Rain barrel stand

plaidthumbJuly 31, 2005

A single 50 gallon barrel doesn't last long when it gets dry around here. I have access to another barrel, but no place to put it that isn't in the way,or too obvious to the neighbors.

I do have room to stack it without too much problem. Well, the only problem is coming up with a platform strong enought to hold it when it's full. Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks!

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username_5(banned for no reason)

good luck stacking 2 50 gallon barrels when full. It can be done, but you are probably (my opinion) better off just buying a commerically made barrel that is designed to look attractive in the landscape and put it where the neighbors can see it.

having said that if you wish to stack then think brick/cinder block cemented together with the top of one/base for the other using rebar reinforced cement that you pour into a form yourself. Make it at least 3" thick and it should be able to support the wieght of the barrel on top.

the whole thing can then be painted in whatever color works best in your circumstances.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2005 at 1:28PM
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mid_tn_mama(6)

Ours are made with treated 4x4 posts. You should raise them enought to get gravity working for you to get the water out to the garden.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2005 at 8:02PM
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