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Forum: Lawn and Garden 04-11-14, 09:23 AM
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Posted By bennelson
Well, I would say that Wisconsin is wetter than...

Well, I would say that Wisconsin is wetter than Texas.

9000 gallons is more water than my family uses for cooking, bathing, washing, and everything else for nine months!

If anyone wants to...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-01-13, 09:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 19,304
Posted By bennelson
Here's an update to last summer's rainwater...

Here's an update to last summer's rainwater collection project:
Rainwater Catchment goes BIG! (http://ecoprojecteer.net/2013/07/rainwater-catchment-goes-big/)

I took the one IBC I had, plus one...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-21-12, 10:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 19,304
Posted By bennelson
I think we had three pop rivits in it before we...

I think we had three pop rivits in it before we realized they were just a hair too short. Since the cap was clamped down to the work-bench, we couldn't just flip it over to look at the bottom.

The...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-20-12, 10:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 19,304
Posted By bennelson
Part 5 of 5: DIY 275 Gallon Rainwater...

Part 5 of 5:

DIY 275 Gallon Rainwater Collection, Part 5.mp4 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkmVXy-jd8c)
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-20-12, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 19,304
Posted By bennelson
Video part 4 is up! DIY 275 Gallon Rainwater...

Video part 4 is up!

DIY 275 Gallon Rainwater Collection, Part 4 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVPcRuZ7cXo)
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-20-12, 12:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 19,304
Posted By bennelson
Video 3: DIY 275 Gallon Rainwater...

Video 3:

DIY 275 Gallon Rainwater Collection, Part 3 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ngv3gWZMySs)
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-19-12, 11:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 19,304
Posted By bennelson
Video part 2 is up! DIY 275 Gallon Rainwater...

Video part 2 is up!

DIY 275 Gallon Rainwater Collection, Part 2 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH0Phj51QwI)
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-19-12, 06:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 19,304
Posted By bennelson
This Sunday, my Dad and I were working on a...

This Sunday, my Dad and I were working on a rainwater collection system over at his house.

We are using the same type of containers over there.

Here's the first of a short series of videos I...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-15-12, 09:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 19,304
Posted By bennelson
Oooh! Car washing. I didn't even think of that...

Oooh! Car washing. I didn't even think of that one. Great use for water from the sky instead of pumped from the ground!
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-14-12, 04:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 19,304
Posted By bennelson
Well, I did a little experimenting today...and...

Well, I did a little experimenting today...and took lots of photos!

http://ecoprojecteer.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/DSC_2564.jpg

The container that I got comes wrapped in cardboard (which...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-14-12, 02:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 19,304
Posted By bennelson
The ones that I have are from the food industry....

The ones that I have are from the food industry. They are #2 plastic. I'm not planning on drinking out of them, but wouldn't have any problem using them on my garden.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-14-12, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 19,304
Posted By bennelson
Ben's IBC Rainwater collection

Hey guys,

I'm just starting to experiment with rainwater collection.

I have a 275 gallon (1000 liter) intermediate bulk container water storage tank. It is not the fancy stackable ones with the...
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