build your own rain barrel

jim.shreds's picture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGFDlkJOdaM

lowes part list:
212957, 22690, 22681, 22682, 22034, 25010, 21516, 20992

need to find a 55 gallon drum now.... ideas....

lilroja's picture

Find them in North Philly

Find them in North Philly behind the Coca Cola factory on Erie. DK used to get his barrels for grease filtering there.

Trixie's picture

There is a guy on Craigslist

There is a guy on Craigslist that is selling them all the time. Go into Farm and Garden on the Philadelphia Craigslist site and search. I see his listing all the time.

karen's picture

you used to be able to get

you used to be able to get them free from the water department.

evs's picture

check with Philadelphia

check with Philadelphia Brewing Company.

netable's picture

For the Steel 55 Gal Drums'

For the Steel 55 Gal Drums' I pay $10 -$20 a piece, (depending on who I get them from and thats refurbished,

I have looked for them free each time prior to buying them,

I purchase them from Pat Kelly's Drums in Camden or Cooper Drums which use to be at 3rd and Brown and is now at "G" and Luzerne

jim.shreds's picture

http://www.phillywatersheds.o

http://www.phillywatersheds.org/rainbarrel/index.htm

i emailed the woman about the spring schedule....

Maggie's picture

NKCDC had a rain barrel

NKCDC had a rain barrel workshop a couple of months ago -- you could try them...

MR. T's picture

good find jim. i also

good find jim. i also emailed her.

karen's picture

jim, by the way, my

jim, by the way, my "significant other" works for the office of watersheds... i talked to him last night about the rain barrel workshops and he said the spring schedule wasn't set that he knew of, but there will be one. if i happen to hear from him before you get a reply to your email, then i'll post here.
For more interesting reading while thinking about rain barrels, storm water drainage, CSOs, etc., check this out: http://www.phillyriverinfo.org/csoltcpu/

MR. T's picture

Karen would you please let

Karen would you please let me know as well. I got a repsonse from the lady i emailed on the website but she had no information on the spring schedule other than keep checking the website

MR. T's picture

got a better answer

got a better answer now...

"We are definitely holding workshops in the spring, probably starting in April. We don't have any dates set up yet, be we're working on it."

karen's picture

great! i'll definitely post

great! i'll definitely post it here if i should hear anything or see that the website is updated.