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drc726

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I saw The Daily Telegraph had a Special offer for 100L water butts with stand, tap and diverter kit for £39.99 plus £5 P&P, £45 seemed steep for a small water butt!
As I needed 2 small ones for catching the water on my triple garage I decided to go on line and see if they were cheaper.
Well done Anglian Water the the same Butt with the same accessories was £28 with P&P free plus a second one for half price so 2 for £42. Although it said allow up to 28 days (I live near the south East Coast nowhere near the Anglian water area) imagine my delight when they arrived 44 hours later.
I fitted them myself and it was so easy the next morning they are full and no leaks and ideal in small spaces.

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oh thats brilliant, im very impressed ~ all round!!! i must get one sorted myself.
thanks for this

6 May, 2012

 

The cheapest waterbutt we can find here is over €150. For the time being we are using an old bit of guttering and a dustbin, but it is far from ideal.
You have no idea how lucky you are in the UK - prices for almost anything like that are amazingly reasonable, and PLANTS.... Well, don't get me started!

6 May, 2012

 

Well done .. Adding to GoYpedia.
Guess which category ;o) Lol.

6 May, 2012

 

Bargain D.rc good for you at shopping around, they look very neat, I'm afraid I gave up on ours because it leaked like mad so popped it on freecycle and a young girl took it to her allotment.

6 May, 2012

 

Great..Aldi are selling them...didn't notice that stand though.

6 May, 2012

 

What a good buy,keep thinking i must get one :-))

6 May, 2012

 

very practical ideas:-)

6 May, 2012

 

A great bargian well done;0)

6 May, 2012

 

Gattina the big ones do cost a lot more about £90 here and need a lot more room. The trouble with the cheaper ones is poor quality plastic and they tend to leak. I was so pleased to find a good quality set up for this price. Thanks TT.

6 May, 2012

 

Well done Drc and I think you made the right choice anyway by not taking up the Telegraph offer. I recently sent for a cordless cylinder mower from them which was unfortunately not suitable. Trying to get it collected was a nightmare. They use a company called Yodel for their deliveries and collections and it took four visits and endless calls to premium rate numbers before it finally went. I would never use them again for anything that required collection.

6 May, 2012

 

A TRIPPLE garage ! I haven't got one at all lol...
I hope you collect lots of water. And it seems you had a great bargain.

6 May, 2012

 

These are the same size as mine,Denise,as we only have limited space,either side of the shed..very useful though..a very good buy there :o)...and Pimms,we only have one stand..the other is stood on breeze blocks..or if you have any old bricks or stone,it will serve the same purpose..just remember to have it high enough to get the watering can under the tap ! Lol.

6 May, 2012

 

Lol..you can see what I was about to do can't you Bloomer!?

6 May, 2012

 

This is the one we have - !!

6 May, 2012

 

We only have 2 cars though Hywel lol

6 May, 2012

 

erm..I think so Pimms ! Lol...

6 May, 2012

 

lol Denise ;o)

6 May, 2012

 

That's such a good idea. We've got a double garage and the water goes down the drain. The rain butts are smart looking too aren't they? I might get OH to invest in one or two of these :o)

9 May, 2012

 

Yes I was pleased with how they look PT.

9 May, 2012

 

Bargain.....and so neat.

11 May, 2012

 

Thanks HB

11 May, 2012

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