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How To Collect Rainwater And Store It For Watering Garden Plants And Other Uses Around The House

Harvesting rainwater is the easiest way to reduce your city or groundwater consumption.


If you already have gutters, you will need 2 main things to start collecting rainwater.

  1. A rainwater diverter that diverts rainwater from your gutter into a storage tank.

  2. Storage tank to store rainwater. 50 gallon minimum recommended.


How To Install Rainwater Diverter for Rain Barrel on Gutter Downspout | Flex-Drain 3x4in


This is how I installed a rainwater diverter on my gutter downspout to fill a 275-gallon IBC tote tank. The rainwater diverter used in this video is the Flex-Drain 37043 Catch-A-Raindrop Rainwater Colander Kit, 3 x 4-Inch, White. This will only fit metal 3x4 inch gutters.



▼ WHERE TO BUY PARTS:

Flex-Drain 3x4in Catch-A-Raindrop Rainwater Gutter Collector Kit

Rain Barrel Faucet Connection

3/4" Male Solid Brass Threaded Bulkhead Water Tank Garden Hose Connector (This would be used for the inlet connection into the rain barrel from the rain water diverter


▼ WHERE TO BUY TOOLS NEEDED:

Hacksaw

Level

Square

My Favorite Screwdriver

Knipex Plier Wrench used to bend gutter metal into shape


▼ CREDITS

Thank you to my friend Dandley Vizibelli for his help and advice in setting up the tank, and the cameraman for the video.


How To Make GARDEN HOSE ADAPTER For IBC Tote Ball Valve (275 Gallon) for Rainwater Harvesting Use

The IBC Tote (275 Gallon) that I installed for rainwater harvesting had a ball valve pre-installed. The output of the ball valve has a 2" NPT fine thread connection. This is how I made the garden hose connector:


▼ WHERE TO BUY PLUG & PLAY PREMADE ADAPTERS:

https://www.amazon.com/shop/engineerable

FINE THREAD IBC Tote Adaptor 2″ NPT(F) x 3/4″ Hose

FINE THREAD 275 - 330 Gallon IBC Tote Tank Drain Adapter 2" NPT Fine x Brass Garden Hose


▼ WHERE TO BUY PLUMBING PARTS TO DIY ADAPTER:

▶ 2-in x 2-in dia Adapter Adapter PVC Fitting:

▶▶ AMAZON - https://amzn.to/35HbnIK or https://amzn.to/35mewht

▶▶ HOME DEPOT - https://www.homedepot.com/p/NIBCO-2-in-PVC-DWV-Hub-x-FIPT-Female-Adapter-C4803HD2/100345928

▶▶ LOWES - https://www.lowes.com/pd/LASCO-2-in-x-2-in-x-2-in-dia-Adapter-PVC-Fitting/3371580

▶▶ ACE - https://www.acehardware.com/departments/plumbing/pipe-fittings/plastic-fittings/43115


▶ 2-in x 3/4-in dia Bushing PVC Fitting:

▶▶ AMAZON - https://amzn.to/3IJOuTC

▶▶ LOWES - https://www.lowes.com/pd/LASCO-2-in-x-2-in-x-3-4-in-dia-Bushing-Bushing-PVC-Fitting/3373004

▶▶ ACE - https://www.acehardware.com/departments/plumbing/pipe-fittings/plastic-fittings/46188


▶ 3/4 in. MHT x 3/4 MIP or 1/2 in. FIP Brass Multi Adapter Fitting

▶▶ AMAZON - https://amzn.to/3pBmutI or (5 Pack) https://amzn.to/3KhChGf

▶▶ HOME DEPOT - https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-3-4-in-MHT-x-3-4-MIP-or-1-2-in-FIP-Brass-Multi-Adapter-Fitting-801709/300095988

▶▶ LOWES -

▶▶ ACE - https://www.acehardware.com/departments/plumbing/hoses-and-tubing/hose-connectors/47037


▼ WHERE TO BUY TOOLS

Knipex Plier Wrench (Best pliers ever)

PVC Cement


Here's a good reference for the types of connections on IBC totes.


How To Install An IBC Tote (on uneven ground)







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