Model # RS45-RC

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EarthMinded RainStation 45 Gal. Recycled Black Rain Barrel with Diverter
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EarthMinded

RainStation 45 Gal. Recycled Black Rain Barrel with Diverter

  • Easiest diverter installation in the industry
  • Industrial quality barrel
  • Available in terracotta, granite and black
$ 103 99
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Product Overview

  • Easiest diverter installation in the industry
  • Industrial quality barrel
  • Available in terracotta, granite and black
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

Product Overview

  • Easiest diverter installation in the industry
  • Industrial quality barrel
  • Available in terracotta, granite and black
Model #: RS45-RC
Internet #: 203260850

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

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Name 50 Gal. Rain Barrel Black Stand Brass Spigot and Drain Upgrade Kit 50 Gal. Rain Barrel with Brass Spigot RainStation 45 Gal. Recycled Black Rain Barrel with Diverter
Brand RTS Home Accents EarthMinded RTS Home Accents EarthMinded
Ratings (96) (50) (563) (391)
Capacity (gallons) 50 45
Rain Barrel Features Decorative,Garden Hose Compatible,Overflow system,Rust Proof Ports Decorative,Garden Hose Compatible,Overflow system,Removeable Lid
Product Type Barrel Barrel
Diverter Kit Included No Yes
Material Polyethylene Brass Polyethylene HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)
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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

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

The rain barrel is filling but some water is still coming out at the bottom of the downspout.

Did I install it correctly? The barrel isn’t full yet, but I can see some water flowing through the downspout. Not 100% of the water is being diverted into the barrel.
Asked by: Johnindelaware
Yes should be small amount . If barrel is full to the divert valve then it will also overflow .
Answered by: john
Date published: 2018-09-09

Can you use the barrel as a simple reservoir to use for watering? I do not have a downspout or w...

Can you use the barrel as a simple reservoir to use for watering? I do not have a downspout or water spigot in the front of my building and it would be helpful if I would just fill this barrel up with water from a hose manually once a week and not drag hoses from the back every day.
Asked by: RenovationLady
Absolutely, and it's pretty easy. When the barrel arrives in the box, it can be used several ways, and the instructions (https://images.homedepot-static.com/catalog/pdfImages/de/de379dd6-cca0-4b19-982e-70cd8e9f5258.pdf) show you how it would normally be installed attached in/on a downspout. If you just want to fill it with a hose, the instructions indicate how in Step 3. You can just use one of the upper holes with the stopper, and whenever you need/want to fill it, pull the cap off and fill it up. There are also some things you can do with the top, like flipping it over and installing the filter in the top (like if you were going to put a plant in the top, then just don't plant anything). There are a couple of things I would note, though. First, since water weighs about 8.3 pounds per gallon, the barrel will weigh about 350 lbs full. So before you fill it, make sure it's exactly where you want it. Especially since the spigot is really close to the bottom of the barrel, so if you just have the barrel on the ground, you really won't be able to fill anything from the bottom spigot. (I put my barrels up on some landscaping blocks so it's elevated enough to fill a watering can). Next, the spigot is gravity-fed, meaning that there's not enough pressure to make a garden hose work from the spigot on the barrel. If you want to just full up the barrel, and then fill watering cans, then that won't be a problem. But if you want to attach a hose from the barrel, it won't work without an external pump system that is not included with the barrel. Hopefully this helps. If you have any more questions, just let me know and I'll tell what I know and have learned.
Answered by: Travis
Date published: 2018-09-13

Could this be used with a pump to increase water pressure?

Asked by: Kate
Generally, the rain barrel is used with a soaker hose at low pressure or to fill a watering can. There are rain barrel pump kits at Home Depot but I have not used one with my unit. Search "rain barrel pump kit" on the HD site.
Answered by: SteveC
Date published: 2018-07-11

What kind of rain barrel stand works with this rain barrel?

What kind of rain barrel stand works with this rain barrel?
Asked by: jms
It is tall and doesn't need a stand. It sits on the floor. If you want a stand, choose something sturdy. When this rain barrel is full it is very, very heavy.
Answered by: Justme
Date published: 2018-07-11
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Customer Reviews

RainStation 45 Gal. Recycled Black Rain Barrel with Diverter is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 391.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from does it all I bought this about a month ago. Installation was easy and I used 4 cinder blocks arranged in a square for the base. The hardest part was leveling the cinder blocks. (I recommend some sort of raised base because gravity empties the barrel) I have since installed a short 6 foot hose to the bottom spout with a metal hose valve shutoff. The top spigot leaks a little and it is plastic, but I used the included end cap on the spigot and it solved the leak. The included diverter works exactly like it is supposed to. I have emptied the barrel twice since purchasing and no problems and I am planning on buying another barrel. One picture shows the barrel immediately after installation and the other is after I planted flowers in the lid with the included pieces.
Date published: 2012-05-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Got it delivered. They way it was packaged the lid... Got it delivered. They way it was packaged the lid was warped and never fit correctly. Other than that aspect of the order I cannot comment on how well it works.
Date published: 2018-12-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from For the cost I expected a much better quality. I... For the cost I expected a much better quality. I could have had bought a 55 gal. trash can and turned the led up side down and had just as good or better.
Date published: 2019-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The only reason I did not give 5 stars was... The only reason I did not give 5 stars was because the hose attachment was difficult to put in. Other that that it was great!!
Date published: 2019-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The rain barrel is visually appealing, and I love the... The rain barrel is visually appealing, and I love the idea of planting flowers in the top of the barrel!
Date published: 2018-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These rain barrels rock This is our 3rd rain barrel purchase of this brand. Our other 2 are of a little bigger variety (approx 65 gallon?) but this 45 works nice for the location we added this year. Installation is a reasonable task and best of all the product works!! We attach a Python hose with a valve on it to the one by our koi pond to drain in and top off the pond during rain, trying to maximize the benefits of water collection. The barrel will be filled to the top after only small rains; it's amazing how much surface area our roof collects in a short time. You do need a place to store them in the late fall to spring, we store in basement or garage would work, the plastic is sturdy but wouldn't chance it below freezing risk to crack. They get rinsed out, wiped down when we take them down for winter. I snapped pics of this one in black vs. the bigger version in granite.
Date published: 2016-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from works great but there is slight leakage around bottom drain.... works great but there is slight leakage around bottom drain.
Date published: 2019-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-02-07
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