DIY ProjectsBuild Galvanized Stock Tank Water Storage Rain Barrel

Build Galvanized Stock Tank Water Storage Rain Barrel

This step by step tutorial of how to build galvanized stock tank water storage rain barrel to store rainwater to be reused in the garden. While helping reduce the strain on water consumption (lowering water bill) while providing your plants with pure natural rain water that is un-chlorinated.

There is added elements that equips the stock tank with a durable brass spigot with hose hook-up, a screen to keep out debris and insects while being able to withstand extreme weather conditions.

The wooden lid is easy to lift off and exposing a large area to dunk a watering can or 5 gallon bucket into to gather rainwater.

Build Galvanized Stock Tank Water Storage Rain Barrel
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When drought sets in and rain is short, rain collectors can provide that precious water you need for your lawn and garden.   During heavy rain falls, a typical roof can produce hundreds of gallons of water that can be later be used (saving you money) therefore rain barrel can pay for itself in just a few seasons. You can set one of these up for your chicken coop and collect all the water you need for the chickens and if you set one up for your shed or garage you will have water to water the garden.


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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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