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Old 06-15-2007, 05:55 PM   #1
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Anyone doing rainwater collection?

I wonder about it...I want to pick up a huge 55 gallon drum...it seems like you can get them for 5 bucks from various places...any one know where I should try?

Also seems good for the SVO users.
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Old 06-15-2007, 06:56 PM   #2
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Just make sure you either have rights to it, or are discreet about it.
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Old 06-15-2007, 07:02 PM   #3
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One site said they got them for 5 dollars each from pepsi...seems like enough of a steal to me already...
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Old 06-15-2007, 07:15 PM   #4
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I'm thinking garden water for now...in the future I'd like to do something like this: http://ersson.sustainabilitylane.com/rainwatr.htm
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You would definitely want to use plastic, I think. I like the idea a lot.

If you wanted to really jazz it up, a small 12v battery, a solar panel, and a small 12v bilge pump would be sweet. But maybe that technology steals the simple beauty of a rain barrel.

Not sure where you would put the barrel, but remember that when full it will weigh about 500 lbs.
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Old 06-15-2007, 08:14 PM   #6
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That's a good idea. In Japan the Tokyo Metro (city hall or to the japanese Tocho) building's yard was inverted to catch rain water used for flushing toilets and watering plants.
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That's pretty cool...I was thinking of suggesting it to you since you're so up with water conservation.

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yeah we do it to water our garden. its amazing how fast it fills up
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Old 06-16-2007, 12:35 AM   #9
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Keep in mind what happens when water freezes - and what you roof may leach into the water. Also elevate the tank up to the gutter and you have gravity feed - no pump needed.
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Ha haa. Somehow freezing never crossed my mind. :-) Good idea on the gravity feed.
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