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We at Rain Brothers, LLC have been designing, constructing, and installing rainwater harvesting systems -- both residential- and commercial-scale -- in the Ohio Region for over eight years, and we have used virtually every rainwater downspout diverter on the market. With the diverters on the market, there are recurring problems, including:
1) Difficult installation
2) Insufficient outlet size
3) Insufficient overflow, causing diverter to back up drainage
4) Working only with the smallest downspouts (i.e., 2"x3")
Our Flex-Fit Downspout Diverter addresses these issues and offers a thoughtful, high-quality, affordable solution by being:
1) Easy to install; there is no need to cut your downspout. Simply use a 2-1/8" hole saw to drill into your downspout and the Flexi-Fit Diverter fits right in
2) Large, 1-1/4" outlet allows plenty of water to pass to your barrel/tank
3) Large overflow opening allows water to easily pass back through the downspout once your barrel/tank is full
4) Works with both 2"x3" and 3"x4" downspouts
*Required for installation:
-(1) 2-1/8" hole saw
-(2) 3/4" self-tapping philips screws (included)
-(1) Fill hose (1" PVC will also fit inside diverter)
-(1) Hose seal
-(1) Winter Cap (if you are in an area where temperatures get below freezing)
Installs in three easy steps:
1) Drill hole in downspout (you will need 2-1/8" hole saw for installation, which you can purchase here). For 2"x3" downspouts, drill hole in front of downspout. For 3"x4" downspouts, drill hole in the side of the downspout (3" side). Ensure hole is level with inlet on barrel. For round downspouts, try our Round Downspout Diverter.
2) Insert diverter and fasten diverter to downspout with self-tap screws
3) Attach fill hose to diverter and into barrel hose seal, and start collecting rain!
Shipping is only $2.00 per part for U.S. orders! International orders will be charged an additional shipping charge of $5 - $10, depending on the order size and address, after an order is placed.
I've used 3 other kinds of diverters in the last 20+ years of gardening and hands down this one is the best design. No more of the rusted flip down kind (the one you have to manually pull down to work), no more clunky box styles that don't fit the down spout quite right ( and you have to cut the downspout apart to install). This design is small but very efficient at directing the water. Just a small hole to drill too! In the winter I remove them and use the hole cover. And my barrels NEVER overflow once filled! Aimee on 25th Jul 2017
Wow, this thing installed in about 30 seconds.
We finally got some rain to try it out, and I got about 20 gallons from a 10-minute shower.
Mitch on 16th Jun 2017
great fit 21/4 hole saw cut the hole slip it in I used some silicone to seal it in, two screws and there you have it. It rained last night two barrels half full that was from my 10'x20' shed thank you Rain Brothers Unknown on 11th May 2017
I bought 2 down spout diverters easily installed them and am now waiting for a good rain to fill the two 50 gallon each rain barrels. I bought another diverter from a different company last year (before I came across Rain Brother products). I questioned if it would work. To my amazement it works like a champ, the Rain Brothers diverter looks to be build heavier/better, I am sure it will work just fine. 80% chance of rain tomorrow, we'll see. Oh, the Rain Brothers
diverter was 1/4 the cost of the first one I bought. Unknown on 9th May 2017
I had been doing some research on diverters and rain barrels when I found this. This diverter is VERY low profile and did not involve changing my existing downspouts in any way which was important for me. Easy installation and the ability to fit any standard downspout size without adapters is great. jeff standley on 20th Feb 2017
Simple is better, easy to install, nothing to break, clean or maintain brian on 13th Feb 2017
After extensive shopping for diverters I settled on this one. Cost and simplicity of design were the main factors. As of this review I used it to fill a 275 gallon IBC tote after 1 moderate rain fall, and it worked flawlessly. Winter is closing in so I have already removed it and put the cap on. I used the description for the outlet size posted by the website to buy parts prior to receiving the diverter and the description was accurate. It does leak around the edges as others mentioned. I simply put a large hose clamp around the downspout and diverter to squeeze it a bit tighter and that worked well for a temporary fix. Jon on 1st Nov 2016
It couldn't be more straightforward or easy to install but best of all - it works great! Bonus: inexpensive! Unknown on 24th Sep 2016
Had no problem installing the Downspout Diverter. Works well on 3" x 4" downspouts. Recommendation is to use 2 diverters, but my 50 gallon barrel fills using only one. Unknown on 22nd Aug 2016
My old rain barrel diverter could not handle all the water from my downspout and would overflow all over my deck. This is a great solution. I waited two weeks for a hard rain and although this diverter only catches half the water in my 3x4 gutter, it still filled my rain barrel. Robert on 14th Aug 2016