Earth Minded Rain Barrel Diverter Kit
Make your own rain barrel with the Earth Minded Rain Barrel Diverter and Parts Kit. This kit includes everything you need to turn any recycled plastic drum or trash barrel into a rain barrel for watering plants and lawns. The kit doesn’t include the barrel so you will have to purchase a drum separately or use one you may already have. Make sure you know where the drum came from and what was in it. Do not use a drum that contained chemicals that could be harmful to you or the environment. Be sure the drum you use has been thoroughly cleaned and is safe for your use. You should use a water tight container with a lid or a sealed drum. The kit works with plastic drums, wooden barrels and garbage can. It is not for use with metal drums or barrels. You can make a state-of-the-art rain barrel with the Earth Minded Rain Barrel Diverter and Parts Kit and save money by doing it yourself.
Rain barrels have been around for a long time and are a great way to save water and money as well as help the environment. Your plants will thrive on the rain water that you collect. Rain water doesn’t contain chemicals like fluoride and chlorine but it does contain CO2 and nitrogen which is great for your plants. You can locate your rain barrel at any downspout around the house to collect and store the rain water as it comes off the roof and through the gutters and downspouts. The patented FlexFit diverter included in the kit helps to prevent overflow from the rain barrel which can cause flooding and end up damaging your home’s foundation. When the rain barrel is full water will be redirected to flow through the downspout. The sealed system also helps prevent algae growth and mosquitoes.
The kit includes the following parts:
• FlexFit Diverter
• Hole cover for winter storage • 3” Fill Hose
• Spigot with Standard Garden Hose Connection
• Drain and Cover
• Hole Saw Set
• Water Seals and Screws
• Illustrated step-by-step Instructions