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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!
Shipping is only $5.00 per kit for U.S. orders! International orders will be charged an additional shipping charge of $10-$20, depending on the order size and address, after an order is placed.
Easy to install, simple instructions, and all the parts you need in one package. No other package I have seen has it ALL, and the bigger packages that include a barrel are way overpriced. The only things you don't get with it are the barrel and the rain. They delivered to Canada with speed too! I will buy again. Marko Skof on 13th Aug 2017
Excellent instructions. Everything you need to install on your own barrel. Love this product! Lori on 8th Aug 2017
The kit went together very easily. I built two barrels in less than 30 minutes. I got the main it and also two rubber home's and connected the two barrels with the flexible tube. I priced this out with PVC from the hardware store and it cost we'll over $70 not including the diverter for the down spout. With this system it cost me about $35 and includes the downspout diverter. Well worth it. Very good products. Unknown on 7th Aug 2017
Company was excellent to deal with. The parts I ordered arrived very quickly and in excellent condition! Parts were installed and are in perfect working order. Thanks for the excellent and products and service you provide!
Tony Schmitz on 31st Jul 2017
I hooked up my first rain barrel last year, it collected water just fine. What I didn't realize was how quickly it would fill up and it was constantly overflowing. This spring I was in the market for a diverter. Not only for this rain barrel but 2 new ones that I was installing. After looking at many different diverters I came across this one by Rain Brothers. After reading the reviews and seeing that it was priced below other diverters I decided to go with this one. I like the fact that I could order this kit along with only the pieces I needed to connect my other 2 barrels. Installation was pretty simple, except I have stainless steel down spouts so I had to cut through them with a Dremmel Tool using a cutting wheel & a grinding wheel. All 3 are hooked up and working great! Bill on 27th Jun 2017
he kit came quickly, I installed it in about ten minutes. We had a significant overnight storm that completely filled the rain barrel. Overflow worked as designed. What more need i say. Thaks,
Rain Brothers!. Rob Bell on 7th Jun 2017
easy to install and works beautifully. i added a second barrel, which was also very simple. i collected 110 gallons in a few hours. i may even add a 3rd barrel. JD on 25th May 2017
The tools are provided, the instructions are clear, the pieces fit and, after a year use they work great. I installed the kit in a greek olive barrel and attached it to my drain spout last summer. we In the fall I removed the connection to the spout, installed the plug provided and turned the barrel upside down. This spring it took a minute to reconnect and and we're off again.
I've just received 12 more kits so I can introduce the idea to my town, here in Vermont, so we can use the barrels to reduce storm water run-off. I've looked at and tried other methods and this is the most cost effective and simple way to go. Richard Butz on 25th Apr 2017
Awesome product Joe on 3rd Apr 2017
The set-up was easy and I filled 2 totes for 500 gallons in 2 light rain events using the smaller area of my roof so the driveway would provide the totes a safe pad to be on. The one change I would want is making it easier to attach 1 1/2 inch PVC pipe to outside nipple of the diverter. I ended up filling the space between the 2 bumpers with tightly folded paper towels As much of our summer rain comes from brief, very heavy downpours, the recommended 1 inch insert is just too small. Bethany on 29th Mar 2017