rain barrel

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by cgiles, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. cgiles

    cgiles New Member

    Apr 23, 2007
    I want to use a 50 gallon plastic barrel to run a toilet and sink. Is this possible? What kind of pipe and pump should I use and How do I hook it all up? Does anybody have a diagram.
  2. leejosepho

    leejosepho DIY scratch-pad engineer

    Nov 23, 2006
    disabled-retired industrial fabricator
    200 miles south of Little Rock
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  4. Cookie

    Cookie .

    Oct 7, 2005
    I use a rainbarrel at our camp. It is a plastic drum, about a 55 gallon, that has conduit running into it from the spring house up on a hill, then, it runs down conduit into the sink in our kitchen. Works real well. Just once in a while got to go clean it out or fix the spring house. Nice soft water.
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    An RV "demand pump" which operates when the valve opens would be the easiest route.
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