- 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!
Shipping is only $3.50 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.
As i get older the instructions seem to get smaller.This products instruction are BIG and easy to follow. I haven't had much rail but my 80 gal tank is 1/2 full. I like the fact that ther's a winter plug for the downspout Steven snachkus on 20th Jul 2016
I discovered Rain Brothers on YouTube when searching for information on rain barrels. I watched several videos, and determined that their product was best suited for my needs. The ease of installation and instructional videos were great. I'm thinking of getting another rain barrel now! David H. on 19th Jul 2016
I was looking for a rain collection system for my garden and stumbled upon a Youtube video promoting this product. I placed my order and it arrived three days later. The installation was VERY easy, and quick. After two good rain showers we had collected 110gal. of rainwater, and are waiting to use it when it gets dry here in the south. The cost was very low including the shipping. I suggest to anyone that they at least install this kit using two 55gal. barrels, due to them filling up very fast. Once filled the rain diverts itself into the downspout and does not over flow the barrels. Great product, fast shipping, easy installation, and low maintenance. Jason Honeycutt on 7th Jul 2016
Watched the video on YouTube and ordered right away. The shipping was good and on time. I really liked the idea of the internal diverter. It worked great. You don't have to put overflow piping with this system. I have the large downspouts and it worked fine my barrels are full and work great. The rubber sleeve that is used to insert your hose bib is the trick. This is by far the best set up I have ran across. The installation instructions are very good and were easy to use. If you are in the market for catching and using rainwater from your buildings I highly recommend this set up. Unknown on 24th Jun 2016
This was exactly what I wanted and it was installed in less than 20 minutes with no fuss at all! I love it. Bring on the rain! Joyce Wolfe on 13th Jun 2016
quick delivery,good instructions,and a very reasonable price..now I just need some rain! karl on 5th Apr 2016
Installation of this kit is so simple, it's scary! I knew for certain that if it were this easy, I had to have screwed up something! Everything in the kit is well made, the great instructions are thorough and complete with illustrations. Great stuff! Dave on 24th Mar 2016
This is a no brainer, buy it! Works great! Very easy to install. I used the diverter this past year and had zero problems with it. Just bought two more kits because I like it so much! Roger on 25th Feb 2016
We were very pleased with the ease of installing the four Rain Barrel diverter kits we installed. The instruction sheet was clear and complete with great illustrations covering all options. We had food-grade sealed barrels and had searched for some time to find the right type of kit to convert them into rain barrels. Now we are just waiting for rain to see if the diverter lives up to it's claim to fill the barrel then allow excess water to divert back into the downspout automatically. Bill & Cheryl on 22nd Feb 2016
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