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Went to the scrape yard and got myself committed this morning, it is getting real exciting.
The commitment ( photo / image / picture from KK Ng's Garden )
Those drums filled up the Old Chariot.
The Hardware ( photo / image / picture from KK Ng's Garden )
I have no idea what the content of the 200litres drum was but it didn't have any foul smell and it is really clean inside. The 25litres drums were used for orang and apple cordials...... they smell pleasant.
It is nice to see the hardwares physically as it really take away lots of the guessing work. I laid them out on the area that they were supposed to be and they fitted well. Now I have to start looking for lumber for the racks to support the grow bed and keep the 200litres drum in place.
Next I'll have to modify the drums so that they are useable for the purpose. I have never modify a plastic drum before so I am wondering what would the best tool to cut it. A powered jig saw .... good choice but mine is broken, a blade???? These are heavy duty drums so i guess a blade is out of the question. I guess my best choice now is to Google it.
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Well KK-- your load of goodies looks very interesting. It looks like you are committed now, for sure.
My Hubby made my compost barrel and a rain barrel out of blue 55 gal drums like yours.
Yes I am and it is always exciting to see an idea becoming a reality. Didn't had much time today to explore what I can use to cut them yet but I think I can make use of a hacksaw blade holder kind of thingie which I saw in the hardware shop a couple of years ago. If I can I'll go and look for it tomorrow. I have to cut them to make them usable for the project. Mozzies will not be a problem because the fishes will make a meal of the mosquito larvas, it's a delicacy for the fishes ..hehe!! Right now I am still thinking how should I cut them, it is really important to know how excatly to cut them because if they are wrongly done then guess who will have to make another trip to the scrape yard!!
Thanks for the info Toni, I think what I had in mind that I mentioned in reply to Sojerd works in the same principle as a reciprocating saw but it is manually powered. If I can I get it tomorrow, I'll post a picture of it. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Looks like a hole saw the right diameter and a power drill would work. The flange on the PVC fittings would have to be large enough to support the water weight and still have the threads fit through the hole. Gaskets for the fittings etc. Looks easy enough. Putting the PVC together without the glue will assure that there are no design problems. Glue one and test it for unseen issues. Looks like you are well on your way to a nice interesting spectator project. I know I can't wait for the next installment. Good luck.
Sounds good, KK.