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