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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")
The Universal FlexiFit Downspout Diverter Kit addresses these issues and offers a thoughtful, high-quality, affordable solution.
For under $30, you get:
*Two hole saws for drilling/installing valves and downspout diverter (2-1/8", 1-1/2")
*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.
*Two self-tapping screws
*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 picked up a 50 gallon pickle barrel from the VA Soil and Water Conservation service and started 'diverter research' on the internet. Meanwhile, I built an 18' square brick pedestal to about 2 feet high next to a 2 by 3 gutter which drains half of a 13' by 20' screened porch adjacent to our vegetable garden. This diverter system looked easy to install and would have the most tidy look when done. I emailed the company a question, which was promptly answered. So I ordered. My husband did the rest in about 20 minutes, including time to find his drill and level. The hole saws worked well. Parts fit nicely. Overnight the barrel filled as we had a decent rain, so feeling rather satisfied. Barbara on 5th May 2017
I'm always nervous purchasing a kit for something when I can't see or touch the materials to gauge their quality beforehand. For my new 50gal rain barrel, this kit was exactly what I would have hoped it would be. The instructions were clear, the parts all fit correctly and were of good quality materials, and when I had a question, the phone support was right on. I would definitely recommend this product. Paul on 20th Jan 2017
The rain barrel attachment kit is as good as advertised. The product is well worth the purchase price., Al George on 19th Jan 2017
This kit works for a specific location because modifying the downpour would've been undesirable. The diverter works work and I didn't have to worry about devising an overflow solution. However, neither hole saw parts worked - not on the rubber barrel and not on the tin downpour. This made the installation process longer and slightly painful since it is hard to cut through the thick rubber. Overall, I would recommend the product to people. I will purchase more but wish there is a configuration for just the parts that work, minus the parts that don't. Angela on 28th Nov 2016
EASY INSTALL , CLEAR DIRECTIONS , THEY DID NOT SCIMP ON THE EXCELLENT TOOLS THAT ARE INCLUDED ! AND IT WORKS EXACTLY AS ADVERTISED . WILL BUY SEVERAL MORE ! THANKS !! Unknown on 13th Sep 2016
Fast shipping,directions were spot on and installed in minutes! Jim on 4th Aug 2016
This converter kit is perfect for connecting a rain barrel to the 2x3 gutter at the side of my house. Component pieces and length of the pipe are just right. The red drill heads fit regular power drill and worked with precision. I hardly ever used a power drill before and was able to install this kit myself. Love the cut and attach design. Angela Chan on 7th Jun 2016
From the simplicity of the design and the ease of installation this product not only looks neat and tidy but will last a lifetime due to the quality materials used in its construction. Well done Ken on 25th May 2016
Worked great with my new rain barrel! Thank you. Debra on 2nd May 2016
The kit itself works just fine but the Hole Saw set is so cheap it couldn't drill the hole in my aluminium downspout. I had to finish the job with my own bi-metallic Hole Saw. Paul M., Québec, Canada on 19th Apr 2016