Model # RBK-0001

Internet #203256576

EarthMinded DIY Rain Barrel Diverter and Parts Kit
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EarthMinded

DIY Rain Barrel Diverter and Parts Kit

  • FlexiFit diverter helps prevent overflow and flooding
  • Can be set up at any downspout
  • Catches and stores rainwater for watering and washing chores
$ 43 53
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Product Overview

  • FlexiFit diverter helps prevent overflow and flooding
  • Can be set up at any downspout
  • Catches and stores rainwater for watering and washing chores
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

Product Overview

  • FlexiFit diverter helps prevent overflow and flooding
  • Can be set up at any downspout
  • Catches and stores rainwater for watering and washing chores
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)
0
Color/Finish
Black
Diverter Kit Included
Yes
Material
Plastic
Product Type
Barrel
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 year limited Warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
3 in
Product Height (in.)
15 in
Product Width (in.)
10.5 in

Details

Capacity (gallons)
0
Color/Finish
Black
Diverter Kit Included
Yes
Material
Plastic
Product Type
Barrel
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 year limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

Will this work with 2X3 and 3X4" downspouts?

I have the larger downspout (3X4) and was wonder if if this is going to work. Thanks for your help.
Asked by: RacinPhotog
Yes. I have 3X4" downspouts and my 55 gallon barrel fills from empty to overflowing when we get 0.2 inch of rainfall. That's just an observation - I think it actually overflows with just 0.1" of rain. Of course I have a fairly large roof! Example arithmetic is: (0.3" of rain) / (12 in/ft) x (30' x 20' (horizontal area) of roof collection) x (7.48 gal/cu ft) x (0.5 (estimated 50% diverted to barrel)) = 56 gallons. Go ahead and have fun with your numbers.
Answered by: TEC1
Date published: 2017-08-12

Will this work on a round , plastic down spout? I'm not sure if would seal properly.

Will this work on a round , plastic down spout? I'm not sure if would seal properly.
Asked by: Netta
Instructions note standard 2”x3” or 3”x5” rectangular downspouts. The diverter mount is flat not curved. Hope this answer helps.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2018-07-09

Will this diverters overflow work with two rain barrels hooked together thru the bottom or do I n...

Will this diverters overflow work with two rain barrels hooked together thru the bottom or do I need to add an overflow line or just a vent on the second barrel?
Asked by: Mike
A vent will be necessary on the second barrel. Vent will need to end at a higher point from your inlet line. This will prevent overflowing..
Answered by: RainCoat
Date published: 2018-03-29

What do I need to do for winterizing?

It makes sense to empty the barrel and turn it upside down (or put it my shed for storage). But, what do I do about the diverter/hose opening in the downspout? Should the hose be removed and the hole plugged? Thanks!
Asked by: Hmmmm
Winterizing instructions are included with the package.
Answered by: Graybear
Date published: 2018-04-27
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Customer Reviews

