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Rain barrel gutter diverter

Rain barrel gutter diverter

Anna found this gutter diverter in action at Fairview last week.

Assuming the diverter is at the same elevation as the top of the rain barrel, it should do away with the need for an overflow pipe.

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Will the small hose allow it to fill enough? In Michigan, many of our rains are short downbursts, and I would worry that the barrel wouldn't fill all the way.
Comment by Jim Sat Jul 30 22:43:45 2016
Longtime reader and lurker. Can you tell me where to find one of those overflow contraptions for the rain barrels?
Comment by Lurker Tue Aug 2 09:20:35 2016

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