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EarthMinded Rain Barrel Linking Kit


Rain Barrel Linking Kit

$18.65 /each

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Product Overview

Experienced Rain barrelusers know that during a dry season, rain barrels can quickly run dry. The EarthMinded Rain barrelLinking Kit is a simple solution to link 2 or more rain barrels together to increase water storage capacity. This kit includes an adjustable length hose, seals, and a hole saw. A drill is required for installation.

  • All parts needed to link 2 rain barrels together
  • Large 1-1/4 in. diameter hose for faster barrel filling
  • Accordion hose extends from 6 in. up to 31 in. (80 cm)
  • Top rim-to-rim connection, the second barrel fills after the first is full
  • Works with plastic or wood barrels
  • Installs in minutes
  • Hole saw, seals and hose included
  • No special tools needed -a drill is required for installation
  • Illustrated step-by-step instructions

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Customer Questions & Answers

Is this the kit that connects the valve to the rainbarrel? if not what is the correct product?

Asked by: JCW
The Linking kit connects 2 barrels together to increase water storage capacity, it includes a linking hose and seals (no valve). If you need to add a valve or outlet to dispense water from a barrel, we offer an Add-A-Spigot kit that includes a drill bit, seal and high flow ball valve. This kit can be used with any plastic barrel or drum. Our DIY Rain barrel kit includes all the Valve, hose and downspout connector. Regards, the EarthMinded Team
Answered by: EarthMinded Support
Date published: 2016-12-27

where do you connect it?

I assume it must link the barrels by connecting in the back of them since that is the only place that is flat to get a proper seal. I would prefer linking them from the front but it is curved.
Asked by: restorer
My barrels sit side by side mount a little higher in second barrel my barrels are round. Have had no leak in linking. Read direction
Answered by: Charlest1
Date published: 2015-09-20

Linking from bottom - what extra HW needed

In your answer you say linking from bottom needs extra HW. Can you elaborate why and what extra HW would be needed? Thanks.
Asked by: samnash
The easiest connection would be a short length of garden hose with female hose connectors on both ends. A washing machine hose will also work, but keep in mind this will link the barrels but you will not be able to use the drains to access water! EarthMinded has a new item that should be available in 1-2 weeks (mid-March 2016); a bottom linking kit. It includes the hose and a high flow "Y" valve which replaces one of the bottom drains so you can attache a hose and drain both barrel at once. Regards, the EarthMinded team
Answered by: EarthMinded Support
Date published: 2016-12-27

Where can I get a valve kit?

I have one barrel attached with DIY kit, but would like to link a 2nd barrel. I am considering this linking kit. But I would need to get a valve for the bottom. Or is it better to put the linking hose at the bottom?
Asked by: Im1Me
Users can either link from the top (as our linking kit does) or some have designed a linking at the bottom using other hardware. Our linking kit should have all the parts needed to link two Rainstations at the top. Linking from the top, the second barrel will begin collecting water once the first barrel is filled. Linking from the bottom will fill both barrels one water has reaching the point of linking. Hope this helps.
Answered by: EarthMinded Support
Date published: 2016-12-27
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Customer Reviews

Rain Barrel Linking Kit is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from does the job I was linking two barrels with this kit. They direct you to link them at the top, probably because the rubber grommets and linking pipe aren't threaded or particularly tight. If you link them at the top, you loose all advantage of linking them and will need two spigots to be able to empty both barrels (I had only gotten one barrel diverter kit--and buying two would have given me lots of extra parts). I linked them at the bottom (risking a drip which would drain both barrels). I did smear some silicone caulk on both sides of the grommets. So far so good (2 weeks with 2 full barrels). Next time I might just get two spigots and "Y" diverter to screw onto the spigot on one barrel and link them with a short piece of hose.
Date published: 2014-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product! This kit was used as it is designed: to link two barrels. This went very smoothly, installation is easy, and we love the final result!
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very good fan The fan is very nice looking. It is very quit for moving that much air. All you to do is screw on the base to set up.
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easier and Better than Expected Very easy to install. Good choice. My water supply is doubled. Two barrels better than one.
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect small rain barrel Because of space limitations, it was difficult to find barrels that fit under the deck of our house. This barrel was just the right size while still holding 50 gals. We connected 3 of them to the downspout easily with the additional kit. I am more than pleased and will probably buy a couple more before the rains begin.
Date published: 2015-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product!!! I used this linking kit to connect two 55 gallons trash cans as a rain barrels. The setup was very easy and drill bit that came with it can be used again.
Date published: 2015-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product, great price! This companion kit to the rain barrel kit made it easy to link two rain barrels together. I've been able to build a multi-barrel system using these parts, it was very easy and it works great. Saves a lot of money too-I don't need to use city water (very expensive- we get charged separately for water and sewer by the state, and now the city is billing us for water too-3 payments for the same utility!) to keep my garden growing. Thanks!
Date published: 2014-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rain barrel inking kit works great Perfect kit to link multiple rain barrels. This kit comes with the drill bit included which made it simple to install. Instructions were right on target. Will definitely buy another when I add a third barrel.
Date published: 2016-01-24
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