Build an Extreme Green Rain Barrel

Build an Extreme Green Rain Barrel

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by Philip Rastocny
     
 

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These instructions address all aspects of water conservation while describing how to build a high-quality, low-cost rain barrel. The first of the Extreme Green(tm) do-it-yourself series, these instructions use recycled food-grade plastic barrels and simple assembly techniques to create an elegant solution for weekend conservationists

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Overview

These instructions address all aspects of water conservation while describing how to build a high-quality, low-cost rain barrel. The first of the Extreme Green(tm) do-it-yourself series, these instructions use recycled food-grade plastic barrels and simple assembly techniques to create an elegant solution for weekend conservationists

These instructions also explain how to lower your water consumption by pointing to internationally acclaimed water conservation products, and showing how to offset your use of publicly treated water with a home constructed DIY cistern system that uses harvested rainwater as a supplementary water source.

With over 58 illustrations, example calculations, and tabular rainfall references , these instructions explain how to identify how big your cistern should be and how much water you can realistically expect to harvest.

Starting with one rain barrel and adding to it in a methodical manner, your rain harvesting can grow from a simple garden supplement to a large reservoir that can supply a significant amount of water for your garden, lawn, and non-potable water needs. Like a rain barrel on steroids, this simple approach recovers usable rain water instead of watching it run down the drain.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011926860
Publisher:
Grasslands
Publication date:
11/29/2010
Series:
Extreme Green
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,013,404
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

As a Senior Editor/Writer for Bell Telephone Laboratories (the people who invented the transistor), Lucent Technologies, and others I’ve been involved in the bleeding edge of technology for over 30 years. With a personal interest in energy conservation, I then helped industry find ways to lower electrical consumption.
With my heart in technical writing, I had a dream of going “off the grid” and living with the smallest carbon footprint I could. I documented my personal home energy conservation projects taking step-by-step assembly notes, photographs, and videos explaining how others can replicate what I did. With my familiarity in conservation technologies, I created a set of simple DIY solutions to common residential energy conservation projects requiring in most cases a limited skill set. For those whose skills may not encompass all of those required, a few talented friends will most likely fill in any of these gaps.
My wife says that I’m an awesome fellow full of life and passion. These articles can help you fan the flames of similar desires in yourself. May the consciousness for doing the right thing one day blossom within you like a flower in a mountain field.

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