The Hall's Rainsaver Movable Gutter Kit contains everything needed to save water, but the butt!
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TWITTERAGEOur website is new and improved, particularly for customers using mobile and tablet devices! The unique Hall’s Rainsaver repositionable gutter kit is installed with its patented brackets clamped to the roof edge of your shed.
The versatile bracket design allows rotational and lengthwise movement and positions at the roof edge, ensuring the gutter is always optimally placed for collecting rainwater for delivery into the containers of your choice. Made with standard UV stabilised recyclable plastic materials, guaranteed for 5 years, the product stands up to outdoor weather and has nothing to rust or corrode. Place the downpipe in your water container and connect to the stop-end outlet, the downpipe presses into the outlet and does not require any additional fixing brackets. Fine tune the positioning of the gutter by rotating in the brackets so the downpipe is vertical.
Now sit back and wait for the rain to rapidly fill your water container, then you can if you so wish move the gutter and fill up another.
We recommend checking the tightness of the clamps periodically after the gutter is positioned or moved. When your water container is full, you can simply loosen the clamps by hand, relocate the rainsaver to the other side of the shed, or swap the downpipe around to fill up another water container on another corner of the shed. Depending on the size of your shed you may also be able to slide the rainsaver gutter along the shed to fill up water butts next to each other!
We also use standard 75mm guttering so you can extend the kit yourself if you like, and we sell longer kits and spare parts in our online shop.
Our new Flexible Downpipe option allows collection of rainwater to be piped almost anywhere. Free next working day delivery on orders over ?75 (when received by 12pm on a working day).
Did you know a 6ft shed can collect on average 1,818 litres of water per year per side of the roof? Collect clean, environmentally friendly rain water for free, directly in the garden and save money on tap water bills. Just wanted to drop you a quick message to thank you for all your help regarding the rainsaver. After many trips with a watering can to the garden i decided to price up the cost of fitting guttering to my shed, i began online looking at the usual DIY outlets when i noticed Halls Rainsaver, after looking at their web site i was delighted to find a simple and practical solution at such an affordable price.
It is so refreshing to discover an on-line company that delivers such an individual service. I wished to install guttering to my recently built 3m by 3m log cabin, partly to prevent splash back on the cabin walls and partly to use a water butt.
So one telephone call to Keith the owner who was very helpful, to discuss my order, I placed the order at 12.30 Tuesday. The repositionable Rainsaver Gutter Kit can make filling up multiple water containers easy. On larger sheds, longer guttering kits are in our shop, or for just rain saving you can use the 6ft standard kit – just loosen the brackets and move along to fill up more rainwater containers – the Rainsaver does not need to fit the whole roof length to collect gallons and gallons of water!
As standard 75mm mini guttering is used, extending the length is straightforward (we sell spare parts) or for really long sheds you could even utilise two Rainsaver gutter kits to fill two butts at the same time.
Please take 20 seconds to let us know why – we don’t bite and we actively encourage feedback! I write most of my blog posts on rainy days because while I like gardening, I don’t like gardening in the rain.
With so little rain recently, and with August ending with a few days of record highs, for the first time this gardening season I have had to resort to substantial amounts of irrigation to keep the vegetable garden productive. Below is a photo of one of the single rain barrels under a downspout off the smaller of the two roofs of our house.
Choosing where to plumb the hose bib into the barrel depends on how you want to get the water out of the barrel and on whether the barrel sits on the ground or on a stand.
To put the hose bib on, Mike removed half of the top of the barrel so he could reach inside it to place a bulkhead fitting where he wanted the hose bib to attach, rather than using a tapper and screwing the end of the hose bib into the tapped hole as many build-it-yourself rain barrel publications suggest. We have linked together two 55 gallon drums, with the linkage near the bottom of the tanks, and placed the linked barrels under the downspouts on the main (larger) portion of the house. The Coalition also recommends leveling the area where the rain barrel sits, perhaps even putting down coarse gravel for drainage, and attaching an overflow hose at the top of the barrel.
With just these barrels the best use for collected rainwater is watering container gardens, collecting water for rain gardens or small ponds, or watering small areas of gardens with soaker hoses designed for rain barrels. When we still had a toilet with a 3.5 gallon flush, we used some of the rainwater we collected to flush the toilet. At any one time the barrels underneath the house downspouts can hold up to 300 gallons of water.
With a one inch rainfall falling onto the 120 square foot shed roof 75 gallons of rainwater can be collected.
