What Satisfied Customers Are Saying
By MaryAnn from OMAHA, NE on 7/22/2015
Quick delivery, good looking, easy to install and now it just has to start raining!
FLAT BACK RAINBARREL
By MikeK. from Birmingham, AL on 7/17/2015
VERY HAPPY WITH THIS PRODUCT. SIMPLE, I MEAN SIMPLE TO ASSEMBLE AND CONNECT TO EXISTING DOWNSPOUTS. I AM PLAYING WITH THE IDEA OF PURCHASING ANOTHER.
Yeah, I'd buy more of these
By Zachary from Kalamazoo, MI on 7/16/2015
I picked this diverter out because it was from the same manufacturer as our rain barrels. All in all, it seems like it will be durable, easy to connect, and fairly easy on the eyes. I really liked that it was from a local company (Minooka, IL) and it was constructed from repurposed fence plastic. The one downfall is that it looks like it was hastily put together - the interior sealant they used to stop water from leaking between the bottom/side-walls of the diverter have gaps in the seal. I tried contacting hayneedle about this and the manufacturer. No replies from either company (yet) - although, hayneedle did reach out to encourage me to write a review. How does that make sense? "Hey, I've got a problem with something I just bought. Oh, great! Here, please tell other people about it on our website!" So, the moral of this review is to be careful what you ask for, you just might get it. Although, if you got one of these, it wouldn't be the end of the world. I'm still giving this a 4 star review - heading to the hardware store to buy some caulk isn't such a big deal.
Have several of these
By Dale from Columbus, Ohio on 7/15/2015
I have 3 (soon to be 4) of these hooked together by cutting holes in sides of the adjacent barrels using the overflow ports as templates. So when barrel 1 overflows through the ports the water is dropped in barrel 2, etc. BTW, there will be some leakage between the barrels when they are full. You could try to seal the gaps if you do not have frost where you live. Obviously, that is not an option where I live as freezing weather requires the barrels to be taken down. The barrels are also connected via hoses across the back and y connectors where needed. I find that braided washer hookups work well given their 90 degree turns in confined spaces and they won't kink. Remember: collect at one end and the final overflow ports at the other end. To the final overflow ports connect to 1 1/2" compression fittings and 1 and 1/2" PVC pipe to drain to a desirable location. Mine drains into a small pond. Obviously, the higher your stand, the better your water pressure will be (water does not flow uphill). Their only fault? They do not provide you with a second spout to connect a hose if you link them together. One last thing, if you build a stand - make it very sturdy. Water weighs 8lbs/ gallon.
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