Model # RS45-RC

Internet #203260850

EarthMinded RainStation 45 Gal. Recycled Black Rain Barrel with Diverter


RainStation 45 Gal. Recycled Black Rain Barrel with Diverter

  • Easiest diverter installation in the industry
  • Industrial quality barrel
  • Available in terracotta, granite and black
Was  $111.45
$79.00 /each

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Product Overview

Home water conservation has never looked this good. The EarthMinded RainStation is a complete rainwater harvesting system that includes our patented FlexiFit diverter for easy installation and trouble free use. RainStation barrels feature a reversible "Planter Top" lid that can be used to grow annuals or herbs on top of the barrel making it both functional and decorative. Our patented FlexiFit diverter helps prevent overflows and flooding that plague conventional top-fill rain barrels and can damage a home's foundation. The RainStation can be assembled and installed in minutes. Locate near any downspout around the home, garage or out-building to catch and store rainwater for outdoor watering and washing chores. The RainStation is a convenient way to save both water and money.

  • 45 gal. barrel with snap on lid
  • A convenient size for decks, patios and balconies
  • Made in the USA from durable HDPE resin
  • Sealed system resists mosquitoes, insects, and algae growth
  • Includes diverter and all parts needed for installation
  • Diverter is easy to install and winterize
  • No special tools needed - hole saw included
  • Spigot and drain with standard garden hose connection
  • Available in 3 colors; terracotta, granite and recycled black (85% Recycled)
  • Illustrated step-by-step instructions

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Customer Questions & Answers

How do you manage overflow isuues? Can water drain around the diverter when the barrell is full?

Asked by: Ginslc
There is a diverter that comes with it.....and I watched as it rained and filled, when the barrel was full it went out the gutter they way it is suppose to! No issues at great!
Answered by: Molly
Date published: 2017-03-14

Water pressure

How is the water pressure on this barrel?
Asked by: Wonjie
there is no water pressure except gravity. The fuller the better and the higher you can put it the better but otherwise its just a matter of good ole gravity.
Answered by: kamintx
Date published: 2017-02-12

What is the maximum distance the barrel can sit from the downspout?

Asked by: Sandy
18" inches max, maybe !
Answered by: TMc348
Date published: 2017-02-14

can you paint the plastic so it's not black?

Asked by: AZrainsaver
I'm sure you can. Just buy the colored ones. I'm buying black for my shed. it's cheaper and I will soon be covered with Grapes Vines.
Answered by: TMc348
Date published: 2017-02-14
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Customer Reviews

RainStation 45 Gal. Recycled Black Rain Barrel with Diverter is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 227.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So I always start off reading the BAD reviews. And I just re-read them again. If you have no co... So I always start off reading the BAD reviews. And I just re-read them again. If you have no common sense or basic mechanical skills, then these are not for you. My opinion is that THESE ARE GREAT ! Our flowers have never looked better. We have (salt) softened well water, so our water is not exactly plant friendly. The "RAIN BARREL" water is just the trick. Yeah, yeah they kinda look like plastic garbage cans, but this is where the common sense comes into play. We bought charcoal grill racks at Lowe's ( not sure if I can say that here ) and they fit perfectly inside the upturned lid to put a flower pot, with potato vines, that covers the can ... I mean barrels. The diverters work PERFECTLY and filled them up in NO TIME !
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Water barrel I bought this online from Home Depot and installed it just in time for a rain storm. The instructions were straight forward and setup was simple. I was able to collect a full barrel of water the first time. I would recommend this product to anyone interested in an easy do-it-yourself project that helps save 45 gallons of water especially since I live in the desert.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These rain barrels rock This is our 3rd rain barrel purchase of this brand. Our other 2 are of a little bigger variety (approx 65 gallon?) but this 45 works nice for the location we added this year. Installation is a reasonable task and best of all the product works!! We attach a Python hose with a valve on it to the one by our koi pond to drain in and top off the pond during rain, trying to maximize the benefits of water collection. The barrel will be filled to the top after only small rains; it's amazing how much surface area our roof collects in a short time. You do need a place to store them in the late fall to spring, we store in basement or garage would work, the plastic is sturdy but wouldn't chance it below freezing risk to crack. They get rinsed out, wiped down when we take them down for winter. I snapped pics of this one in black vs. the bigger version in granite.
Date published: 2016-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Be earth-wsie at an affordable price. Easy to assemble, good quality parts, worked as advertised. Being green in a quality, fashionable package.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well, but....... The assembly instructions are straight forward. The faucet is a little cheap, but eventually can be replaced. If you follow the instructions exactly as to placement of the hose on the barrel, and decide to use the top as a planter? Beware. the first inch and a half of the planter bottom will be flooded after the first filling rain. Any soil you put in would eventually end up at the bottom of the rain barrel. Luckily I was lazy and hadn't planted yet and saw the problem. I bailed the water out until it was below the lowest point of the planter, and added another drainage hose. It is barely on the thicker plastic which is best for drilling. Overall it is nice to have on the deck to water the various other window boxes, planters, dog! without having to go in the house repeatedly.
Date published: 2016-06-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Spigot Hole Leak The hole that the spigot goes to has a small drip if not prepped properly. Use caulking to seal everything before deploying. I'm currently having to wait until I can get water below there to seal that area properly, while losing water from the slow drip.
Date published: 2016-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great look but could have a better spout system. Such... Great look but could have a better spout system. Such as a lock nut on the inside rather than the rubber bushing insert. After some work got it to stop dripping but now works good
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent rain barrel that is very easy to use and set up. I would give 5 stars but the spigot an... Excellent rain barrel that is very easy to use and set up. I would give 5 stars but the spigot and drain are plastic. It should come with brass spigot and drain as a standard feature.
Date published: 2016-11-29
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