Question by Misa M: Making a rain barrel and leaving my gutters alone?
I have a rain barrel (made from 2 containers that were used for olives) and I’m trying to figure out how to funnel the rainwater into the barrel without disturbing my house’s existing gutter system. I really don’t want to put holes into anything. Any suggestions?
Answer by B Anne
If you have a spot to put the rain barrel where it will be downhill from the downspout, you can get a piece of black flexible pipe with a coupler into the end of the downspout. Then put the open end of the pipe on top of the rainbarrel. If you don’t have enough slope so that gravity will work for you then I think you are going to have to cut the downspout.
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