Drop for drop, rain water is by far the most beneficial form of water for your plants. Whether you’re watering an outdoor garden full of plants or water house plants, hands down, rain water is the best. There is just now comparison. Before I got my rain barrels, I collected my rain water in buckets so that I could water my house plants with it to prevent the calcium build up in my potted plants and the plants seemed much happier. Now, rain water collection is much easier and cleaner. I use…

Drop for drop, rain water is by far the most beneficial form of water for your plants. Whether you’re watering an outdoor garden full of plants or water house plants, hands down, rain water is the best. There is just now comparison. Before I got my rain barrels, I collected my rain water in buckets so that I could water my house plants with it to prevent the calcium build up in my potted plants and the plants seemed much happier. Now, rain water collection is much easier and cleaner. I use…

Rain Chains: A Genius Alternative to Gutters: Remodelista

Rain Chains: A Genius Alternative to Gutters

A traditional rain barrel stores storm-water runoff.

A traditional rain barrel stores storm-water runoff.

for the community garden as we have very little structure to build traditional rain barrels off

for the community garden as we have very little structure to build traditional rain barrels off

How To Make A Rain Chain and Basin Water Feature

How to Make a Rain Chain Water Feature

How Long to Water Your Landscape With a Soaker Hose? | Home Guides | SF Gate

How Long to Water Your Landscape With a Soaker Hose?

How Long to Water Your Landscape With a Soaker Hose? | Home Guides | SF Gate

Making a Copper Rain Chain  Traditional rain chains are made of copper. To make one at home, you need 6 gauge copper electric wire or 1/4-inch copper tubing. Wrap the tubing tightly around a length of 3-inch PVC pipe or an aerosol can. Cut through the tubing to make rings. Join the rings into either a double or single chain. Solder the rings together or wrap them with thin copper wire at the joints.  Shellac to keep shiny.

Making a Copper Rain Chain Traditional rain chains are made of copper. To make one at home, you need 6 gauge copper electric wire or 1/4-inch copper tubing. Wrap the tubing tightly around a length of 3-inch PVC pipe or an aerosol can. Cut through the tubing to make rings. Join the rings into either a double or single chain. Solder the rings together or wrap them with thin copper wire at the joints. Shellac to keep shiny.

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