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OK , LORD . LETS HAVE RAIN !

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Project by patron posted 07-23-2010 05:27 AM 3096 views 2 times favorited 46 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well i finally did it , i got water to my tank !
picture #1 – the water you see is the cleaning i did with my hose ,
the cap is still in the tank , there was allot of dirt and plastic shavings
in the line , so i cleaned it out first .
picture #2 – the gutter itself is level with the roof line ,
so that it would stick up and catch the snow and rain .
this was OK at first , as water will find its own level ,
it would have 1 drain at the end .
then i realized that if i put a 2” pipe at a slope ,
on the beam holding up the porch roof behind the fascia ,
i could put slope on it , and have a downspout every 10 ft ,
where the posts are , giving me 6 downspouts ,
and making it easier for the water to find a drain !
so i drilled holes in the bottom of the gutter ,
and made a connection there and to ‘y’s in the drain pipe .
picture #3 – this is yesterdays rain coming to the end as it was then ,
from about 30ft of gutter , this about 15 minutes worth of rain .
picture #4 – this is about 1/2 hours worth of rain ,
before i sealed the gutters together .
picture #5 – this is some ‘pillars i made from the cutout in the gutter ,
it collapsed slightly , so i made these to hold it honest and as high as posible .
they are glued in place with PVC cement , i think they will ‘cut’ the snow ,
and make it easier to melt .
picture #6 is just allot of rain , it happened every day i worked on this .
i just heard a rumble , it will probably rain soon .
the tank is ready and has 1/3 cup of clorox in it to kill ,
any germs and algae that might try to grow there ,
i will make a sediment box tomorrow , and have it before the tank ,
with a removable side with seals , so i can clean the dirt ,
before it gets to the tank .
thanks for looking , have a safe day .

(for the purists , the brackets are made of wood) lol .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 07-23-2010 05:32 AM

Ya hoo your got it by George I mean David , super job bud. Get the water aflow in.
Now you can take that trip to Tahiti LOL

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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patron

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#2 posted 07-23-2010 05:36 AM

gee , jim ,

do i have to make a sailboat too ?

i think i’ll just wait for the rain ,
and clean the house more .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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dakremer

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#3 posted 07-23-2010 05:44 AM

because i am a simpleton, i’m guessing you are “capturing rain water” because of the arid climate???? What is this water going to be used for? looks very cool!!! good job

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Karson

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#4 posted 07-23-2010 05:45 AM

Lookin Good David.

Nice setup and refinement.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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patron

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#5 posted 07-23-2010 05:53 AM

dak ,
thanks for asking ,
yes , to catch rain water .
here is the blogs leading up to this .

http://lumberjocks.com/patron/blog/16257
http://lumberjocks.com/patron/blog/16636
http://lumberjocks.com/patron/blog/16857
http://lumberjocks.com/patron/blog/16924

karson ,

thanks big guy .

finally ,LOL !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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dakremer

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#6 posted 07-23-2010 06:03 AM

very cool patron! now all you need is a R.O. system hooked up for some ultra pure drinking water!! even though rain water is about as pure as it gets – especially compared to regular tap water (in the cities). Very cool/”green” idea. reminds me of this show i saw on the Discovery channel. A guy had a bunch of pole barns with HUGE roofs on them, he decided to collect all the rain water that ran off them, hooked them up to a lot of purifying machines and now sells it in bottles – makes great money!!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#7 posted 07-23-2010 06:08 AM

Great job David. I know you put alot of time and labor into this project and it’s good to see your progress.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#8 posted 07-23-2010 06:31 AM

SUCCESS! I’m excited for you, especially after all the work getting that darn old tank out of the ground. There’s nothing like a nice, cool storm to make you appreciate the sweat you’ve put into a project like this one.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#9 posted 07-23-2010 07:07 AM

Nice work for free water. Probably a swimming pool will be next if it rains for a day. Or an irrigation for coffee plantation.. if it rains for months. Congratulation for the success.

-- Bert

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patron

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#10 posted 07-23-2010 07:15 AM

thanks everyone , bert ,
we don’t get that kind of water here ,
but this will definitely help ,
as i have been paying to have water hauled for 10 years ,
pool sound like something i might do .
have to take care of the basics first .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#11 posted 07-23-2010 07:21 AM

How about an ark just in case>

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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patron

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#12 posted 07-23-2010 07:30 AM

i’m still waiting for the rain ,
it kept me from working on this ,
now i’m ready ,
and it’s gone ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#13 posted 07-23-2010 08:15 AM

David, just 20 miles north of us they got 5” of rain in 2 hours (rush hour at that) today.

Never rains where it is suppose to I guess!!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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559dustdesigns

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#14 posted 07-23-2010 08:58 AM

DAVID, I like how you said “the brackets are wood”. I think you are so well liked and appreciated here that we would follow most anything you’ll share, here. I always enjoy the humorous posts. Nice job on that precipitation system of yours.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#15 posted 07-23-2010 09:42 AM

David it will rain soon, be positive. Just imagine your first glass of water…free.

Thanks for sharing David.

-- When you know better you do better.

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