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#1 David Brown OFFLINE  

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Posted July 03, 2013 - 07:50 PM

Fresh from the "What the %#*$^ do you call that" shop, my latest creation.  Yeah, it's rough, but when you build it out of old trampoline parts and a $5 trailer frame, what do you expect?  It is, however, functional.  A few years ago I buit the hill billy water tower out back.  After several years of carrying water out front to the garden I said enough.  I found the trailer frame on Craigslist for $5.  Hacked off the wheels, axles and whatever held them on, got new plates made at work, new axle and wheels from Harbor Freight and the trailer part was done.  Mounted a 55 gallon plastic barrel on wooden cradles, strapped it down and built the framework up around it.  I then mounted a 12 volt pump which I can hook right to the tractor battery, built piping inside the barrel to get as much water out as possible and installed a hose with a wand on which I put an on/off switch.  I'm still working out the bugs but it works and takes a lot of out of watering the garden.

 

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Posted July 03, 2013 - 07:51 PM

Sounds like that needs a patent LOL
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Posted July 03, 2013 - 07:55 PM

If it works do not knock it!! Your way ahead of me.I need a system like that!!
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Posted July 03, 2013 - 08:22 PM

always thinking is the best reason to make something that is usable

 

is the spring the sump pump runs and I run the line to the street

now it a can find a 1000 gal tank to pump it into and save the water for summer time watering


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Posted July 03, 2013 - 08:53 PM

What part is the trampoline?


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Posted July 03, 2013 - 08:56 PM

What part is the trampoline?

 

I'd say the uprights are the trampoline legs???


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Posted July 03, 2013 - 09:12 PM

I'd say the uprights are the trampoline legs???

Yes, that's correct.



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Posted July 03, 2013 - 09:27 PM

Great idea.


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Posted July 03, 2013 - 09:48 PM

Now that is neat and well engineered. We use a trailer, 250 gallon tank, pump, generator and wand. Usually use the Farmall H to pull it. The only bad thing is tying up the trailer.


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Posted July 03, 2013 - 10:01 PM

You know I saw pictures of a garden where they had set 55 gal plastic drums up at the head of the garden.
Then the water gravity fed into trickle pipes ran down the rows.
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Posted July 03, 2013 - 10:09 PM

Don't see one thing wrong with your tanker. Especially the price.  :thumbs:


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Posted July 03, 2013 - 10:19 PM

Cool tank trailer! Can't beat something that works!


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Posted July 04, 2013 - 12:12 AM

Coke  gives the white 55 gal tanks away for free

people get them and sell them for around $15 each

 

got to check to see how many I can get


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Posted July 04, 2013 - 10:29 AM

That is a great Idea and the price looks great too.  You mentioned you hook the pump up to the tractor battery, you didn't mention how you made the connection but one way I have done this, is to use a two prong connector

 

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Split it and connect on side to the battery terminals and reverse the wiring and connect it to the pump wiring.  It has a good connection but if you forget to disconnect the wiring when you take the trailer off the tractor no big deal because it will disconnect as you pull away.  Just a thought.


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Posted July 04, 2013 - 10:47 AM

That is a great Idea and the price looks great too.  You mentioned you hook the pump up to the tractor battery, you didn't mention how you made the connection but one way I have done this, is to use a two prong connector

 

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Split it and connect on side to the battery terminals and reverse the wiring and connect it to the pump wiring.  It has a good connection but if you forget to disconnect the wiring when you take the trailer off the tractor no big deal because it will disconnect as you pull away.  Just a thought.

And a good thought at that.  Thank you.  I use two alligator clips to connect to the battery.  Since the wires get strung over the seat, I don't usually forget to disconnect them.  I am, however, always looking for ways to improve the design.  I'll mark this one in case I get the urge to change it up a little.


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