Make your home water storage supply easy to access and easy to change. This system is designed to minimize the 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.
- Holds 2 (optionally 3), 55 Gallon barrels.
- No pumping. No priming or siphoning.
- Approx 59″ high, 27″ width, and 44″ depth.
- Unique internal plumbing design built to fill and drain both barrels.
- Plans include complete drawings and instructions.
Water Storage Details:
Water storage in barrels is a great way to be prepared, but it can be a chore to change the water in those barrels. (Something that should be done periodically.) 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.
Sound too easy? It is Easy!
This 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 set the valves and you’re done.
Later, when you need the water, just turn on the valve and water flows out. It’s the perfect way to be prepared.
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.