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  • Collapsable
    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 Nostalgia

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  • Collapsible
    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 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

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  • Diverter
    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 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 reduce the amount of water used to flush and invest in a water butt for your garden to collect rainwater This can then be used to water the garden or wash the car Whilst not reducing your overall water consumption you are lowering your dependence on mains water where drinking quality water is not necessary More expensive options are full rainwater harvesting and greywater recycling systems Rainwater can be used for household tasks such as toilet flushing and in washing machines whilst greywater water previously used in handbasins showers and baths can be processed to be reused in toilets and washing machines These systems are more of an investment but can significantly reduce your dependence on mains water SIDENOTE Rainbarrels can be very cost effective and rather inexpensive for collecting rain water The summer months in particular can see an increase in water consumption due to the needs of a garden As well as using rainwater as much as possible you can reduce the amount of water needed with a few simple measures Water plants in the early morning or evening to reduce evaporation and use a watering can rather than hose or sprinkler Don t worry about watering your lawn as grass is very hardy and will soon recover even if it turns brown during a hot spell All of these water saving tips can really help to reduce your water consumption Try to think carefully about any water you use and you will soon see a difference in your water bill UK Energy Saving UK Energy Saving Home Page By Hayley Jones Published 5 27 2008 Rainbarrels Around The Home Also known as water butts in the UK and rainwater tanks in many parts of the United States rain barrels are water containers wherein rain water from rooftops is collected and stored Protecting the Environment with a Rain Barrel Collecting falling water in a barrel or container is not a revolutionary new idea The concept of a rain barrel and other types of rain catchers has been in use as long as agriculture pretty much as long as civilization Installing Rainbarrels Rain Chains And Underground Cisterns In January s Sunset Magazine there was a short article about installing rain chains rain barrels and cisterns in order to collect rain water and I was really interested in it because I was planning on doing at least 2 of them Rain Barrels And Gardens Saving money and the environment often go hand in hand a match made on Earth Mail this post Technorati Tags barrels best butts collecting compost conserving diverter downspouts gardening gutters

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  • Gallon
    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 Nostalgia

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  • Pop
    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 Nostalgia

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  • Portable
    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 Nostalgia

