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momtothe3rdpower March 31st, 2011 02:12 PM

Rainbarrels?
 
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?

Repti.Mom March 31st, 2011 04:53 PM

Re: Rainbarrels?
 
I'm no help with that, but just wanted to know can you bathe your kids in them too? :lol: Our utilities are CRAZY! I would love to have solar panels installed or something for electric for us!

mgm78 March 31st, 2011 05:10 PM

Re: Rainbarrels?
 
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.

momtothe3rdpower March 31st, 2011 07:48 PM

Re: Rainbarrels?
 
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.

Caelen March 31st, 2011 09:32 PM

Re: Rainbarrels?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mgm78 (Post 23513298)
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.

3OhioBoys April 1st, 2011 08:41 AM

Re: Rainbarrels?
 
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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