an average rainfall of 30 inches For a 2 000 square foot home that means approximately 37 000 gallons of water will run off the roof and down the storm drain To counter this lost opportunity a San Anselmo company California Rainwater Conservation Systems LLC is selling super sized rain barrels The beauty of these 200 and 300 gallon barrels is that they are completely self sufficient systems says company president Andrew Vance During a storm the system can also redirect water to other spots on a homeowner s property by connecting the overflow valve to a regular garden hose This process of sinking water at its origin helps replenish the aquifer through filtration which ecologically is a far better option than sending run off through flood prone drainage systems Rain storage systems draw a comparison to an insurance policy for landscaping During uncertain times such as the present state drought residents can bank water to use later on In extreme conditions such as the 80 s drought many remember choosing which plants were expendable and which ones received their recycled bath or dish water More frequently extreme conservation measures are on the drawing board for many California cities Just this past week an emergency water conservation plan was presented in San Diego that would create a property by property water budget for residential customers The East Bay water district has also called on residents to make significant 19 reductions in water use or incur considerably higher water bills In Palo Alto Santa Cruz and Santa Monica a rebate program for rain barrels encourages customers to conserve by creating value around their water use and ultimately behavioral modifications Whatever the forecast for this winter s rainfall water conservation is here to stay and rain harvesting is a measurable tool in this effort What s missing Two words awareness and initiative The idea is there the technology is there but the initiative is missing in both individual homeowners and public entities More education on the matter is needed Rebates for homeowners who want to put in rainwater storage systems are needed Above all awareness is needed Awareness that there is a problem and awareness that there is a solution Author Patti Vance Next community rain barrel distribution day Sunday November 23rd 9 00a m to 4 00p m 1601 Sir Francis Drake Blvd Fairfax Ca For more information go to http www Calrainwater com permission to use photos from website Patti Vance is the founder of California Rainwater Conservation Systems LLC and is an accredited member of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association She also serves as a board member for the Environmental Education Council of Marin Website http www calrainwater com Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Patti Vance Mail this post Technorati Tags barrels rain rain barrel collection rainwater storage store systems Rain Barrels barrels rain rain barrel collection rainwater storage store systems Rain Barrells Saving You Money May 10th 2009 1 comment Rain barrells are a great way to save money on your water bill and allow you to collect and store rain water for later use in your garden and landscaping This article reviews rain barrells and how they save you money The entire green industry is progressively focusing more and more on environmentally friendly production and products With increased incentives backed by government agencies as well as the general consensus that environmental stability needs to start now more and more companies are developing new innovative products to adhere to this In some ways it s a shame that the only way to cause change is through monetary incentive programs or the need to be trendy the counter argument is the need to put food on the table or fuel in the yacht or the increased cost of doing business Whatever the case may be positive change is good relating to the environment Now this isn t stating change can only happen through big business even the end consumer can have a major impact So you might be asking where s my incentive program The answer is certain products can actually save you money and this isn t just pocket change Hundreds of dollars per year really adds up take a minimal amount 350 per year You save that in a high interest savings account 20 years down the road you have close to 10 000 Want to start saving money today An excellent and reliable option is rain barrels So what is a rain barrel Rain barrels are basically rain collectors that are placed at the base of your down spouts around your home If you have ever noticed how much rain water pours out of these spouts during a sever rain storm you can see the potential this product boasts And the advantages are simple during a storm these barrels fill up when it comes time to water your grass again you can attach your hose directly to the barrel These rain barrels have the ability to hold a lot of water most can hold 60 100 gallons With this product you save in numerous ways watering grass is expensive you will notice a drastic decrease in your monthly water bill with the usage of this product grass replacement can be expensive and labor intensive this products ensures your grass stays healthy and green and lastly having extensive water around the foundation of a home can be risky Many of the down spouts found around homes directs water into a pool which then seeps into the ground and can potentially cause major problems with leaky basements and water damaged foundations Many products are on the market claiming to save you money and some of them will The advantage a rain barrel has is the fact that not only does it save you money it truly can be a visual appealing addition to your