Thursday, September 20, 2012

Water Sweet Water

I finally made the switch from my original water tower, which was a 205 gallon tank made of polyethylene (not made for potable water). I felt that I was wasting so much of what I could be harvesting that I jumped up to a 550 tank that is suitable for potable water. Not that I plan to drink out of it but, I could if need be. So here is a picture of the original tower I built.
 So here is the what the front of the cottage now looks like with the new tank in place.

I did a real simple drop down off of the combined drain, goes directly into the tank. I have yet to decide how I am going to cover the tank but I found a really cool display up in Gig Harbor on my vacation and I am trying to come up with something similar.

Here are some pictures of what I am talking about.

I am going to try to do a wrap around on the tank but I am having some major issues sourcing the felt material this is made of. We will see what comes of the project.


  1. How about a pallet version of that?

  2. That is a great video, thanks for the insight.

  3. I love the look of this wall. You could create your own by 1) felting raw animal fiber (wool, alpaca, angora, etc), 2) knitting animal based yarns into material and fulling it or 3) purchasing animal fiber-based sweaters (you can find them cheap in resale shops) and fulling them. It will take more effort than purchasing ready-made felt but you will be able to customize the look to your tastes. You might be able to find someone who has fiber to share or sell for cheap because they don't have a use for it. Best of luck!

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  6. This is a great project! Installing a water tank will help you conserve water and significantly lessen your monthly water bill. Anyway, have you already covered the water tank? :)

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