With the downspout attached directly to the 500 gallon tank I am concerned about freezing of the water in the tank or in the downspout over the winter. Resilience is a program of Post Carbon Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the world transition away from fossil fuels and build sustainable, resilient communities. Many shed manufacturers do not make provision for fitting guttering to the roofs of their buildings.
The first three components are standard components of 75mm (3 inch) plastic guttering system. The last stage is to slide the downpipe onto the adapter at the end of the gutter so that it runs into your water butt. The first was that for the clamp to be really secure it needs a good grip on the edge of the roof. This means there are additional charges imposed for the Highlands & Islands, Northern Ireland etc.
Some customers prefer the water butt to the back of the shed where there is no guttering, and maybe guttering on both sides and this previously meant complicated situations with 90 degree bends and problems in supporting the gutter. That’s over 400 gallons of water available to be harvested for free – double that for both sides of the shed!
It did work out a bit more expensive than the traditional way but I thought, what the heck, give it a go. I was very impressed with how quickly you sent me a replacement end stop, as the original had snapped on attachment. Without any tools, loosen the brackets and place around the other side of the shed or simply slide off and back on the other way round so the downspout is at the opposite end, or slide along to fill another water barrel.


I haven’t needed to irrigate to the degree of last year as our area is not in drought according to the U. But we find it useful nonetheless, and it will be a real blessing if at any time we have a short-term disruption in municipal water service. In our case the barrels consist of 55 gallon plastic drums that we obtained free or at $2 per barrel from a number of local sources 10 to 15 years ago, before rain barrels became popular enough that companies with excess barrels realized they had a revenue source on their hands.
Many of the rain barrels in garden catalogs sit directly on the ground and are intended to be emptied into a watering can.
The bulkhead fitting is less likely to leak, but the tapping method is easier as it does not require removing part of the top of the barrel.
The River des Peres Watershed Coalition recommends removing the barrel from late fall through early spring or opening the hose bib if the barrel is left in place. It turns out that one inch of rain falling on a 1000 square foot surface amounts to 625 gallons of water if every drop is collected. Now that we have a 1.6 gallon flush toilet I prefer not to splash blackwater out of the toilet as was inevitable when we bucket-flushed the toilet. That’s not enough stored water to carry the container plants through a several week long drought, much less the other plantings in the quarter acre of ground downhill of the barrels. Rather than attaching metal hangers to the shed and hanging the gutters from them, Mike made platforms from scrap wood, attached them to the sides of the shed, and screwed the bottom of the gutters to the platforms. The first of the shed photos shows the entire overflow system (the PVC piping on the right of the tank).
What I expect to do is disconnect the downspout and add a piece of downspout to it sufficient to reach the ground, as well as drain the tank.
Also when the rain barrels at the house need to be replaced, we’d like to replace them with higher-capacity tanks or linked barrels and have more rain gardens or berms to hold overflow water.
The flexible pipe solves both problems with ease as you can just bend it to where it is needed!
The rain we’ve had over the past few days has put it to the test and it has responded magnificently. Upgrade to a modern browser, such as Google Chrome.If you are having trouble placing your order on our website, please feel free to place a telephone order. Since the total area of this part of the house is about 800 square feet, each roof slope collects the amount of rain that falls on a 400 square foot area and directs that into a downspout. Such a disruption could be as simple as a boil order due to a broken pipe or short-term problem at a water plant. Even so, when I last purchased non-food-safe 55 gallon drums two or three years ago, we paid only $10 per barrel.
Farm and rural supply stores also carry large tanks you could use for rainwater collection. Watering cans might stand a foot tall, so the hose bib has to be high enough to allow a watering can to fit under it. When we made our linked barrels we were concerned that heavy rain could dump water into the barrels at a high enough rate to warrant using 2 inch black flexible hose clamped onto similar sized PVC pieces attached to appropriately sized bulkhead fittings in both barrels for our linkage system. I open the hose bib and allow the water to drain at the end of the gardening season (sometime in November here), either to the basement storage system or to the rain garden or elsewhere in the yard where irrigation is needed.
All the other barrels are on a slight slant despite my efforts to level them (obviously not very good efforts!).
That means that our 150 square foot roof areas could collect 94 gallons of water from a one inch rainfall.
To do this, we’ve set up eight food-safe 55 gallon drums in the basement of our house, with no modifications to the drums. These days the primary use for the rainwater in the basement drums is for drinking water, along with watering houseplants and started seedlings during the winter months.
