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SVOboy 06-15-2007 04:55 PM

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.

omgwtfbyobbq 06-15-2007 05:56 PM

Just make sure you either have rights to it, or are discreet about it. :thumbup:

SVOboy 06-15-2007 06:02 PM

One site said they got them for 5 dollars each from pepsi...seems like enough of a steal to me already...

SVOboy 06-15-2007 06:15 PM

I'm thinking garden water for now...in the future I'd like to do something like this: http://ersson.sustainabilitylane.com/rainwatr.htm

Bill in Houston 06-15-2007 07:12 PM

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.

popimp 06-15-2007 07:14 PM

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.

SVOboy 06-15-2007 07:16 PM

That's pretty cool...I was thinking of suggesting it to you since you're so up with water conservation.

:thumbup:

Hockey4mnhs 06-15-2007 09:43 PM

yeah we do it to water our garden. its amazing how fast it fills up

JanGeo 06-15-2007 11:35 PM

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.

Bill in Houston 06-16-2007 06:18 AM

Ha haa. Somehow freezing never crossed my mind. :-) Good idea on the gravity feed.


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