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Post  mlpii66 on 4/28/2017, 10:02 am

I inherited an old water softener in my basement.  Can't get parts to fix it so I dragged the holding tank out to the garage.  Looking at it I'm struck by an unshakeable re-purposing urge.  I just cant settle on what purpose.  It's about a 30 gallon tank, slightly larger around than a five gallon bucket and four foot tall. Best I can come up with is a strawberry/tomato planter or a vermi-culture/composter.  The problem I see with using it as a giant worm tube is having to up-end  every time to get to the compost. The problem with using it as a strawberry planter is I have no heated place to store it in the winter and it gets cold enough here to freeze solid through and through.

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Post  camprn on 4/28/2017, 10:16 am

A cistern, if you are the rainwater collecting sort. What a Face

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Post  mlpii66 on 4/28/2017, 12:31 pm

@camprn wrote:A cistern, if you are the rainwater collecting sort. What a Face
Good one!  I'm on a water well so this wet winter and spring replenishing the aquifer make me happy as the local farmers suck water from it like it's going out of style.  But I like the idea of using it as a tank for a drip irrigation system for the beds!  It's a little deep and not as round as I am Rolling Eyes  so it would be a chore putting a tap near the bottom. I envision a Three Stooges skit with my two grown sons trying to extricate me from the tube! What could go wrong? I have a 55 gallon plastic food grade barrel I'm pressing into irrigation services too. When I bought this place, I also inherited a couple hundred feet of irrigation hose.  I just need to buy the various fittings and drip/mister nozzles.
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Post  camprn on 4/28/2017, 12:41 pm

Perhaps try horizontal vs. vertical placement, in a cradle? thinking

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Post  bigdogrock on 4/29/2017, 9:35 am

I am of the same thought as Camprn, but if you were to take a quick pic of it I might have a few more thoughts. I think it is an interesting idea to re-purpose things, being the ultimate frugal,l penny pinching, otherwise known as cheap kinda guy Smile
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Post  CitizenKate on 4/29/2017, 10:35 am

@mlpii66 wrote:
I envision a Three Stooges skit with my two grown sons trying to extricate me from the tube! What could go wrong?

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Post  newbeone on 4/29/2017, 2:24 pm

What was in the tank? Was it the one where You add the salt?
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Post  mlpii66 on 4/29/2017, 7:43 pm

@newbeone wrote:What was in the tank? Was it the one where You add the salt?

No it was the holding tank. Either that or there hasn't been salt in it in ages, it's clean as a whistle.
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Post  mlpii66 on 4/29/2017, 7:48 pm

@bigdogrock wrote:I am of the same thought as Camprn, but if you were to take a quick pic of it I might have a few more thoughts. I think it is an interesting idea to re-purpose things, being the ultimate frugal,l penny pinching, otherwise known as cheap kinda guy Smile
There's an aging population here in Idaho Falls, I've hit a lot of estate sales and have a few things I'm trying to find purpose for.  I got a nice stack of the translucent corrugated fiberglass panels for 10 bucks, they'll be cold frames here before long. I picked up 7 15 gallon plastic barrels, they'll go in the greenhouse for thermal mass. I also have some great double pane windows for cold frames. Now I just need TIME!
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