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How to Install a Water Butt

By Ransoms | 20th August 2021 | 2 min read

What you will need:

  • Power drill fitted with a hole saw
  • Hacksaw
  • Water Butt and stand
  • Rain diverter kit
  • Tape Measure

How to do it:

  1. Choose a flat and solid surface – this will prevent the water butt from sinking or becoming unstable when full.
  2. Place the water butt on its stand – this is essential as it will allow a watering can to be placed under the tap.
  3. Cut through the down pipe 3cm below the top of the water butt.
  4. Attach the rain diverter to the down pipe and fit the lower section of down pipe that you cut off in to the bottom of the diverter.
  5. Drill a hole 8cm down from the top of the water butt to fit the water butt connector through.
  6. Push the water butt connector through the drilled hole and secure it using the fixings provided.
  7. Attach the water butt connector to the rain diverter before securely attaching the lid to prevent accidents.

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