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Old 09-23-2010, 11:19 PM  
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Rain Water Collection

Anyone here running a rain water collection system?

We have a several barrels but I've wanted to do a larger reservoir tank.

Would love to see photos of your barrel/reservoir setup.
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:36 PM  
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My parents have one that I built. They use it for irrigation water for the plants. no pics but its basically 4 10 foot 4x4 posts in a square pattern driven in the ground, with an upside down vinyl covered ply wood pyramid in the middle to collect water and funnel it into the 4-55 gal barrels in the center. I even plumbed the barrels together to a central spigget. I can make a paint drawing if you want
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:27 AM  
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My parents have 2 they use. I'm actually going to their house later today, I'll be sure to grab some pics for you.
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:35 AM  
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Here you go Keith, sorry for the size, parents don't have a photo editor on their comp.









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Old 09-25-2010, 10:35 AM  
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Oops, didnt mean to get the dog in there lol
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Old 09-26-2010, 03:00 PM  
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I love the idea of a rain water collection system but dont know how I'd make use of the water without it being pressurized. The grade on my property varies and I think it might be difficult to use it if its just gravity fed. Any thoughts?
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Old 09-26-2010, 03:58 PM  
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put it in one of those carry around waterers, or maybe put it up high enough that it would gravity feed...
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Old 09-26-2010, 05:05 PM  
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I love the idea of a rain water collection system but dont know how I'd make use of the water without it being pressurized. The grade on my property varies and I think it might be difficult to use it if its just gravity fed. Any thoughts?
You could get a pressure sprayer, but I don't know what you're looking at using the water for.

My mom set hers up for her plants. She's got an enormous deck with plants all over it and a couple small gardens that she uses the water on. She just fills up old plastic milk jugs though.
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:28 PM  
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everything ive seen is just like motorcharge's... you may be able to find an old 500 gal chlorine tank somewhere
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