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$15 Rain Barrel

  • April 7, 2014

BillBrassil
BillBrassil
BillBrassil
BillBrassil

Here's an easy way to save water and money around your house. If you have alot of plants and annuals around your house you know they need watering almost every day it doesn't rain when it gets warmer. I paid $10 for a used 55 gallon plastic barrel that use to hold pickels. I used my Ryobi drill to cut a 1/2" hole in the bottom and attached a $5 brass faucet. Then I cut 7 larger holes in the lid and attached some sreen over the lid to keep bugs and debris out of the barrel. Then I used my Ryobi recip saw to cut my gutter, and then reconfigured it so the gutter fills my rain barrel up with natural rain water. It's best to have the barrel elevated slightly and mine sits on small retaining wall. Even if it doesn't rain for 10 days we have enough free water to take care of all our plants and flowers.

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$15 Rain Barrel

by BillBrassil
Apr 07, 2014

Here's an easy way to save water and money around your house. If you have alot of plants and annuals around your house you know they need watering almost every day it doesn't rain when it gets warmer. I paid $10 for a used 55 gallon plastic barrel that use to hold pickels. I used my Ryobi drill to cut a 1/2" hole in the bottom and attached a $5 brass faucet. Then I cut 7 larger holes in the lid and attached some sreen over the lid to keep bugs and debris out of the barrel. Then I used my Ryobi recip saw to cut my gutter, and then reconfigured it so the gutter fills my rain barrel up with natural rain water. It's best to have the barrel elevated slightly and mine sits on small retaining wall. Even if it doesn't rain for 10 days we have enough free water to take care of all our plants and flowers.