Water Barrel Storage Center Plans

Water Barrel Storage Center Plans

Store water for emergencies in a system that’s easy to use, and more important, easy to replenish the water — so it’s always fresh when you need it.  Uses plastic 55 gallon barrels for an easy build.

Free Digital Delivery — Right Now*

$ 9.99 - Complete Set of Plans

* Plans are in a computer document. You may Save them to your computer immediately after Payment.

Description

Description

Make your home water storage supply easy to access, easy to fill, and easy to change.  This system is designed to minimize air in the barrels, keeping the water fresher longer, and to maximize the water that will free-flow out — no pumping, no tipping, no lifting.  This is the easy way to store and refresh for emergency water.

Water Storage Details:

Water storage in barrels is great emergency preparation, but it’s a chore to change the water in those barrels.  (A must do to keep the water fresh.)  Here is a pretty simple way to mount and plumb the barrels so they will drain without pumping or priming, and fill completely without a hassle.  Best of all, . . . You Can Build It Yourself !

This may be the easiest way of filling, draining and storing water in barrels.  The concept is simple:  Make the barrels fill and drain by themselves — No pumping, No priming, No lifting.

Add To Cart

Specifications

Specifications

Water Barrel Storage Center Plans

  • Holds 2 (optionally 3), 55 Gallon barrels.
  • No pumping. No priming or siphoning.
  • Approximately 59″ high, 27″ width, and 44″ depth.
  • Unique internal plumbing design built to fill and drain both barrels.
  • Plans include complete drawings and instructions.

Add To Cart

More About The Design Features

More About The Design Features

Sound too easy?   It is Easy!

Home Water Storage SystemThis unique design is built to fill and drain both barrels almost without effort.  Just fasten a garden hose to the lower faucet and fill them up.  That’s easy.  When they are full, just switch the valves and that’s it.

Later, when you need the water, just turn on the valve and water flows out.  It’s the perfect preparation.

The cleaver part is the internal pipes, configured to fill the barrels completely while leaving minimal air.  (Air left in containers of stored water promote bacteria and fungus growth.  Minimizing the remaining air helps the stored water stay fresher longer.)

When draining the barrels, this system configuration will draw out all but about 3 cups of water without even moving the barrels!  No more tipping and lifting — And it does it almost by itself!  No pumping.  And, No priming or siphoning.  Best of all, in an emergency, access to the water is easy through the valve!  Just turn it on.  It’s that easy!  If you store water in barrels, build one of these for yourself.

Construction :  Moderate woodworking skills – Can be built with typical hand & power tools with a medium skill.

Plans include easy to follow, fully illustrated instructions.  . . . See sample plans pages . . .


Barrel stand is approximately 59″ height, 27″ width, and 44″ depth, and will accommodate 2 standard 55 gallon barrels.  The plans can be modified to hold 3 barrels if desired.  Piping and siphoning claims depend on completing the project as specified.


Add To Cart

Maximize Your Project

Plans from Mechanical Elements are an awesome start to a great project.  Here are some resources to help even more!

Maximize Your Project

Reviews (0)

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Water Barrel Storage Center Plans”

Good planning is the beginning of a successful project.
Great Plans Are Available Here!

We Found These For You . . .

Article
Spring Foot for Gantry Crane Safety
Nothing ruins a pleasant day quite like a goose egg on your head, or a throbbing finger pinch.  Avoiding those things (and, of course, the much more disastrous potential events) is the context of this gantry crane safety article. 

Read The Article

Article
Replace Trailer Tires
Don’t mess around with your safety or unexpected trip interruptions.  The Best Reason to replace old or worn trailer tires is personal sanity, because who wants to deal with it on the side of the road?

Read The Article

Article
Twisting Trailer Safety Chains
Should you twist trailer safety chains to make them shorter?  Certainly twisting them reduces the length so they don’t drag the ground.  That part is good.  However, there are big issues with twisting safety chains?

