Rain Barrels! It’s as easy as 1-2-3

Posted by on May 18, 2010 in Idea Corner | 2 comments

Rain barrels – Did you know a good rain can produce up to three 55 gallon drums of water? Water that can be used for plants and projects around your house, cabin, farm, business, or teepee. The good is multiplied many times over as you are not only taking care of what God provides, you are taking care of your precious resources in a desert no less.

All you need to do are three things: 1. Pick up a plastic drum (they are available in a variety of sizes 15, 30, and 55 gallon work best), a screen to keep debris out, a of spigot to pour from, a brass overflow/brass tap (it will act as an overflow valve). 2. Drill a couple of holes, one a few inches up from the top to act as an overflow, and one a few inches from the bottom to put the spigot in. 3. Screw in the valve and spigot. Put the screen over the barrel or over your drain to keep debris and sediment out. Hook up your hose and bingo! Instant drip irrigation or soaker hose for free. Clean, fresh water for plants or projects. Feel free to decorate the barrel to your liking.

If you are opposed to picking up a ready made plastic drum at costco.com or walmart.com, consider coming over to MBC and picking out your own barrel at a fraction of the cost.  It will give you a sense of accomplishment when your little project is over.

Rain Barrels are easy as one, two, three!

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