DIY Rain Barrel Diverter and Parts Kit is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 275.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This kit helps attach any barrel to a downspout with... This kit helps attach any barrel to a downspout with minimal downspout cutting. If installed properly then the barrel will not overflow and your downspout will continue to function normally. The only downside is the price seems very high.
Date published: 2019-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thought this was kit ti divert water from one barrel... Thought this was kit ti divert water from one barrel to another. will use that part later. The faucet included worked great to replace leaking faucet.
Date published: 2019-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DIY Rain Barrel Diverter and Parts Kit Got a food grade 55 drum and used this kit to make a rain barrel. Easy to setup and comes with the hole saw bits... Only problem was I got steel down spouts, and the hole saw bits are for wood and plastic. So I used the drill bit to cut out the down spout. and once set up, it looked great. The first rain we got was 0.22 inches and it filled the barrel and any over flow went back to the down spout. Very happy and it looks great. Not like the home made ones you would see on youtube. When you buy the parts to do a home made one. This is cheaper and better. I used the drain plug to add a brass water bib and it had a 1/4 inch tap for attaching micro tubing to a float valve. The barrel has 2 bung holes and didn't need to drill or cut those out. If I want to add another barrel, there is a kit to install it all so.
Date published: 2013-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Giving Mother Nature a Helping Hand - DIY Rain Barrel Kit - EXCELLENT! For some time now, we have wanted to invest in a rain barrel to provide natural water for our garden and flowers, to save on water cost and to do our part to help the environment. We searched the web for DIY options and watched many YouTube how-to videos and decided upon the EarthMinded DIY Rain Barrel Diverter and Parts Kit. We were happy to find it available at Home Depot at a great price and with free shipping to store. At an equally good price, we purchased a 58 gallon terracotta color food grade barrel from a local food distributor for the rain reservoir. We installed our EarthMinded DIY Rain Barrel Diverter and Parts Kit this past weekend (7/26) and it was a breeze to install! Perhaps one of the best features of the kit, is that it comes with 3 specific sized hole saw drill bits needed to make the holes in the barrel and gutter downspout for the spigots and drain hose. No special tools are needed outside of what the kit itself provides! The kit instructions were very easy to follow, were detailed and illustrated. The rain barrel kit components (the spigots and rubber seals) were very good quality also. The entire installation process took less than 20 minutes. We performed a quick leak test and were pleased not to find a single drip. Later the same day, after a nice long and heavy rainfall, the barrel was filled to the very top which allowed us to do a true test of the kit and it performed wonderfully as you will see from our photos. We could not be more happy with our new little addition to our back yard! Thank you Home Depot for a great product! Sincerely Satisfied, A Happy Gardener
Date published: 2014-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product makes setting up a rain barrel easy. I bought 3 EarthMindedDIY Rain Barrel Diverter and Parts Kits to hook up 3 rain barrels for our Community Garden. The directions were clear and the parts were easy to work with. I appreciate that the manufacturer included drill accessories which made the installation quick and easy. The diverters work very well. The rain barrels fill up and when they are full, excess water goes back into the downspout and down the drain. I don't have to worry about water saturating the foundation which is what happened last year when the rain barrels were connected directly into the downspouts. This product is wonderful and the parts are durable. If we get more rain barrels, I would not hesitate to purchase more diverter kits.
Date published: 2013-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and Effective! This kit was so easy to install; It took approximately 10 minutes to install one kit into one barrel. It comes with everything you need except for the actual drill. The drill bits are perfectly sized for the gaskets; which are made of quality material (I will wait and see how long it takes them to dry out and rot - if in fact that ever happens). The bibs and the gaskets are threaded so once you fit the gasket inside the drilled hole, the bib screws in - thus expanding the gasket and forming a watertight seal. Drilling into the gutter was easier then I had anticipated and the overflow/diverter fit right in. I have sealed barrels so I was able to tap into the gutter at a higher point then the top of the barrel. After it recently rained, the barrels are full and the bibs hold the water. I love it! exactly what I needed. I used blue two (2) 55 gal. barrels with one kit in each. Because they are sealed and sunproof, I won't have to worry about algae and mosquitos. Although, I will put mosquito pucks in.....just in case. Just a "heads up" - Drill slowly as you want the disc to stay inside the drill bit and not fall into your barrel (if it's sealed) and you don't want your gutter piece to fall into your downspout (unless you drill it while not connected).
Date published: 2014-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rain barrel for garden Our garden is at the opposite end of our backyard and water faucet. Since there was a storage shed next to the garden area decided to put up a rain gutter and a rain barrel. The DIY Rain Barrel Diveter and Parts Kit had easy to follow directions and was easy to install. We have a second barrel that catches the overflow from the main barrel. Used the kit for both barrels which made it easier to install and set up the drip system for the garden.
Date published: 2014-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product but some leakage This was a fairly simple project. Overall I'm rather happy with the product, despite the reservations described below. The instructions included were clear and well-written. The bushings (for lack of a better word) you press into holes drilled in the barrel have internal threads which end up slightly deformed. When screwing in the spigot, I could not get the threads started right despite numerous attempts, and the cross-threaded spigot fitting now has a slow drip. The barrel filled amazingly quickly during the first gentle rain, and once full the hose connection to the barrel leaked a lot until the rain stopped. Hopefully I can silicone that joint up and stop that leak.
Date published: 2012-07-12
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