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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:

Planter style 55 gallon rain barrel 75 gallon RainBox

55 Gallon Planter

  • Fast, simple installation. Cut the downspout and reattached the elbow to point to the Planter's water inlet area.
  • Lots of colors to choose from
  • One water outlet
  • One internal overflow port
  • IF you do not have a gutter cover then get a downspout filter.

75 Gallon RainBox

  • Wall hugging flat back and sides too
  • Cut the downspout and add a couple of 90degree elbows or a flex hose
  • Already has a filter built into the top
  • You should order the overflow elbow too.

Are you just looking for a set of DIY instructions to build your very own rain barrel? 

If you already have a plastic barrel do you just need the right rain barrel parts kit to convert it? 

Don't want your neighbors to know that you covet rainwater? The 55 gallon planterwill 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 SlimLine are 17 to 21 inches deep

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 Planter have a debris filter built into them. 

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 pipe

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 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


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