Downpipe often directed straight into a normal water butt. When the water butt is full the water butt will overflow water coming down the downpipe.
This is a special Bypass Diverter for Rainwater Terrace that solves this problems.
Our special diverter feeds the rainwater into the top of the Rainwater Terrace as usual (pipe A) but we’ve added pipe (B) that takes any excess down to our outlet pipe (C).
This outlet pipe performs its usual function of stopping the stored water from stagnating.
The outlet can either be directed into a drain or taken elsewhere in the garden. We can supply whatever lengths of pipe you need to suit your situation. We also include a connector so that you can fit it to a hosepipe size pipe if that is more convenient. (Handy if you are connecting to a soaker hose)
This bypass kit for downpipes can be found here Bypass Kit
We kindly received some customer images of the before and after set up after they contacted us to discuss a new set up with a Rainwater Terrace water butt which would be fitted to a downpipe that had previously had a water butt fitted.
The images show the water butts fitted to both the front and back of the property using the existing downpipes that previously went directly into the top of a barrel style water butt.
Our custom diverter that fits 65mm square and 68mm round downpipe is only available from www.rainwater-terrace.com. It is designed to accommodate downpipes that have been cut off to previously fit into the top of a water butt.