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.
When installing a water butt we often look for places that are hidden away for example behind a shed or greenhouse or down the side of a garage out of sight, this often means that the water butt and its store of fresh rainwater is simply forgotten about.
Rainwater Terrace water butts address this issue, our water butts look great installed or a patio or at the front of a property, they can be made in to a stunning feature by planting them with cascading trailing greenery and flowers.
Try planting up with plants that you would usually plant in a hanging basket such as :-
Petunia – trailing,
Begonia – trailing,
Pelargonium – Ivy leaf,
Dichondra 'Silver Falls’
Verbena, Fuchsia – trailing
Regular dead heading with ensure flowering all summer long keeping the water butt planters looking fantastic.
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Rainwater Terrace water butt is a modular system which can be built up to a size, capacity and shape to suit the end user. Our best selling water butt changes from month to month but a present we have a long standing favourite which since the beginning of 2017 has been a popular choice with all customers.
New colour black & dark green is a favourite amongst gardeners across the UK
Follow the flow of rainwater from 1-8 as the water butt fills up and then overflows back to the drain once full.
The through flow of water keeps your stored rainwater fresh.
It sounds crazy but you could be paying too much to water your garden. The average UK household bill for water has crept up to £393 per year. Much of this water is actually used outside to water plants,lawns and wash cars.
Most people don't know that if you install a water butt you can do all this for free, the savings soon mount up if you are watering hanging baskets, containers and garden boarders on a regular basis. A water butt can fill up over night with a good downpour, this water can then be used over the following week to keep plants well hydrated.
Rainwater Terrace water butts are simple to assemble and install, they look great too so they do not need to be hidden away.
Rainwater is the best thing for our gardens, its natural, what our gardens are used to and best of all it is free!
With water meters being rolled out across the country and the price of water rising installing a water butt is a great investment. With Rainwater Terrace water buts not only are you saving valuable rainwater but you can create a stunning flower display or mini grow your own plot right on your doorstep. Rainwater Terrace really is the modern stylish way to save rainwater at home.
No longer do you need to hide your water butt away behind your shed; out of site out of mind. You can have your Rainwater Terrace water butt standing proud on your patio within easy reach for watering hanging baskets, containers, garden plants and indoor plants.
Rainwater Terrace water butts have some clever features which make them fun & easy to use as well as practical additions to any garden.
Designed and manufactured in the UK you can be sure that you are getting a high quality product, all parts are made out of tough heavy gauge UV stable plastic suitable for all weather conditions.