- Rain Barrels
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!
My husband and I enjoy DIY projects, but neither of us is super handy, so things do not always go super smoothly, and rarely very quickly. Bolstering our courage to install a rain barrel, we were looking for easy to execute ideas. We came across this kit. It was way less expensive than most systems available, and it was so easy to install, even we made it look simple. wendi on 3rd Feb 2016
I am all thumbs and this was super easy, Outstanding product. Ben R. on 2nd Dec 2015
Arrived in excellent time. All components present. Installation will have to wait til spring, but instructions look clear and no problems expected. Was pleased to see that there is a way to install the spigot even though the barrel doesn't have a removable top, only two "bung holes" in the top. Ingenious. So far, very satisfied.
Would give it a 5 but want to see it installed. Ken Brooks (Canada) on 30th Nov 2015
As promised the installation was super easy. It probably took me longer to find my cordless drill than it did to install the components. I especially like the downspout diverter. So much easier to install than the big plastic diverters from the big box stores. It's definately easier to drill a hole in the spouting then it is to remove and cut for the diverter to fit. The kit has been set up and working for a couple of weeks. Now we just need more rain...
Thanks for a great product
S Unknown on 28th Sep 2015
Everything you need all in 1 package.... So easy to install a caveman could do it!!! Great directions also!!!! A+++++++++++++Product!!! Toby on 11th Sep 2015
easy to use converts a regular barrel into a rain barrel in minutes. Diverter works very well. Be advised with less than an inch of rain you will most likely get 50 or more gallons of water into your barrel off of a normal house roof. I'll admit I wasn't expecting that much...it shows how well the diverter works though. I now have used three of these kits. 1475 on 7th Sep 2015
Simple to install. Now that it's done it won't rain for at least a week Unknown on 24th Aug 2015
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