yard These rain barrels are very enviro wise they also have a very modern look which results in a very stylish piece of garden dcor for your backyard or home landscape Various colors and textures are available making them adapt easily to your dcor style Take the positive step towards environmental stability and make a rain barrel a part of your home The rain barrels will save you money in a stylish fashion Author Shawn Mcculloch Shawn McCulloch has been a contributing writer to gardensupermart com for 3 years He is a water gardening enthusiast who enjoys wildlife sports and travel View rain barrels Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Shawn Mcculloch Your Questions About Rain Barrels Answered Conserving water is uncomplicated and infinitely sustainable with a rain barrel It takes nothing but a barrel a hose and a spigot Use Rain Barrells to Save Your Rainwater This is a good argument for installing a rain barrel or two at the outflows of your home s rain gutter system and using the water you capture for plant watering It saves scarce water resources too Gardening Seattle Style We installed our rain barrel a couple years ago but never added an overflow I had grand dreams at the time that we d eventually add a couple more barrels and collect all the water we needed for summer watering Someday we ll do this Making Our Own Rain Barrel Soon We picked up these 55 gallon food grade barrels We will turn these into Rain Barrels Simple and an easy way to get the most out of our infrequent rains Mail this post Technorati Tags barrel barrels collect collectors rain rain barrells store Rain Barrels barrel barrels collect collectors rain rain barrells store Buy Rain Barrel May 1st 2009 1 comment Buy a rain barrel Not only will it help the environment but it will also help your wallet This artilcle discusses some of the reasons why you should want to buy a rain barrel There is an immediate need for water conservation because the world s available supply of fresh water is shrinking one way to help conserve water is with the installation of a rain barrel Right now there are 600 million people in the world who are living with water scarcity problems According to Population Action International by the year 2025 there will be between 2 7 billion and 3 2 billion people who are living in water scarce or water stressed conditions The two main contributors to the water problem are global warming which turns fertile land into arid deserts and man made creations which alter ground water run off patterns Each North American consumes an average of 350 liters of water inside the home each day There are parts of the world that do not have any fresh water yet much of our valuable drinking water is wasted in our yard We have to remember however that treated water does not provide any added benefit for plants City watering restrictions are usually put into place for these warmer months Even with restrictions that cities put on water during this time water usage often increases up to 50 in the warm weather due to lawn and garden watering One of the easiest things you can do to save water while still watering your plants is to install a rain barrel A rain barrel hooks up to the downspout of your home to collect and store rain water until it is needed for your lawn and garden Rain barrels help the environment help to water your plants and help to accentuate your backyard decor For example Algreen s rain barrels are very elegantly designed with smooth clay like contours and an elegant planter on its top Algreen s rain barrels are made in Canada and are designed to withstand a Canadian winter They include a lifetime warranty on the enclosure and the Cascata rain barrel now comes in a Deluxe Model which includes a pump driven watering system Author Gerry Fung For more information about Algreen s line of rain barrels and composters go to GardenSuperMart com Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Gerry Fung 5 Great Rain Barrel Designs Rain barrels are actually great DIY projects where you can make your own for less than 15 You can also buy some pretty snazzy models Buy Rain Barrels and More So I have been thinking that it would be good for all of us to work on making our house a bit more green I would like to buy rain barrels and more I was thinking that I would start with a rain barrel and maybe a compost bin Mother s Day Eco Friendly Gift Ideas Gifts To Help Mom Go Green What would your mom or wife want with a barrel of rain water There sa lot of uses for collected rain water that are good for the environment and her water bill Watering Plants Buy a Rain Barrel One way to ensure that your plants are getting the moisture they need without breaking the bank is to install a rain barrel Rain barrels harvest free water that s relatively pure and great for watering garden plants Thrifty Green Gardening Buy a rain barrel just an inch of rain from part of our roof runoff filled our 55 gallon barrel last week We ll use that to water the garden and our freshly planted trees until it runs out or rains again Mail this post Technorati Tags algreens buy rain barrel catching cheap conservation environment install rain rain barrel rain barrels sales store water Rain Barrels algreens buy rain barrel catching cheap conservation environment install rain rain barrel rain barrels sales store water Rainbarrels For Conserving Water February 23rd 2009 No comments Rainbarrels are a great way to conserve water around the home and garden and this article discusses different ways you can save water including rain harvesting Tips and information on saving water at home and in the garden As the warmer months approach now is a good time to start thinking about