What are the diverter specs?

29 Apr, 2017
DimensionsSmall 11L x 3W x 2.5H inchesLarge 11L x 4W x 3.25 H inches
MaterialGalvanized Steel
Warranty1 Year Warranty
WeightLess than 2 lbs.

Selection

The small fits downspouts that are approx 2 x 3 inches or about 10-11 circumference and 3″ round.   The large fits downspouts that measure something greater than 3×4 or 14″ circumference or a 4″ round. Don’t be deceived by thinking if you downspout is slightly larger you should go with the larger diverter.  In this case crimp the bottom of the downspout to fit into the diverter. A snug fit is good. Think of it like the downspout is funneling the water into the diverter.

Details and Installation

  • Draw a line on the downspout approximately 9 inches above the top of the rain barrel
  • Move the barrel away
  • Use a hacksaw and cut the downspout at the line or marking
  • If the downspouts is a little larger than the diverter use needle nose pliers to crimp the edges so it will fit inside the diverter.  A snug fit is good and will hold it in place.

Note:
if a downspout bracket is below your cut, remove the bracket and place it above the cut

  • Attach diverter and set angle
  • The diverter is designed so that you can crimp the sides of the downspouts to fit the diverter
  • Tools needed: a hacksaw & measuring tape