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collecting rain water

  1. Food and water
    Here is a design I have for stacking rain barrels. I have two concerns, are standard joist hangars strong enough to attach the 2x4s to the posts, and if I use plastic barrels will they deform from resting on the on-edge 2x4 joists? Comments and other concerns are welcome.
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Looking for CHEAP ideas of how to catch and store rain water.... Get creative! :D:
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Just a thought, haven't seen it mentioned yet.
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    How many people use rain barrels to supplement the watering of their gardens and cut down on costs? If there was no central water supply it seems that this would be your primary way of watering when no rain is available? Anyone know of some good retail rain barrels?
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    For our garden and landscaping I want to add rain barrels in order to collect runoff from the roof. I have often heard that rain water is preferable to chlorinated city water for plants. Additionally, it will cut down on our water usage and also reduce stress on the storm sewers during, well...
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