How to make a storage of rain water from the barrel with your hands

Storage of rainwater is a great way to use collected rainwater to water the garden, lawn or even houseplants. For the alignment we took a plastic barrel, a Board and a rope to make decorative.

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Plastic barrels to buy new, will fit perfectly and old. The main thing that they were not full of holes.
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To make the crane, which we will use to fill watering cans or attach a garden hose, measure 30 cm from the bottom of the barrel.
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Drill a hole using a 1 inch drill (hole diameter about 30 mm). If necessary, use a knife to trim the excess plastic.
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Seal the hole with silicone sealant and insert the nozzle.
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Adding a bottom drain with an adapter for a garden hose allows you to completely drain the barrel as needed, and also it can be used as a permanent attachment of the hose.
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To do this, measure out 5 cm from the bottom and drill a 1 inch hole directly under the drain.
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Embed 3/4-inch (20 mm) garden hose adapter (treat with silicone sealant) and pull it into the hole using a wrench.
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Select a location along the rear edge where the overflow will be most convenient, measure 5 cm from the bottom of the cover and drill a 1 inch hole.
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Lubricate threaded hose adapter with silicone sealant and tighten with a wrench.
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In the next step you need an assistant. Treat three washers with silicone and the connection of both hoses of the adapter inside the barrel.
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Using a wrench tighten the adapter pipe to the threads and install the adapter hose for rigidity of the Assembly from the outside.
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Turn until it is firmly secured, but be careful not to overtighten to avoid cracking.
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Use the pencil to draw a perpendicular line on cylinder, intersecting in the center.
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Use round tip to cut out four holes with a diameter of 3 inches each, centered on the drawn lines and at an equal distance from the center and the edge of the cover.
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Now a barrel to collect rain water functional, but the sight of her in the style of a wooden barrel will make your site even more attractive.
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Start by installing the barrel on the cinder blocks.
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Measure the height of the cinder block to the edge of the barrel, and add 5 cm more, then cut the Board to the desired height.
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Overlaid barrel boards for the fitting, mark the points where the pipes, then drill in the boards holes for them.
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Treat boards with stain that improves the moisture resistance of the wood.
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Overlaid barrel prepared by the boards and secure with rope and screws.
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Install the flexible drain hose attached to the hole in the top of the barrel.
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A barrel to collect rain water ready! published by P. S. And remember, only by changing their consumption — together we change the world! ©

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