The diverter works OK, but there are things to look out for:
1) It is not suitable for downspouts that get high water flow. In heavy rain its little internal nozzle is inadequate and water comes gushing out of the top. 2) It is quite noisy (rainwater splashing in to the reservoir) so perhaps not good for a downspout near a bedroom window. 3) No hardware is provided for attaching the white tube to a sealed barrel. That attachment needs to be watertight and able to sustain the pressure of water backing up from a full barrel.
Its reservoir overflows in to the downspout, so when the barrel is full remaining water goes down the downspout as before. But this happens through
By: Mark A
I own two of these devices. They work OK, but the previous reviewer is correct when they say that they get backed up during high water flow. I sealed mine with expanding foam and that helped, but it still gets backed up pretty bad during downpours. Also, both of mine broke apart during the aftermath of this year’s snow storms. The thawing/refreezing process over several days did them in. Both need to be replaced since they’ve basically exploded.
By: Owen S.
I love this thing. Works perfectly. No overflow when the barrel is full. Simply diverts back to the main downspout as intended by design. Couldn’t have been easier for me, usually an amateur at do-it-yourself, to put this together. My garden is phenominal because of all the FREE water I have been collecting easily with this device. My only regret is that my rainbarrel is on 55 gallons!