The vegetable gardens are uphill of the house barrels so they cannot be watered from them except by hand-carrying water. We haven’t had that much rain since we finished the collection system around the beginning of July.
When spring comes it will be a simple matter to close the hose bib, clean the leaf screen, and reattach the downspout. The movable nature permits multiple butts to be filled simply by moving the gutter to various alternative positions to fill as many butts as you can fit! Wasn’t able to use my water butt with the house downfall pipe because I live in rented accommodation, this was perfect as I am able to remove the guttering a re-position it according to my needs. The other portion of the house, a later extension, is about 300 square feet in area, thus each roof slope for that portion collects rain for a 150 square foot area. Our water filter allows us to filter and drink or cook with the rainwater we collect, thus we will not need to buy bottled water or boil municipal water during a boil order. I suggest looking at the offerings from a number of retailers in light of careful consideration of your own needs and goals for rainwater storage.
Because we have a half-open top, we allow the water to come out of the shortened downspout and drop into the barrel through window screening fastened to the top of the barrel.
The River des Peres Watershed Association suggests a much easier way to link two barrels together: run a piece of garden hose with two female ends between the hose bibs of two barrels and open the hose bibs. Then I place a downspout block or a brick under the open hose bib so that water exiting the barrel dissipates its force before it hits the ground.
If the slant is too high the barrels will tip over before they fill, as I know from experience. In practice I have observed that a half inch of rain fills the single 55 gallon drum under the downspouts for those roof areas, in line with expectation.
To fill one of these drums we hook up enough garden hose to reach from a rain barrel to a basement drum, remove one of the bungs from the basement drum, and put the hose into the bung.
We filter the rainwater with this filter with four ceramic filter elements installed and drink the filtered water.
After we got our garden shed last winter, which sits at about the same level as the vegetable garden, we set up a system to collect rainwater from the shed roof in a 500 gallon low-profile water tank which then can water the vegetable garden by gravity feed.
Looking at the third and fourth photos you can see that the gutters on the sides of the sheds do not have end pieces attached. Right now, including the half inch of rain we received today, the tank holds about 300 gallons of water. However those that want full coverage of their 8ft, 10ft or 12ft garden buildings or even longer, we have extended size kits available and further extensions too! A week ago the official recording station at Lambert Field reported 1.8 inches of rain from a thunderstorm. With the area rivers at reasonable levels for late summer, I haven’t hesitated to use municipal water derived from those rivers for irrigating the vegetable garden. If for some reason the water utility could not pump water for hours or days (an electrical outage, an earthquake, or who knows what else), we will also have water for bathing and cleaning as well as to water container plants or selected garden plants. If you want to make your own rain barrel, check to see who might have used 55 gallon drums available. That said, you can’t beat a free or cheap used 55 gallon plastic drum with a hose bib plumbed near the bottom of the drum, stuck under a downspout. The window screening keeps leaves and twigs out of the barrel and prevents mosquitoes that might hatch in water sitting in the barrel from getting out, as long as I remember to draw the water level down below the screen after rain fills the barrel and mosquitoes lay their eggs in the water while it is above the screen.


Then both barrels will fill from the bottom up even though the downspout empties into only one barrel. Fortunately the times they have tipped over have not damaged the barrels or their fittings, and none of the barrels have tipped over for several years now. Each of the 400 square foot roof areas on the main part of the house could collect 250 gallons of water from a one inch rainfall. The pictures below show the tank in back of the shed and details of how Mike hung the gutters and downspout. The tank sits directly on level ground and I will put the rain garden slightly downhill of the tank so the overflow water leads away from the tank. Your product has great potential for growth in Ireland at the moment as the government is introducing domestic water charges from January 2015. Unfortunately for us, that storm just grazed us with less than 0.1 inches of rain, and none of the other scattered storms that day or the previous day passed over us.
But we do have a backup system for collecting and using rainwater off the roofs of our house and garden shed. Soft drink bottlers, processed food manufacturers, and cleaning-product manufacturers or distributors are all possible sources of free or low cost used 55 gallon drums, and there are probably others I haven’t thought of. To maximize the amount of water available from a rain barrel, put it on a stand and put the hose bib as close to the bottom of the barrel as is practical. With a hose manifold one could link up more than two barrels in the same way; a little net searching will yield pictures and videos of barrel manifolds. If the water doesn’t all drain out before water in the hose bib freezes, for instance when water from melting snow drains into the barrels and then freezes at night, the barrels get some ice in them.
