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My rain barrel

Posted by juggler z5Mich (My Page) on
Thu, May 27, 10 at 14:47

My brother and I finished putting together our first rain barrel. The blue plastic barrel was acquired at a old engine swap meet. We turned it upside down, bored a hole into what is now the top, this is the inlet. We used the 3/4" threads in the bung, and threaded plastic PVC parts into that. Then a PVC to brass fitting, into which we installed a brass spigot. Also, a 2" overflow was installed. We used fiberglass window screen at the inlet, and at the end of the overflow. I dropped a 1/4 "doughnut" of a Mosquito Dunk in the tank today. Hopefully it will work as planned.


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RE: My rain barrel

How often do you want to replace your drill?? DOH!

You can buy a pond pump that costs about the same with it's own motor you can drop into the barrel or you could attach an electric pump to the outlet if necessary. I don't think the garden is that far away though.

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