Making a rain barrel
Finally found a good plastic 55 gal barrel with a screw top. The whole top screws on. Have gutters and down spouts on my house. The down spouts go all the way to the ground. Can anyone tell me what to do to a down spout and to the barrel in order to catch the rain water? Presumably, will have to cut the down spout and cut a whole in the top of the barrel lid to accommodate the spout. Do I then caulk around the spout to seal it? Do I drill a hole at the bottom and attach a spigot? Does anyone have step by step instructions to do this - don't want to mess up the only good barrel I've been able to find!