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Required Tools for this Project

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    • Cordless drill

Hole saw, 2-1/4 in

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

    • 55-gal. barrel with lid
    • 4x4 treated lumber and construction screws or stainless steel lags, if you build a stand to elevate the rain barrel(s)
    • 2-in. male threaded electrical (gray PVC) conduit adapter
    • 2-in. female threaded electrical (gray PVC) conduit adapter
    • Silicone caulk
    • Threaded electrical PVC coupler
    • Sections of 2-in. PVC pipe
    • Glue
    • Unions reducers and valves
    • Screen

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