Spruce Creek Rainsaver arrives fully assembled with the included
6 foot overflow hose. This high volume 1 & 1/4 inch capacity
overflow is about 6 times the volume of most rainbarrel garden hose overflows and enables water to exit the rain barrel quickly once
it is completely full. Since (once full) intake water can
only enter the barrel at the same volume that it is able to
exit, overflow capacity is an important feature to consider.
Common rain barrels utilize a simple garden hose overflow
which severely limits the exit (and intake) volume of rain
water once barrel is full. This situation will cause water
to back up the downspout from the house, or create excessive
spilling over the top and near the barrel.
high volume overflow of the Spruce Creek Rainsaver enables
water to exit the barrel quickly and provides opportunities
for alternate watering. By connecting longer lengths of common
sump pump hose to the overflow fitting, you can extend your
watering resource to soak gardens, beds, trees or shrubs.
You also can divert excess water to a designated water garden
or soak area where water can restore groundwater resources.
in lengths of 25 to 100 feet, simply connect 1 1/4 inch sump
pump hose to the overflow fitting at the back of your Spruce
Creek rain barrel. Place hose along a path that you would
like to water, then drill multiple holes into the hose at
areas that you wish the most volume of water to disperse.
You now have turned your overflow hose into a high capacity
soaker hose. If you don't wish to dispense along a path, simply
place the exit end of the hose near trees, shrubs, or garden
where a good soaking is desired. When replacing the hose with
longer lengths, we suggest exchanging the insect screen to
the exit end of the hose and keeping it in place with a small
users wish to connect multiple rainbarrels together to optimize
water storage from a single downspout. This can be done by
replacing the assembled "L" connection of the 2nd
overflow barrel with a "T" connector available from
Spruce Creek Co. This fitting allows you to connect any number
of barrel in series through the overflow located on the back
of each barrel. The exit overflow of the last barrel will
remain available to disperse any excess rain water once all
the barrels are full. The "T" connector and linking
instructions are both available below.
connecting barrels is a useful tool, we do suggest that rain
barrel users should consider utilizing multiple downspouts
on their home to maximize the catchment volume their roof
barrels with "overflow T connector"
or more barrels can be connected together by replacing
the overflow fitting on Barrel 2 with a special T Connector.
1. Locate 1st barrel in position desired under downspout.
2. Position 2nd barrel next to it, preferably less than
1 foot away.
3. Remove the overflow hose and fitting from barrel 2.
4. Thread the new T connector into the second barrel (and
turn until the two open ends are horizontally parallel
5. Now attach overflow hose from Barrel 1 to closest side
of the T connector on Barrel 2. Cut hose as necessary
to prevent unnecessary slack between barrels.
6. Take the original overflow hose removed from barrel
2, and connect to the other side of the T connector. Please
note that there is a small screen that is located between
the original L fitting and the overflow hose
that was on barrel 2. Remove this screen and insert between
hose and T connector (exit side) to prevent insect and
animal entry into the barrel from the overflow.
7. Turn the T connector on barrel 2 so that it is slightly
higher on the exit side than it is on the entry side.
By doing this, water will flow into the 2nd barrel (until
full) rather than flowing straight through the connection.
Linking 2 Rain Barrels
Works only with
Spruce Creek Rainsaver
Includes Shipping anywhere
in the Contiguous US