Tanks for the Rain Barrel System

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March 25, 2013 by Kriscinda Lee Everitt

After some discussion with a friend who has his own rain barrel system, we decided that a couple of intermediate bulk containers would be suitable for our purposes here.

We got on Craigslist and happened to find two, 275-gallon tanks for $85 each. Sure, free would have been swell, but the chances of happening across a couple of free ones in the time we needed to didn’t seem likely. Plus, these things new are upwards of $600-$700. So, we won’t complain.

Here they are, near to where they will eventually take up permanent residence!

Ta da!

Spigot.

Spigot.

Filling cap, where I believe we can put a screen or filter from the rain spout.

Filling cap, where I believe we can put a screen or filter from the rain spout.

...near to where they will eventually take up permanent residence!

…near to where they will eventually take up permanent residence!

They’re kind of gross inside, so they really need a good rinse out. The previous owners seemed to have left a power washer in the barn basement. I don’t know if it’s got all it’s parts, but we’ll see, get whatever it needs, and then the insides of these tote tanks are toast (say that three times fast).

And here’s some Candlemass for you: Born in a Tank.

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One thought on “Tanks for the Rain Barrel System

  1. […] have no tools. So, he’s getting them as we need them. So far, he now has what we need to get the tanks out of the cages so we can bring them down to the house and to a source of water. We found a […]

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