The rear garden is being re-modelled (to use the in-term).
Apart from a bit of earth moving, there's a polytunnel (6m x 4) to go
in and the rain water drainage on that side of the house to be sorted.
It was while working out the latter - Osma Aquacells - and then where
to put them ? Ahh - under the polytunnel, but then .... what about
water recycling as it might save me putting in a dedicated supply ?
Any one know anything about this type of thing? There's about 50m^2
of roof area.
Can't afford those. Mine are beer crates and laser printers (stripped out laser printer frames on their side are excellent for this).
Don't put SUDS systems under greenhouses, unless you have an excavator to sink them deep. It's a royal PITA to have to work a greenhouse afterwards without breaking into them.
Otherwise don't use SUDS (and open-sided beer crates) for water recycling - use barrels, linked top and bottom into tank farms. Put lids on them too for later access (just cover with 2" of soil and remember where you left them) and put a submersible pump in the lowest barrel. Submersible pumps are cheap and more reliable than anything inexpensive with decent lift.
On Monday, 17 September 2012 19:11:47 UTC+1, Owain wrote:
I wouldn't bury IBCs. They aren't strong enough, and what strength they do
have depends on their rustable steel cages.
If you bury barrels, and space them apart, you preserve most of the soil's
mechanical strength. I wouldn't drive a truck over it, but you can at least push
Many thanks guys for your info.
I've done some thinking and googling and come to the conclusion that
the linkage won't work, mainly because I would have to put in a
soakaway anyway to cope with the excess winter water (Scotland - lots
of it!) which won't be used for watering the tunnel. And then the
amount of work in installing a suitable tank, pump and electrics would
exceed putting in a dedicated pipe from the house mains.
The point about a soakaway and growing things has concerned me a bit
but 500mm of soil on top and under a path will resolve that.
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