Rain Barrel Update

Discussion in 'Blogs' started by fortunateson, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. fortunateson

    fortunateson I hate Illinois Nazis!

    I finally finished #2 of 4 rain barrels. For the sake of convenience, I connected it to my first rain barrel. I did this with a short length of hose and a "Y" connector as you can see in the photo. As one barrel fills, so does the other.

    I also drilled an overflow port in the original barrel since my screen was lower than the collar and overflow would create a puddle which frogs and mosquitos were attracted to. I lined the hole with screen. Now both barrels fill to the level of the overflow hole at the same time.

    See attached photo.
  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Nice setup!
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