By Bernie Bell
We used to use two galvanized steel dustbins for our rubbish, then wheelie bins took over and the metal bins went into the shed, where they sat in the corner, doing nothing, for years.
Recently, our old plastic water butt developed a split and started to leak. In the interests of reducing use of plastic, we thought we’d get a metal water butt, which proved to be easier said than done.
Then, pretty much at the same time, we both had an idea – take one of the old metal rubbish bins, make a hole in the rubber lid for the down-pipe from the gutter. Make a small hole near to the base of the bin. Take the tap from the plastic water butt, and fit it into the hole in the metal bin, fixed in place with a strong sealant.
Place this on bricks at a height which suits for filling the watering can, et voila – a ‘new’ water butt!
So Mike went ahead, and made this…..
No, we’re not going to call it ‘Dusty’!
We would very much like to work out something to do with the old plastic water butt – waste not, want not. It might have to go to the dump, but we’ll have done what we could with it, and at least salvaged the tap!