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Bypass diverter

The Problem

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.

water butt by pass diverter for cut off downpipe

The Solution

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

water butt bypass diverter setup

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.

water butt before and after using a rainwater terrace

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.

water butt fitted to sawn off down pipe

 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.

bypass diverter for water butt with short or cut off downpipe

 

 

Water butts over the drier months.

In long dry spells you may need to top up the water in the Planter trays that the side and top planters take their water from. Hopefully you can use water stored in the Rainwater Terrace but if not just use tap water. Each tray holds about 2.5 litres of water before it overflows into the container below.

 

water butt planter with capillary wicks topped up in summer months

10 of the best water butts

Rainwater Terrace made it in to 10 of the best water butts put together by Gardeners World.

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Find out who else made it here -  10 of the Best Water Butts to Buy - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine (gardenersworld.com)

 

Rainwater Terrace water butt at the GIMA press event London

Rainwater Terrace water butts exhibited at the Garden Industry Manufacturers Association (GIMA) Press Event  at the Business Design centre (BDC) Islington London on Wednesday 28th February 2018.

 

The Garden Press Event is firmly established as the launch of the gardening season, and a key date for all gardening journalists and media to attend.  It has inevitably become the launch pad for many new companies and products. (source GIMA)

 


Water butts at the GIMA press day in London 2018

 

 

Water Butt comes in 4 colours

Water butt with planters 4 sizes & colours

All sizes and colours of Rainwater Terrace water butts can be bought from us at www.rainwater-terrace.com. If you have a bespoke set up or would like something a bit different just let us know and we will try configure a water butt suitable for your location.

Colours available - black, terracotta, bright green & black, dark green and dark green & black.

Sizes available - 134 litre, 200 litre, 268 litre and multiples of each size with a water butt connector kit.

water butt range colou r- black

New shades of water butt for Rainwater Terrace

Rainwater Terrace looking to add new water butt colour to range.

Rainwater Terrace already boasts an impressive water butt collection offering a size, shape and colour to suit every space. The modular system can be assembled 1, 2 or 3 water containers high with the option to expand horizontally if the space allows it.

Currently offering all sizes of rain water butt in black, terracotta, dark green & bright green and black. There are 2 new colours been trialed slate grey and sand beige, samples will be produced of both shades to get further customer feedback before launching the 5th colour in the Rain water Terrace range

modern water butt slate grey & sand beige