Rain Barrel Designs | Build A Rain Barrel

By: Build A Barrel  09-12-2011
Keywords: Fish, Barrels, Food Grade

Archive for 'Rain Barrel Designs'

6 April 2009

As an experiment I have build a smaller rain barrel that I am calling rain barrels junior. This barrels holds about 60L of water and would fit in to tight spaces that our larger barrels can not. We are selling this one, if anybody is interested drop us a line.

10 November 2008

Well the goldfish experiment has been a great success! We decided that the fish would be better off as one big happy family in one big barrel so we transferred them from the smaller clean barrel. Not only have the fish been keeping the rain barrel free of mosquito larva they have almost all doubled [..]

24 April 2008

Now that spring is finally here it is time to get back to the garden and get the rain barrels hooked back up. Fortunately we disconnected our barrels for the winter. With the amount of snow on our roof the runoff would have filled hundreds of barrels. The unfortunate part is that we hooked them [..]

25 July 2007

As of a result of our experimentation we have determined that for our use, the 55 Gallon (220 L) olive barrels are the best option for the do it yourself rain barrel builder. They are the least expensive and require the least amount of modification.
Generally these food grade barrels come with either a one piece [..]

21 July 2007

A few weeks ago I decided that it would be a good exercise to try out some different rain barrel designs. It seems that many people only have access to the large white or blue barrels that are used for transporting detergent and soft drink syrup as opposed to the olive barrels that we have [..]

12 July 2007

When we began our research into what types of barrel we could use for our home we found that there were many options available. Each option was evaluated against the following criteria:
Cost - Ultra expensive to downright dirt cheap.
Work involved - Ready out of the box or do it yourself (DIY)
Aesthetic - How good (or [..]

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09-12-2011

Find barrels | Build A Rain Barrel

This is a plug for a person/company who is one making a difference when it comes to making recycled rain barrels available to the general public. We have 2 rain barrels available for sale right now that are left over from a batch that we built for some people.220 L rain barrel. A friend of our wrote us about Earthwork Recycling.They offer wide range of plastic and metal food grade barrels in Spokane WA.


09-12-2011

Misc | Build A Rain Barrel

I can tell because the requests for rain barrels and rain barrel information have been pouring in.This year we have a few goals that we hope to accomplish. We want to get instructions and maybe even a video up that will show how we go about building our rain barrels.Add more. There is also the added bonus that they eat mosquito larvae as well. Gold fish in their rain barrels and having it grow to 6.


09-12-2011

Organic Gardening | Build A Rain Barrel

While teaching in Guelph this teacher and his students went for a field trip where they took a tour of a working organic farm and built rain barrels on a volunteer. A couple of days ago I received a request from a teacher in Calgary who is looking for good learning experience for his students. This year we have decided to do things a bit differently.We received the book “Square Foot Gardening” by Mel Bartholomew.


09-12-2011

Rain Barrel Business | Build A Rain Barrel

While teaching in Guelph this teacher and his students went for a field trip where they took a tour of a working organic farm and built rain barrels on a volunteer. A couple of days ago I received a request from a teacher in Calgary who is looking for good learning experience for his students. Archive for 'Rain Barrel Business.


09-12-2011

Uncategorized | Build A Rain Barrel

75 each.These rain barrels are built from mostly recycled materials in the true spirit of reuse and conservation. Then I became more interested in the beauty, low maintenance, and ecological benefits of native plants. I use as many recycled materials as possible so our barrels will have some cosmetic imperfections. I get quite a few requests and info passed on to me from Hamilton. It must be a hotbed for water conservation.


09-12-2011

Rain Barrels General | Build A Rain Barrel

While teaching in Guelph this teacher and his students went for a field trip where they took a tour of a working organic farm and built rain barrels on a volunteer. The big news in Ottawa this week is the water use restrictions that have been placed on residents in Barrhaven, Manotick and other parts of Ottawa’s south end.