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#1 boyscout862 ONLINE  

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Posted July 15, 2013 - 04:52 AM

The other day one of our members was saying he was setting up gutter barrels to catch rain for watering his garden but it hasn't rained. We have had a lot of rain up to about two weeks ago. Now, we are having alot of heat.  I've been using 5 gallon buckets to catch the condensate that dripps from our air conditioner. We get about 8 gallons per day. It takes care of most of our small garden. Just an idea that may help some of you. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 04:59 AM

That's a good idea. That's a lot of condensate. You must have pretty high humidity there. 8 gallons doesnt sound like a lot but goes quite a ways in a small garden.


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 05:46 AM

The dew point has been in the 70s and is forecasted to stay there for the next week.

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Posted July 15, 2013 - 05:47 AM

That's a good tip :thumbs:  This year our a/c has been running almost round the clock . Our humidity this morning was 93% going down to a low of 70% this afternoon lol


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 06:16 AM

I never thought about that, Rick.  We have ours hooked up to a drain.  It might be worth a try and see how much we get. 

 

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Posted July 15, 2013 - 03:06 PM

Sounds like something to look into.This gives me an idea for a garden watering barrel on wheels.

 

I'm always looking for an excuse to build something to hook behind a GT :rolling:


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 03:57 PM

Sounds like something to look into.This gives me an idea for a garden watering barrel on wheels.

 

I'm always looking for an excuse to build something to hook behind a GT :rolling:

Eric: I'm pretty sure this is the thread reffered to. David Brown(Jeff) might give you some ideas.

http://gardentractor...ck-design-pics/


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 06:40 PM

That's awesome.

 

Take that and hook it to the overflow tube on an air conditioner.Free clean water and a way to get it to your garden and have fun at the same time.






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