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PostPosted: Feb 19th, '13, 08:35 
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Ron, I don't like wasting things, whether they cost me hard earned money or were free. However, I would be less concerned about scrapping a standard 200L drum because they are more readily available. The 'filter' drum is smaller and of a type that is much harder to come by, in my experience. It has a resealable lid and is just perfect for storing fish feed and other perishables. I had two of these for storage, am now making do with just one and am really hoping not to have to revert to nil in the near future. That's all.

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There are many projects that can use the mis-drilled barrel. I guess I am just used to seeing those smaller barrels at the place I bought my barrels and totes. They cost less than the 55 gal drums, which are only 15 dollars to begin with. I did not realize that they were hard to come by there.

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Haha, not kiwi but have worked with a few!
I have a vague memory of a company spearwood way that sold used olive barrels..users out 200L with big screw top lids

But for the life of me can't remember who or where I saw it....it might have been an ad in the elders weekly or something similar...


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I think I have seen them somewhere, pyro monkey - big brown ones, aren't they? They would be excellent for air tight storage, I reckon, but I haven't laid eyes on one since I became interested in AP. I will have to keep an eye out for some.

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Yesterday I managed to piece together most of the components for the Puddle's filter and half drum grow beds.

Firstly, I fitted drain pipes to each set of three half drums, and then ran the pipes over the pavers and back to the puddle.


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Once the grow bed positions were locked in with drain pipe connections, I measured and cut the inlet pipes and fitted valves.


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The other set of growbeds, awaiting leak and flow testing.


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Finally, some water!


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... and water flowing. There is sufficient flow to allow some water to cascade back into the Puddle without passing through the Radial Flow Filter. There is also sufficient flow to cater for some leaks.

I have the stand pipes all set too high and it is now past the point where I can cut off the bottom of the GB drain pipes. I will have to reduce most standpipes by about 2cm, next opportunity I get.


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I managed to overcome the issue mentioned earlier (of the outlet holes being cut by me in the wrong place) by using all of the 15% leeway from perpendicular afforded by Uniseals. I may yet have to install some flexible pipe but at this stage the 45 degree elbow fittings combined with the flex in the Uniseal are getting me out of trouble.
On another matter, I changed down at the last minute from 25mm to 20mm for the six take-offs to the GBs from the two 40mm distribution pipes. It is better aesthetically and was less bulky overall than with 25mm valves, spreader pipes etc, but will 20mm prove to be sufficient?

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Ive got 20mm feeding my GB's PJ, I havnt come across any issues. :thumbleft:

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That is just what I wanted to hear, Charlie! Thanks.

What about 3 x 50mm DWV standpipes feeding into 50mm DVW return pipes? Should I have gone up a size or two, do you reckon, or should it be ok since there is only three GBs on each run?

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Are you running them CF, syphon or timed flood and drain?

CF and timed will be fine but syphon will cause issues where the drain gets backed up with incoming water if all beds are trying to drain at once. It causes probs with syphon start and break.

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