Rain Barrel

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Project by joshtank posted 08-24-2011 04:15 PM 1754 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Thirty five gallon trash can rain barrel. It’s up on four found cinder blocks, and covered with lumber and plywood I got from the trash. didn’t want it look like we just have a trash can sitting in the back yard. I had some of the materials already. The trash can and some of the plumbing stuff I needed totaled $35 and it’s for a 35 gallon trash can. Hopefully it’ll shave a bit off the monthly bill since I’m having to water the garden a good amount.

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL,

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#1 posted 08-24-2011 04:18 PM

Great Idea.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#2 posted 08-24-2011 04:20 PM

Great idea Josh. I sure would like to see how you attached the faucet!

-- Bill, Florida

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#3 posted 08-24-2011 04:30 PM

I need to re-do my gutters still as the last thing to fix after Ike, and one of the items I want to add is rain barrels. Obviously this year, not so much of a hurry… I too would love to see how you attached the faucet to the can…

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#4 posted 08-24-2011 04:30 PM

bah – yeah sorry this picture isn’t very helpful. i’ll get some faucet pictures etc when i can. the internet has more than enough youtube videos and whatnot of people going through the process – which isn’t hard at all.

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL,

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#5 posted 08-24-2011 04:44 PM

LOL at green giant. Love the barrel.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 08-24-2011 05:02 PM

Thats a great idea. Allot classier looking than having a trash can sitting outside. I loke it.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#7 posted 08-24-2011 07:36 PM

We don’t get this thing called ”rain” here in Texas. ;-)

Day #70 for plus 100F days this year in Austin.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#8 posted 08-25-2011 02:21 AM

35 gallons is a good start. I have 5 barrels that hold about 50 gallons each but they are ugly. When it’s dry we can go through all of them pretty fast.

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