15 Old House Features We Were Wrong to Abandon...love me some Bob Vila!!

15 Old House Features We Were Wrong to Abandon

100-Year-Old Way to Filter Rainwater in a Barrel - If you want filtered water right from a rain barrel this is for you. For gardening, rainwater is, naturally, best unfiltered, But for household use, the vintage book says the following instructions yield a cheap and easy way to make a filter just as good as a patent filter costing 10 times as much.

100-Year-Old Way to Filter Rainwater in a Barrel - If you want filtered water right from a rain barrel this is for you. For gardening, rainwater is, naturally, best unfiltered, But for household use, the vintage book says the following instructions yield a cheap and easy way to make a filter just as good as a patent filter costing 10 times as much.

This invention will "enable anyone to get water from deep wells without electricity or to pump volumes of water from shallow wells. In just a few minutes of pumping daily into an overhead storage tank, an entire household’s water needs can be met, enough for watering livestock and irrigating gardens."

This invention will "enable anyone to get water from deep wells without electricity or to pump volumes of water from shallow wells. In just a few minutes of pumping daily into an overhead storage tank, an entire household’s water needs can be met, enough for watering livestock and irrigating gardens."

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