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Collapsible Rain Barrel – Affordable And Convenient!

February 2nd, 2010

 

Rain barrels are a great way to show your concern for the environment, while also taking good care of your garden and yard plants. A Collapsible Rain Barrel is a great option for seasonal water usage, allowing you to collect and store up to 156 gallons of rainwater easily and conveniently, yet folding away for simple, space saving storage during months of non-use.

Rainwater barrels have become very popular, and very effective, methods of taking care of the plants in your yard. They come in a variety of sizes from a 25 gallon model and up. Such a barrel collects rainwater from your roof, keeping it away from the foundation of your home, and storing it for use later when you need it for garden plants, flowers or other foliage.

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The Collapsible Rain Water Barrel offers the further advantage of being compact and light weight. This reduces shipping costs at initial purchase, saving you money and lessening the barrel’s carbon footprint. The collapsing feature also makes it easy to store your barrel away during seasons of non-use, easily hanging on the wall of your garden shed, or sitting lightly on a shelf.

A collapsable rain barrel is sturdy, attractive and easy to install. You simply place it underneath your existing diverter or gutter down spout, and the rainwater pours in! Adding a bit of organic mosquito treatment or vinegar to your rainwater barrel will keep the water free of unwanted pests, and placing an old nylon stocking over the downspout will keep the barrel free of leaves and other debris.

When you need to access that rainwater, gravity does the work, sending water out the nozzle and through the house, providing plenty of liquid refreshment to your thirsty garden plants and flowers. When the watering season ends, simply drain the remaining water, allow the barrel to air dry, then collapse it down simply, and store in just inches of space until gardening season begins again. You can also use your barrel year around, as it is durable, attractive and maintenance free!

Rain barrels are a great way of doing your share to help the environment, while also saving money on water for your plants. A collapsible rain barrel is an easy to install option with low initial shipping costs, easy use and simple, space saving storage!

 

A Pop Up Rain Barrel

 

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Rain Barrel Project

This Instructable will be an overview of how to setup your own rain barrels. This probably would work for people who want them to be more portable. When I did mine I meant it to be a static system that could be housed in a garage, outside, or basement. I guess the thought of making sure they’re always primed and working properly is a bit more maintenance that I was trying to avoid.

A Guide To Portable Rain Barrels

Rain barrels come in different forms such as portable rain barrel, the rain catcher rain barrel, flat back rain barrel, wood grain rain barrel, flora rain barrel, etc. Portable rain barrels serve multiple purposes.

Decorative Rain Barrels

Since the rain barrels main priority is to hold rainwater, rain barrels are not made out of metal; this is Rain Barrels because they are intended to be portable – brick, concrete, and stone are not good choices.

Save Money and Natural Resources with a Rain Barrel

And there are a few that are simple pop up barrels that can be stored flat when not in use but hold a good volume of water.

These Collapsible Rain Barrels Look Sensible

These collapsible rain barrels look sensible. Pop Up Rain Barrel. Made of flexible, puncture-resistant laminated polyester, this ingenious rain barrel holds up to 45 gallons of water. The wide top zips open for easy dipping. 

 

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Rain Barrel Diverter

September 25th, 2009

 

Rain Barrel Diverter: Use And Installation

With 60 percent of our water consumption going to residential irrigation, and with the problem of runoff reducing ground saturation along with the fact that it can contribute to polluting existing water sources, we really should consider using rain barrels. By diverting your runoff to a barrel you will be helping to protect the environment and aiding in the prevention of future water shortages.

Here are some of the best choices when it comes to a Rain Barrel Diverter:


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The fact of the matter is that it will rain sometime and rain is a free resource. With the rainwater from a rain barrel you can wash your car, soak your garden or even top off your pool. With three rain barrels that are linked together you can save up to 240 gallons of rainwater and it is possible to fill one with only a 1/4" of rainfall. You should be able to look around and find some that are made of recycled material and save even more of our precious resources.

Your barrel should be between 40 and 80 gallons and made out of a material such as plastic for easy cleaning that will last forever. The lid should screw on, act as a tray and have several small holes in it, as this will stop debris from entering your barrel. You do not want to have a breeding ground for mosquitoes so don’t consider the ones with larger holes and screens as it will just create more work and is less sanitary. Your barrel should have a spigot to hook your hose to and a rain barrel diverter giving you the ability to control where the rainwater goes.

The rain barrel diverter should be placed below your gutter, in front of your downspout and above the barrel to allow for overflow to run out the waste channel to prevent pooling of rain around your barrel should it be full when it rains and is very important to have on your rain collection system. You will find as many diverters as you will find rain collection systems, such as automatic and collapsible, and are certain to find the system to fit your style as they are made in many shapes and colors as to accent your home and be a decorative addition to your flower bed. You can make your own diverter and can find many how to suggestions online if you are wanting to save a few dollars on your system.

 

Rain Barrel Gutter Downspout Diverter

 

 

Rain Overflow Diverters

Gardening The Enviorenment Friendly Way: Rain Barrel Diverter

Attach a rain water diverter to your downspout. Rain barrel diverter kits are inexpensive and alleviate the problem of water pooling at the base of your container.

Collecting Water, Uses of Rain Barrel Diverter

Rain barrel diverters provide the option of saving water. The water which falls from roof tops can be collected in rain barrels. Rain water collection is the best means to save water.

Rain Barrel Diverters – Collecting Rain Water

Rain barrel diverters are one of the easiest ways you can save money around your household. Many cities are facing drought conditions or water restrictions. Because of this, water rates have been rising.

Rainwater Diverter Kit

The Saving Rain Diverter Box is a water conservation and runoff management system with several options. Divert the maximum amount of rainwater from your roof into one or more rain barrels.

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