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    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 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 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 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 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

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    real and are sturdy and decorative Made to resist the growth of algae most come with a spigot for easy dispensing and sit flush against the house to reach landscape close to the house Whether you desire a container to save money on your water bill or just want a piece of posterity to remind you of your grandparents day you can now experience that regardless of which model you choose with your own oak rain barrel Additional Rain Barrel News Getting The Most From Your Rain Barrels Having a rain barrel seems to be a craze these days Everyone seems to have caught on to the idea that adding more water to our already strained storm water system isn t such a good thing Rainwater Harvesting In 2007 as a birthday present my husband installed a re purposed oak whiskey barrel to capture runoff from a section of our roof This barrel is used mostly for my potted plants on the patio Super Cheap And Easy DIY Wooden Rain Barrel Idea Love the way an old wine barrel looks for a rain barrel but can t afford one Check out this easy and affordable DIY wooden rain barrel idea Rain Water Storage In Decorative And Functional Rain Barrels If your style is more casual there are also rain barrels for sale with more rugged designs For example there is a rain barrel for sale that looks like an aged wooden barrel complete with faux wood grain Summer Project Make a Rain Barrel I have two wooden rain barrels my husband made for me over the last few 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

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    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

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    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 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

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    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

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    real and are sturdy and decorative Made to resist the growth of algae most come with a spigot for easy dispensing and sit flush against the house to reach landscape close to the house Whether you desire a container to save money on your water bill or just want a piece of posterity to remind you of your grandparents day you can now experience that regardless of which model you choose with your own oak rain barrel Additional Rain Barrel News Getting The Most From Your Rain Barrels Having a rain barrel seems to be a craze these days Everyone seems to have caught on to the idea that adding more water to our already strained storm water system isn t such a good thing Rainwater Harvesting In 2007 as a birthday present my husband installed a re purposed oak whiskey barrel to capture runoff from a section of our roof This barrel is used mostly for my potted plants on the patio Super Cheap And Easy DIY Wooden Rain Barrel Idea Love the way an old wine barrel looks for a rain barrel but can t afford one Check out this easy and affordable DIY wooden rain barrel idea Rain Water Storage In Decorative And Functional Rain Barrels If your style is more casual there are also rain barrels for sale with more rugged designs For example there is a rain barrel for sale that looks like an aged wooden barrel complete with faux wood grain Summer Project Make a Rain Barrel I have two wooden rain barrels my husband made for me over the last few 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

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