I know what you're thinking. All you wanted was a rain barrel and now look at all the
decisions you're faced with. With so many choices, how does one decide which one or what parts to buy?
We've put together some questions to ask yourself that will help you determine what rain harvesting products you might need
to complete your rain barrel project. If you're still unsure, just send us a couple of
photos of where you think the cistern or rain harvesting rain barrel will live and we'll help you figure it out.
If you find that these questions are just adding to your frustration then allow me to point you to two of the best selling and highly functional rain barrels we offer:
Don't want your neighbors to know that you covet rainwater? The 55 gallon planter will keep them from ever finding out!
Do you want a large capacity 214 gallon unit that has a pump ( for
delivering water under pressure )?
Want the largest container that takes up the least amount of space? The WaterWall is only 28" deep x 6'7" tall" x 7'6" long
Need something that you can add on as your budget will allow? The 20" x 24" x 42" RainBox has straight
sides so it fits closer to the wall. It has a debris filter built
into the top of it.
Need something larger, smaller or one that goes underground? Email us
What is a Downspout Diverter and why do I need one?
Because a rain barrel should not collect rain water during freezing conditions.
The 60 and 80 gallon rain barrels have a seasonal diverter built into them.
Why do I need a downspout filter?
IF you do not have a gutter cover to reduce the amount of particulate
matter coming down the downspout, you should have some type of large debris filter. Only the 75 and 80 gallon rain barrels have debris filters built
How do I get from the downspout to the top of the rain barrel? Most
folks are looking for an easy way to jump from the downspout to
the top of a rain barrel. Use this flexible
What should I use for the overflow pipe on the 55 and 80 gallon rain
barrels? The 4 inch plastic pipe that fits the 55 and 80 gallon
overflow ports I found at the hardware store is very rigid.
Is there something better? Yes,
you want this.
I am having trouble figuring out how much water is in my rain barrel.
Do you have someway for me to know how much water is in there? Yes, a tank depth monitor.
I want to bury the 4 inch landscape pipe. But what about erosion at the end of the landscape pipe?
The solution to capping off the buried landscape pipe is our DrainBox.
Do you have a large cistern and want to divert the first flush
of rain water from the roof? Check out these Australian made
first flush roof washers.