210 Litre Water Butt Set at B&Q was £37 now £25 inc stand, tap and filler kit
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210 Litre Water Butt Set at B&Q was £37 now £25 inc stand, tap and filler kit

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Found 31st May 2017
Water Butt Set, 210 Litres at B&Q was £37 now £25
i have one myself, no complaints and its well worth it for £25
complete set with stand, tap and filler kit

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i like big water butts i can not lie
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Will pay for itself after around 24 fill ups!
Wouldn't mind one of these to water grass on hot days but guessing there won't be enough pressure to add sprinkler or hose?
bally12345

Wouldn't mind one of these to water grass on hot days but guessing there … Wouldn't mind one of these to water grass on hot days but guessing there won't be enough pressure to add sprinkler or hose?



You can buy a pump to attach to it if you want to use a sprinkler
ILikeUsingGifsToComment



Wata butt oO
Edited by: "Kumarrr" 31st May 2017
bally12345

Wouldn't mind one of these to water grass on hot days but guessing there … Wouldn't mind one of these to water grass on hot days but guessing there won't be enough pressure to add sprinkler or hose?



Or have the water butt raised up higher. We have a small brick built shed containing the boiler on the side of our house. I have a water butt on top, the tap is about 5 foot high. There's plenty of pressure for watering the lawn via a sprinkler hose.
i like big water butts i can not lie
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Did she know you were filming that?
Wow - three whole postings before the butt joke.
winstonmanc

Or have the water butt raised up higher. We have a small brick built shed … Or have the water butt raised up higher. We have a small brick built shed containing the boiler on the side of our house. I have a water butt on top, the tap is about 5 foot high. There's plenty of pressure for watering the lawn via a sprinkler hose.


Good arrangement, though the surface of the water is what determines the pressure - does it work well all the way to empty?
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pibpob

Good arrangement, though the surface of the water is what determines the … Good arrangement, though the surface of the water is what determines the pressure - does it work well all the way to empty?



You can never get too much head.

Just lift it up higher, I built a breezeblock plinth for mine to get it about 3ft from the ground.
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OrribleHarry

You can never get too much head.



quoted for truth!
Whats the UV protection like on these? Do they fade or start to go brittle in direct sunlight after a year or two?

Also does it take all of the water from the down pipe or just skim half?
Edited by: "David23" 31st May 2017
Have some heat for your cheap butt
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David23

Whats the UV protection like on these? Do they fade or start to go … Whats the UV protection like on these? Do they fade or start to go brittle in direct sunlight after a year or two? Also does it take all of the water from the down pipe or just skim half?



had mine for 2 years but it only gets around 5 hours of direct sunlight in the summer,
its still nice and dark green and no signs of going brittle,
it takes pretty much all the water from the down pipe, it fills up pretty quick when we have a good down pour but that depends on the size of your roof,
once its full with water it then diverts any more water down the down pipe so you dont have to worry about it over flowing,
all of the filler/diverter kits ive seen work on the same principle, as seen in this clip... youtube.com/wat…tLY
Edited by: "cainer1" 31st May 2017
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cainer1

quoted for truth!


I was waiting lol
Would this water be able to be used in a hot tub?
cainer1

no, it wouldnt be clean enough imo


You'll just have to get dirty in the hot tub.
Do you have to have a down pipe? I don't have one
pibpob

Good arrangement, though the surface of the water is what determines the … Good arrangement, though the surface of the water is what determines the pressure - does it work well all the way to empty?


It's the height of the surface of the water above the point at which you outlet the water that determines the pressure, so raising it is the optimum solution.(Apologies if this is what you meant of course!)
cainer1

had mine for 2 years but it only gets around 5 hours of direct sunlight … had mine for 2 years but it only gets around 5 hours of direct sunlight in the summer,its still nice and dark green and no signs of going brittle,it takes pretty much all the water from the down pipe, it fills up pretty quick when we have a good down pour but that depends on the size of your roof, once its full with water it then diverts any more water down the down pipe so you dont have to worry about it over flowing,all of the filler/diverter kits ive seen work on the same principle, as seen in this clip... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4h3z8GatLY



​Thank you for the info!
Does this mean u get a discount on your water bill, assuming you're on a metre?
saraye

Does this mean u get a discount on your water bill, assuming you're on a … Does this mean u get a discount on your water bill, assuming you're on a metre?


