Capture the Rain with a Fiskars Rain Barrel
By Russell van Kraayenburg
- Ideal for capturing rainwater for garden and lawn watering needs, lowering your watering bills
- Barrel and cover made of recyclable, UV-treated, impact-resistant polyethylene to withstand the elements
- Spigot position provides clearance for filling watering cans
- Threaded spigot design offers easy garden hose connection
- Flat-back design fits snug to house
- Patented DiverterPro™ Rainwater Diverter filters debris and channels overflow away from the foundation of your house
- DiverterPro™ fits standard 2" x 3" and 3" x 4" downspouts, is easier to clean and winterize and offers an improved capture rate during heavier rains
- System includes rain barrel, snap-on cover, threaded spigot, DiverterPro™ Rainwater Diverter and detailed installation guide
- Rain barrel made in USA
- 58-gallon capacity
- Dimensions: 40"H x 23.25"W x 25.6"D
- Weight: 18.95 lbs.
- Limited three-year warranty
- Salsa Rain Barrel System with DiverterPro™
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High-capacity rain barrel system includes our patented DiverterPro™ Rainwater Diverter for maximum efficiency.
Installing a Salsa Rain Barrel System with DiverterPro™ is a quick and easy way to collect rain water, save money and help make a positive impact on the environment. Drought or not, saving rainwater is always a smart move.
The rain barrel systems come with a diverter that fits both standard downspout sizes, making installation a breeze. The instructions below are a quick overview to help you get on your way to collecting that valuable rain water.
1. Start by ensuring your Rain Barrel is on a level surface.
2. Measure and mark the downspout. It is important that the diverter hose is level to ensure proper filling of the rain barrel. If the hose is angled upward from the diverter to the rain barrel, water will not travel into the rain barrel. If the hose if angled downward toward the rain barrel, you increase the risk of your rain barrel overflowing.
3. Next, cut the downspout and install the diverter. Determining where and how much to cut is detailed in the rain barrel installation guide that came with your Salsa Rain Barrel. The diverter is the key to this system, as it funnels the rain water from your downspout into the barrel. When the barrel is full, the diverter will divert the water back down your downspout, away from your house and foundation. This eliminates the need to monitor your barrel and reduces the risk of your rain barrel overflowing.
4. After installing the DiverterPro onto your downspout, connect the hose to the side of the diverter. You will need to drill a hole onto the side of the barrel to install the connector. After that is drilled, you will connect your hose to that connector. Make sure your hose is level.
5. After putting your lid on tightly, you are ready to start collecting and using rain water! You can connect any standard hose to the spigot, or you can fill up your favorite watering can.
The Fiskars Rain Barrel is not only great on your wallet, but it’s great for the environment, too. Think about all the uses for your collected rain water: car washes, rinsing muddy paws, washing gardening tools, and of course, watering your flowers and gardens. In fact, using rain water for watering your garden has never been easier, and more rewarding!