A simple Rain Barrel Building guide for the Do-It-Yourselfer
This barrel was designed by Jason Garvey of Portland Purple Water to be inexpensive, easy to build, easy to install, long lasting, and highly effective. It features a durable gross solids filter, brass hose bibb, safety strap, and 1.5 inch overflow.
Disclaimers (“use your brains before you use your rain”): 1) Keep in mind that the overflow may not be sized appropriately for all installation applications. 2) Make sure to install this barrel on prepared solid ground. 3) A safety strap is a required installation practice use one to avoid injury 4) Rainwater is non-potable. It’s for plants not people… so don’t drink it. 5) Manage your overflow so that it doesn’t undermine the barrel stand, your foundation, your property, and your neighbor’s property.
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