Edited by:"ceres"Found 6th Jun 2013
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I have two 210 litre butts connected to a downstairs toilet saves me £120 a year.

Any chance of pics how you set that up to stop flow once the cistern is full?

I'm just wondering if I can use one to make wine in .

They also have the 210 litre version reduced from £49.99 to £33.32, if anyone is interested.

Link here

Nearly ordered until I realised it was so small.Only 92cm high WITH stand.

Edit;The strange thing is that the Wickes 1 that is also 100L and same diameter is 94cm without stand
Edited by: "Skybird" 6th Jun 2013

ceres

Yes, it's the slimline butt. It works well say on a downpipe that's on a … Yes, it's the slimline butt. It works well say on a downpipe that's on a path, patio etc or on a shed where space is limited as it doesn't stick out too far like the rounder butts.



http://cache.vevo.com/Content/VevoImages/video/F836ACDAA9A4018ADD871168BF858B68.jpg

pat915m

I'm just wondering if I can use one to make wine in .



You want something that is food grade for that - I would not risk it.

seafrance2

I have two 210 litre butts connected to a downstairs toilet saves me £120 … I have two 210 litre butts connected to a downstairs toilet saves me £120 a year.



They'll still charge you for waste water. £120 saving for one toilet seems quite high...must get used a lot?

I like big butts and I cannot lie...

I always wanted a slimmer butt, this could be my chance!

jazzyb88

They'll still charge you for waste water. £120 saving for one toilet … They'll still charge you for waste water. £120 saving for one toilet seems quite high...must get used a lot?


They don't meter waste water - the cost of it is estimated from the incoming water usage, so you will not be charged for the waste water. But I agree the savings figure seems excessive: water is about £2 per 1000l (supply and waste) which means 160 litres a day - 23 flushes of 7l toilet. Never heard the phrase "if it's yellow, let it mellow; if it's brown, flush it down"? Moreover, if that really is the consumption, the water butts can only store 2.5 days'-worth at that rate, and rainy as it is, I doubt it rains heavily enough that often to avoid running out frequently.

Does my butt look big in this?

Do you think this will be ok with a garage? House drainpipe is hidden. It will only be used to water plants really instead of using the hose. Oh also i live in Scotland, will get used on our day of summer

seafrance2

I have two 210 litre butts connected to a downstairs toilet saves me £120 … I have two 210 litre butts connected to a downstairs toilet saves me £120 a year.



I assume that they go into the toilet not collecting what comes out of it oO

sweet thanks op..... how long is link pipe?

could the birthday be round the corner from the pipe?

marko7969

sweet thanks op..... how long is link pipe? could the butt be round the … sweet thanks op..... how long is link pipe? could the butt be round the corner from the pipe?

Ordered cheers........

ceres

The supplied hose to connect the butt to the downpipe is approx 56cm … The supplied hose to connect the butt to the downpipe is approx 56cm long. It's corrugated and flexible so no reason why it can't go round a corner. You'd have to work out whether it's long enough from the positions on the ground but there's no reason you couldn't get a longer piece of bendy pipe for it.



cheers

£9.99 at Aldi for the same thing

If you want to buy a water butt, try your water board's website. You may find that they are selling them even more cheaply than the best deal that you can find if a shop.

Can you confirm the base is a single piece as in the picture? I have one from Wickes that had a single base as the ones I saw in Argos had a 2 piece base that clipped together. I had fun lifting the whole drainpipe up 3 inches on my house to get the diverter in. May not need base if I link this one I guess?

How stable are these?
I've been meaning to get a water butt for a while to save using the hosepipe or running in and out of the bathroom with the watering can.
Size wise it should be idea, however its a little windy near the house and ideally where I would put it isn't perfectly flat.

Just bought this from Argos.

Excellent just what I needed. Great deal.

Actually not only is the height wrong in the Argos description but
both the other dimensions are wrong as well. It is list as 38cm x 38 cm but in actual
fact is 31 cm x 36 cm.

Nearly did not buy as it is for a small garden but delighted to find it is smaller
on the width and depth than Argos say on their description.

anybody know if the diverter kit will fit onto a 65mm square downpipe ?

Out of stock almost everywhere down here in Wiltshire, has been for ages It is a great buy though if you can find it anywhere.

one left in stock in barry

Nettle_Warrior

I like big butts and I cannot lie...



And you brothers you better decide

Where do you get the linking kits from? Or what fittings do I need?
Edited by: "Roger_Irrelevant" 13th Aug 2013

timbeech33

cold......home bargains have had it at 14.99 for ages … cold......home bargains have had it at 14.99 for ages http://www.homebargains.co.uk/products/4464-slimline-water-butt-100-litre.aspx



the one at home bargains does not include the stand

timbeech33

cold......home bargains have had it at 14.99 for ages … cold......home bargains have had it at 14.99 for ages http://www.homebargains.co.uk/products/4464-slimline-water-butt-100-litre.aspx


No stand included last time I checked.

Shame no stock in my local stores.

i am not a gig fan of slim butts, but i like the idea of daisy chaining butts.

ceres

Yes, it fits 68mm round / 65mm square.



thanks for that i will go & pick the one i have reserved up then

Bought this one 2 years ago and all still works (touch wood)

4 left in Southport Merseyside

seafrance2

I have two 210 litre butts connected to a downstairs toilet saves me £120 … I have two 210 litre butts connected to a downstairs toilet saves me £120 a year.



Two.
The Missus' and the Mother-in-Law's ?

Great for home brewing on an industrial scale!

pibpob

They don't meter waste water - the cost of it is estimated from the … They don't meter waste water - the cost of it is estimated from the incoming water usage, so you will not be charged for the waste water. But I agree the savings figure seems excessive: water is about £2 per 1000l (supply and waste) which means 160 litres a day - 23 flushes of 7l toilet. Never heard the phrase "if it's yellow, let it mellow; if it's brown, flush it down"? Moreover, if that really is the consumption, the water butts can only store 2.5 days'-worth at that rate, and rainy as it is, I doubt it rains heavily enough that often to avoid running out frequently.


Just where do you live that you pay £2 / 1000 litre? Anglian water is £5.50 / 1000 litre.
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