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.

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Description

Description

Make your home water storage supply easy to access, easy to fill, and easy to change.  The system is design minimizes air in the barrels, keeping the water fresher longer.  It also maximizes the water that will free-flow out — no pumping, no tipping, no lifting.

This is the easy way to store and refresh water for an emergency.

And, even the not-so-emergency situations.  (We found our system extremely convenient when the water main serving our neighborhood was broken for a few days.  All our neighbors were running to the store for water, but we just went downstairs and filled from our Water Barrel Storage Center.  It’s as simple as turning a valve for clean, fresh 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 !  And, we have tips to help.

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.  A sequence of valves allows a full flow of water from both barrels right down to the very last few ounces.

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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.

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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.


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