Rain barrel platform - best way to build?

Reply

  #1  
Old 04-15-06, 07:00 PM
jason27
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Rain barrel platform - best way to build?

I am installing a rain barrel at the downspout. I would like to build a platform hihg enough that I do not have to bend over to much.

I am going to use a 42 gallon barrel for cathing rain water. If anybody has any design ideas or knows of a good tutorial site that could walk me through building this platform so it will be able to hold the weight without any worries, I would be extremely happy.

Thanks everybody! Keep up the good work on this website.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 04-21-06, 09:03 PM
Member
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 34
hold the water...

water weighs about 8 pounds per gallon, so 42 gallons would weigh in the neighborhood of 340 pounds..
--how high do you want the barrel off of the ground?

simple 2x4 framing can easily hold the weight.
post back with some dimensions and/or exactly what you are looking for. like how high is the barrel going to be off of the ground, permanent or temporary structure, etc.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
'