Read The Article

Product
Hoist Winch Pole Plans

Meet the "Winching Pole".  It’s a simple, mechanical, Out-of-the-Way Hoist Winch to make lifting with a gantry crane easy.  No chains in the way.  No climbing up for a come-a-long.  Plans also include a simple load leveler.

Article
As a simplistic introduction to beam loading, this article discusses the complications in calculating stresses and deflection.  While it’s pretty easy to calculate beam loading for simple theoretical cases, very few beams are actually simple.  A trailer frame, for instance,

Read The Article

Product
Trailer 5 x 8 - 3500 lbs Torsion Axle

Designed specifically for a Torsion Axle, these 5' x 8' utility trailer plans include a 3500# capacity and many options to choose for making the trailer meet your needs.  And, fully Engineered Blueprints, of course.

Product
4' x 8' - 3500# Torsion Axle Trailer

Fully Engineered Blueprints are just the start with these Torsion Axle Utility Trailer Plans.  With the deck a little larger than tradition, you can put true 4' x 8' cargo inside!  Up to 3500 lbs.

Product
6x8 Trailer Plans - 3500 lbs

A very popular utility trailer size.  These plans include many options for making the trailer work just like you want.  3500 lbs is a great utilitarian capacity that will serve for numerous possibilities.

Article
Harbor Freight Improvement
You’ve seen them, the inexpensive bolt-together Harbor Freight trailer kits.  While they pack a lot of function, they unfortunately are often something like a rattle trap.  (Not always, of course.)  While they have a cheap rap, they sell a lot

Read The Article

Article
Storage Tip With Trailer Tongue Hinge
Need to store your trailer in a smaller space?  Consider adding a trailer tongue hinge like these.  It’s helpful, for sure, but has some definite things to consider.

Read The Article

Article
Do-It-Together
DIY is the common acronym for Do It Yourself, but there’s a misnomer in the expression.  In some things doing it by yourself is awesome, for sure, yet DIY does not mean

Read The Article

Article
Finishing or Trailer Frame Painting
(And finishing other DIY Projects.) Now you’ve invested all that time and effort into building an awesome trailer, how should you finish it?   Of course we don’t want it to rust.  And, we want it to last. 

Read The Article

Article
Saved by Trailer Chain
If you ever doubt the sanity of safety chains, then see this example of where a single trailer chain literally saved lives.  The story is amazing from all angles –

Read The Article

Product
5' x 10' - 3500# Torsion Axle Utility Trailer

A classic size!  This is the Torsion Axle version 5' x 10' - 3500# utility trailer.  It’s a nice size with good capacity for all sorts of hauling chores.  With lots of options, it’s ready to work.

Article
Bent Trailer Tongue
When buying a trailer, how can we decide if it’s well built, or just cheap?  How do you know if it’s strong or weak?  While there are always tale-tale signs, we’ll use this example of a trailer with a bent…

Read The Article

Article
May Is Build Month - DIY Plans Sale
May, the time of new flowers after April showers, is also the time for building that project you’ve been stewing on over the winter.  Spring has sprung, so it’s time to make it happen.

Read The Article

Article
Looking At Old Time Tiny House Trailers
The Tiny House Craze is cool and feels New, but it’s actually one of those things that has come around — though with a twist.  There is a lot to learn from the past if we take a few minutes

Read The Article

Article
Trailer Hitch Safety Chains
Do they accomplish the intended purpose?  Or are trailer safety chains just a legal pain in the rear?  Maybe the better question to ask, since we’re required to use them:  “How do we make chains effective?“

Read The Article

Article
Low & Lean Trailer Suspension
A unique trailer suspension offering a low profile, tuning possibilities, and more. By design, the concept offers complete tandem axle load sharing via a common coil spring which is a big plus. Though different than a torsion axle suspension, this…

Read The Article

Article
Using A Workshop Hydraulic Press
A shop press is a fantastic tool, and when you need it, there’s not much that can really substitute.  On the other hand, we need to keep things in order because when things go bad, they can easily go really…

Read The Article