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Post  Tilth on 5/13/2015, 7:30 pm

I have just finished my first Rain Collector. If it functions as designed, I have another one planned. San Diego is expecting rain and thunder storms for the next couple of days, so had to hurry the installation, which is to say it looks a little "rough".

The small blue barrel is the First Flush Diverter. Initial run off (polluted) will fill this barrel first. When the barrel fills, there is a ping pong ball float that will shut off water to the blue barrel, diverting water into the 270 gallon IBC tote, which is covered with a UV resistant tarp.

We'll see how it all works. I will report back in this thread.


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Post  Kelejan on 5/14/2015, 12:23 am

Well done, Tilth,  I am sure it is going to work well.

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Post  sanderson on 5/14/2015, 12:40 am

Nice!  I like the diverter set up.  Please post after the rains.  Even Fresno may get rain tomorrow.  Very Happy

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Post  Tilth on 5/15/2015, 5:46 pm

We had a break in the weather, so I put a dip stick in the tank. The water level is 4" from the top. rahrah 200+ gallons of rain water collected and the storm supposedly isn't over.

A few issues, mostly leaks, although the little vent pipe needs to go higher. Nothing I can't fix. I love it when a plan comes together! cheers

The below picture is the diverter valve over flowing during the initial storm burst. It's a little hard to see, but water is  over flowing where the down spout enters the 4" white PVC and out the top of the little vent pipe.



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