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Fwd: Barrels to store rainwater for greenhouse gardening

  • Subject: Fwd: [cg] Barrels to store rainwater for greenhouse gardening
  • From: rainbowpauline@earthlink.net
  • Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 01:48:17 -0700

Garth,

See Don's answer below.

Pauline

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Don Titmus" <fdpc@4dirs.com>
> Date: February 15, 2006 5:21:57 PM MST
> To: <rainbowpauline@earthlink.net>
> Cc: <gtaylor@mcic.org>
> Subject: Re: [cg] Barrels to store rainwater for greenhouse gardening
>
> Well yes the blue barrels are fine especially if they had food
> products in them before...
>
> I have them at my garden
>
>  
> Heat...High heat will aid in the leaching of the plastic construction
> I do not know at what temp.
>
> Therefore keep out of direct sun, wrap barrel with reflective bubble
> wrap and you will be fine.
>
>  
> more barrels at
>
> http://www.azbarrels.com
>
>  
> Don
>
> ----- Original Message -----
>  From: rainbowpauline@earthlink.net
> To: Don Titmus
> Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 9:46 PM
> Subject: Fwd: [cg] Barrels to store rainwater for greenhouse gardening
>
> Don,
>
> I remember your answering questions about suitable water barrels.
> Maybe you can help here.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Pauline
>
>
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
>
> From: "Garth Taylor" <gtaylor@mcic.org>
> Date: February 14, 2006 8:56:20 AM MST
> To: <community_garden@mallorn.com>
> Subject: [cg] Barrels to store rainwater for greenhouse gardening
> Reply-To: <gtaylor@mcic.org>
>
> Does anyone have advice on the best type of barrel to use to capture
> rainwater from the roof, bring it inside a greenhouse, and use it to
> water
> fruits and vegetables. I have been using 55-gallon blue plastic
> barrels that
> were once used for some kind of food transport.
>
>
>
> I like the barrels because they are easy to work with - I can use PVC
> materials to install spigots and overflow drains; and because they are
> low
> cost.
>
>
>
> But someone told me there is a risk of leakage from the plastic into
> the
> water where there is a high temperature. Has anyone heard about this
> problem? How high does the temperature have to be? Are we talking
> about the
> temperature of the water in the barrel (which is always pretty low
> because
> it is a heat/cold sink), or the temperature of the air?
>
>
>
> What would be a better system?
>
>
>
> Also, where can I get more of these blue barrels?
>
>
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
>
> =Garth Taylor
>
> Chicago / Southwest Michigan
>
>
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