Water Butt (100L) kit - £23.99 at Wickes instore & online - HotUKDeals
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Was £29.99. comes with the stand, tap & rain diverter kit.

Not as good a deal as some of the water butts I've previously listed - but not a bad deal nonetheless. Argos are charging £25 for the same product at the mo.
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#1
these things give me the creeps, they are always full of insects, dust and grass trimmings etc. Why not just run the tap, and if you want nicer water, use a Brita filter on your tap water?? Oh, and don't give me all that environment rubbish, we live in one of the wettest countries in the world, saving water isn't something we need to worry about. Not voting hot or cold.
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Gball
these things give me the creeps, they are always full of insects, dust and grass trimmings etc. Why not just run the tap, and if you want nicer water, use a Brita filter on your tap water?? Oh, and don't give me all that environment rubbish, we live in one of the wettest countries in the world, saving water isn't something we need to worry about. Not voting hot or cold.


You're not supposed to drink from it :giggle:
#3
Got one of these last year, definitely for the garden, and not the kitchen lol

Comes in handy for watering my chili plants over the summer months, they are thirsty plants.
banned#4
Cricky, someone wants to drink out of one of these eeeeeew!
#5
Using rain water can be useful for washing cars in the summer too as its often much much softer than the tap water and thus leave less water marks.

As for the whole good for the environment. I know that for those who water thier garden lots its good for thier pocket more importantly
banned#6
Gball;8503730
these things give me the creeps, they are always full of insects, dust and grass trimmings etc. Why not just run the tap, and if you want nicer water, use a Brita filter on your tap water?? Oh, and don't give me all that environment rubbish, we live in one of the wettest countries in the world, saving water isn't something we need to worry about. Not voting hot or cold.

ignorance is bliss I suppose :whistling:
#7
I like big butts and I cannot lie, deedle do be do be do :)
#8
Your plants will do better for being watered with rain water.

My families had a garden center since way before I was born and all swear by these.

Tap water is treated and full of chlorine, plants dont like it.

Great for the garden, or washing the car, or anything else in which your not drinking it.
#9
Gball
these things give me the creeps, they are always full of insects, dust and grass trimmings etc. Why not just run the tap, and if you want nicer water, use a Brita filter on your tap water?? Oh, and don't give me all that environment rubbish, we live in one of the wettest countries in the world, saving water isn't something we need to worry about. Not voting hot or cold.


:?

If you grow your own fruit, veg, flowers, etc. a water butt will save you pots of cash and pay for itself in no time.

If you're on a water meter at least.
#10
I agree plants love rainwater much more than tap water and all its added chemicals.
I have black berkley water filters so that I can filter out all the crap and have good water to drink. Could even put rain water through them if needed.
Watch out though we are in for another hot summer like 76 so there won't be any rain to fill your butt ;)

HOT
#11
Gball
these things give me the creeps, they are always full of insects, dust and grass trimmings etc. Why not just run the tap, and if you want nicer water, use a Brita filter on your tap water?? Oh, and don't give me all that environment rubbish, we live in one of the wettest countries in the world, saving water isn't something we need to worry about. Not voting hot or cold.


This is a joke ...right?
#12
Now I feel sick!!! I bought a house that had one of these in the garden a couple of years back, and yes, I drank the water!!! That was, until I looked inside and nearly puked at seeing what was floating around! I thought they were for drinking water, now I know it's only for plants etc........I feel for my dog too, as that's what he got in his bowl for about a month!!! At least I only used mine in the kettle so boiled away any germs, poor dog got it straight from the water butt. He's still alive and kicking though, so I guess it didn't do him (or me for that matter) any harm.
banned#13
Nah, your dog will be fine

Don't you knwo what they put in dog food?? Much worse than a mucky bit of water :)
#14
Tip, connect this to a tap on your normal water mains - if you are on a water meter and it runs the meter in reverse. Last years wet summer meant that I made over a grand from the water board.
#15
Nice butt.
banned#16
leedale30
Tip, connect this to a tap on your normal water mains - if you are on a water meter and it runs the meter in reverse. Last years wet summer meant that I made over a grand from the water board.


