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Parts Kit, IBC Tote

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Order the Aquabarrel Sentry to convert your IBC Tote into a Rain Harvesting Cistern

With just one simple part to install on your IBC Tote you can turn your 275 gallon IBC Tote into a super sized water collection tank.

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Aquabarrel IBC Tote with Sentry All In One Diverter Installed IBC Tote Rain Harvesting Kit with Seasonal Diverter installed
IBC Tote Rain Harvesting Kit
IBC Tote Rain Harvesting Kit Outlet

Aquabarrel Sentry All-in-One Filter Diverter for IBC Totes includes Outlet Fittings and Shut Off Valve

  • Simply Rotate the Tube to change from Fill to Divert
  • 100% recycled content - MADE IN USA
  • Plastic bolts and wing nuts cannot rust.
  • Pond filter media will last for years (if you take it out and clean it often) to keep large debris from entering the container.
  • The gasket material provides a water tight seal between the Sentry All-in-One Diverter and your container.
  • PVC coupling screws onto your existing outlet.
  • Shut off valve accepts regular garden hose threads.
  • Installation instructions for the IBC Tote.

This is a basic step by step for all you folks (like us) that want pictures not words to 'see' how to put this together!

Concrete base for IBC Tote Rainwater Harvesting System Concrete is best
 

Please keep in mind that water weighs over 8 pounds per gallon. 275 x 8.33 = 2,2091ish pounds of dead weight.


 
IBC Tote placed on concrete base Placing the IBC Tote
 

Look at where your bottom drain is. Make sure you have it pointed in the correct direction.


 
Checking the location and fit for the Sentry Diverter Placing the Sentry Diverter
 

Check out the metal cross bars. You will need to pick one that has a large enough opening for the Sentry to fit within.


 
Tracing the gasket template Tracing the Gasket for the Sentry Diverter
 

Put the notched corner as shown in the image. Tape or hold the gasket as you mark the holes.


 
Cut the holes for the Sentry Diverter Cutting the holes
 

The large hole in the center is 4-1/8"
The four smaller holes are 3/8

There are a lot of ways to cut the big hole. The least time consuming is if you happen to have a 4.125" hole saw in your tool box. If not, cutting with a box knife or even those knives they sell on late night TV that cut thru solid blocks of frozen peas will do the trick. But it will take longer and is way more dangerous!

You're very lucky that we are pretty smart here at Aquabarrel. If you happen to cut outside the lines a little bit the gasket will hide the imperfect cuts.


 
Installing the gasket and bolts Aquabarrel Sentry All-in-One Diverter Filter Installing the gasket and bolts
 

Push the bolts through the diverter box and slip the gasket over the bolts


 
Installing the wing nuts onto the Aquabarrel Sentry All-in-One Diverter Filter Installing the nuts
 

Push the bolts through the diverter box. With a nut in hand reach through the diverter and screw the nut onto the bolt until it kisses the inside wall of the tank. (OK now we know some of your are pretty bad kissers. So what we mean is that we want you to just bring the nut up to the wall of the container and stop until all four are in place) We suggest you install the first two nuts on the top. It will help to hold it in place when you install the two lower nuts.

Now check for fit by installing the tube part way into the diverter and into the tank. IF it rotates easily everything is lined up. Now you can remove the tube and tighten the nuts up. You want to make sure you tighten an equal amount on each bolt. Check for rotation of the tube often. IF it binds check to see if nuts are screwed on an equal amount and adjust as needed. It is NOT necessary to torque the nuts on so hard that Superman cannot ever get them off. You only to compress the gasket a little bit to get a good seal. If you over tighten it may leak more since the material may pucker (more kissing references :-)


 
A look inside the IBC tote at the wings nuts installed on the Aquabarrel Sentry All-in-One Diverter Installing the nuts - inside view

Thought might like to see what it looks like if you stuck your head in for a peak.


 
Locking Pin on the tube of the Aquabarrel Sentry All-in-One Diverter Diverter Tube - Locking Pin
 

We hope you did not try to clip off the little bit of plastic on the side of the tube. It has a wonderful purpose. It keeps the tube in place so it will not pop out during a heavy downpour or when your nephew wants to investigate.

Line up the Locking Pin with the cut out notch on the face of the Sentry Diverter. Push in the tube and rotate to the correct position.


 
Locking Pin on the tube of the Aquabarrel Sentry All-in-One Diverter Diverter Tube - Locking Pin
 

Just another view of the Locking Pin.
 


 
Filter Media installed at the end of the tube of the Aquabarrel Sentry All-in-One Diverter Diverter Tube - Filter Media
 

Place the filter media through the hole in the tube and push to wards the opening.
 


 
Filter Media installed at the end of the tube of the Aquabarrel Sentry All-in-One Diverter Diverter Tube - Filter Media
 

You will see a couple of large bumps. These act as stops for the filter media.
 


 
Install the flex pipe from the gutter to the top of the diverter Connect Diverter to Gutter
 

Figure out how to get from the gutter to the top of the diverter box. IF you want to use regular gutter downpipe we sell an adapter that will take you from your rectangle shape to round. It is called a downspout adapter.
 


 
Install the flex pipe from the gutter to the top of the diverter Connect Overflow to the bottom of the Sentry Diverter
 

Last step is to connect a discharge overflow hose onto the bottom of the diverter. You can use 4" PVC or the black landscape pipe. We suggest you use a couple of self tapping screws to secure the overflow pipe to the bottom neck of the diverter.
 


 

 

 



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