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Thank you, do you have any pictures? I was just thinking about a basic system from the gutters into 2 x 55 gallon drums to provide water for the yard + poultryGoogle "University of Texas, water catchment". Should give you everything you want to know. My system is patterned after their layouts.
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My system is at my hunting camp, 2000 miles away. So no pictures. It's also designed to supply drinking/bath water.Thank you, do you have any pictures? I was just thinking about a basic system from the gutters into 2 x 55 gallon drums to provide water for the yard + poultry
Those look perfect for what you want to do.Sweet will do . I found thesebtwo which I'm thinking of buying .http://southcoast.craigslist.org/grd/5027663076.html
Call your local health dept or public works or highway departments. The state has grants that subsidize the cost of these to residents and this is the time of year that many municipalities have rain barrel sale events.Sweet will do . I found thesebtwo which I'm thinking of buying .http://southcoast.craigslist.org/grd/5027663076.html
How do you power your pump?I use several stainless steel tanks and pvc pipe to get the water to where it needs to go..
I also have found it helpful to use a dual diaphram air powered pump to put it under pressure to go upstairs and irrigation of livestock and gardens.
How do you power your pump?
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Yeah that's what i want . Could u send me a pick of your gutter system I'm probably putting them on the back deck so ill get plenty of down flowIt's not much of a system, but I have 3 x55 gal drums under a downspout, which drains a lot of roof. 1/2" of rain gives me 150 gallons. It's slightly uphill from the garden, and all is pretty much good.
Got the barrels real cheap on craigslist.
So the compressor is located remote to the pump and you pipe the air in. Interesting!The pump is powered with a air compressor...
I like using it as when working with fuel or water (have a few for each) with fuel there is always the chance of a spark when using an electric pump and with water the chance of electric shock...
I picked up most of the tanks and pumps at garage sales and or industrial / goverment auctions where the remaining stuff gets given away to anyone that wants it, another benifit to owning a truck.
Flojet makes a reasonable 12v in-line that can supply 50 psi max for about $50.anyone fine an inexpensive submersible pump, or in-line pump that works on 12v (small battery w/ small solar panel)?
Currently only have 1x 55-gal barrel collecting off of the detached garage, uphill of my raised gardens.
About 15' head at one site and 0-3' head (depending on water level) at the closest.
Point being, the pressure through a garden hose is negligible, so I wind up filling watering cans.
Thank you in advance!
Anyone has any experience in water catchment systems or has them, could you provide pictures and/or info ,
You should have a spigot toward the top where you can add an overflow hose for that very reason. The same hose can also be run into another barrel to daisy-chain a bunch together for extra storage.I bought a house with a 55 gallon drum below the downspout. The owners left it. Don't forget to keep an eye on the water level. It rained so much a few months ago that it overfilled and poured over the top and onto the ground by the foundation resulting in a flooded basement.
Yeah that's what i want . Could u send me a pick of your gutter system I'm probably putting them on the back deck so ill get plenty of down flow
Texas Manual on Rainwater Harvesting has a description and cutaways. Parts are readily available from most hardware type stores.What are you using for a Rain Head Filter and First Flush Diverter?
I've seen plenty of pictures on line, but most companies seem to be overseas.
I'd like to find a domestic supplier for parts.
You should have a spigot toward the top where you can add an overflow hose for that very reason. The same hose can also be run into another barrel to daisy-chain a bunch together for extra storage.
It sucks that your house came that way. With a new (to you) house you kind of assume things like that already work.