Starting the Rain Water System

Our biggest concern and problem has been water.   If I could change one thing about the land, it’s a water source.  Up until now, we haven’t had a way to put in any sort of system other than the $3000 one the county will do.  That yelping you hear is my bank account.  We decided to go with two different possible systems: rain catchment and self-drilling a well. 

I touched on the water system just a bit on the video I’m currently uploading, but that is after we had already put one IBC tote in place.   This is the install of tote #1.

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Getting everything ready to start: tote, level, shovel, cinder blocks,  wood to help level and mallet.

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Begin the leveling!

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So far, so good…

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Awesome leveling job!

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He’s doing so good!

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Even level diagonally!

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Oops. Not so level.

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Fixed it.

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We both realized some of the blocks are in the wrong place. Oops. Back to the beginning.

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All four blocks are spaced correctly and leveled.  The board helped level and will help support the front of the tank.

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We lifted the tote onto the blocks.

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The final test: is it all still level? This way is level.

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Level this way.

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This way is also level.

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YEAH! He did a great job!

 

One tote down, five more to go.  I’ll update on the system after we buy the other totes needed and start the gutter system.  I wish it had taken as long as reading this post did, but it was actually a couple of hours.

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