- Rain Barrels
- Water Storage
- Water Filtration
Note: If ordering bulk quantites of this kit (20+) please contact us for the best price on shipment to your location!
Note: The flexible fill hose included with the DIY Rain Barrel Construction and Installation Kit is no longer 3 feet long. It has been replaced with a 31-inch accordion-style hose which cannot be cut to length, but can be extended to the desired length for installation.
We at Rain Brothers, LLC have been designing, constructing, and installing rainwater harvesting systems -- both residential- and commercial-scale -- in the Ohio Region for nearly a decade, 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 inlet size into the barrel/tank
3) Insufficient overflow, causing diverter to back up drainage
4) Working only with the smallest downspouts (i.e., 2"x3")
Our new DIY Rain Barrel Construction and Installation Kit addresses these issues and offers a thoughtful, high-quality, affordable solution.
For under $30, you get:
*Three hole saws for drilling/installing valves and downspout diverter (2-1/8", 1-1/2", 1-1/4)
*3/4" gate valve/garden hose spigot for connection to irrigation hose
*3/4" drain nipple with cap for quick draining of barrel, linking barrels, or adding a second valve
*Two threaded rubber grommets for water-tight and easy installation of valve and drain plug
*1-1/2" rubber grommet for water-tight inlet into tank/barrel
*31" of flexible hose to link barrel/tank to downspout diverter
*Rubber "Flexi-Fit" downspout diverter choose either Rectangular (2"x3", 3"x4"downspouts) and Round (3" or 4" round downspouts). Click here for more information on the Round Downspout Diverter.
*One "do not drink water" label for your new rainwater harvesting system
*A winterizing cap for quick and easy winterization of your downspout.
Flexi-Fit Downspout Diverter installs in three easy steps:
1) Drill hole in downspout (hole saw included in kit). 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. Click here for more information on the Round Downspout Diverter.
2) Insert diverter and fasten diverter to downspout with included self-tap screws
3) Attach fill hose to diverter and into barrel, and start collecting rain!
I installed this in about 30 minutes, taking my time. Everything went just as the instructions said.
It rained that night and I was pleasantly surprised to find my new rain barrel more than half full. I recommend this to anyone looking for a simple and easy setup. Unknown on 20th Jul 2015
What? Replace it right after I bought it? AND recommend it?
Absolutely! Because I was helping a neighbor with his rain barrel project when he whipped out his "fancy diverter"... Instructions involved Moon Phases, Tide Cycles, and copious references to Pythagorean theory... About the time his wife stumbled on the 15th superfluous lyrics large word and about burst into tears at the thought of permits and renting a crane I said "Now wait a minute!"
And literally within a minute I had retrieved the less-than-3 days acquired kit. 20 minutes later we were sipping Mai tai's on his back deck admiring his recently built deck and our completed work. They attempted to offer me one of their children in exchange for the help and the gift of the kit. However, having a child of my own and knowing how much they eat, I respectfully declined and basked it the Summer Solstice and being a good neighbor.
I better order more than one this time... Jimmy on 22nd Jun 2015
Great product, arrived as stated. Cost was a bit expensive due to shipment costs, wished they sold this in Canada. This model of diverter is our favourite so despite the cost we ordered it. Company delivered all they promised. Debbie on 8th Jun 2015
Well thought out. Everything you need to make a rain barrel in just a few minutes. Going to buy another. Stephen on 28th May 2015
Absolutely nothing negative to say about the product or installation other than 31 inch tube want long enough for my situation. John on 25th May 2015
Easy to install. I really like the addition of the hole saws--nice touch. The only suggestion I have is to change the lower drain to one that has a shut-off so that you don't have to keep a hose attached at all times. Difficult to find one of these locally--any ideas? Unknown on 20th May 2015
I Just received the "Easy Build DIY Diverter Kit" and within minutes I had it installed and functioning just before expected rainfall. There were extra parts in this kit combination that afforded me extra parts for other rain barrels I had installed previously. I now have a capacity of nearly 400 gallons of good roof rainwater runoff. I may purchase two (2) more of the decorative rain barrels for the front of the house to max out at 500 gallons! The install kit is so easy "a caveman could do it". CWE Chaswill on 7 may 2015 on 7th May 2015
I just bought another kit. Bought one last summer and the wife wants another on in front of the house. So simple o build takes minutes. A 10 yr old can make one of these. Thanks Dale on 20th Apr 2015
The kit provided everything needed to quickly set up my rain barrel and so easy too. Unknown on 20th Apr 2015
I bought this kit last year and was so impressed with the ease of installation and the way the system works, that I bought parts this year to add more rain barrels. Diane on 17th Apr 2015