Monday, May 6, 2013

The Rain Barrel System

Last year, my Dad rigged up a 55 gal drum as a rain barrel.  I used it all year and loved it.  So I convinced him I needed more rain barrels.  My poor father, who has 3 herniated discs in his back right now (surgery scheduled for tomorrow), drove 7 hours to come for AJ's birthday and to install my rain barrels.  

He started by making a cradle for the rain barrels to help support their weight when full.

Connects the 3 barrels together using PVC piping 

Dad checking out his work during a nice downpour

This is the original barrel, now moved to the front of the house

Not the prettiest thing, but 55 gal of free water is a beautiful thing!

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