Styled after a large quarry rock, this rugged rainwater collector is unique and suits any landscape. Constructed of the industry's strongest, recycled, UV-resistant polyethylene resin. With a 42 gallon capacity, the back of the barrel is flat to allow the barrel to stand close to the wall. There is a front-side overflow that keeps water from collecting on the wall of your home. At the inflow there is a screen that will keep debris, animals and insects out of the barrel. This screen is easy to remove for cleaning.
The Rain Wizard Starter Kit comes with:
- A 42 gallon capacity water collection barrel.
- High-quality brass spigot for hose hook-up.
- Teflon (plumbers) Tape
- Instructions in English, Spanish and French are included.
The manufacturer recommends draining the barrel when freezing temperatures are expected.
RAIN WIZARD ROCK SETUP AND USAGE:
Note: If your rock/barrel comes with a spigot(s) pre-installed, skip to step 3.
- Remove screen with a screwdriver. Locate the hardware kit inside (brass spigot and plumber's tape). Reattach screen.
- Wrap the tape around the threaded end of the spigot in a counter-clockwise direction.
- Select an appropriate house downspout for use.
- (If you are using a rain diverter, go to step 6) Position the rock/barrel next to the downspout. If your rock/barrel will be on a stand or somehow elevated, be sure that it is raised to its final assembled height before step 5.
- Mark a point on the downspout 4" (101 mm) above the screen.
- Carefully cut your downspout at your mark or according to rain diverter instructions. Move the base back against the wall, keeping it level or slightly pitched forward.
Enjoy pure, fresh rainwater!
- Remove debris that accumulate on the screen.
- Rinse out the rock/barrel before and after storing.
- Drain the rock/barrel completely if temperatures are to drop below freezing.
- Pressure will decrease as the rock/barrel drains. If flow is minimal and the rock/barrel is more than halfway full, remove the spigot and check for debris inside the rock/barrel.
- WATER IS NOT POTABLE! If you intend to use collected rainwater for drinking, be sure to follow proper sanitizing procedures.
- Attach a soaker hose to conveniently water plants.
- Use a pump attachment to increase pressure regardless of the water level.
- Due to certain environmental conditions, you may notice a slight bulge in the rain rock/barrel. This bulge does not affect the integrity of the rock/barrel.
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