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At Pauls (Bathgate)request..Water Butts..


By bloomer


The photo’s you wanted Paul,showing the connections,from the shed Guttering..
Water Butt 1..on a matching stand..

diverter kit,includes a filter,for inside. .you need to cut a hole in the drainpipe to divert into the Butt..overflow hose is at the opposite side,going into a border..

Water butt 2..
Stood on improvised stand.:o)need the height to get a watering can underneath..

Visible photo of overflow pipe..

.If you decide to have water Butts.I would advise you get th biggest you can..we only have space for two of the smallest ones..Hope this is helpful..x

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I agree about size I wish mine had been bigger, great for topping up the pond and very easy to connect to drain pipe with no leaks but you may have to clean out the connection from time to time as roofs are dirty gritty things.

4 Apr, 2015


I wish we had the room for bigger ones too,Denise..We use any excess water for washing the paving slabs,or OH uses for rinsing the car sometimes..We would be lost without them..Ours don't seem to get too bad,as we don't get many leaves etc,clogging the gutterings up,but we do wash them out,when they are empty..

4 Apr, 2015


Hi Sandra ... I forgot to say ... I've put this blog on GoYpedia .Water butts and barrels... very useful blog :o)

5 Apr, 2015


Hi Terra,and thank you..It might help someone to decide..xx

5 Apr, 2015


Thank You Sandra. This is very useful as Terratoonie said. I think I could link the overflow hose to a 2nd barrel. Seems like a straight forward weekend project for me.

10 Apr, 2015


Glad to be of help Paul..that sounds a good idea,to link it to a second one..if only we had the space ,you obviously
have..that should keep you busy one weekend :o)

10 Apr, 2015

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