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
$99.89 /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
  • 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: 2017-03-04

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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Customer Reviews

RainStation 45 Gal. Terracotta Rain Barrel with Diverter is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 166.
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 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The directions were clear and easy to understand.... The directions were clear and easy to understand.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to Install and use My son was working on his Boy Scout Eagle Project, providing a new community vegetable garden and shed. He had some money left over, and his clients had a wish list item of rain barrels to collect roof water to use to water the new garden. He used the extra money to purchase 2 rain barrels. It was easy to follow the directions and install them, thanks to the provision of the required drills for cutting the drain pipe. They filled quickly and easily after the first rainfall. The client intends to purchase more units, and install drip lines on timers to maximize the use of the rain barrels.
Date published: 2014-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome use for pond filter! I origionally bought 2 of these...one for front and one for back. I decided to use one for my filter in a large pond in the back yard. It has the holes already for inspout and drain. I drilled an outspout at 1 inch below top and ran 2 inch PVC to a waterfall. it works great and is not ugly like the previous "55 gal trash can" we have used for past 5 years! AND.....I can still turn lid upside down and plant flowers which just adds to the absence of UGLY with this use of the rain barrell. Using the other one as a rain barrell as siggested.......
Date published: 2014-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works perfectly I bought two of these rain barrels, along with two shut-off hose connections. (I'm not sure how the rain barrel could work without buying the shut-off valve!) They were easy to assemble (if you have a drill) and worked very well. Since my downspouts are 3x4 rather than 2x3, the diverter occupies only half the cross-section of the downspout, but even then a light rain fills up the barrel. I did put the diverter on the side of the downspout that has the most water. I attached the shut-off valve to the outlet on the botton, and attached a soaker hose to that. Then when the weather is dry, I open the valve and water the plants. BTW, the directions say to center the hole in the downspout 3 inches below the top of the barrel, but I did mine at 2 inches, and even 1 inch would have worked. That fills the barrel higher and faster (since there is a slope). The diverter would need to be centered higher than the barrel before there was a danger of overflow.
Date published: 2013-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall good value Sturdy product with good quality parts. Installation is somewhat complex. The instructions are helpful and detailed, but I recommend reading through them once or twice before starting assembly since it involves precise measurement and drilling to complete correctly. Once it is installed, it works perfectly. Main spigot is located midway up the barrel, so it must be filled more than halfway before it can be used. Also has a drain on the bottom with no shut-off valve, so it is only useful for a hose with a nozzle. If connected to a drainpipe that feeds from several roof surfaces, the 45 gallon barrel will be full with one good rain event.
Date published: 2013-05-28
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