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  • Rain
    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 Home Rain Barrel October 19th 2009 No comments Home Rain Water Barrels Home Rain Barrel technology is relatively simple and conservation of water can help in lowering your water bill The process involves a little more than just putting out a barrell to catch rain Here are some terrific rain barrels that can get you started Pages 1 2 3 4 more What you are looking to do is catch the flow of water from your house s gutters before it goes into your underground pipes and into the local sewers Your collection of water can be considerable Although appliances that can be placed under the downspout of your gutters are sold with all kinds of extras like attached hoses you can make one for yourself with a little less cost if you want Home rain barrels purchased with an attached hose make watering your garden or yard as simple as turning on the hose What you save is the cost of using rain water instead of city water As far as conservation is concerned you are recycling the rain water by hosing it onto your yard and letting your plants clean it of toxins it might have picked up on its way down from the clouds A simple act like collecting water from your roof can put you on the list of ecological professionals Of course a rainwater collection system can be a little expensive if you purchase a home rainwater barrel with an attached hose You might pay as much as 300 dollars You can start out cheaply until you decide if it is worth spending money on a downspout water collector by putting a large plastic tub under one of your downspout s You won t be hurting your downspout s by removing the pipe going underground It can be put back if you decide you don t want to pursue rainwater harvesting later Once you have an exposed down spout make sure your home rainwater collection barrell is directly underneath When it rains you will have a lot of water that you can use with a simple garden watering can to water your plants Collecting water using a rain collection system is a practical way to save on your water bill and to help conserve our planet s resources Buying a home rain barrel is more convenient than the bucket and can approach but you have the option of trying both and either way you would be showing an interest in our planet s future Rain Barrells And Gardens Other Rainwater Collecting News Saving Money and Water with Rain Barrels Saving money and saving the environment with the use of rain barrels to use less treated water and spend less on water and sewer use charges After the Rain Tour The Impact of Rain and New Stormwater Solutions For our last stop we were back to Awbury Arboretum where we modeled our lovely rain barrel and discussed various benefits and glitches you could encounter with your very own rain barrel The tour was a smashing success Rain In The Benefits A great way to do this is to install a rain barrel or rain tank at your home Rain barrels and rain tanks are an extremely effective way in which you can easily harvest and store your own pure rainwater to use later for lawn and garden Rain Barrels Make A Green Comeback The home systems can be fairly simple roof gutters to drainpipes drainpipes to one or more 75 gallon barrels a hose attachment from the barrels to your garden Such barrels fill with just an eighth of an inch of rain Mail this post Technorati Tags barrel barrels collection harvesting home rain rainwater system systems water Rain Barrels barrel barrels collection harvesting home rain rainwater system systems water Rain Barrel How To October 12th 2009 1 comment How To Build Your Own Rainwater Barrel And Save Money When the summer months hit an average homeowner might use over a thousand gallons of water just on his lawn and garden Using all of this water is expensive and wasteful A rain barrel harnesses the water that runs off the roof in a storm saving money and the environment While it is certainly possible to purchase a rain barrel or a rain barrel kit building a rain barrel is relatively simple and inexpensive This article will give you the rain barrel how to information you need to start building a rain barrel with just a few inexpensive materials First gather the parts necessary to make a rain water barrel one 55 gallon food quality drum screening pvc pipe a spigot plumber s tape and waterproof sealant If the drum is a used one be sure to clean it out before using Drill a hole in the top of the drum big enough to insert the pipe Also drill a hole approximately 3 4 near the top for overflow Insert the piping into the top hole to check fit then remove it and wrap with the plumbers tape to prevent leakage Cover the top of the pipe with screen to keep out debris and mosquitoes Near the base of the barrel drill another hole to accommodate the spigot Wrap spigot in plumbers tape secure 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 from using household water in order to water outdoor landscaping By installing a simple garden rain barrel homeowners can turn rain water from a wasted commodity into valuable savings on their monthly water bill Here are some rainwater barrels that are easy to install and can get you started saving right away Pages 1 2 3 4 more Rain Water Conservation A garden rain barrel is a simple solution to water conservation It is literally a barrell which collects rainwater from the roof of your house When it rains the rainwater is collected in the rain gutters of the home and diverted into the rain barrel for storage The result is clean chemical free water that is perfect for use in watering lawns vegetable gardens flowerbeds fountains and even swimming pools Homeowners who choose to install a rain barrel in their home are making an environmentally friendly choice Using rain water helps reduce storm drain runoff and to 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 Make Rain Barrel September 28th 2009 No comments Make Rain Barrel Instructions Collecting rain water to use around your home not only is an environmentally sound practice but can save you money throughout the year By collecting rain in barrels you are conserving water This can decrease the strain on the water reservoirs in your area and help save our clean drinking water This water can be used for watering plants or lawn washing your dog or car or even for watering your gardens when there is no rain in the forecast This article will show you how make your own rain barrel To begin to making a rain barrel you need a large plastic drum Many people purchase a 55 gallon drum brand new for this project If you recycle an old container take the time to rinse and dry out the container prior to setting it up for use You should use a bleach and water mixture and let it air dry naturally before sealing up the drum Pages 1 2 3 4 more Once you have established that you have a sanitary drum you need to insert a spigot into the side of the drum This should be done near the bottom of the drum to allow for good water flow when you are releasing the collected water To insert the spigot you will need to drill a hole in the barrel large enough to fit the spigot that you have Insert the spigot and cover the threads of the piping with Teflon tape This will prevent the water from seeping out and ruining your connections Once you have installed the spigot give it a test by filling the bucket with some water and draining it out Check for and repair 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 Rain Barrels a barrel barrels build how make making own rain to video your 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 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 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 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

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    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 Nostalgia

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