how you can save water over the summer months and beyond We often think of the water in our taps as a never ending supply but in fact it is very important to conserve water as only a very small amount of the earth s water is fresh about 3 And when you consider that almost 70 of that is frozen there is not much left for human consumption The threat of global warming and the issues of lower rainfall that may bring to some areas also means that we need to start thinking now about how we can reduce our water consumption There are actually many simple ways to save water around the home reducing your dependence on mains water and therefore also saving you money Some everyday tips include only using the water required in pans and kettles not running the tap whilst brushing your teeth showering rather than bathing and making sure that washing machines and dishwashers are only used when full None of these cost anything to implement but some additional very inexpensive water saving devices can help further Install a Hippo in your toilet cistern to

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    use it as a planter It would be perfect for holding a decorative clump of pampas grass A citrus tree or even a miniature banana tree would be suitable also To go one step further it may be possible to cut the wooden barrel in half Then you will have two matching planters to place on either side of your front door You may have to add a false bottom so the potted plants will sit in the same position Another possibility would be to use the barrel as a table base to create a garden work space A table to place near your garden path beside a garden bench will create a rustic look It would be great in the garden with a group of flowering and blooming geraniums Use a large piece of plexiglass on the top so the barrel is still visible Wood glue or hot glue should be sufficient to secure the table top The barrel could also be used in your work shop to hold odd size pieces of lumber or even long handled tools Obviously this type of barrel can be used in many areas of your home and the ideas are limited only by one s imagination Any of the above ideas should work for you Don t be afraid to try these ideas for your barrels You never know what will become the next fad in your neighborhood Today s Faux Wood Rain Collection Barrels More On Wooden Rain Collection Systems Selecting Best Rainwater Gutter System Wood is another material used for rain guttering most often in restoration projects Type of rainwater gutters Rain gutter systems are mainly categorized in two categories which are sectional and seamless Simple Rainwater Harvesting at Home A water butt is a rainwater collection unit that attaches to a downpipe As rainwater runs off the roof it is collected and stored for later use Water butts usually made of plastic or wood are simple to install Rainwater Harvesting Blog Barrel Coverings Lay the pickets in a row separated by an 1 4 inch and attach the flashing You can then attach the two ends and slip the covering over the barrel Wooden coverings for the overflow and top can also be made from pickets Mail this post Technorati Tags barrel barrels catching garden home rain rainwater water whiskey wood Rain Water Barrel Types barrel barrels catching garden home rain rainwater water whiskey wood Oak Rain Barrel Why You Need One May 31st 2009 No comments An oak rain barrel allows you to do many different things with the rain water you collect and store This article reviews what they do why you need one and how an oak rain barrel works Rain Barrels are quickly growing as the number one green product across the country and in today s economy can you blame them It is important for people as consumers to find new solutions for their rising water cost stressed water systems and dwindling resources Rain barrels also known as rain catchment systems and water cisterns have exploded on to the market They offer a number of alternatives to water preservation and usage They are quite simple to use the barrels help reduce the amount of storm runoff from your home by capturing it and allowing you to use it for your own needs There are a number of different things that you will be able to do with your harvested rain water It can be used for watering your landscape and garden washing your car and filling your swimming pool If it is properly filtered it can even be used for bathing and drinking It is crucial to remember to never drink the water from your rain barrel unless you have the proper filtration device for purification Rain barrels are available in a number of different sizes and styles Whether you need water for smaller everyday tasks or for plumbing in your home there is a rain barrel to suit your need With so many different styles available you will be able to find one to fit in with your backyards dcor There are many basic rain barrels or more stylish ones that even look like terracotta pots With so many different styles available finding one that you 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 cisterns collect installation oak rain barrel store systems water whiskey wine wood Rain Water Barrel Types barrels catchment cisterns collect installation oak rain barrel store systems water whiskey wine wood English Rain Barrel For Rainwater Harvesting May 30th 2009 No comments An english rain barrel is perfect to use for harvesting rain water This article discusses the benefits of using rain barrels like an english rain barrel to collect and store rainwater Did you know that every square foot of roof produces about 1 2 gallon of reusable water so depending on your roof size 1 2 inch of rain could fill a 50 gallon barrel Rain flows from the roof through