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How to Build a Rainwater Diverter and Rain Barrel

The simplest way to harvest rainwater is to install a rain barrel. Rain from gutters runs through a downpipe where a diverter channels water into the barrel. Once the barrel is full, water flows down into the ground as normal.

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Cut Downpipe

Use a fine-toothed saw to cut through the downpipe, following the guidelines as closely as possible.



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