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    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 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

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    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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    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

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    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 How To Make A Rain Barrel February 15th 2009 3 comments Collecting water in a rain barrel is certainly not a new idea People have collected rainwater

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    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 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

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    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 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

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    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 RSS feed Recent Posts Collapsible Rain Barrel Affordable And Convenient Oak Rain Barrel Nostalgia Rain Barrel

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