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RainStation 45 Gal. Recycled Black Rain Barrel with Diverter

  • Easiest diverter installation in the industry
  • Industrial quality barrel
  • Available in terracotta, granite and black
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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
  • 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
  • Click here to learn more about Eco Options and Water Conservation

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Capacity (gallons)50455555
Product TypeBarrelBarrelBarrelBarrel
MaterialPlasticHDPE (High Density Polyethylene)PlasticHDPE (High Density Polyethylene)
Rain Barrel FeaturesDecorative,Garden Hose Compatible,Overflow system,Rust Proof PortsDecorative,Garden Hose Compatible,Overflow system,Removeable LidGarden Hose Compatible,Overflow system,Removeable LidDecorative,Garden Hose Compatible,Overflow system,Removeable Lid
Diverter Kit IncludedNoYesYesYes
Product Height (in.)3435.53334
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
23.5
Product Height (in.)
35.5
Product Width (in.)
23.5

Details

Capacity (gallons)
45
Color/Finish
Recycled Black
Diverter Kit Included
Yes
Material
HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)
Product Type
Barrel
Rain Barrel Features
Decorative,Garden Hose Compatible,Overflow system,Removeable Lid
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

102Questions32Answers

Hi, Has anyone used a submersible water pump with this rain barrel to generate water pressure fro...

Asked by RN April 18, 2021
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Answer

I placed my barrel on a stand to have room and develop pressure to use the bottom valve opening for a short hose. Good luck.

Is there a hose extension that can be purchased separately? I happen to have sprinkler heads near...

Asked by Ann September 28, 2020
1
Answer

how far out do you want to be? the top bellows hose tube extends out to maybe 3ft. I'm not aware of any extension for the top bellows tube, but I'm sure you can find s ok something at Hmdot to make the extension.... hope this helps...

Is spigot made out of brass?

Asked by Heidi September 4, 2020
3
Answers

No, it's made of plastic. Our first one failed shortly after we installed it. Ended up buying a brass one through another retailer's website. Been very happy with it since.

What are the dimensions of the rain barrel ?

Asked by deb August 7, 2020
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Can you use the diverter on downspouts larger than 3x4?

Asked by Amy August 6, 2020
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Spigot leaks

Asked by Lauren June 14, 2020
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Answers

No.

What size is the faucet that it comes with?

Asked by Molly May 21, 2020
5
Answers

Fits all standard garden hoses.

Does your barrel wobble?

Asked by John May 16, 2020
10
Answers

Thanks everyone for answering. I sent it back and found another. The first one had a warped bottom.

Can this barrel be used with a rain chain?

Asked by Dkw April 26, 2020
5
Answers

There isn’t any feature of the barrel designed for a rain chain that I’m aware of. If you’re creative and inventive, there are probably ways to adapt it for rain chains but it’s on you.

Can I buy JUST the faucet?

Asked by Tom April 7, 2020
5
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Yes I have bought a replacement faucet for my barrel

