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Gutterless Rain Barrel System - Save your rainwater for later use

submitted on April 12, 2010 by pablos17 in "Member's Lounge"
Saw something interested on the Instructables site. At the link is a step by step instructions on how to set one up. Probably not something you would want in your front yard as it's not the prettiest addition to a home, but at least it is eco-friendly and could save you some $$$ with watering your garden.

     

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    honesta
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    Posted by honesta on April 12, 2010
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    Looks useful/ handy.
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    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex on April 12, 2010
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    Here are some benefits of reusing rainwater for irrigation:

    * Reduce water bills including city storm sewer charges
    * Alleviate demand on municipal systems
    * Avoid strict watering schedules
    * Improved landscape growth
    * Reduce flooding and erosion


    A few interesting facts about water:

    * One inch of rainfall on a 2,000 square foot residential roof generates 1,250 gallons of water that can be reused.
    * That same roof in a region receiving 30 inches of annual rainfall generates 41,000 gallons of reusable water.
    * The average U.S. household with a 10,000 square foot lot uses up to 3,000 gallons of water weekly for landscape irrigation.
    * Running a sprinkler for 2 hours can use up to 500 gallons of water.
    * Seventy percent of water used at home is used outdoors.
    * 66,175 gallons of water are used outdoors per household, per year.


    (from Aquascape Inc., makers of RainXchange, for capturing and reusing rainwater)
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    pablos17
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    Posted by pablos17 on April 12, 2010
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    I'm gonna have to start saving rainwater. I didn't realize that so much water could be saved from rainfall alone. And anything I can do to lower my ridiculously high water bill would make me happy.
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    Posted by arzkar on April 12, 2010
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    Good thinking, it's important to save same $$$ at these days Smile
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    Posted by pablos17 on April 12, 2010
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    Found an alternative setup on Wikihow. This looks like something I would probably rather try since I already have gutters in place.

    http://www.wikihow.com/Build-a.....ion-System

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    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex on May 17, 2010
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    Just came across a collapsible rain barrel system at http://www.sportsmansguide.com.....trk=k54384
    so I thought I'd share it here. They're available in either 59- or 104-gallon sizes.
    The barrels feature a collapsible design that folds down easily when not in use.

    * rugged 500- denier PVC tarpaulin material and reinforced PVC frame
    * Downspout filter keeps out leaves and gunk
    * Dual top spout for easy dispensing
    * Overflow valve
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    iggy27
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    Posted by iggy27 on May 17, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    I Really Like These Idas To Save Rain Water. I Was Thinking About Looking Into Buying One .

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