If you use less water you pay less. That's generally how a meter works...
Thanks, Think I'll pick a few of these up for the allotment.

Thinking of connecting them together using a hose, and having these in the middle to stop the flow of water when needed.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Gardening/release-HOZELOCK-COMPATIBLE-DELIVERY-CONNECTORS/B010FUPGZ8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496305113&sr=8-1&keywords=Hose+in-Line+Tap

Just wondering if anyone could tell me the best way of connecting the hose to the water butts
Great find, heat added.
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allsa001

Thanks, Think I'll pick a few of these up for the allotment.Thinking of … Thanks, Think I'll pick a few of these up for the allotment.Thinking of connecting them together using a hose, and having these in the middle to stop the flow of water when needed. https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Gardening/release-HOZELOCK-COMPATIBLE-DELIVERY-CONNECTORS/B010FUPGZ8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496305113&sr=8-1&keywords=Hose+in-Line+TapJust wondering if anyone could tell me the best way of connecting the hose to the water butts



you could put a short length of hose directly onto the water butt tap and secure it with a jubilee clip, then put the other end into the hozelock connector
cainer1

you could put a short length of hose directly onto the water butt tap and … you could put a short length of hose directly onto the water butt tap and secure it with a jubilee clip, then put the other end into the hozelock connector



Thanks for you suggestion. I had kind of thought about that. The problem being, is I would like to use the tap at the same time.

For example, my allotment is on a bit of a slope, so I was thinking of having about 10 water butts placed down the side. Then I want a tap at the bottom of each butt, to be able to water each flower bed.

The butt at the top of the allotment (the highest one), is close to the main allotment water tank. So ideally I just want to fill that one up. Then have a hose placed about halfway up the tank (I was going to drill into the tank) and the hose would connect to the in line tap (mentioned above), and then the hose would need to connect to the next butt (around the bottom).

This will hopefully allow me to just fill up the one tank at the top of the allotment. The water would then eventually fill up each tank (but this could be controlled by the in line taps between each butt). I can then place a watering can under each butt, and these will be able to filled with the tap on the butt.

Hopefully, I have explained the scenario ok. I already have some butts on the allotment, but can't use them yet, until I get the hose connections sorted. So my main question is what product can I use to connect the hose to the drilled whole in the butts?
pibpob

If you use less water you pay less. That's generally how a meter works...


Obviously - I'm talking about the water company giving further discounts, there was talk about this but guess I'll have to check with Yorkshire water.....
saraye

Obviously - I'm talking about the water company giving further discounts, … Obviously - I'm talking about the water company giving further discounts, there was talk about this but guess I'll have to check with Yorkshire water.....


The only thing I've come across is if you can demonstrate that none of your rainwater goes into the sewer, i.e. it's all absorbed by soakaways, you get a small discount. A water butt won't make any difference because the downpipe it taps into will still terminate the same way, and water will bypass the water butt when it is full or during storm conditions. Your water company's rules might vary. But you will still save if you use rainwater on your plants rather than tap water, of course.
allsa001

Thanks for you suggestion. I had kind of thought about that. The problem … Thanks for you suggestion. I had kind of thought about that. The problem being, is I would like to use the tap at the same time.For example, my allotment is on a bit of a slope, so I was thinking of having about 10 water butts placed down the side. Then I want a tap at the bottom of each butt, to be able to water each flower bed.The butt at the top of the allotment (the highest one), is close to the main allotment water tank. So ideally I just want to fill that one up. Then have a hose placed about halfway up the tank (I was going to drill into the tank) and the hose would connect to the in line tap (mentioned above), and then the hose would need to connect to the next butt (around the bottom).This will hopefully allow me to just fill up the one tank at the top of the allotment. The water would then eventually fill up each tank (but this could be controlled by the in line taps between each butt). I can then place a watering can under each butt, and these will be able to filled with the tap on the butt.Hopefully, I have explained the scenario ok. I already have some butts on the allotment, but can't use them yet, until I get the hose connections sorted. So my main question is what product can I use to connect the hose to the drilled whole in the butts?


