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  • Catching
    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 Buy Rain Barrel May 1st 2009 1 comment Buy a rain barrel Not only will it help the environment but it will also help your wallet This artilcle discusses some of the reasons why you should want to buy a rain barrel There is an immediate need for water conservation because the world s available supply of fresh water is shrinking one way to help conserve water is with the installation of a rain barrel Right now there are 600 million people in the world who are living with water scarcity problems According to Population Action International by the year 2025 there will be between 2 7 billion and 3 2 billion people who are living in water scarce or water stressed conditions The two main contributors to the water problem are global warming which turns fertile land into arid deserts and man made creations which alter ground water run off patterns Each North American consumes an average of 350 liters of water inside the home each day There are parts of the world that do not have any fresh water yet much of our valuable drinking water is wasted in our yard We have to remember however that treated water does not provide any added benefit for plants City watering restrictions are usually put into place for these warmer months Even with restrictions that cities put on water during this time water usage often increases up to 50 in the warm weather due to lawn and garden watering One of the easiest things you can do to save water while still watering your plants is to install a rain barrel A rain barrel hooks up to the downspout of your home to collect and store rain water until it is needed for your lawn and garden Rain barrels help the environment help to water your plants and help to accentuate your backyard decor For example Algreen s rain barrels are very elegantly designed with smooth clay like contours and an elegant planter on its top Algreen s rain barrels are made in Canada and are designed to withstand a Canadian winter They include a lifetime warranty on the enclosure and the Cascata rain barrel now comes in a Deluxe Model which includes a pump driven watering system Author Gerry Fung For more information about Algreen s line of rain barrels and composters go to GardenSuperMart com Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Gerry Fung 5 Great Rain Barrel Designs Rain barrels are actually great DIY projects

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  • Garden
    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 Plastic Rain Barrels For Your Garden May 23rd 2009 No comments Plastic rain barrels can be used to collect rain water to use in your flower beds and garden This article looks at why more and more homeowners are looking to plastic rain barrels for their outdoor watering needs Avid gardeners spend a good part of the winter planning what they will plant in the spring Even casual gardeners invest plenty of time and money in their plants Regular watering is one key to a successful garden So what s a gardener to do when faced with lack of rainfall combined with water restrictions in the middle of a hot summer More and more gardeners are turning to rain barrels to keep their gardens happy and healthy Saving rainwater to use during dry periods is an ancient practice that is once again becoming popular This low tech but ingenious solution is simple and inexpensive and provides chemical free water that plants thrive on The plastic rain barrels come in a range of sizes with 50 to 60 gallons being most common Simply place the barrel under a downspout in an unobtrusive part of your yard and wait for rain Instead of letting rainwater flow down your driveway and into a storm drain it will collect in the barrel for later use You can harvest a surprisingly large amount of rainwater from your gutters Just a small amount of rain less than half an inch

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  • Home
    harvesting home rain rainwater system systems water Rain Barrels barrel barrels collection harvesting home rain rainwater system systems 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

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  • Collection
    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 Rainwater Barrel Catch And Store Rain Water September 21st 2009 No comments I will have to say that there is much more information to be found on the benefits of a Rainwater Barrel than I ever imagined There is information on the benefits of Rainwater Barrels how to build them how to care for them where to buy a kit and on and on All right I ve made my point it just surprised me that s all Hey if you don t believe me just take a look at all of the different styles of rainwater barrels you can find Pages 1 2 3 4 more Benefits of Rainwater Barrels The benefits of a Rainwater Barrel are numerous to say the least The first benefit that comes up especially on a site that sells Rainwater Barrels is that you can cut down on your water bill I had a hard time trying to figure out how that would happen I stumbled across a green design site and low and behold there it was The rainwater that you collect can be used to water your yard Not only that but rainwater is far better for your vegetable and flowering plants than the water we see in the cities and towns around the United States The water that is available for our consumption in these areas is rich in chemicals namely chlorine You could also use the rainwater to wash your car and the pure rainwater is much better for your cars finish than chlorine I felt that this next item deserved a spot in the benefits of a Rainwater Barrel list also By using rainwater collection you will be saving lots of community money and public utilities money First by cutting down on the amount of water that goes into the city sewer system during a storm you are helping to save big money because there is less water to process and treat Next the decrease of water going into the runoff flow cuts down on urban erosion and man hours because there are always city workers clearing drains and gutters Less water into the runoff system means less water to flow through the drains and gutters This is not to mention the municipal taxes that we could all save year after year When you look at this information and first take it in you may get the sure any thing will help attitude as I did I continued to do a little more research and found one fact actually many that all contributed to one Those tasks that I mentioned above the garden washing cars and windows and lawns all attribute for approximately 40 of our water usage as a country I hope you found this information interesting and I hope you too will give a yes nod to the benefit of having a Rainwater Barrel Using A Rain Barrel More On Rain Water Barrels Reduce Footprints 20 Green Tips For Fall Now would also be a good time to install a rain barrel Rather than allow water to drain into one spot a rain barrel would allow you to direct the water to where it s most needed Statesman Report On Austin Rain Barrel Benefits Click here for original story hosted at statesman com Rainwater helps woman shrink water bill to about 15 a month Save On Your Utility Bills With A Rain Barrel As utility bills slowly increase many families are looking for energy efficiency measures that can help them save money reduce energy use Raya Garden Shopping Nowadays you can find some really cool rain barrels which many garden owners use to beautify their gardens I hope to find something like this tomorrow How To Install A Rain Barrel We got a second rain barrel Saturday morning at a special discounted sale for Hennepin County residents got our first one two years ago at a similar event Eventually I would like to have about 8 of them How Do You Collect Rainwater Collecting rainwater can be as easy as putting a rain barrel under a roof gutter or as complex as installing underground cisterns with a water pumping Rain Barrels Help Residents Use Water Wisely People are much more conscious of saving water said Irwin who noted that 1 inch of rainwater fills the 55 gallon rain barrel I think the green explosion is

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  • Build
    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

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  • How
    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 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

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