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DIY Rain Barrel Construction and Installation Kit (w/ Downspout Diverter)

  • "Easy Build" DIY Rain Barrel Construction/Installation Kit (w/ Downspout Diverter)
  • Close-up of downspout diverter -- automatically redirects rainwater when barrel/tank is full
  • Diverter installed into downspout
  • Winterizing plug
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$45.99
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$26.95 (You save $19.04)
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RBK-1
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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 (works with 2"x3" and 3"x4" -- for round downspouts, try our 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.  For round downspouts, try our 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!

 

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Product Videos

Rainwater Downspout Diverter: Easy to Install, Inexpensive, and Well-Designed (02:06)
www.rainbrothers.comIntroducing Rain Brothers' new automatic downspout diverter and DIY rain barrel kit for use with rainwater harvesting systems.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 five 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 inlet size into the barrel/tank3) Insufficient overflow, causing diverter to back up drainage4) Working only with the smallest downspouts (i.e., 2"x3")Our new diverter 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)*3/4" gate valve/garden hose valve*3/4" drain nipple with cap*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*3' of flexible hose to link barrel/tank to downspout diverter*Rubber "automatic" downspout diverter (works with 2"x3", 3"x4", 3" round, and 5" commercial downspouts)*One "do not drink water" label for your new rainwater harvesting systemFor more information, check out our website (www.rainbrothers.com), or click our youtube profile to see our complete DIY rain barrel construction/installation video.
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  1. excellent product!

    Posted by Rey Granado on 23rd Jul 2014

    Easy to use, I've been looking for a diverter for quite sometime, ran across this ad on YouTube, would highly recommend, works like a charm!


  2. Great product!

    Posted by Unknown on 21st Jul 2014

    We really love the diversion kit for our rain barrel that we purchased. It allows us to remain green while keeping our gutters intact and nice looking. It was worked really well for us. The only thing that I would request is sell the kit without the hole saws. Once you get one kit, you no longer need the hole saws. Saves money and keeps the earth greener!


  3. DIY Rain Barrel Diverter & Parts Kit by FlexFit

    Posted by Bob H on 14th Jul 2014

    This has to be one of the easiest projects I've taken on my some time.
    The FlexFit diverter kit contained everything needed to setup our rain barrels. The instructions were easy to follow, and the parts were of better quality than I expected.
    The finished setup looks very neat and we experienced a couple of days of scattered showers just after installation. My barrels are full and working as advertised.
    Great product.


  4. Excellent product

    Posted by William S. on 8th Jul 2014

    I am not a mechanically inclined individual. I was a bit concerned ordering the rain barrel kit, but that concern disappeared quickly once I started working on the project.

    The best thing about this product is that the instructions are idiot proof. You must be hard pressed to screw it up.

    I was so happy with my rain barrel kit, that I bought a second one, and then four more for other friends.

    My only small gripe was that there USED to be a second kit that you could buy which didn't have the circular saws (if you buy two kits, you only need one set of tools). That product disappeared somewhere along the way. With that said, I emailed RainBrothers who responded quickly and modified the existing kits, discounting them after the tools were taken out. They really should make that a separate product or make a note on the website. But this is a very small criticism.


  5. rain barrel installation kit

    Posted by David Kirstein on 1st Jul 2014

    Well thought out, well designed, easy to install. And it's handy to have the hole saws provided, too.


  6. Works as advertised!

    Posted by Paschal & Genene Dobbins on 29th Jun 2014

    Simple installation. We already had a rain barrel with spigots, so all I had to do was saw the hole in the barrel and the gutter and rock and roll.
    Waited 4 days for some rain to see if it worked. LOL.
    If a person has some half decent mechanical skills it will take 10 minutes to do the job. It took me 5.


  7. Top of the line kit !

    Posted by Gary4336 on 25th Jun 2014

    Best downspout deverter on the market!!! Filled 165 gallons in 3 storms or 2 days.


  8. They're just as great as they were 3 years ago.

    Posted by Unknown on 18th Jun 2014

    Bought 3 kits in 2011 and they have been working great for 3 years now. Use a "gutter brush" to keep debris out of the down spout. Together, they make each rain barrel maintenance free. I just bought 2 more for my daughter's house so they can experience maintenance free rain barrels, too.


  9. This kit has it all!

    Posted by Rick on 17th Jun 2014

    Great product - top notch! Excellent instructions with diagrams! Two barrels up and ready in just about 1/2 hour. It rained for a few hours the next day and both rain barrels topped out with the overflow working perfectly! 110 gallons, just like that! Hummm.... Do I need to add more barrels? You won't go wrong with this product. ***** (5 stars).


  10. Very Nice Kit

    Posted by gail on 11th Jun 2014

    I got 3 whiskey barrels at a really good price and looked for the right hardware to set them up as rain barrels. I just wasn't sure what I exactly needed. I saw a review of this kit in a magazine and thought the price was reasonable and it would save me time. Due to some computer glitches when I ordered, I ended up placing 2 orders for 3 kits within a short time. Customer service called ME within minutes to make sure my order was correct and was SUPER helpful. I only wanted one kit and it arrived very quickly. I was impressed. well packages, good instructions, everything you need and it even had tips to make the installation easier. I would highly recommend. I will be ordering more soon!


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