Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Rain Barrels - Wordless Wednesday


4 comments:

Susan in the Pink Hat said...

Excellent whiskey barrels! I need to do this. Have you had overflow problems since you're not using a diverter? How do you tell when the water level is too low in the barrel and to stop drawing off?

KarenSloan-WallFlowerStudio said...

Hi Susan,
Thanks very much! These are at the Stanhope museum, where I maintain the gardens. It does have a diverter, which isn't shown. I'll have to take a picture and add it later on.
Here's a great link all about rain barrels, maintenance and water levels. Hope it helps!
http://www.riversides.org/rainguide/riversides_hgr.php?cat=2&page=39&subpage=46

Susan in the Pink Hat said...

Thanks for the link. I have a plastic water barrel that I use, but I was considering a wooden one for my back yard where it would be more prominent. I live in a very arid environment, so I was wondering about how viable a wood barrel would be. I understand that they must always have liquid inside them or the wood dries and shrinks and they leak. No one every says how much water should be left inside though; half, a third, three quarters?

Still, thanks for the post!

Jim Groble said...

Great looking rain barrels. we have 2, but your look cooler. jim

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