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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. It connects your existing rain barrel to a high-quality downspout diverter system.
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 seal for water-tight inlet into tank/barrel (note: hose must be installed through side of barrel for overflow mechanism to work properly)
*31" accordion style Flexifit fill hose to link barrel/tank to downspout diverter
*Rubber Flexi-Fit downspout diverter : choose either Standard 2x3", Rectangular 3x4", or Round (3" and 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!
The kit had all the items needed, including the hole-drill bits making the diverter easy to install. The reason I gave the kit a 4-star instead of 5 stars, is my concern about the durability of the "accordion" hose connecting the downspout to the barrel. I think a more durable flexible hose might be more durable. Otherwise, this is a very clever product and comes with clear, easy, and complete instructions. VaMos on 18th Jun 2019
I recently ordered and easily installed the rain gutter diverter and hose hook up to my barrel. It rained the next day, filled the entire 50 gallon container up to the level of the hose entrance and excess water diverted back to the gutter as it should! Works really well! Good job Rain Brothers! I like the fact that it works as described and shown on the video. Unknown on 16th May 2019
The rain downspout diverter kit for my 3x4 gutter worked perfectly. It had everything I needed to connect my rain barrel and the two included hole saw drill items worked great. Item shipped the very next morning after placing a late night order. Arrived in 2 days via USPS.
www.Harvster.com www.Harvtser.com on 21st Mar 2019
This was so simple to install. I did not have to cut my downspout in half. Works as advertised. Great Product . Lucky to have found it! Larry on 30th May 2018
We had such good luck using this kit for our 1st rain barrel (purchased at a Soil and Water Conservation Service event) that we got a 2nd barrel and a 2nd kit this year. Easy hook up and after last night's rain have plenty of water to keep new plants moist without dealing with a hose. Unknown on 25th Apr 2018
We've had a rain barrel for at least a year but hadn't installed it because of the difficulty of installing a diverter. We ordered the Flexfit diverter kit last week and installed it over the weekend. It took about 15 minutes to level the spot where the barrel was to sit, figure out where to drill the holes in the barrel and gutter, and install the diverter kit. It happened to start raining shortly after we set up the rain barrel. We went outside and looked in the barrel maybe 30 minutes after it started raining an it was already full! We were super impressed. The only problem we had was that we couldn't push the end of the hose fully into the hole we cut in the barrel...it could be that the barrel flexed as we were cutting the hole and the hole didn't come out quite the right size. But it still worked fine. Unknown on 5th Sep 2017
Directions and installation of the diverter were very explicit and so easy!! When I get another barrel, I will certainly order another kit! Marianne Nutt on 17th Jul 2017
Very easy to install, I set it up to my needs and I am a happy camper I now collect rain water!c firstname.lastname@example.org on 3rd Jul 2017
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