Fitting overflow hoses onto the barrels will avoid overflow eroding the ground under a barrel and will allow you to direct overflow where it will do good or at least not do harm.
Since we have two linked 55 gallon barrels under each downspout, the linked barrels are filled by a rainfall a little under a half inch.
I like the taste of the filtered rainwater better than that of our municipal water, which is drawn from the Missouri, Meramec, and Mississippi Rivers and requires considerable treatment before it can be drunk.
That gutter has a flexible downspout attached to it and to a provided opening at the top of the tank. For the past week I’ve been watering the container plants from the tank in back of the shed, as I had emptied the rain barrels onto part of a perennial border, into the rain garden since it had not rained in a month, and onto the container plants and spring-planted trees and shrubs. This seems like a good time to discuss that system and the uses to which we put the stored water. If we could collect every drop of rain falling on the entire house in a year, that would amount to about 3667 cubic feet of water. While I’ve giving that eventuality some thought, for the time being our system satisfies our needs.
Food-safe drums are preferable if you can get them, especially for longer-term storage of water you’d like to drink or cook with. We helped a friend set up three linked barrels this way and she reports that it works well. So far it hasn’t been enough ice to break the barrels, even after 15 years of exposure to sunlight and winter freezes.
The photo below shows the overflow arrangement for one of our sets of linked 55 gallon barrels. To get the water out of the basement drums, we got this hand pump, to which Mike attached enough PVC pipe to the inlet end to reach from an open bung hole to the bottom of the drum. We received about a half inch of rain during the morning, the kind of slow rain that soaks in.
At about 7.5 gallons of water to a cubic foot, we could collect about 27,500 gallons of water off the house roof in a year. An advantage to our set-up is that both barrels drain simultaneously, thus the rate of draining, which is proportional to the height distance between the hose bib connection and the height of the water, stays the same for a larger volume of water drained.
Leaving the barrels in place means I can replenish the basement water supply when we get a period of above-normal temperatures and rain as we often do during the winter. PVC pipe extends about 2 inches into the barrel near the top, passes through a fitting to the outside of the barrel, and then passes through fittings to connect it to a vertical PVC pipe that terminates into a piece of flexible downspout hose that itself is connected to buried drainpipe leading to a rain garden. Louis area, but neither are periods of a few to several weeks with rain of an inch or less. He also attached PVC pipe to the outlet end so we can pump the water into a bucket or a watering can. The rain doesn’t have much contact time with the shingles and the roof was already in service for eight years before we collected water from it, so I suspect most of the volatile compounds of concern had already leached out of the shingles. I expect to use it more during the remainder of the growing season and am thinking about how to make it more useful for watering the vegetable garden next year.
Remember that the linkage should be at the same height as the hose bib so all barrels fill simultaneously rather than at the top of the barrels. All overflow thus passes directly to the rain garden, where it eventually soaks into the soil. Having more capacity under each downspout would allow me to hold more rainfall for a dry spell.
The ceramic filters will filter out bacteria, which I suspect is the major concern with water collected off a roof. With luck we’ll get more rain in midweek when a cold front is predicted to pass through. When I’m not irrigating the garden, Mike and I use about 30 to 40 gallons of water a day (total, not per person). I can also attach a garden hose to the hose bib to lead the water to other parts of the garden, as long as where I want the water to go is at the same level or lower than the hose bib.
Louis, however, please consider carefully whether or not it is feasible to leave your barrels in position.
None of the other three house barrels have overflow hoses at this time; overflow runs down the side of the barrel and drops onto the ground. When the drum is emptied, we move the pump to a full drum and refill the empty drum from one of the rain barrels. You could attach flexible downspout hose to the end of the downspout during the winter to bypass the barrel, removing it in spring when you want to collect water again. However, I urge anyone who wants to drink collected rainwater to educate yourself thoroughly and consider your own circumstances, which may differ from mine. One side has a short length of hose on it, for measuring the level of water in the tank and for filling a watering can. A five foot high tank in the basement would need to have a footprint of 733 square feet to hold the entirety of the yearly rainfall, taking up nearly the entire area of the basement! In practice, however, the tank would need to hold only about enough water to go the longest stretch between rains that we normally experience. 2012 could be considered a benchmark year in that we went about three months with very little rain.



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