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Exclusive | The Most Convenient Way to Fill Your Rain Barrel

  • Automatic overflow control directs water back to downspout when barrel is full
  • Fits standard downspouts up to 3-1/4" by 4-1/4"
  • Includes 5-foot, green leader hose
  • Choice of White or Green Downspout Diverter
  • How much rainfall can you collect from your roof? Use the Rainfall Harvest Calculator

Now it's easier than ever to save fresh rainwater for your garden using your downspout. We've adapted a popular British downspout diverter — well-regarded for its convenience and trim appearance — to fit American downspouts. The rain barrel diverter has powder-coated steel construction.

  • Powder-coated steel
  • Includes a 5' leader hose
  • Requires installation onto your downspout; instructions are included
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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Downspout Diverter
 
4.0

(based on 92 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Conserves water (54)
  • Weather proof (40)
  • Easy to use (37)
  • Precise spout (13)
  • Easy to install (10)

Cons

  • Leaks (6)
  • Inefficient (4)
  • Water goes everywhere (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor garden (62)
  • Household plants (14)
  • Watering the lawn (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (59), Getting started (19), Master gardener (9)

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5.0

This diverter is easy to install

By Grandview Gardener

from Grandview Heights, OH

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Conserves Water
  • Easy to Install
  • Easy To Use
  • No leaks

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor Garden
    • Watering containers

    Comments about Downspout Diverter:

    I had this item about a year before I decided to "dive in" and try installation. It was simple and quick and I'm sorry I didn't install this last year when it first arrived.
    I have ordered a second one for my second rain barrel I'll install on my front porch to water hanging baskets and containers.

     
    4.0

    Great product, but watch for rust!

    By flutterby

    from Melbourne, FL

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Conserves Water

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor Garden

      Comments about Downspout Diverter:

      Easy to install, but in Florida it has rusted out in 2 yrs. It is still a good buy. This diverter does not need to be adjusted when it rains--it automatically lets excess rain go down the gutter system.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Good with the right modification

      By Tractorpunk

      from Goochland, VA

      About Me Master Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Nice appearance
      • Sturdy construction

      Cons

      • Inefficient
      • Poor instructions

      Best Uses

      • Household Plants
      • Outdoor Garden

      Comments about Downspout Diverter:

      We run a hobby farm and must conserve water, so rain barrels are a must for us. We have found these diverters useful but BEWARE of two poor features. 1) The weep hole in the bottom should be plugged to avoid losing water in light rain and 2) The downspout MUST be cut off higher than recommended, since when the downspout sits flush with the bottom of the diverter, you WILL NOT collect rainwater. We had a 1" gully-washer for a new barrel/diverter and it only filled about 1/4 of the way. Our other 6 barrels were FULL. If you cut the downspout an inch or two higher than recommended, as I later did for this barrel, it will function properly. The manufacturer needs to note this in the instructions.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      For replacement grommets...

      By Joe Donn

      from Dearborn, MI

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Downspout Diverter:

            These things do the job. It's a good way to go for splicing into your gutters to route water to the rain barrels.

            I have confirmed that when the day comes to replace the rubber grommet, a 5/8" PCV valve grommet will work. I went to Autozone and took Help! part number 42055 (they sell for $2.99 ea as of May 24, 2014). These are actually easier to install and remove than the grommets that ship with the diverters because the major diameter is smaller on one side that the other - so it's easier to push it through the hole.

            Time to go finish the job... :)

             
            5.0

            simply great!

            By John F.

            from Batavia, IL

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Outdoor Garden

              Comments about Downspout Diverter:

              The downspout diverter is an ingenious, yet very simple, device. For it to work properly you must follow the directions precisely, which is very easy to do... so read the directions FIRST. In particular, the hose needs to be level between the diverter and the barrel. Probably the most "technical" thing to do is the cutting of the downspout. My barrel stays full but never overfills. Doesn't get any better than that!

               
              3.0

              Downspour diverter

              By Len

              from Columbia, MD

              About Me Master Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Leaks

              Best Uses

              • Outdoor Garden

              Comments about Downspout Diverter:

              This is a replacement for the one that rusted out.

               
              5.0

              Excellent Product

              By Sue

              from West Plains, MO

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Weather Resistant

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Outdoor Garden
              • Watering the Lawn

              Comments about Downspout Diverter:

              Easy to install.

               
              4.0

              works well, instructions could be better

              By Klinton

              from Indianapolis

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Instructions Are No Good

              Best Uses

              • Outdoor Garden

              Comments about Downspout Diverter:

              Super easy to install once you know where to put it, I ended up installing mine a little too high due to the instructions not being specific enough. It still works well, but would work better had I put it in the precise location.

               
              5.0

              Great product

              By JUDY

              from Columbus ohio

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Pros

              • Conserves Water
              • Easy To Use
              • Weather Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Outdoor Garden

                Comments about Downspout Diverter:

                I have used four of these for three years and they work. Install after getting the barrel at the height you want first as the connector hose from this to the barrel has to be level. There is a small hole in the bottom, presumably so ice does doesn't build up. I put a galvanized screw in the hole so it drips instead of running. Works for me but in colder climates maybe not. My only difficulty is the connector hose needs to fit tight in the holes in this unit and into the barrel and I put the barrels inside for winter so have to do it annually. I'd love a screw on connector - easier on my old hands. Maybe I'll check at a hardware store. When storing the barrels I tuck the barrel end of the connector hose into the top of this unit beside the downspout and secure it with twine. You could devise some sort of plug instead.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Easy and Awesome!

                By Marci

                from Los Alamos, CA

                About Me Getting Started

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Conserves Water
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Needs Accessory Kit

                Best Uses

                • Outdoor Garden

                Comments about Downspout Diverter:

                I'm a 66-yr-old woman with hand problems and installed this myself! I hooked up 4 rain barrels to it, linking them together using sections of the linking hose that came with it. Downside was that I had to go to an auto parts store (hardware store didn't have big enough ones) to buy 6 costly gaskets to make it work. Gardener's Supply really needs to offer extra gaskets for sale! The instructions say to keep the connection from the diverter to the first barrel as straight as possible, but my setup didn't allow for this. The 18" curved connection works just fine as it is supported by lattice. After the first rain, I was disappointed to find that a single small leaf had blocked the hole leading to the barrel and so no water was captured. I cobbled together a cover out of PVC moulding scraps and installed a leaf-catcher in the drain spout. Voila! This morning all 4 barrels were full after an 1" of rain overnight!

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