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.3
    out of 727 reviews
  • 91% recommend this product
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So far it’s great! Need another!
Super easy to set up and use. I made a gauge for mine because I wanted to know the water level at a glance. Wish HD carried the clear pvc pipe!
by Michelle
3 people found this helpful
The rain barrel was just what I needed to control the water flow from the gutter. Before the wate...
The rain barrel was just what I needed to control the water flow from the gutter. Before the water was creating a soggy area. I also use it to water my plants. Now we have 2, having bought the same one 5 years ago.
by Tick
2 people found this helpful
I have been using this water barrel for about a month now and am very pleased with it. Easy to a...
I have been using this water barrel for about a month now and am very pleased with it. Easy to assemble - I decided to go with the plastic faucet supplied with the barrel and there has been no leakage at all. Elevated the barrel on blocks (approx. 12" above grade - see photo) and located the faucet at the lower outlet location so that I can fully drain the barrel. I attempted to use a hose to water my plants but the pressure is so low that the flow rate was only a dribble - an empty coffee container (about 1/2 gallon) works fine (requires a bit of bending over though). I don't see how a soaker hose would work given that the water pressure with a full barrel is approx. 10 psi (about 20-25% of normal city water pressure) and the pressure gets lower as the water level in the barrel drops. The diverter valve works well but there will definitely be some rainwater discharging from the gutter drain (if you have a 4" x 3" gutter downspout, the barrel diverter insert only captures rainwater from 1/2 of the downspout area). This rain barrel certainly meets my needs and I am very satisfied with it. I did deduct one star due to the very basic appearance of the barrel (the description of it looking like a trash container is fairly accurate) - I have not used the flower pot feature as I am concerned about soil getting into the barrel and/or of the flower pot flooding in heavy rain.
by houston0608
1 person found this helpful
I had them professionally installed, not sure we could have done it on our own . They look wonder...
I had them professionally installed, not sure we could have done it on our own . They look wonderful. I did link 2 of the barrels and it is really helping. I would recommend them. My gutter guy was also really impressed with them. He told me these are usually used up North because you can cap off and remove them. I do recommend lifting them at least 2 blocks off the ground . I have had the barrels about 2 months now. I am really glad I got them.
by HappyFrontDoor
2 people found this helpful
We purchased this Rain Barrel 2 years ago and it has worked out great! The set-up directions wer...
We purchased this Rain Barrel 2 years ago and it has worked out great! The set-up directions were really easy to follow. My husband built a wooden box for it to sit on and would suggest you raise it up for ease of use. The spigot wasn't the metal one. If I buy another, I would spend the extra for the metal one. Just a couple of good rain storms would fill the barrel and I would fill watering cans to hand water my gardens with the gravity feed hose we attached to the upper spigot. The top attaches pretty securely and we had no issues with bugs or mosquitoes getting inside. Never any overflow problems where it attached to the downspout and, in the fall, just drain, disconnect the hose, store the barrel, and put the winter cover on, and you are all set. I would definitely recommend the product!
by KeltNH
4 people found this helpful
Very pleased with this product. It seems constructed well and should provide years of service. ...
Very pleased with this product. It seems constructed well and should provide years of service. The instructions were excellent (clear and concise). I also like how it provided the gutter attachments as well as the hole saws for installation. I did purchase an aftermarket brass spigot to use in pace of the stock plastic one after reading many reviews. Regardless, I think the $79.00 I paid for it was a good deal.
by pjsal452
2 people found this helpful
We have a retaining wall that is 3 feet high. I put the rain barrel on two rows of cinder blocks...
We have a retaining wall that is 3 feet high. I put the rain barrel on two rows of cinder blocks on top of the retaining wall. I thought this would provide enough water pressure to water the boulevard. Only the first foot of soaker hose gets water. Not happy with the performance.
by grthmb
very practical
Love this water barrel. Most we looked at you had to cut the whole downspout off. This comes with a drill bit to cut small circle out of downspout. Very easy to assemble and looks great. I will add that we raised ours up off the ground with cement block and sandstone to make it easier to get to spout.
by snag126
3 people found this helpful
Overall -- I recommend this product. Here are a few thoughts in no particular order. * Build Qual...
Overall -- I recommend this product. Here are a few thoughts in no particular order. * Build Quality: it's plastic. If you see a garbage can for sale that's equal size -- that's roughly what you're getting here. Only difference is some cosmetic differences, but the basic concept is a garbage can. * Assembly: relatively easy. From unboxing to stepping back & placing the flowers on top was roughly 1 hour. This includes the time to level the ground, assemble the platform (self provided, via 2 cinder blocks & paver stone), cut the hole into the drain pipe, and screwing in the lid. * Connection to the (gutter) drain pipe: this was actually pretty relieving to have this style, rather than a complete diverter that would replace the entire section of drain pipe. The included drill bit was simple to assemble, sharp, and the diverter-piece was easy to insert into the drain pipe. I was actually concerned I was doing something wrong, but it really was simple to complete this step. * Spigot & seal: the Spigot (shown in the picture with a RED knob) is plastic. It's not high quality. I feel that on a hot day, this will likely warp. HOWEVER, the mechanism inside to prevent water from flowing is solid and hasn't failed yet in the past two weeks that it's been in the rain.
by Joshua
7 people found this helpful
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.
by ChicagoHomeowner
6 people found this helpful
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