Surely the way to do this is to put an outlet at overflow level from each into the one next down the slope? The first one will then fill completely, followed by the second one, etc, without needing any valves in between.
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pibpob

Good arrangement, though the surface of the water is what determines the … Good arrangement, though the surface of the water is what determines the pressure - does it work well all the way to empty?



It works all the way down to the tap, not completely to the bottom. Same as a waterbutt at any elevation. Unless you tilt it when near empty.
pibpob

Surely the way to do this is to put an outlet at overflow level from each … Surely the way to do this is to put an outlet at overflow level from each into the one next down the slope? The first one will then fill completely, followed by the second one, etc, without needing any valves in between.



I'd do something similar. Have the outlet high up and connect it to the next one as high as you can. Then that one should have an overflow slightly lower than its inlet, connected to the next, etc. This is because taps, pipes, etc always end up leaking slightly with time even if you use rubber washers. You don't want too many extra holes low down in the waterbutts due to extra inlets or outlets.
winstonmanc

I'd do something similar. Have the outlet high up and connect it to the … I'd do something similar. Have the outlet high up and connect it to the next one as high as you can. Then that one should have an overflow slightly lower than its inlet, connected to the next, etc. This is because taps, pipes, etc always end up leaking slightly with time even if you use rubber washers. You don't want too many extra holes low down in the waterbutts due to extra inlets or outlets.


It's more fundamental than that: if you connect them all together at the bottom, then as they're on a slope they will only fill as far as the top of the lowest one, unless you put these expensive taps between them all and spend all your time adjusting them.
cainer1

£5 off a £25 spend voucher at B&Q here, h … £5 off a £25 spend voucher at B&Q here, http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/5-off-b-q-when-spend-25-instore-online-coupon-mail-sunday-2708568need to buy the paper though £1.20


Hm - I think £3.80 is a small price to pay to avoid personally fuelling hate and prejudice.
cainer1

this website is for posting deals to help people save money mate


The discussion often drifts, "mate".
I was going to spend the £1.20 to avoid personally fuelling the hate and prejudice others have again the Daily Mail!

Alas, I forgot in Tesco and it wasn't worth going back - still happy with the deal anyway.
Got ours today for £20 ☺️
I bought this last week and connected it to a down pipe. All was going well for a couple of days and then I noticed it was leaking from where the tap is (the tap comes pre-installed). It's leaking from the seal around the tap. Me being the dummy I am lost the receipt and now will need to figure how to fix this myself.

Not saying all units are like this but...keep the receipt! (can post pictures if there are any requests)
RapidFire7 m ago

I bought this last week and connected it to a down pipe. All was going …I bought this last week and connected it to a down pipe. All was going well for a couple of days and then I noticed it was leaking from where the tap is (the tap comes pre-installed). It's leaking from the seal around the tap. Me being the dummy I am lost the receipt and now will need to figure how to fix this myself.Not saying all units are like this but...keep the receipt! (can post pictures if there are any requests)



Isn't the tap just held in with a plastic backnut? You should just be able to tighten this a bit. It might be easiest to hold the nut from the inside, putting a bit of pressure on it to turn it, while turning the tap back and forth a few degrees from the outside so that the nut slowly tightens.

By the way, you don't need a receipt to be able to return faulty goods. If you bought with a card, for instance, your statement is proof enough.
Edited by: "pibpob" 10th Jun 2017
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