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Model RBK-0001

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DIY Rain Barrel Diverter and Parts Kit

$32.99 /each
  • 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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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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Will this work with 2X3 and 3X4" downspouts?

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May 11, 2015
I have the larger downspout (3X4) and was wonder if if this is going to work. Thanks for your help.
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May 17, 2016
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Kit includes instructions for both sizes 2X3 and 3X4. Additionally check this out http://www.rainbarrelparts.com/index.php
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yes
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June 17, 2015
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Yes it does. It needs to be installed on the 3" side but will work on either one. I purchased 2x3 downspout for my installation but my neighbor had 3x4 downspouts on their house and I installed it there as well. No problem.
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New Bedford, MA
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June 13, 2015
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Yes. You have to drill in to the SIDE of the downspout if you have 3x4. The instructions are very clear about this. I have a 2x3 so I drilled into the front. It works great.
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June 2, 2015
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Yes. The instructions cover both sizes and the device fits both. The 2X3 downspout is more efficient however as the internal water-collection gizmo is about 2X3 inches and intercepts only about half of the water going down a 3X4 downspout.
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Delaware, OH
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June 2, 2015
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The diverter was designed to work with a standard 2x3 downspout however can be used with a 3x4 if inserted on the side instead of the front of the larger downspout. To increase the % of water collected, it is also possible to add a second diverter and hose opposite of the other which would speed up the collection time if desired.
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Will it work with a wine barrel? The wood is 3/4 inch thick

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May 5, 2016
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?
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Palm Bay, FL
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July 28, 2016
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Yes.
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Yosilanti, mi
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July 19, 2016
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Probably not. There are rubber grommets that go in the holes that the spickets go into. The grommets are thick enough, for the wall of a wine barrel, but i am not sure if you can get them squeezed through the holes. So it might be worth a try.
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May 6, 2016
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Hello homebody,
You are correct the stem on the spigot might not be long enough in this case. Two options to extend it are either a brass coupling or nipple. I've included links to both below. I hope this helps.
3/4" Coupling:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Sioux-Chief-3-4-in-Lead-Free-Brass-FPT-x-FPT-Coupling-931-123001/202254968
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Hello homebody,
You are correct the stem on the spigot might not be long enough in this case. Two options to extend it are either a brass coupling or nipple. I've included links to both below. I hope this helps.
3/4" Coupling:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Sioux-Chief-3-4-in-Lead-Free-Brass-FPT-x-FPT-Coupling-931-123001/202254968
3/4" Nipple:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Sioux-Chief-3-4-in-Lead-Free-Brass-Pipe-Nipple-934-30001/202254976
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Chris
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Does this work for a rain barrel with an open screen at the top?

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Depends on how clean you what to collect the water for usage to keep it clean.
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Sure does.
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July 21, 2015
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Yes, it could divert water to the top of an barrel with a screen as well by moving the hose to the opening instead of utilizing seals for installing into the Rain Barrel. Installing to the screen you would also lose the benefit of water going back to the downspout once the container is full.
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Will the diverter work in 2" or 3" diameter pvc downspout?

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I'm planning to use a 2" or 3" pvc downspout instead of the rectangular shaped downspout. Will the water diverter work?
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I'm not certain. The diverted is shaped to sort of fill the space of the downspout when there is heavy rain. Lite rainfall will slip past the main part of the diverter. I believe there is going to be more space around the diverter in a round pipe and therefore less flow to the rain barrel. I would take a small piece of pipe and see how well it fits.. You don't need to take it out of the bag. Just move Read More
I'm not certain. The diverted is shaped to sort of fill the space of the downspout when there is heavy rain. Lite rainfall will slip past the main part of the diverter. I believe there is going to be more space around the diverter in a round pipe and therefore less flow to the rain barrel. I would take a small piece of pipe and see how well it fits.. You don't need to take it out of the bag. Just move the piece to the clearer part of the bag and hold a piece of pipe about the diameter of your down spout over the diverter and you can see what I mean.
I hope this helps. Sorry for the delay in responding.
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July 25, 2016
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The diverted included in our DIY kits and RainStation rain barrels is for rectangular downspouts, we make a round downspout diverter that is available as and upgrade. it works with 2"-4" diameter rounds including PVC, and includes a curved winter hole cover. Note, it will not work with a 2" round as the hole our diverter fit to is 2-1/8" diameter. Regards, The EarthMinded Team.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 201 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works as expected Assembly onto my barrel was easy, all parts were included as expected. I built a platform of treated pine so there is plenty of clearance for watering can under spigot. May be some concern that spigot is plastic, but after a month of use, all is well and working perfectly. August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome Rain Barrel Kit The kit was extremely easy to work with. The directions were really easy to follow and super thorough. I was a bit nervous about the drilling into the downspout, and that the diverter wouldn't work (my downspout was on a slight angle going into the drain pipe), but it works great. We had a nice steady rain yesterday just after I finished the installation, and so far there are no leaks! Highly recommended. July 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great product The rain barrel kit was very easy to install in my existing container. The directions were easy to follow for the installation. June 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Easy install Kit comes with everything needed. Only down side is that the water on off valve is plastic. Will most likely have to be replaced down the road. August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Product This kit is better than the description provided, it comes with comprehensive instructions for multiple options and configurations. The faucet and spigot provided are made from plastic, but it is well made and we do not feel the need to upgrade to brass. We will be shopping this brand when we are ready to install another rain barrel. August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Just Great This product was easy to assemble, with easy instruction. It had all the parts you needed. It was nothing hard about doing this project. I also enjoy the finish product. August 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy install, works great! Easy install except the hole drill included in the kit wobbled when drilling because it was not machined properly, other than that great product. August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Time saver Quick and easy installation. Hole saws need to bore holes in gutter downspout and rain water barrel included. Only needed level, drill and screwdriver for installation. Took all of one half hour to complete. Like featured of being able to disconnect during winter months. August 9, 2016
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