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Month: August 2013

Home Project – Rainwater Catchment & Storage

Post Views: 807 So as I’ve noted in a prior post, we’ve embarked on a homesteading project. One of those things that arrives as a result is chickens and a coop. The chicken coop is a pretty good sized structure with about 120 square feet (11.1 square meters) of roof. That works out to about 90 gallons of water per inch (340 litres per 25mm) of rain that falls. That seems to be an awful lot of water to waste.  So, I’ve built a small but simple rainwater catchment & storage system.  The whole project was a bit expensive, but that is because there was no rain gutter on the coop to start with. The project cost about $200, total, which is kind of steep for a DIY…

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