How do I install my rain barrel?
*Before you start, make sure that your roof is clean and your gutter is clear of debris.
*Select a place for your rain barrel under a shortened downspout on level, solid ground free of any rocks, roots, or debris that can make your rain barrel rock from side to side.
*Fifty gallons of water weigh several hundred pounds and may be a risk to children if they try to climb on the barrel.
*It is recommended to raise your barrel a few inches by placing it on top of flat landscape/paver-type stones or concrete blocks.
*Raising your rain barrel a few inches off of the ground will give you more water pressure and make it easier to reach for the spigot or use a watering can.
*Arrange your rain barrel so that the overflow valve is facing away from your home’s foundation. *Always make sure to monitor your rain barrel for overflow to avoid damage to your foundation--if you go on vacation, plan ahead!
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