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rain barrel recommendations

Postby wraightj » Apr 21, 2009 8:55 am

Hi;
Does anyone have any recommendatiosn for rain barrels? Is anyone familiar with the collapsable ones from Home Depot? Or with those offered by Canadian Tire? Obviously I want to get one that will last.
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Re: rain barrel recommendations

Postby Durgan » Apr 29, 2009 8:49 pm

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?Rainwater 8 April 2009 Downspout Rainwater

Pictures indicating a simple, practical method of utilizing downspout rainwater. Barrels cost 15 dollars and all parts and tools are readily available. Any urban downspout system must address the overflow problem during rainfall. The large bung hole is a reasonable compromise for overflow. The height is such that a hose may be utilized for watering plants. The system is readily expandable. I have four barrels, two on each side of the house.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?Downspout 16 April 2009 Downspout Water Connection
The downspout water system was switched over to Summer mode by connecting the downspout to the storage barrels.
Zone 5 Brantford,ON
http://durgan.org/2011/
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