the gutters right into your rain barrel Rain barrel water recovery systems can supply enough recycled rain water to water your home garden for an entire season Collecting and recycling rainwater has been done for thousands of years The modern rain barrel is attractive they are available in a variety of sizes and colors and can blend with your current landscape Homeowners all across the country are getting serious about saving energy and learning to save money where they can Recycle rainwater and reuse the water later for landscaping or watering the garden for a fast and easy way to start saving money on your water bill With a rain barrel system you could easily have enough water to last the growing season With a lot of the countrysuffering from drought conditions saving rainwater makes good sense Rainwater is a renewable natural resource and rain barrels make it easy to collect and save water that can be used for gardening and other things 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 Plastic Rain Barrels For Your Garden May 23rd 2009 No comments Plastic rain barrels can be used to collect rain water to use in your flower beds and garden This article looks at why more and more homeowners are looking to plastic rain barrels for their outdoor watering needs Avid gardeners spend a good part of the winter planning what they will plant in the spring Even casual gardeners invest plenty of time and money in their plants Regular watering is one key to a successful garden So what s a gardener to do when faced with lack of rainfall combined with water restrictions in the middle of a hot summer More and more gardeners are turning to rain barrels to keep their gardens happy and healthy Saving rainwater to use during dry periods is an ancient practice that is once again becoming popular This low tech but ingenious solution is simple and inexpensive and provides chemical free water that plants thrive on The plastic rain barrels come in a range of sizes with 50 to 60 gallons being most common Simply place the barrel under a downspout in an unobtrusive part of your yard and wait for rain Instead of letting rainwater flow down your driveway and into a storm drain it will collect in the barrel for later use You can harvest a surprisingly large amount of rainwater from your gutters Just a small amount of rain less than half an inch can easily fill a 50 gallon rain barrel so you can quickly start to collect enough to keep your flower beds garden or houseplants well watered It won t be enough o water your lawn but it will be plenty for vegetable gardens flowers and shrubbery says Lars Hundley owner of Dallas based CleanAirGardening com an online company that specializes in environmentally friendly lawn and garden supplies To collect more water you can connect several barrels with a pip or hose or you can put barrels under more than one gutter downspout Once your rain barrel is full you can hook a hose up to the rain barrel to water your garden rain barrels are perfect to use with soaker hoses or you can simply dip a watering can into the barrel Rainwater is naturally soft and free of minerals chlorine fluoride and other chemicals Trees and plants rely on fungus bacteria and nematodes to help them absorb the minerals and nutrients they need explains Hundley Plants have an efficient immune system that allows them to fend off diseases and other invaders as long as they have a healthy soil environment and aren t stressed by other factors he adds Chemical fertilizers fungicides pesticides and drought disrupt the balance and harmony of the soil weakening trees and plants and allowing disease to take over The chemicals and hard water from many municipal water systems also add to the imbalance of the soil Watering with softer natural rainwater is a nice treat for your plants says Hundley In addition to being good for your plants rain barrels can also save you money Some experts estimate that lawn and garden watering make up almost 40 percent of total household water use during the summer by utilizing collected rainwater you can substantially reduce this amount As an added benefit collecting rainwater also helps control moisture levels around the foundation of your house Here are some tips to consider when shopping for a rain barrel Make sure your barrel is child proof A safety grid at the top prevents children and animals from entering All systems should use covered barrels that keep the water from accumulating leaves and other debris They should also have some kind of filter to keep out silt and leaves these can range from a funnel with mesh in the bottom that is covered by gravel to a rainwater washing apparatus that you can purchase Keep mosquitoes from breeding in your barrel by keeping it tightly covered and using debris screens to filter water before it enters the barrel Cleaning your gutters and downspouts frequently and using collected rainwater within a few days will also help control mosquito problems You can place a nontoxic mosquito dunk in the barrel for additional protection Some cities have started programs to give residents easy access to affordable rain barrel systems You may be able to find a limited selection of rain barrels at your local garden supply store Author Dharmender Singh Did you find this article useful For more useful tips and hints points to ponder and keep in mind techniques and insights pertaining to gardening and gardening implements do please browse for more information at our websites http www infozabout com http www gardening infozabout com Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Dharmender Singh Make Use Of All That Rain Simple rain barrels made of recycled food grade plastic or polyethylene