Model # RS45-TC

Internet #203260836

EarthMinded RainStation 45 Gal. Terracotta Rain Barrel with Diverter
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EarthMinded

RainStation 45 Gal. Terracotta Rain Barrel with Diverter

  • FlexiFit diverter helps prevent overflow and flooding
  • Can be set up at any downspout
  • Catches and stores rainwater for watering and washing chores
Was  $99.89
$8990 /each

Save $9.99 (10%)  through 07/31/2017

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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
  • Convenient size for decks, patios and balconies
  • Made from durable food grade 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 three colors: terracotta, granite and charcoal (85% recycled)
  • Illustrated step-by-step instructions

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Customer Questions & Answers

The Picture shows flowers growing in it, but the instruction don't show a planter. So does it include a planter or not???

Asked by: jenparson
The lid/top can be inverted for use as a planter. A screen is provided to aid in preventing dirt washing into the barrel.
Answered by: PJ
Date published: 2016-09-11

Can the lid be easily taken on and off?

I want to use the barrel for grey water, rather than a closed rain water system.
Asked by: RedheadedDroughtVictim
Without being screwed to the barrel the lid sometimes sits askew making it a bit more difficult to remove. I find little problem removing it with a little twist.
Answered by: Sunbern
Date published: 2017-04-24

When temperature drops below freezing how does it effect a rain barrel? Does it need to be empty?

Asked by: Minke
Not here in Florida. How about you Northerner's?
Answered by: Sunbern
Date published: 2017-02-28

How do the rain barrels work when the they are full? Explain how water goes back to the downspouts.

Asked by: Grandpa
The diverter is inserted into your downspout and adds water to the barrel a couple inches from the top. Once the barrel is full the diverter stops "diverting" water to it - water seeks it's own level. The part that is inserted into the downspout only catches some of the water coming down, the rest goes around the diverter. If you install the diverter into the downspout as instructed, at the proper height, the barrel will not overflow.
Answered by: Zorro
Date published: 2017-02-09
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RainStation 45 Gal. Terracotta Rain Barrel with Diverter is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 173.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It is a good, solid barrel and was simple to install. It is completely plastic, however, includin... It is a good, solid barrel and was simple to install. It is completely plastic, however, including all fittings, so time will tell how well it lasts. The spigot and drain fittings are all a pressure fit, and hopefully that will last well. So far, so good, full barrel and no leaks. I just wonder how the hot summer sun will affect it. I intend to bring it into the basement for winter. I actually may by another for the front side of the house. BTW, using a little Vaseline or Chapstick on the fittings will make it easier to fit them. For anyone interested, this is the first year we are allowed, legally, to use a rain barrel in Denver.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I do not recommend this product: diverter is flawed. Difficult to install (drill large hole in do... I do not recommend this product: diverter is flawed. Difficult to install (drill large hole in downspout, insert rubber fittings), barrel must be absolutely level to diverter, and then debris accumulated in the downspout above the diverter to the extent that the downspout split and had to be replaced. You are MUCH BETTER OFF buying a rain barrel with a simple screened opening for downspout. ALSO: plastic faucet is junk. Planter top was initial reason for purchase but it is very shallow and has no drainage unless you allow it to drain into barrel which of course will bring soil into water.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not a bad Rain Barrel This Rain Barrel was a solid choice for us. Its lightweight and holds enough water for our purposes. It'll be easier to handle putting away for the winter months too. Drawbacks - there is debris that seeps through the turned-over covered when used as a flower pot. One can cover it with moisture barrier fabric as an option. Also, the flex tubing was not conducive to the way it connected to the downspout. I had to play with it multiple times to get it just right between the downspout and the Barrel opening. I'm happy so far. A good choice.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought one 3 years ago and have used it exclusively to water a medium sized garden. Only once ... I bought one 3 years ago and have used it exclusively to water a medium sized garden. Only once did I run out of water, and just for a few days. I love not using my well water! I'm planning to buy a 2nd one since I added more garden areas on the opposite side of our house. The diverter is great for keeping stuff out, and having the two attachment areas helpful - one for filling water cans, the other for a hose. I did upgrade to brass fixtures from the start, no leaks ever.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I would have given the Rain Barrel a five-plus, but I had a slight problem with the drain plug le... I would have given the Rain Barrel a five-plus, but I had a slight problem with the drain plug leaking. I did not have any problem with the first barrel I installed. Measurements are important if the unit is to work correctly. Location of the insert in the downspout is crucial for good fill-up and drainage. The barrel filled after 1 ¼ inches of rain. How nice it is to use pure rainwater for my orchids and other plants.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy with my purchase. Upon installing the barrel,... Very happy with my purchase. Upon installing the barrel, it was full after two fairly heavy rain spells. The hose bib may need to be replaced as it is all plastic, not sure how many hot summers and daily use it will endure. Overall, good quality, quick shipping. I'd recommend without hesitation!
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The lid is difficult to get off when the barrel is full. Did not use the lid as a planter becaus... The lid is difficult to get off when the barrel is full. Did not use the lid as a planter because we use a submersible utility pump to pump the remaining water out to the barrel into a 30 gallon water tank hooked to the back of a tractor to water our new shrubs and trees.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I had to purchase hard bulkhead fittings for the outlets. The ones supplied with the barrel leak ... I had to purchase hard bulkhead fittings for the outlets. The ones supplied with the barrel leak when you try to use them. Because the plastic outlets threads into a rubber seals, you cannot tighten them enough to prevent leakage.
Date published: 2017-03-14
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