How do I install my rain barrel?
*Before you start, make sure that your roof is clean and your gutter is clear of debris.
*Select a place for your rain barrel under a shortened downspout on level, solid ground free of any rocks, roots, or debris that can make your rain barrel rock from side to side.
*Fifty gallons of water weigh several hundred pounds and may be a risk to children if they try to climb on the barrel.
*It is recommended to raise your barrel a few inches by placing it on top of flat landscape/paver-type stones or concrete blocks.
*Raising your rain barrel a few inches off of the ground will give you more water pressure and make it easier to reach for the spigot or use a watering can.
*Arrange your rain barrel so that the overflow valve is facing away from your home’s foundation. *Always make sure to monitor your rain barrel for overflow to avoid damage to your foundation--if you go on vacation, plan ahead!
Are you interested in making or buying a Rain Barrel?!?!?
If you answered YES, be sure to check out this simple diagram for pointers and tips!!!
This is a simple diagram of how you can make a First Flush Diverter from PVC. Don't forget about the FIRST FLUSH!!! It is imperative that you have a first flush connected to your rain harvesting system.
Rain Harvesting----Rain Water INFO
First Flush is a must when looking to use your stored rain water. The simple diagram above helps explain visually the importance and parts of a first flush. Don't forget to add a first flush to rain collection system!
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