Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Setting up the Rain Barrel....

Remember back here Frugal Finds From your Frugal Friend: Our Earth Day Stuff.... when I showed you the rain barrel we purchased? Well, DH finally got time to set it up. Since it is not just something you can set there and be done, it did take a little time. Here is what he did....


Here is making the concrete base for the rain barrel to set on so it is even.......

Concrete is not complete with out a kids hand print....


If you do one kids, you have to do both......



Then time to cut the down spout to the correct height......



And there you have it...


All we need now is some rain!!!!!

Oh ok! We need more than rain. We still need to complete the landscaping in front of the porch and around the barrel. In case you did not notice, DH also cracked off the corner of the concrete pad while he was wrestling with the down spout. He will fix this and it will never be noticeable once the landscaping is complete!

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9 comments:

UKZoe said...

I can't do this. I live in a house in a row of connected houses. Over here we call that a terrace, I can't think what it's called in America.

Anyway, only every other house has a downpipe, and we don't have one!
Hubby says we could collect the run off from the shed though.

aprilfoolwed said...

Wow - cool! My neighbors have put up with my garden, laundry line and compost bin, but I think they would report me for a rain barrel. We live in a townhome and there are no fences between the yards. I am surprised no one's complained about my other projects.

I love it! Have fun with it - whenever you get some rain!

shopannies said...

I love the idea of the rain barrel and yours looks great

Susie said...

That's a really cool tackle!!

akhmmm said...

I have thought about doing this but we just built a green house to grow veggies in and I think that we'll hold off on collecting rain water for now. But I do like what you've done.

What is the green tubing coming from the bottom of the barrel?

Elaine H

Frugal Finds said...

The green tubing from underneath is the over flow tubing. It runs down the back and through a groove in the bottom of the barrell. We will lay a nice bed of rocks in front of the concrete for the over flow water to run over so it does not wash the mulch away (once there is mulch!

The Lazy Organizer said...

How nice! You must get a lot of rain where you live. If we had one it would fill up in the spring and then be empty the rest of the summer. I need to move somewhere where it rains!

I'm the Mom said...

Looks great! The guys did a good job!

Gravity Gardener said...

Collecting rainwater for my bucket garden is a great way to help conserve water.

I too created a rain barrel using a vinyl trashcan and a few tools.
It cost about 10 bucks and is working nicely. You can take a look at my step by step pictures if interested.

http://gravitygarden.com/rainbucket/?page_id=46

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