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Installing a DIY Rain Catchment System

This is a discussion on Installing a DIY Rain Catchment System within the Survival Food Procurement forums, part of the Off-Grid Lifestyle category; Originally Posted by jro1 If the picture shows a burning finger...then it is caustic! check the U.N. number or by god at least google for ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jro1 View Post
    If the picture shows a burning finger...then it is caustic! check the U.N. number or by god at least google for an MSDS!!!! and that stuff is likely to be in the plastic for ever!! just wait till the sun hits it! I'm sure you've done your home work, but i'm lookin out for ya! WHMIS, and TDG are good to have so you know how to read the labels!

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    It is UN3266 which is common for cleansers and degreasers, like I said. The label also shows that it is NSF listed plastic which means it can be used for potable water. I plan to clean it out thoroughly and I hope I never actually have to drink water from the tank. The only way I would ever do so would be if the S truly HTF.

    I also plan on doing some testing before I ever consider it safe to drink. I will take some water from the tank and put it in a clear aquarium on the back porch and let it grow algae. If it doesn't ever grow algae something is wrong. Also, I will put some hardy fish in the tank, such as goldfish, and see if they die. If all of them die quickly then I will know something is wrong and I will probably just get a different tank.

    Thanks for the warnings guys. I really appreciate it. I will be safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDSreliance View Post
    It is UN3266 which is common for cleansers and degreasers, like I said. The label also shows that it is NSF listed plastic which means it can be used for potable water. I plan to clean it out thoroughly and I hope I never actually have to drink water from the tank. The only way I would ever do so would be if the S truly HTF.

    I also plan on doing some testing before I ever consider it safe to drink. I will take some water from the tank and put it in a clear aquarium on the back porch and let it grow algae. If it doesn't ever grow algae something is wrong. Also, I will put some hardy fish in the tank, such as goldfish, and see if they die. If all of them die quickly then I will know something is wrong and I will probably just get a different tank.

    Thanks for the warnings guys. I really appreciate it. I will be safe.
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    For those interested, I shot a quick video after a couple small rain storms to show how much water I was able to collect. Remember, it is a very small roof Also, I am NOT going to be drinking the water out of this thing unless I was going to die otherwise and only after boiling it and filtering it:

    Last edited by LDSreliance; 10-17-2014 at 07:44 AM.
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    Rain catch water needs filtered. But to survive you first have to have water to filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arklatex View Post
    Here you go.

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    Thanks Ark, found it here:

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003E1RJVU/...l_8u7qp1eg71_e

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuntingHawk View Post
    Rain catch water needs filtered. But to survive you first have to have water to filter.
    This is my philosophy. Water can be distilled if it is polluted and that is a heck of a lot better than the next option in a SHTF scenario, which is no water at all.

 

 
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