Then There Were Three by phil_sandford

Then There Were Three

Carole is convinced I’m obsessed with collecting rain water and with my water butts. I know that I have had the drainpipe converter too high for too long and as you know from a previous photograph on here (see link below), I have had to use a garden ‘dibber’ to block the ingress of water and the butts overflowing.

Today is the first day of a weeks leave for me, (we take delivery of the granddaughters later this afternoon) so I have used this morning to buy and install a third 200 liter water butt in series with the other two. I transferred the water from the second (middle) one into the new one (left) and then raised the middle one by about 2 cm and levelled it, I then transferred the water from the first water butt, on the right (a different colour from 14 years of bleaching by the weather) into the middle one, and I then raised the first water butt by about 5cm, getting the inlet pipe level with the diverter on the drainpipe.

I’ve tested it and all appears to be fine - the yellow dibber is on standby .......
Sounds hard work - but they'll be full now with all this rain!
August 14th, 2019  
An excellent plan. Enjoy your holiday week!
August 14th, 2019  
Ha , a very scientific process ! All three will be full if you have had a day like we have had today - torrential rain for most of the day !!
August 14th, 2019  
Looks like you live in Cape Town. We all now collect rainwater and recycle greywater. I use mine for toilet and garden.
August 14th, 2019  
The amount of rain we are getting, I don’t think you really need any! See, proof of obsession!
August 14th, 2019  
I'm voting for ya Phil - everyone should be conserving as much water as possible!
August 14th, 2019  
They look as though they are on guard duty.
August 15th, 2019  
And here's me thinking it rained too much in the uk!
August 16th, 2019  
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