|Compost tumber he made in 2011|
Those way to energetic folks over at Young House Love have issued their Spring Pinterest Challenge. You know I love a good challenge, and I am addicted to Pinterest so...
My Vet was able to procure some food grade barrels that we've been using around the house for a couple of years. Today I turned one into a rain barrel. It was actually pretty simple.
I did need help from my Kindergartner to hold the spigot in place while I crawled in the barrel to hand tighten the washers and nut in place.
If you are shorter than me, or you don't have a long plumbers wrench then you might want a helper for that part too.
To make the stand I just grabbed some left over pressure treated lumber.
My scrap lumber already had a lower shelf so I just cut them off.
I then cut the longer board to my desired length. Length was determined by the pre-cut length in my boards and the diameter of the barrel.
Attached boards to the top. You could probably use nails, I just suck at hammering them in, so I like to use screws.
A little bit of water to test. A fuller barrel will have better water pressure so that I can use a hose. In hind sight I would have made the stand a bit taller so that a 5 gallon bucket would fit under the spigot.
I still might paint it like I did the compost tumbler, but the weather will need to cooperate first!