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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
$28.53 /each

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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

If the top of the barrel has a screened opening, will the diverter still function since the top i...

If the top of the barrel has a screened opening, will the diverter still function since the top is not sealed. The hose would still be going from the downspout to the side of the barrel NOT to the screened opening. In other words, will the water in the barrel flow out of the top or flow back to the diverter in the downspout?
Asked by: Top
As long as the level of the connection to the downspout is below the screen on the barrel it should work just fine.
Answered by: jimmymackk
Date published: 2017-03-22

What do I need to do for winterizing?

It makes sense to empty the barrel and turn it upside down (or put it my shed for storage). But, what do I do about the diverter/hose opening in the downspout? Should the hose be removed and the hole plugged? Thanks!
Asked by: fixin2go
Remove the downspout bit from the downspout, and replace it with the cover provided. Remove the hose from your barrel, empty the barrel, and leave it empty over winter.
Answered by: Beau
Date published: 2017-03-22

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
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Customer Reviews

DIY Rain Barrel Diverter and Parts Kit is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 207.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very easy to install, although I haven't been able to test it out yet because we haven't had any ... Very easy to install, although I haven't been able to test it out yet because we haven't had any rain. I was disappointed to realize the spigot is plastic, and not brass. It comes with everything you need (except for an actual drill) and installation only took a few minutes.
Date published: 2017-03-21
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 4 out of 5 by from The kit gives you every thing you need for a... The kit gives you every thing you need for a single barrel installation and is easy to add several barrels.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great and its easy to install. Works great and its easy to install.
Date published: 2017-03-14
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
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