How To: Make a $25 DIY Rainbarrel

We've posted on creating your own rain barrel before, but here's another great detailed how-to for the budget conscious that can be done for about $25 ...

From Nashveggie, the following is a brief overview of the materials required. The photos speak for themselves, but be sure to visit Nashveggie for detailed instructions complete with an overflow valve and screen for incoming water.

Materials:

  • Water container: The writer was able to find an empty barrel at a local farm store that once contained olives. Ensure you use a food grade barrel for this project to keep your plants safe from chemical leaching.
  • (1) 3/4″ Male Hose Bibb (I used a no kink bibb)
  • (2) 3/4″ PVC Female Adapter
  • (1) 3/4″ tapped Male Hose to Male adapter
  • (2) 1″ Galvanized or Brass Washers
  • (4) #18 O-rings (1″)
  • Teflon Tape
  • 1″ Hole Drill Bit
  • (1) Brass Hose Cap
  • 18″x18″ Square Metal Screen
  • (8) Aluminum Self-starting Screws

And for some rain barrel decorating ideas, check out the Rain Barrels on Parade.

Via Nashveggie (including photos).

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