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Make a Simple Rain Barrel

Discussion in 'Blogs' started by fortunateson, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. fortunateson

    fortunateson I hate Illinois Nazis!

    This is a simple rain barrel I made from a used plastic barrel. The barrel used to contain olives. You can elaborate by creating an overflow spout as well as a exit spout to allow you to chain barrels together. I didn't bother with any of these extras for this project. Rainwater can be used for drinking but ONLY if properly purified as it will tend to absorb animal droppings from your roof. This is a great way to water your garden without killing your water bill.

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