Rain Barrels General | Build A Rain Barrel

By: Build A Barrel  09-12-2011
Keywords: Fish, Learning Experience, Organic Farm

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30 April 2011

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. Due to a break in the Woodroffe Ave water main the amount of water flowing to these areas has been severely diminished.
While I really do [..]

4 April 2010

I just built some for a friend and decided to put together a few more and offer them to the public. If you are interested drop me a line.

4 April 2010

Its seems that spring has come to Ottawa much earlier in in 2010. While I am not going to start complaining about the fantastic weather we have been experiencing over the past couple of months I am becoming a bit concerned about the overall lack of precipitation we have had. It could just be one [..]

19 April 2009

A couple of days ago I received a request from a teacher in Calgary who is looking for good learning experience for his students. 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 [..]

7 April 2009

Here are some things that I have learned over the last couple of years about building rain barrels:

Buy the gray barrels that contained olive, pickles etc. They are easier to work with and blend in with the landscape better then the white barrels.
Make sure that the lid screws on/off with relative ease.
Make sure that [..]

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.

28 March 2009

Spring is finally here. 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 [..]

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 [..]

21 July 2008

 I have read a bit about people putting a 1″ gold fish in their rain barrels and having it grow to 6″ long. There is also the added bonus that they eat mosquito larvae as well! We don’t have mosquito problems with our barrels but the idea of having fish living in there was too [..]

15 July 2008

We have been getting more requests for rain barrels this summer then I would have ever expected. This is great! It feels good knowing that we have helped people conserve thousands of liters or water.
But with all of this progress there is a down side. I am really beginning to hate olives! You see, the [..]

23 June 2008

We have 4 rain barrels left over from this weekend that did not get picked up. They are available for $70 each
These rain barrels are built from reused 55 gallon (220 L) food grade olive barrels. We use new mesh screen to reinforce the water intake and have aluminum window screen on to to keep [..]

13 September 2007

While on a trip to Boston a couple of days ago, I found myself watching a show discussing the merits of rain barrels on the local news. The host discussed the many uses of the water you collect. Things like watering your lawn and plants, washing your car and filling a bird bath. The one [..]

11 August 2007

This month has been a very dry month. We have have had lots of blue sky which has been great for just sitting in our yard but not so good for our gardens. If we hadn’t installed our 3 rain barrels we would have been using the hose long ago. But now as the [..]

31 July 2007

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 (55 Gallon) rain barrel. These barrels have been built using all recycled parts except for the brass spigot and the hardware for the overflow. This is your standard DIY rain barrel [..]

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Keywords: Fish, Gold Fish, Learning Experience, Mosquito Larva, Mosquito Larvae, Mosquito Problems, Olives, Organic Farm, Rain Barrel, Rain Barrels, Working Organic Farm,

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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.


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As of a result of our experimentation we have determined that for our use, the 55 Gallon olive barrels are the best option for the do it yourself rain barrel builder. 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. A few weeks ago I decided that it would be a good exercise to try out some different rain barrel designs.


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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.