Buttwatch April 23rd
In response to overwhelming demand 1 here is the first post about my Butts.
Bought in an attempt to stave off the hosepipe ban 2 these two puppies can hold a bulging 400L of cool, Essex run-off.
I managed to install them two weekends ago, and as you can see from the photos, they’re swollen with sky juice.
I had to fashion a makeshift down-pipe made of 34mm waste pipe which is connected to the gutter with a liberal splurging of solvent cement. This beastly thing creates a chemical reaction between the two types of PVC which makes them liquid. When they solidify they’re welded together.
What’s missing is some form of proper overflow device, but I quite like the dangly drip hose option in the third photo…
I promise to keep you updated on the status of my Butts throughout the year.
Update #1 — 28th May
The butts are nearly depleted. Three weeks of almost no rain have meant I’ve drained them dry and they’re just aching for a top up.
Internal butt photos below:
Update #2 — 10th June
Full. Unpleasantly so. Like after a lovely roast dinner following a long walk.
Raining again now. Might have to release the pressure.