Anyway, last year I put a short barrel under my deck to hold additional. It fills from the barrels under the downspouts. (All of my barrels are plumbed together with drip irrigation tubing.) I decided that it was time to add more barrels under my deck.
I started by removing and inspecting the original barrel. To my surprise, the chain on the float valve was very rusty. I thought it was going to last longer. I picked up some new zinc coated chain from Home Depot. The chain cutting guy recommended it. Hopefully it lasts longer.
|Old vs. New.|
|New chain installed.|
I contacted the guy I got barrels from before and he no longer had any. I checked craigslist and found some in a town 45 minutes away. That wasn't as convenient as the local guy, but what can you do?
|Barrels ready for installation.|
fills closer to the bottom. I figure two inputs into these barrels will fill them faster. That's the theory anyway...
|Float valve from the inside.|