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photoblog image Homage to Chad

Homage to Chad

I thought I would honor, i.e., steal from, Chad's exploration of gutteridge. As you can see, this gutteridge has a definite destination, not simply the sewers. I believe they recycle the rainwater to refresh the flowers in front of the building.

Homage to Chad

I thought I would honor, i.e., steal from, Chad's exploration of gutteridge. As you can see, this gutteridge has a definite destination, not simply the sewers. I believe they recycle the rainwater to refresh the flowers in front of the building.

comments (14)

As do I!
Larry Bliss: Good for you!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Dec 2011, 07:35
Over here they sometimes have a filtering system in the gutteridge and a big drum - all in a sealed unit. It provides clean drinking water, especially in areas with hard water types. The system will look much the same, just a much bigger drum and shorter down pipe.
Larry Bliss: A smart idea that should be implemented over here.
Envirogutteridge.
Larry Bliss: You got it!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Dec 2011, 08:48
Well done Larry: green gutterage at its finest
Larry Bliss: It looks like white gutteridge from here, Chris. smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 12 Dec 2011, 08:57
What an honour Larry. They should be proud of their water conservation. I would imagine that this butt would fill quite quickly in heavy rainfall, or do they have more around the building?
Larry Bliss: They have another one in the front. It's a green architecture firm so I imagine they are proud to set an example.
I plan to copy the system
Larry Bliss: Take pictures of it!
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Dec 2011, 10:00
I find myself beginning to get quite hooked on gutteridge, so it is quite a pleasure to find someone else taking up the pursuit!
Larry Bliss: I see what you mean, but Chad is way ahead of me... smile
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Dec 2011, 13:57
And its painted the same colour as the building, apart from the blue butt of course! smile
Larry Bliss: We tend to make our gutteridge less prominent than in the UK. Puritanism, perhaps?
  • Tom Wilson
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Dec 2011, 14:52
I don't recall seeing a square drainpipe before, Larry - well spotted!
Larry Bliss: Most American gutteridge is squarish--this is what makes inter-cultural studies so fascinating!
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Dec 2011, 16:50
That's exactly the way it needs to happen, Larry! I love it. smile
Larry Bliss: Thank you, Ginnie... It doesn't take much to capture a little more water...
Jé, je, very good, one more for Chad, Larry! Congratulations.
Larry Bliss: thanks are due Chad for his inspiration...
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Dec 2011, 13:29
Good for them! Some homes here have similar where it cashed the rainfall; once the butt is full, the surplus water carries on the drains.
Larry Bliss: It's a good system...
There must be something very strange with me.....I like this picture a lot wink
Larry Bliss: It's the Chad Effect... smile
You have done good with your homage to Chad.... not only that... they use the rainwater for watering from the tap on the barrel....petersmile
Larry Bliss: Green technology. smile

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