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    Rain Barrel




    Making smart use of rainwater is something everyone can take part in. One easy way is with the installation of a rain barrel. There are many ways to create your own handmade versions or you can take advantage of readymade ones that are becoming more and more readily available at home improvement stores, garden nurseries and online. One method of capturing is using the aid of your downspout. You may use the barrel alone or you can install it in conjunction with a rain garden.

    Supplies:

  • Rain
  • Ready made rain barrel of your choice
  • Working downspout
  • Water diverter (optional)
  • Tape measure
  • Hacksaw
  • #8-1/2-inch self tapping screws
  • Screwgun
  • Plastic tubing

  • Step 1

    Barrel

    Step 2

    Downspout

    Step 3

    Diverter

    Step 4

    Cut

    Step 5

    Install...

    Step 6

    Attach

    Step 7

    Filter

    Step 8

    Overflow

    Step 9

    Cut Hose

    Step 10

    Use It Up

       
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