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How to Make a Rain Barrel Carrie T. Stevenson Escambia County Extension.

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1 How to Make a Rain Barrel Carrie T. Stevenson Escambia County Extension

2 Hardware Needed One ½” brass faucet/hose bibb One ¾” MH x ½” MIP brass hose adapter Two 1” special female adapters, PVC Two 1” x ½” threaded bushings, PVC One 6’ garden hose connector One 4” round grate, plastic One 4-6” square piece of screen material

3 Hardware

4 Equipment Needed Drill 1 ¼” hole bit 4” hole bit or jigsaw 12” adjustable wrench 12” channel lock pliers Waterproof glue

5 Additional Parts for Drainage ( may vary based on individual gutter system) 2” x 3” x 4” S&D downspout adapter A-B elbow cover Flex elbow 4 concrete blocks or equivalent (to raise barrel so water will flow, and to create a level surface)

6 The Container Industrial juice/pickle barrel Large heavy duty garbage can Wooden whiskey barrel

7 Brass faucet/hose bibb

8 ¾” MH x ½” MIP brass hose adapter

9 Two 1” special female adapters, PVC

10 Two 1” x ½” threaded bushings, PVC

11 6’ garden hose connector

12 4” round grate, plastic

13 4”-6” square piece of screen material

14 Step 1: Clean barrel and lid

15 Step 2: Faucet Assembly Drill spigot hole with 1 ¼” hole saw

16 Step 2: Faucet Assembly Place 1 x ½” PVC bushing into hole from outside of barrel Screw 1” PVC special female adapter onto bushing inside of barrel View down into barrel with female adapter installed

17 Step 2: Faucet Assembly Install ½” brass assembly into PVC bushing on outside of barrel

18 Step 3: Overflow Valve Using 1 ¼” hole saw, drill a hole on side of barrel close to top for overflow valve

19 Step 3: Overflow Valve Place 1” x ½” PVC bushing into hole from outside of barrel Screw 1” PVC special female adapter onto bushing inside of barrel

20 Step 3: Overflow Valve Install brass hose adapter onto PVC bushing on outside of barrel

21 Step 3: Overflow Valve Install 6’ garden hose connector to brass fitting to direct overflow away from house

22 Step 4: Rain Intake Cut a 4” circle out of screen material so that it fits inside the 4” round grate

23 Step 4: Rain Intake Drill 4” hole in center of lid (can also be cut with a jigsaw)

24 Step 4: Rain Intake Turn barrel lid upside down and insert threaded portion of grate; secure grate with waterproof glue

25 Step 4: Rain Intake After drying, raised catch area should be through the top of the lid, place screen into grate

26 Step 5: Gutter Attachment This barrel was attached using a flex elbow and an A-B elbow

27 Need More Information? Escambia County Extension 3740 Stefani Road Cantonment, FL


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