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  • Baltimore, MD

Installing a (Manufactured) Rain Harvesting Barrel

$130
2 Hours
Medium

I installed half round gutters and corrugated downspouts on my house recently ... (I have an old house and I wanted to maintain this look). As I was doing this, and since I knew I had some nearby yard work planned, I incorporated a rain barrel. After some research (through which I learned there is no shortage of techniques for making rain barrels nor in the shear number of rain barrels now on the market),
Rain Barrel.
Rain Barrel.
selection of barrels at local conservancy Blue Water Baltimore.
selection of barrels at local conservancy Blue Water Baltimore.
prepping for overseeding, a slope downhill of the rain barrel.
prepping for overseeding, a slope downhill of the rain barrel.
Half round gutters corrugated downspout.
Half round gutters corrugated downspout.
rain barrel screened from the road.
rain barrel screened from the road.
parts that came with EarthMinded's rain barrel kit.
parts that came with EarthMinded's rain barrel kit.
pressure treated 4x4s treated further with copper-based wood preservative.
pressure treated 4x4s treated further with copper-based wood preservative.
leveling and setting the base (outside edge 24" apart).
leveling and setting the base (outside edge 24" apart).
leveling and marking the downspout for the barrel's diverter cut in.
leveling and marking the downspout for the barrel's diverter cut in.
a look at the rain barrel's diverter.
a look at the rain barrel's diverter.
hose cut brought tight and leveled.
hose cut brought tight and leveled.
A scrap piece of hose was fitted with hose repair menders ... perfect for watering nearby.
A scrap piece of hose was fitted with hose repair menders ... perfect for watering nearby.
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