Rain Barrel Follies Part 3

By Published On: February 3rd, 20200.5 min readCategories: Garden, Tools

A couple of weeks ago I was all proud to show off my newly installed rain barrel. However, I forgot to close the drain valve, so when it rained. it dumped 55 gallons of water directly under the rain barrel, causing the ground to sink and tipping the barrel to one side.

Then it rained again and re-filled the now heavily listing barrel. I thought I was going to have to dump all that water as well, until I figured out a better method that let me save the water and empty the barrel at the same time. Here’s the video of how I did it:

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Sage Osterfeld
I’m just a guy with nearly an acre of dirt, a nice little mid-century ranch house and a near-perfect climate. But in my mind I’m a landscaper survivalist craftsman chef naturalist with a barbeque the size of a VW and my own cable TV show. I like to write about the stuff I build, grow and see here at Sage's Acre.

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  1. […] Basic rain barrel setup is super easy. Just make sure the barrel is level (I learned that lesson the hard way) and on a platform like bricks or wood several inches above ground so you can use gravity to drain […]

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