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    I am looking for blue plastic drums.

    Gutters around my home is too difficult to connect to 1 storage tank. so I want these at each gutter to pump from there to storage tank.

    Most places are MAD with prices at the moment. Someone in warehouse or farm must have some lying around. Willing to pay

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    I have. PM me.
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    If you don't come right, phone this guy: He sells them second hand.

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    I can't help with the drums, but with your installation.

    Can't you use 20mm PVC pipe to connect all the drums to the storage tank?
    The drums will act as buffers, but they should all equalise after some time.

    Ideally they should all be higher than the storage tank (or, obviously, the storage tank installed at a level to accomplish this).
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4eTouareg View Post
    I can't help with the drums, but with your installation.

    Can't you use 20mm PVC pipe to connect all the drums to the storage tank?
    The drums will act as buffers, but they should all equalise after some time.

    Ideally they should all be higher than the storage tank (or, obviously, the storage tank installed at a level to accomplish this).

    My idea is to link the barrels on each side of the house with 20mm irrigation pipe then pump from there to the storage tank.

    Cannot connect direct to storage tank, it will then only fill half way before barrels overflows
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarnieH View Post
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    I have quite a few BUT.... most are cracked so that wont help you...

    Maybe silicone or some such?

    Else I will grow potatoes.... maybe the best bet
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardMiddelmann View Post
    I have quite a few BUT.... most are cracked so that wont help you...

    Maybe silicone or some such?

    Else I will grow potatoes.... maybe the best bet
    Thanks Richard..... this is sort of like saying: " i have a Jeep. But it has no enjin. Gonna use it as a chicken coop"
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    Perhaps I can keep chickens in the two 5000 L tanks that I have just installed. They are getting dusty inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RodS View Post
    Perhaps I can keep chickens in the two 5000 L tanks that I have just installed. They are getting dusty inside.
    Patience ...

    25mm rain fills my 1500 liter tank.

    I want to add to this capacity as we often get more than 25mm at a time ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisF View Post
    Patience ...

    25mm rain fills my 1500 liter tank.

    I want to add to this capacity as we often get more than 25mm at a time ....
    This is why I am looking into these drums...

    My house has 8 Gutter down pipes. So impossible to divert all to 1 storage tank.
    I diverted 2 downpipes by bloking them in the gutter, but anything more than a light drizzle the gutters overflow. so that aint working

    I have crates under each gutter at the moment but only 80l in each , so I pump from 2 at a time to the storage tank. It fills up with 10mm of rain. Then all goes to waste. and the are open so leaves and dust all the time

    The idea is to add a drum to each of the down pipes. That is 8x200 liter extra storage. linking these together I can pump from the one closest to storage and will not need to drag the pumps around the house all the time!

    Currently I have 1x1000l Flowbin for storage receiving 2 more next week.
    So I can end up with 4600l of collected water. that should last me 2.5 weeks if I can continue current levels of consumption.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoenraadB View Post

    Currently I have 1x1000l Flowbin for storage receiving 2 more next week.
    So I can end up with 4600l of collected water. that should last me 2.5 weeks if I can continue current levels of consumption.
    Just bear in mind that glow bins are translucent and algae will grow in there if water is stored.
    If you want to drink this water it will need to be treated. It's Fine for garden etc though.

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    I also looked into these. Apparently you cannot stack them as I wanted to use 4 to 6 but have them stacked on each other. I would then have to make a stand.
    I think the white ones are stackable.
    But fully agreed, the pricing is crazy at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RodS View Post
    Perhaps I can keep chickens in the two 5000 L tanks that I have just installed. They are getting dusty inside.
    Hopefully it should fill with next week's rain.
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    Contact iKapa drums or BGServers. I buy tons of drums for waste from these guys. You can also get 1000L IBCs from them for around R950.

    When you speak with them make sure you specify you are looking for a tight head drum. Open tops you can remove the whole top of the drum, tight heads have the two holes of about 50mm.

    A small section of gutter can fill a 200L drum very quickly. I use the water from my washing machine for my toilets, top it up with a bucket in the shower.
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    Richard and Barnie - pm's sent. Also interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhlippieV View Post
    Just bear in mind that glow bins are translucent and algae will grow in there if water is stored.
    If you want to drink this water it will need to be treated. It's Fine for garden etc though.
    Agreed on the algae but not on the "fine for garden" bit. It will block your filters, or the strainers on your pop ups
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hagu13 View Post
    Agreed on the algae but not on the "fine for garden" bit. It will block your filters, or the strainers on your pop ups
    Our system is lo-tec. We just leave the hose pipe in the garden. But it's definitely something to consider for irrigation systems. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subok View Post
    Richard and Barnie - pm's sent. Also interested.
    Yip.... come fetch next week as you said.... Might even give you a few extra so make sure you bring a rope
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    Sugar Bird in Malmesbury sells 2nd hand drums for R100, the last time I bought. Either blue or red. You will have to google - Sugar Bird Malmesbury.

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