|Project by patron||posted 07-23-2010 05:27 AM||3142 views||2 times favorited||46 comments|
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 .
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