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  1. Off grid grandparents

    Storing 55 gallon drums on the side?

    I have one more tank that I have to plumb into this system, 600 gallons
  2. Off grid grandparents

    Storing 55 gallon drums on the side?

    The three 55 gallon drums are fed from this
  3. Off grid grandparents

    Storing 55 gallon drums on the side?

    I do not but that is an interesting idea, thank you
  4. Off grid grandparents

    Storing 55 gallon drums on the side?

    I am running it to a pump and will be pumping it to a water hose spigot for watering the garden and other non potable uses
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    Storing 55 gallon drums on the side?

    Better picture of the set up
  6. Off grid grandparents

    Storing 55 gallon drums on the side?

    I ran a couple pieces strut long ways, from the back to front (or bottom to top if they were standing and this holds the weight with no problem
  7. Off grid grandparents

    Storing 55 gallon drums on the side?

    Old post but I wanted to update. Having the support for the barrels across the front and back was not enough support. The barrel started to collapse under the weight.
  8. Off grid grandparents

    Storing 55 gallon drums on the side?

    Great minds think alike lol. That is exactly what I intend to do. We have a 275 gallon IBC tote and a 600 gallon water tank that is fed rain water from the gutters. Those will gravity feed these three 55 gallon drums
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    Storing 55 gallon drums on the side?

    I've seen them made from wood also only difference is they sit in a groove. It is a anchored to the joists
  10. Off grid grandparents

    Storing 55 gallon drums on the side?

    For water storage
  11. Off grid grandparents

    Storing 55 gallon drums on the side?

    Yup, that's my back up sink lol. Thank you all for the replies, and the laughs lol. I think I am going to see what kind of saddle I can make for it to help distribute the weight. Any ideas welcome
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    Storing 55 gallon drums on the side?

    I built a structure out of 1 5/8" slotted strut channel to hold three 55gal drums high laying on their sides, so the top of the barrel is facing you if you are looking at them. I'm wondering if the sides of the barrel will be strong enough to hold the weight with only a support across the front...
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    Off grid in Kentucky?

    We are thinking of possibly renting a small place for a while so we can get to know the area before we decide where to buy our land.
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    Off grid in Kentucky?

    We don't get scared or make decisions that fast lol, just looking at all options. Actually those are things we strongly consider when looking at locations so thank you for the insight