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Model #RBL-0001

Rain Barrel Linking Kit

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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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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2 in
Product Height (in.)
2 in
Product Width (in.)
10 in

Details

Material
Polyethylene
Returnable
180-Day
Style
Basics

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

8Questions14Answers

Why is this so expensive for a little plastic tube snd connectors??

Asked by Dickey July 9, 2018
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It's not the plastic, it's the huge metal drill bit that's the bulk of the cost. This kit is worth every penny! I have 2 barrels daisy chained using this kit and both barrels are full most of the summer.

I live in the Chicago area, my barrels would have to be disconnected from each other for storage ...

Asked by SuzieSunshine July 28, 2017
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I did, last winter I undid everything, emptied out the barrels and stored the barrels upside down and the connectors in the shed. I have barrels that have kids, so it was easy. I reconnected everything this spring with no issue.

where do you connect it?

Asked by restorer August 7, 2015
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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

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

Asked by joy September 9, 2016
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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

I am looking to connect my sump pump pipe (PVC pipe) to a rain barrel. Would I be able to use thi...

Asked by MiMi September 6, 2017
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It should work, but the hose is only 31", you may want to consider our Rain barrel overflow hose kit, it has a 5' long hose. If the accordion hose included doesn't fit your sump pump, you may need and adaptor or you can hard pipe the connections with 1' schedule 40 PVC. it has a 1.25 in outside diameter that will fit snug into the rubber hose seal included in the kit. Regards, the Earthminded Team

what diameter hole do the end fit?

Asked by arock June 15, 2018
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1-1/2" diameter hole, a hole saw is included all you need is a drill. Regards, the EarthMinded team

Where can I get a valve kit?

Asked by Im1Me June 27, 2015
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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.

Linking from bottom - what extra HW needed

Asked by NiceG March 6, 2016
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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

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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!
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Worked fine. Good instructions, including the hint to use a...
Worked fine. Good instructions, including the hint to use a bit of Vasoline to ease the hose into the rubber grommet.
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Easy to use, fits snug and installation was a breeze.
Easy to use, fits snug and installation was a breeze.
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All I needed was the "tube" that went between the...
All I needed was the "tube" that went between the barrels because I had linked my barrels 2 years ago and the tube broke during storage. It worked just fine. I just wish I could have purchased just the tube instead of the entire kit.
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Did not need as you can fill two rain barrels...
Did not need as you can fill two rain barrels from the Fiskars Rain Barrel Diverter Kit. one on each side.
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I have joined to standard garbage cans together using this kit. As I also installed a spigot for my hose I installed the linking kit at half way down the cans. No leaks. And now I have 1-1/2 x 70 L of rain water available .
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Expensive but it works to link two rain barrels. ...
Expensive but it works to link two rain barrels. When assembling, put a little lubricant on the gasket and the hose attaches much easier, particularly on the second barrel. It would be good if they sold a kit without the drill bit if you want to link another barrel.
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