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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:41 pm    Post subject: diy rain water harvesting kit Reply with quote

hi all,baught this to morning at a car boot sale.a diy rain water harvesting kit Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks good a thousand litres capacity? may want to think about screenining it though...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:09 pm    Post subject: diy Reply with quote

hi ian i am going to put the tank into my garage,yes it a 1000 l ibc tank Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:53 am    Post subject: rain water harvesting system Reply with quote

hi all.put my ibc tank inside my garage and connected the tank to the gutters Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:01 am    Post subject: diy Reply with quote

hi all,some more photos of installing my ibc tank in my garage Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy l


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Pondigger, I also have one of the above, 1000ltrs. I use it to water my tunnel with the aid of an electric pump. this may not apply to you pondigger, but I have a filter sitting in the hole on top where the water goes in as I found no matter you try to stop moss, leaves, ect from going down the drainpipe from the roof, it certainly will when your cleaning the gutters. Also if your running any length of pipe horrizontly to the tank maybe you consider putting in a cleaning trap. When you se what the filter catches {You need to chek it regulary} it might save you trying to unblock a full tank, in this green and WET beautiful country you certainly won"t have any problem filling it. Lots of luck.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How does the water shut off when the tank fills inside the garage?
Care to share your trick? Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why did you put the tank inside the garage ?
Do you not need the space for more important things ?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:06 pm    Post subject: filters Reply with quote

hi t10.here is what i done this evening to filter the water comming from the gutter.i cleaned the gutter.put a couple of mesh over the hole in the gutter.also put a filter go into the top of my ibc tank Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:13 pm    Post subject: over flow Reply with quote

hi james.i put in a overflow at the top of my ibc tank,and put the pipe through the wall Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy ps thanks for the lovely site Idea


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:18 pm    Post subject: tank inside garage Reply with quote

hi sive,i put the tank inside my garage to keep the water from freezing.also we have a very poor water supply,so it is very to have a back up supply Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good setup, pondigger, I"d be inclind to keep an eye on it during very heavy rain to check the overflow is big enough to keep up with it.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:47 pm    Post subject: pump Reply with quote

hi t10.what kind of pump are you using .also have you any photos of your system Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi P, I don"t know what type it is (its enclosed) it just has an inlet pipe and outlet and its worked off a 110 transformer. I pump from the IBC to a 280ltr stainless tank (yea, posh!) where I mix it with a concentrated mix of henshit and nettles, which I leave soaking in a barrel for about 2 months. this is used to water the tunnel. So far, 6yrs, worked well. great tomatoes and cucumbers. Have to add and change soil ect. sorry, I"m rambling, everything disconected at the moment, reconnect again around march. As for photos! I"m about as useful as an ashtray on a moterbike when it comes to computers! I"m sure any plumber would advise on pump.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:09 pm    Post subject: pump Reply with quote

hi all,lidl have a pump for sale .that looks like it would do the job Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy


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