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Really slow rainwater harvesting with "dripper irrigation! (Uses a DIY float valve)  RSS feed

 
Brian White
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I started with a really complicated system using a "waterclock" and really complicated rain refill method ( that worked) but it probably scared people. Someone suggested just use a float and I tried it. Works great! You can get a week from a rain barrel (probably more), Here is the instructable http://www.instructables.com/id/The-AMAZING-TCMTECH-dripper-irrigation-for-rainbar/ and I will try a few pics here to show how simple it is. shows the whole idea and this shows the float I used successfully. It is just a glass pot top with the handle removed. (It is on the float in the image. Water comes in the steam outlet (I have slowed it down with grass stems) and goes down the tube in the middle.
It works super. Anyone else want to try? I have videos about it in a playlist at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkzXlmAwZTZdjGtjJpCYm2gSGVGwA033M&feature=view_all
It would be really great if people tried this right away. Too many times people sit on their hands and wait for someone else. Please try it and report your findings.
Brian
 
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How come no replies? Am I being shunned? And if so why? Let me know and I can quit wasting all our time. Thanks, Brian
 
gani et se
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That's a very cool thing to do with a rain barrel, a wise use of the resource.
I wonder if folks are slow to respond because of timing -- we've had some ridiculous amount of rain here in the last couple of weeks, and are headed into our rainy rainy winter, so not really focused on catchment.
Gani
 
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