Hahahah! Classic gold
#17
leedale30
Tip, connect this to a tap on your normal water mains - if you are on a water meter and it runs the meter in reverse. Last years wet summer meant that I made over a grand from the water board.

I dont get it? :?
#18
leedale30
Tip, connect this to a tap on your normal water mains - if you are on a water meter and it runs the meter in reverse. Last years wet summer meant that I made over a grand from the water board.


:-D Stop it! It's cruel to mock the afflicted.

Just a note. I've got one of these and it is great. Only problem is that it has been outside for about 4 years now the plastic stand is starting to break down (presumably due to UV light exposure) and give way under the weight of the butt. I'd suggest puttingit on a pile of bricks or something similar instead of the stand.
#19
The price of water is about £1.10/m3. Adding on the sewerage charge of about £1.20/m3 makes a total of about £2.30/m3.

As this butt holds about 23p worth of water it would need to be filled and emptied more than 100 times to break even. Last year mine was not used in winter and did not fill up during the summer so I got little more than 100 litres of water from it.

At that rate it would take 100 years to break even.
#20
leedale30
Tip, connect this to a tap on your normal water mains - if you are on a water meter and it runs the meter in reverse. Last years wet summer meant that I made over a grand from the water board.


I hope that's a joke! Pushing rain water into mains water is illegal and will mean that all your neighbours will be drinking unfit water & may well get seriously ill!
#21
No bad price in comparison with our local garden center or buying from our local water boards website, saving of at least £10.00
#22
mwarner;8509893
I hope that's a joke! Pushing rain water into mains water is illegal and will mean that all your neighbours will be drinking unfit water & may well get seriously ill!


You'd have to have a water meter and it would only work as drainage which is chargeable to the consumer.
#23
Gball
Now I feel sick!!! I bought a house that had one of these in the garden a couple of years back, and yes, I drank the water!!! That was, until I looked inside and nearly puked at seeing what was floating around! I thought they were for drinking water, now I know it's only for plants etc........I feel for my dog too, as that's what he got in his bowl for about a month!!! At least I only used mine in the kettle so boiled away any germs, poor dog got it straight from the water butt. He's still alive and kicking though, so I guess it didn't do him (or me for that matter) any harm.


hahahahahaahahahaahahaha!!!!!

I swear I just laughed for five minutes at this! Kudos to you for admitting it and not taking offence to all the rude replies to your first post. Dogs drink out of puddles and lick their own bums, theyre not likely to worry about rain butt water .
#24
csiman
ignorance is bliss I suppose :whistling:


Or in this case bliss is ignorance.
#25
Cracking deal, especially if when years hosepipe ban kicks in.

BTW Wickes are doing an offer on a 200 litre waterbutt for those with larger gardens (or the for the thirstier amongst us :):):):) )
banned#26
Gball;8508467
Now I feel sick!!! I bought a house that had one of these in the garden a couple of years back, and yes, I drank the water!!! That was, until I looked inside and nearly puked at seeing what was floating around! I thought they were for drinking water, now I know it's only for plants etc........I feel for my dog too, as that's what he got in his bowl for about a month!!! At least I only used mine in the kettle so boiled away any germs, poor dog got it straight from the water butt. He's still alive and kicking though, so I guess it didn't do him (or me for that matter) any harm.

some people really are so dumb its unreal :-D
#27
I never fill my dogs bowl from the tap, I give him rain water all the time.
Anyway he drinks from puddles when we are out walking. Dogs are tough :p

If you filtered the inlet for this it would be fine to drink
#28
Swanny MX;8517094
I never fill my dogs bowl from the tap, I give him rain water all the time.
Anyway he drinks from puddles when we are out walking. Dogs are tough :p

If you filtered the inlet for this it would be fine to drink


I know cats can get kidney problems from drinking from puddles and impure water with toxins, so I wouldn't have thought dogs would be any different.

I would've thought that giving animals the same quality of drinking water that we'd expect shouldn't be too much of a hardship or that costly. If you don't it will cost a lot more later in vets bills anyway.
#29
Thx it's not down to cost it's because I don't trust our water company's and what they put in the water supplies.
Not sure that drinking chlorine is a good idea for man or beast.
Why should rain water be bad for him to drink??

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