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Save Water – Build a Rain Barrel

Save Water – Build a Rain Barrel

In honor of a little holiday called le jour de la monde, also known as “earth day”, let’s talk rain barrels. Here’s how to make your own: 1. Purchase a plastic 55 gallon barrel and avoid anything that once held toxic items, like cleaning products. 2. Install an overflow at […]

Setup Your own Water Supply with a Rain Barrel

Setup Your own Water Supply with a Rain Barrel

One of our favorite new home blogs is This Young House and their recent rain barrel project shows step-by-step how to find the barrel, make the spout, and position it properly in your yard. If you don’t have the time or inclination to monitor a rain barrel then you could […]

Drywell Rebuild with the Help of Oakum

Drywell Rebuild with the Help of Oakum

The folks at Chicago 2-Flat tore up a concrete slab in their backyard to discover a 100-year old drywell located just next to the house. They considered setting up rain barrels as the only gutter drained into this drywell but decided against this due to the weather and limited space […]