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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 93 reviews)

87%

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 (20), Master gardener (9)

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2.0

Didn't work for us

By Joy

from Missouri

About Me Getting Started

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

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        Comments about Downspout Diverter:

        Well made but did not work for us. Small litter from the gutters clogged the outlet and could not be cleaned out of the diverter, except by removing from the wall. I had more rainwater go down the center overflow tube than into the rainbarrels. What I will give five stars to is the Customer Serv folks - not only did they work with me when I had problems, they stood by their "100% satisfaction guaranteed" slogan and refunded me for the product I couldn't use. For that alone I will come back to shop at their site.

         
        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

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                  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.

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