Stafford Barnett, who you may know from KPEL's Winging-It Wednesday, and whose home flooded last August, has come up with a way to protect his home by using a unique device that he built. He was kind enough to share pictures, and instructions on how to build one for yourself.

Essentially it's a device that holds back flood water to an extent, and also irrigates water that might get through the initial barrier.

Here is how he created the device:

Hey guys. The images on this post show the barrier I made. It's holding now, and hopefully will hold back the flood waters.

It's 15" irrigation hose from DeRoeun's plastics in Rayne, LA. The couplers are 15" pipe, each 3' long with a 2" thread tapped into the middle of the pipe. I then plumbed a 3/4 valve on each one. The hose is attached with hose clamps, and rubber between the clamp and the irrigation pipe. I then filled it with water, and placed pumps behind the system to get the water out that gets trapped behind the barrier.

Hope this helps.

And here are the pictures of what you'll need:

Stafford Barnett
Stafford Barnett
Stafford Barnett

And here is the pics of the device in action:

Stafford Barnett
Stafford Barnett
Stafford Barnett
Stafford Barnett