store about 50 gallons of water at a time from roof downspouts Best Rain Barrels Most commercially made rain barrels are constructed out of PVC plastic or lightweight metal Some are collapsible making them easy to store Rain Barrels and It s Uses Having rain water barrels are really handy to have and there are also lots of options you can choose from There are varieties made from plastic some barrels and some fashioned into stylish urns to match up your yard landscaping Rain Barrels A rain barrel is any wooden plastic or terra cotta container positioned so as to capture the runoff from your roof during a rain A spigot near the bottom of the barrel makes using the captured water much easier Manatee County s Rain Barrel Program Rain barrel kit includes a plastic 55 gallon recycled drum debris drain PVC fittings brass spigot and assembly directions Manatee County residents and businesses are eligible to purchase the kit Rain Barrel Buy a rain barrel or make your own Rain barrels are usually made from food grade plastic and are readily available from many larger hardware stores Mail this post Technorati Tags 50 gallon barrel barrels collect collecting garden harvest plastic rain barrels rain rainwater water Rain Water Barrel Types 50 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    lightly on a shelf A collapsable rain barrel is sturdy attractive and easy to install You simply place it underneath your existing diverter or gutter down spout and the rainwater pours in Adding a bit of organic mosquito treatment or vinegar to your rainwater barrel will keep the water free of unwanted pests and placing an old nylon stocking over the downspout will keep the barrel free of leaves and other debris When you need to access that rainwater gravity does the work sending water out the nozzle and through the house providing plenty of liquid refreshment to your thirsty garden plants and flowers When the watering season ends simply drain the remaining water allow the barrel to air dry then collapse it down simply and store in just inches of space until gardening season begins again You can also use your barrel year around as it is durable attractive and maintenance free Rain barrels are a great way of doing your share to help the environment while also saving money on water for your plants A collapsible rain barrel is an easy to install option with low initial shipping costs easy use and simple space saving storage A Pop Up Rain Barrel Additional Pop up Rain Barrel Info Rain Barrel Project This Instructable will be an overview of how to setup your own rain barrels This probably would work for people who want them to be more portable When I did mine I meant it to be a static system that could be housed in a garage outside or basement I guess the thought of making sure they re always primed and working properly is a bit more maintenance that I was trying to avoid A Guide To Portable Rain Barrels Rain barrels come in different forms such as portable rain barrel the rain catcher rain barrel flat back rain barrel wood grain rain barrel flora rain barrel etc Portable rain barrels serve multiple purposes Decorative Rain Barrels Since the rain barrels main priority is to hold rainwater rain barrels are not made out of metal this is Rain Barrels because they are intended to be portable brick concrete and stone are not good choices Save Money and Natural Resources with a Rain Barrel And there are a few that are simple pop up barrels that can be stored flat when not in use but hold a good volume of water These Collapsible Rain Barrels Look Sensible These collapsible rain barrels look sensible Pop Up Rain Barrel Made of flexible puncture resistant laminated polyester this ingenious rain barrel holds up to 45 gallons of water The wide top zips open for easy dipping Mail this post Technorati Tags 156 barrel barrels collapsable collapsible diverter gallon pop portable rain up water Rain Water Barrel Types 156 barrel barrels collapsable collapsible diverter gallon pop portable rain up water RSS feed Recent Posts Collapsible Rain Barrel Affordable And Convenient Oak Rain Barrel Nostalgia Rain Barrel Irrigation Get Started Easily Wood Rain Barrel

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    years Because I do a lot of my herb and flower gardening in containers he knew I would love the barrel They fill directly from my eave spouts Installing a Rain Barrel I chose two old transformed wooden whiskey barrels which I purchased online A downfall of my wooden barrels is that they must remain moist Mail this post Technorati Tags barrel barrels oak rain water whiskey wine wood wooden Rain Water Barrel Types barrel barrels oak rain water whiskey wine wood wooden Rain Barrel Irrigation Get Started Easily December 2nd 2009 No comments Here is an article I wrote a while back on how you can get started with rainwater barrel irrigation It is really easy to do and you will find some useful tips on getting it going Rain Barrel Irrigation is starting to make a lot more sense With so much focus and attention on the current state of the environment you can now do your part to save the earth by using rain water to water your gardens and lawn You can also save money on your monthly water bill and dry climates can ensure they have water year round to water their crops A simple 50 gallon food grade container is the best choice for a rainwater barrel You can usually get these rather inexpensively from a drum and barrel supplier Pages 1 2 3 4 more The barrel needs to be a dark color A clear barrel will allow in sunlight which will cause algae to grow You should have some kind of screen over the top of your barrel to keep out bugs kids and pets Rain barrel irrigation