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March 31st, 2011, 02:12 PM
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Anyone have them? Use them? I would like to save on my utility bill by watering my garden with them...How cheap can I get one?
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March 31st, 2011, 04:53 PM
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I'm no help with that, but just wanted to know can you bathe your kids in them too? Our utilities are CRAZY! I would love to have solar panels installed or something for electric for us!
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March 31st, 2011, 05:10 PM
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we have well water but use one so we do not drain the well. we got a free drum from someone who had it from their job, painted it dark green and put a spout on the bottom. It cost like $5 in the end.
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March 31st, 2011, 07:48 PM
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Hmmm, thanks...I am wanting something marketed as a rainbarrel, I am hoping if my water ever went out I could treat the rainwater for drinking as well (all the crazy world stuff happening you know!) And I know my utility bill has gone up. I figure I can recoup up to $100 in a year of using it, depending on how much rain we get.
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March 31st, 2011, 09:32 PM
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we have well water but use one so we do not drain the well. we got a free drum from someone who had it from their job, painted it dark green and put a spout on the bottom. It cost like $5 in the end.
this is what we plan to do as well.
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April 1st, 2011, 08:41 AM
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We had one at our old house and it did help save on water. At this house we have well water and I have a barrel laying around waiting on me to make it. I want one here simply to help with run off and to water a garden that does not have a spigot near by.
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