I just picked up a 250-gallon tote that has the aluminum cage and is on a pallet that I am going to use for a rain barrel behind my garage. The area is quite low and I was wondering what would be the recommended way to support it a few feet in the air to increase the pressure. It is going to be right next to my raised three 4-foot by 4-foot vegetable beds that sit 14 inches off the ground.
I have several small pressure treated 4x posts left over from a fence that I removed and was thinking about building a small platform with those. Would that be enough to support it though? I am worried about the weight of it (I was told that with water it will be about 2,250 lbs. What have others done to increase the pressure?