Help, my rain barrel fills up too quickly, yikes, what should I do?!?
When I am not home to empty the big barrel, it flows over and rain water floods the house.
Is there anyone who knows a solution for a not very handy person?
- elhighLv 77 months agoBest answer
It sounds to me like your catchment system is undersized for the volume it receives. You should add more barrels, and reroute your overflow to direct water away from the house.
These things should have been done from the beginning and I have to ask, if your barrel is overflowing do you really need a catchment system? How much rainfall does your area receive in a year?
- JoeLv 57 months ago
Where do you live, in Ecuador ?? Get a bigger barrel for gods sake !!!
- PeriferalistLv 77 months ago
Have you tried installing an over-flow tube to it that extends onto your lawn?
- EdwenaLv 77 months ago
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- John PLv 77 months ago
Get a further barrel, and connect a pipe.
- Anonymous7 months ago
What you really need is a place for the water to go.
- hoorayLv 57 months ago
You'll need to fit an overflow pipe from just below the top of the barrel to the nearest drain. Apart from cutting a hole in the barrel you don't need any tools.
Why are you leaving it where it can flood the house? That just seems foolish.
- BrockdeezLv 67 months ago
I've seen multiple barrels daisy chained together before.
- STEVEN FLv 77 months ago
Either get a larger rain barrel, or install an overflow that directs the excess away from the house.
- JetDocLv 77 months ago
Move the barrel so it doesn't flood the house when it overflows.