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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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Model # RBK-0001

Internet # 203256576

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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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Product Depth (in.) 
3 in 
Product Height (in.) 
15 in 
Product Width (in.) 
10.5 in 
Details
Capacity (gallons) 
Color/Finish 
Black 
Diverter Kit Included 
Yes 
Material 
Plastic 
Product Type 
Barrel 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
1 year limited Warranty 

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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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Elkview, West Virginia
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August 4, 2015
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yes
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Tampa, Fl.
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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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Does this work for a rain barrel with an open screen at the top?

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Loas Angeles, CA
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July 19, 2015
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Elkview, West Virginia
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August 4, 2015
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Depends on how clean you what to collect the water for usage to keep it clean.
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Swissvale PA
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July 30, 2015
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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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Where can I get a replacement for the 3' black expandable hose?

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March 15, 2016
The end of the black accordion tube collapsed and cracked.
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Knife River Mn
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May 24, 2016
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Most hardware stores will have a hose simliar to this one used for dishwasher/washing machines
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March 17, 2016
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Please send an email to rainstation.support@earthminded.com with details and a mailing address. Regards, the EarthMinded Team
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How much of the water flowing in a downspout actually gets collected?

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June 19, 2015
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?
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55 Gallons in about a 3 hour of a very light rain
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June 19, 2015
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Water actually travels down the sides of the downspout and is captured in the "cup" and taken to the rain barrel. Efficiency is approximately 75+% and a 45-60 Gallon rain barrel will fill in approximately 20 minutes in an average rainfall.
The "big hole" in the diverter is what allows water, once the rain barrel is full, to not overflow, but instead go back down the downspout.
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 182 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product This kit was exactly what I wanted to complete my project. June 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by works as advertised pros: easy to install, does what it's supposed to do cons: plastic parts (especially the spigot) might become an issue over time June 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by very satisfied with my purchase I bought this to convert an old barrel that I had sitting around into a useful rain barrel. It works perfectly and was easy to install. I am very happy with my purchase. June 14, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works as advertised. The Downspout Requires additional fixing, where FlexiFit Diverter is attached to make it leak proof. May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. May 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works great ! Bought a second one it worked so well! Worth the money. May 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product Everything we needed to make our own rain barrel was included. Works great! The only con I have would be the spigot is plastic. May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Already full! Easy to install and after one incredibly good storm it's already full! Easy DIY project. May 3, 2016
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