Using laundry greywater

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  1. Richard on Maui

    Richard on Maui Junior Member

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    I know it doesn't look all that pretty, but hey, that 300 gallons has come in handy on a few occaisions... I am sure that someone with a bit more panache could pull the same thing off in a much classier way.
    Of course, if we had the money I would get rid of the whole thing and put in a 5000 gallon tank tomorrow...
     
  2. MonteGoulding

    MonteGoulding Junior Member

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    Hi Richard

    Well if you haven't seen rain heavy enough to overflow the first drum then I won't in Adelaide ;-)

    So I don't need the double stack.

    I don't think I could have a gravity fed irrigation system off this but I could be wrong.
     
  3. Richard on Maui

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    Okay, so that doesn't look all that pretty either, but we have a few of these under various downpipes on this place, and again the extra 50 gallons of storage is better than nothing.
    There is nothing sealing those tap threads either. We just drill a hole with a spade bit slightly smaller than the threads on the tap, and the plastic barrel wall is thick enough that you can just thread it in and get a good seal. I myself thought that we would need to find rubber washers and retaining nut to get a good seal, and the a wwoofer we had here, Tim Farmer went ahead and did the first one, and we are still using it without any (significant) leakage over a year later.
     
  4. MonteGoulding

    MonteGoulding Junior Member

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    Hi Richard

    I can't see those images for some reason.

    Cheers

    Monte
     
  5. Richard on Maui

    Richard on Maui Junior Member

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    I was messing around editing them and adding some caption like stuff, so maybe you can now?
     
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    MonteGoulding Junior Member

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    Hmm.. nope
     
  7. Richard on Maui

    Richard on Maui Junior Member

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    Can anyone else see 'em? I can...
     
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    gardenlen Group for banned users

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    nup

    len
     

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