Model # 37042

Internet #202828011

Store SKU #215137

Amerimax Home Products Catch-a-Raindrop 2 in. x 3 in. Rainwater Colander
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Amerimax Home Products

Catch-a-Raindrop 2 in. x 3 in. Rainwater Colander

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Product Overview

The AMERIMAX HOME PRODUCTS, INC Catch-a-Raindrop 2 in. x 3 in. Rainwater Colander is designed for use with rainwater collection barrels and systems. It helps filter large debris from water flowing through your downspout to help prevent clogs in the system. This colander is made of durable white PVC plastic.

  • Made of white PVC plastic for durability
  • Designed to filter out debris in rainwater collection barrels and systems
  • Can connect to a garden hose to water plants directly
  • Snap-in design for convenient installation
  • Sized for 2 in. x 3 in. downspouts

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Specifications

Dimensions

Gutter Size
5 in.
Product Depth (in.)
2.5
Product Height (in.)
4.75
Product Width (in.)
4.25

Details

Color
White
Color Family
White
Material
Plastic
Product Weight (lb.)
0.266lb
Returnable
90-Day
Style
Snap/Lock-In

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
None

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Customer Questions & Answers

Is this device available for 2x2 downspouts?

Asked by: Kevin
They have 2 sizes, 2X3 and 3x4. In the store they only had 2x3.
Answered by: Handywoman
Date published: 2016-12-21

Question to Cmass

I have experienced the same overflow problem with the Catch-A-Raindrop. Dear Cmass. Can you show how to seal it into a removable section of downspout? Thanks.
Asked by: Zack
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Customer Reviews

Catch-a-Raindrop 2 in. x 3 in. Rainwater Colander is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked exactly as expected. Does not catch 100% of the... Worked exactly as expected. Does not catch 100% of the water but a good majority of it. My rainbarrel is happy
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Inefficient and leaky - but cheap These are not nearly as efficient as other devices on the market. They only catch about 50% of light water flows. If it rains heavily - which is when you really get the mother lode of water - they are completely overwhelmed and begin overflowing down the house siding and onto the foundation. I am a design/manufacturing engineer by trade and have experience in construction. I was very careful installing these to make certain the downspout was properly seated, but during heavy rains, the volume and speed of water falling down the downspout hits the outside perimeter of the device with enough force that it blows out the top and overflows. There are some simple ways they could have improved the product to better seal it against the end of the downspout. They also could have made it more efficient by simply increasing the size of the cone inside and making it diver more water. This product needs refinement. Unfortunately, it appears typical of many of the Amerimax products I've purchased recently at Home depot (Complete gutter replacement, gutter guards, rain harvesting etc..): Nifty concepts VERY poorly executed in design and manufacturing. I am not pleased and wish Home Depot (and Lowes) would carry other alternate brands. Having said all that, I am keeping the 4 that I have installed because even with the inefficiency, we get consistent enough rain here in Western Washington that I will have plenty of water for my needs (laundry, toilets, hot tub, shop). I will fix the overflow problem myself by sealing them into a removable section of downspout.
Date published: 2014-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I picked up two of these last week for the gutter installer to put in the downspouts. I didn't w... I picked up two of these last week for the gutter installer to put in the downspouts. I didn't want rain barrels at the corner of my house where the downspouts would most likely go. These work great. They don't capture 100% of the rain, but they do get quite a bit. My rain barrels were filled to the top with just a little rainstorm (Orange County,Ca.). I used a piece of old hose painted to match the house to link the diverter to the rain barrel. At my request, the installer put them a bit higher than the directions indicated so I would have some wiggle room if I needed to adjust the barrels. Having them higher is not an issue for me because the rain barrels have their own overflow mechanism when they are full. The rock on the hose is there because the old hose was very stiff and hard to keep in place. Since being in the sun, it has assumed the correct position, so I'll be able to remove the rock.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install - works - check out this video Very easy to install simple solution to filling up rain barrels or diverting rain water to other things like planter beds, pools or ponds.
Date published: 2016-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick to install. Connected it to a storage tank via a hose fitting. We collected about 10 gallon... Quick to install. Connected it to a storage tank via a hose fitting. We collected about 10 gallons of water with about 0.10 of rain.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes Rain Barrel Harvest Easy There's not enough devices available for the odd eco-friendly buyer. I mean, it's sad that something like this device isn't sold by the checkout to make it more widely known and used. That's my little rant. Easy to install. Works surprisingly well. Filled a 275gal IBC (Industrial Bulk Container?) in 2 days. Nice that it has a cap for when the diverter is not needed. Only wish the cap was tethered or valved to make that feature more user friendly. Thanks, HomeDepot.com for carrying this item!
Date published: 2012-12-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from overflow problem To Cmass: Can you show how to seal it into a removable section of downspout?
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inexpensive and easy to install This is a great, inexpensive part that allows you to collect the rain water from your gutter. It works well to fill up our 55 gallon water barrel we use to water our vegetable garden. I was skeptical at first purchase but it has proven to do a very good job at collecting the water.
Date published: 2012-07-28
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