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Old 03-16-2009, 01:44 PM
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I can go to the local pepsi plant and pick up as many 55 gallon plastic drums as I want, it used to be free, they now charge $5.00 each

$119.00 for a brass fitting and a cover seems a little extreme, but that is the DIY in me

Car washes go through these things like mad as well, check there or large bakeries
heat gun to make the hole and some screen.....

BTW Bill sorry i missed you
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:13 PM
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Even with a relief valve, which is complicating a simple process, the water still has to go somewhere.
It would go the same place the water went before the rain barrel was installed?
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Old 03-16-2009, 03:22 PM
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Save yourself some time and just look for one of those 250gal totes. Its just as easy to work with as a plastic barrel and holds more water. You will still need an overflow because a 1/2in rain even off an adverage roof will more than overfill the tote.
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:33 PM
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Read this article about harvesting rain water in Colorado. It seems it's illegal to do so.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwo...,5585599.story
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:08 AM
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Read this article about harvesting rain water in Colorado. It seems it's illegal to do so.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwo...,5585599.story
The gov't owns the ground under your feet and the clouds over your head. The cattle that get the rain have to let it waste onto the ground, because one drop in 50 will reach the cattle living in the next house. Amerika's Jewel... Colorado.
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Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:41 PM
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I have used rain barrels in the past and I personally hate them. I will never use them again.
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:02 PM
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Is water scarce in Lafayette?
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