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  • CalebL40 commented on CalebL40's instructable Rain Barrel for Garden Watering17 days ago
    Rain Barrel for Garden Watering

    That is really smart! I may look into doing something like that using automation. I think it would be easy to automate using a float valve (like a toliet) and once it reaches a certain level, switch the overflow to go back down the downspout. May look into that one. Great idea!

    Appreciate the feedback :)We have had a lot of rain over the last couple weeks, and the overflow is working perfectly! There was only 1 night where it was really bad and I had water coming out of the air holes. I will likely be cutting a bigger hole for overflow to help.The overflow that is there will be connected with a hose that will lead away from the house (Where the water currently overflows is far enough away from the house - and there is a slant away from the house) that this will not be an issue. Nevertheless, I want to overflow to run further away (eventually overflow will lead to another garden/tree).When I redo my deck, I will be changing how the barrels connect with the downspout. I will likely be creating a overflow that will feed back into the downspout.

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  • CalebL40 commented on CalebL40's instructable Rain Barrel for Garden Watering4 weeks ago
    Rain Barrel for Garden Watering

    Thanks! Like I said I looked at tons of different design from a lot of different people! I thank the whole rain barrel community lolI do have an overflow that is hidden from in the pictures. It is in the second barrel. After installing this, we had 3 days of pure rain and it filled up very quickly and the overflow worked like a charm.I hear what you are saying with the filter/diverter. Any dust or fine debris will make it to the barrels. At this point, it should be very small and come out with the water. I am only using this to provide water to my garden and lawn (not drinking) so it is okay for a little bit to make it in. I am more concerned with the big stuff (leaves etc) as they can plug up the system.I live in Ontario, Canada. We do get a good amount of rain, but I wouldn't say it r...

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    Thanks! Like I said I looked at tons of different design from a lot of different people! I thank the whole rain barrel community lolI do have an overflow that is hidden from in the pictures. It is in the second barrel. After installing this, we had 3 days of pure rain and it filled up very quickly and the overflow worked like a charm.I hear what you are saying with the filter/diverter. Any dust or fine debris will make it to the barrels. At this point, it should be very small and come out with the water. I am only using this to provide water to my garden and lawn (not drinking) so it is okay for a little bit to make it in. I am more concerned with the big stuff (leaves etc) as they can plug up the system.I live in Ontario, Canada. We do get a good amount of rain, but I wouldn't say it rains all the time or anything like that. We do get some dry times here and thereAs it turns out I am also in the aquarium/paludarium hobby and very familir with this weight. As I said early, I will be tackling the weight issue when I redo the deck. :)

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  • CalebL40 commented on CalebL40's instructable Rain Barrel for Garden Watering4 weeks ago
    Rain Barrel for Garden Watering

    The rain water before this just simply went down the downspout and under the deck away from the house. It would simply just soak into the ground.I do not plan on having this being uncontrolled. Once I redo my deck, the overflow will go into a tube that will run out the back of my yard. I don't have to worry about debris, as I do have a screen preventing the debris from getting into the barrels.

    I have this happening on the eavesdrop to prevent this :)

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  • CalebL40 commented on CalebL40's instructable Rain Barrel for Garden Watering4 weeks ago
    Rain Barrel for Garden Watering

    When I redo the deck I am debating on adding a couple more using the same design

    Absolutely! It's been raining here alot lately and got them filled in a 2 days. Been solid since. When I redo the deck, I planning making extra support incase I expand to more barrels

    Yeah I'm going to re think this. We just had 3 straight days of rain and this filled up in no time. As stated I'm redoing my deck so how it flows away from the house will he slightly different

    I tested the flow at this height and it has just enough pressure to water the garden. As this is not the final location, I will be elevating it more we I redo the deck. The valve will end up being closer to chest height at final location. The eavesdrop actually has a debris filter already.

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  • CalebL40 made the instructable High Volume Rain Barrel5 weeks ago
    High Volume Rain Barrel

    Thank you for the inspiration!

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  • CalebL40 commented on HannahWalton's instructable Plasti Dipping Your Computer Case7 weeks ago
    Plasti Dipping Your Computer Case

    This looks awesome! Very simple and easy to do instructable. I will be doing something similar to mine :)

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  • Rainwater Collection & Distribution System

    This is a fantastic design! I am actually going to be following a similar design for mine. I just started picking up the materials. I will be using 2 of these barrels to make a larger reservoir. Keep up the great work!

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  • CalebL40 commented on CalebL40's instructable Paludarium/Terrarium Build4 months ago
    Paludarium/Terrarium Build

    Thanks for stopping by for a look! I actually do not have this setup anymore running at home. This was an older one that I had (one of my first). Due to moving, I had to take it apart. Currently working on a new setup and will be making an instructable for it later. Also will be seen on Instagram :)

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  • CalebL40 made the instructable Baby Proof Fireplace4 months ago
    Baby Proof Fireplace

    Baby proof a fireplace!

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  • CalebL40 made the instructable Paludarium/Terrarium Build4 months ago
    Paludarium/Terrarium Build

    Built a paludarium from scratch!

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  • CalebL40 commented on CalebL40's instructable Baby Proof Fireplace9 months ago