will ensure you are using water that is not polluted with any other fertilizers or chemicals Strategically placed rain barrels will catch water run off from your roof If you have a lot of area that needs to be watered you can place more than one barrel under different points of your roof You can purchase rain gutter attachments that will feed the water directly into your rain water barrel You will be absolutely amazed at how much water you can accumulate from your roof It is estimated for every inch of rain on a 1000 square foot roof you will get 625 gallons of water That is a lot of water and just think of the money saved on the water bill A soaker hose can easily be attached to your barrel Rain barrel irrigation supplies also include a pump that can actually run a sprinkler if needed You can also find a variety of different barrels that are very classy and will fit in with any landscaping Rain water irrigation systems are very inexpensive to set up and do not require a lot of time and energy to use These systems used to be common place back in the old days It is time to start saving the rainwater again and saving our planet using rain barrel irrigation More On Rainwater Irrigation

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    base to create a garden work space A table to place near your garden path beside a garden bench will create a rustic look It would be great in the garden with a group of flowering and blooming geraniums Use a large piece of plexiglass on the top so the barrel is still visible Wood glue or hot glue should be sufficient to secure the table top The barrel could also be used in your work shop to hold odd size pieces of lumber or even long handled tools Obviously this type of barrel can be used in many areas of your home and the ideas are limited only by one s imagination Any of the above ideas should work for you Don t be afraid to try these ideas for your barrels You never know what will become the next fad in your neighborhood Today s Faux Wood Rain Collection Barrels More On Wooden Rain Collection Systems Selecting Best Rainwater Gutter System Wood is another material used for rain guttering most often in restoration projects Type of rainwater gutters Rain gutter systems are mainly categorized in two categories which are sectional and seamless Simple Rainwater Harvesting at Home A water butt is a rainwater collection unit that attaches to a downpipe As rainwater runs off the roof it is collected and stored for later use Water butts usually made of plastic or wood are simple to install Rainwater Harvesting Blog Barrel Coverings Lay the pickets in a row separated by an 1 4 inch and attach the flashing You can then attach the two ends and slip the covering over the barrel Wooden coverings for the overflow and top can also be made from pickets Mail this post Technorati Tags barrel barrels catching garden home rain rainwater water whiskey

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    and seal A hose may be attached to the spigot so that the water can be directed straight to the garden if desired Finally use a saw to remove the drain pipe and replace with pvc pipe so that the water drains directly into the barrel Place the barrel on a level surface preferably raised to allow better flow of water out of the drum The amount of water that can come off a roof during a storm is considerable That is why when planning the rainwater barrel and how to build it overflow must be considered One solution is to construct a second rain collection barrel to be connected to the first All it requires is some extra pvc pipe to go from one overflow to the next Add a second overflow hole to the second barrel In an area with a lot of rainfall consider using these rain barrel how to tips to set up a system of up to four barrels By building rain barrels a homeowner can see a significant savings on the water bill each summer Make Your Own Rain Water Barrels Rainbarrel Systems Discussions Kentucky Preppers Network How to Build A Rain Barrel System If you already garden or plan to garden you should also be planning to put in a rain barrel system Rain barrels catch the rain water and gives you free water to water your garden Tips on How to Harvest Rainwater Pay close attention to how your rain gutters are set up If you have more than one downspout you may want to position a rain barrel under each downspout to harvest as much rainwater as possible Rain Barrel Workshop Learn how to make a rain barrel out of a plastic food grade 55 gallon barrel how to catch rain from your rooftop via your rain gutter downspouts and how to direct overflow away from buildings Wood Rain Barrel Most rain barrels that are available these days are plastic This Wood Rain Barrel is much more environmentally friendly than a plastic rain barrel as well as more attractive It is made from FSC Certified spruce wood Home Made Rain Barrel System A video showing how to create your own home made and very inexpensive rain barrel sytem Mail this post Technorati Tags barrel barrels build collection how make rain rainwater to use water Make Rain Barrels barrel barrels build collection how make rain rainwater to use water Garden Rain Barrel October 5th 2009 No comments Saving Water Money With A Garden Rain Water Barrel Imagine if money literally fell from the sky Would you stop to pick it up or let it just blow away Of course the answer is that you would collect as much money as you could find in your yard it would be silly to let such a precious gift go to waste Ironically many homeowners are throwing money away each and every time it rains Up to forty percent of a typical water bill comes

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