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EarthMinded DIY Rain Barrel Diverter and Parts Kit
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EarthMinded

DIY Rain Barrel Diverter and Parts Kit

  • FlexiFit diverter helps prevent overflow and flooding
  • Can be set up at any downspout
  • Catches and stores rainwater for watering and washing chores
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Product Overview

Now anyone can make a rain barrel out of a recycled plastic drum or trash barrel. EarthMinded DIY Rain Barrel kit takes the guesswork out of making your own rain barrel. We include all parts needed to quickly assemble and install a state-of-the-art rain barrel with diverter. Our patented FlexiFit diverter helps prevent overflows and flooding that plague conventional top-fill rain barrels and can damage a home's foundation. Rain barrels are a convenient way to save water and money. A rain barrel can be located at any downspout around the home, garage or out-building to catch and store rainwater for outdoor watering and washing chores.

  • Works with recycled plastic drums and waste barrels (barrel not included)
  • Patented FlexiFit helps prevent overflows
  • Diverter is easy to install and winterize
  • No special tools needed; hole saw included
  • Sealed system resists mosquitoes, pests and algae growth
  • Spigot and drain with standard garden hose connection
  • Illustrated step-by-step instructions

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Customer Questions & Answers

Will this work with 2X3 and 3X4" downspouts?

I have the larger downspout (3X4) and was wonder if if this is going to work. Thanks for your help.
Asked by: RacinPhotog
You can install it on a 3" by 4" downspout, IF you install it on the 3" size, but it will only capture about 50% of the water coming down the downspout. In my personal opinion it is disingenuous for EarthMinded to say it will work on both 2" by 3" and 3" by 4" downspouts. It certainly will work on a 3" by 4" downspout, but not nearly to full capacity. It really only works fully on a 2" by 3" downspout. The idea of installing a 2nd diverter above or below the first one, but installing it through the opposite 3" side is the only way you're going to capture close to 100% of the water coming down a 3" by 4" downspout.
Answered by: BigFella
Date published: 2017-02-07

Will it work with a wine barrel? The wood is 3/4 inch thick

I have an old wine barrel, oak. The wood is about 3/4 inch thick. Your product bulkhead and spigot stem and threading doesn't look quite long enough....is it?
Asked by: homebody
Yes.
Answered by: DrRadDan
Date published: 2016-07-28

Does this work for a rain barrel with an open screen at the top?

Asked by: droughtbuster
Depends on how clean you what to collect the water for usage to keep it clean.
Answered by: DTrent
Date published: 2016-06-04

How much of the water flowing in a downspout actually gets collected?

There is a big hole in the middle of the diverter. How much efficiency can I really expect for the rain collection performance of the diverter?
Asked by: DW
The formula for figuring out how much water you can collect off of a roof is as follows: Determine the square footage of the roof the downspout you are collecting from is serving. (Assume the roof is flat to get this mumber). Multiply this number by .6 For example: 500 flat square feet of roof times .6 = 300. 300 is the number of gallons you'll collect in 1" of rain. 150 gallons in 1/2" of rain. 600 gallons in 2' of rain. Next you need to figure that the diverter will only divert approximately 75-80% of the water. So, for 1" of rain you are looking at 225-240 gallons, etc.
Answered by: BigFella
Date published: 2017-02-15
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Customer Reviews

DIY Rain Barrel Diverter and Parts Kit is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 204.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rain Barrel Diverter Kit Purchased two rain barrels as part of a summer camp project. The barrels purchase included a diverter and link-up kit. Everything worked as expected. The only suggestion I would make is for the link-up kit for the second barrel to include a spigot as only one comes with the original diverter kit. That is why I had to purchase another diverter kit (to get another spigot). The spigot is plastic and Home Depot does not sell it alone.
Date published: 2016-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All parts were included and instructions were easy to follow.... All parts were included and instructions were easy to follow. Everything went together well and it only took about 10 minutes to put it on a plastic barrel.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rainbarrel Diverter kit Everything included easy to follow instructions breeze to set up zero issues
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More than a drop in the barrel Home Depot continuously provides quality and value, but I think this kit was a pinnacle in my experience with HD. Conserving water which allows watering of my vegetable garden and flowers has been on my top gardening processes for years. Water barrels are a key and there are three at our house. Looking for a means to tie them into the rain downspouts, resulted into a piece part from here and looking for a hose that could connect to there, until HD put out a Garden Special with this kit. It has everything, and I mean everything but my drill and sctewdriver. Clamps, hoses, gutter downspout diverter, and even the hole saws you'll need. There is so much in this one package and you save, save, save. Priced separately, I would have spent $12 more. The bonus was free delivery to my house. This was a real winner from HD for me.
Date published: 2016-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rain barrel kit Everything I need is included! Great quality too! Can't wait for the rain!
Date published: 2016-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So glad that I found and purchased this item. Installation of this diverter kit was simple and quick. The kit included everything necessary for installation and the instructions were clear. My rain barrel now looks so much better, fills quickly during rainy days, and there was no compromising the integrity of my downspout. I am definitely pleased with this product and will recommend it to others.
Date published: 2016-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works as advertised. The Downspout Requires additional fixing, where FlexiFit Diverter is attached to make it leak proof.
Date published: 2016-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Giving Mother Nature a Helping Hand - DIY Rain Barrel Kit - EXCELLENT! For some time now, we have wanted to invest in a rain barrel to provide natural water for our garden and flowers, to save on water cost and to do our part to help the environment. We searched the web for DIY options and watched many YouTube how-to videos and decided upon the EarthMinded DIY Rain Barrel Diverter and Parts Kit. We were happy to find it available at Home Depot at a great price and with free shipping to store. At an equally good price, we purchased a 58 gallon terracotta color food grade barrel from a local food distributor for the rain reservoir. We installed our EarthMinded DIY Rain Barrel Diverter and Parts Kit this past weekend (7/26) and it was a breeze to install! Perhaps one of the best features of the kit, is that it comes with 3 specific sized hole saw drill bits needed to make the holes in the barrel and gutter downspout for the spigots and drain hose. No special tools are needed outside of what the kit itself provides! The kit instructions were very easy to follow, were detailed and illustrated. The rain barrel kit components (the spigots and rubber seals) were very good quality also. The entire installation process took less than 20 minutes. We performed a quick leak test and were pleased not to find a single drip. Later the same day, after a nice long and heavy rainfall, the barrel was filled to the very top which allowed us to do a true test of the kit and it performed wonderfully as you will see from our photos. We could not be more happy with our new little addition to our back yard! Thank you Home Depot for a great product! Sincerely Satisfied, A Happy Gardener
Date published: 2014-07-31
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