Step 6: Add the downpipe diverter

November 15, 2007

downpipe diverterThe next major task is to fit the downpipe diverter to the dowpipe. I used a simple hacksaw to cut a section from the downpipe. Make sure you do not cut too much off! It’s easy to do! Remember that some of the downpipe has to sit inside of the diverter, which means that what you cut has to be less than the length of the diverter. (In the photo here you can see the end of the diverter: actually its the pice of downpipe I added to the end of the diverter to give the setup extra reach.)

Step 5: Fit the mesh

November 15, 2007

MeshSo the water runs in and keep the debris out, cut a hole in the top, and fit the flywire. A jigsaw is a fast way to cut the hole (photo). Then drill holes for the rivets and rivet the mesh on. The mesh also keeps out the mosquitoes.

Cut off the excess to reduce the trippping hazard, add the hose fitting

November 15, 2007

remove the excessStep 1: Remove what you want with a hacksaw. If your wheeliebin will be in that narrow space between the fence and the house, cutting excess will reduce the trippping hazard, especially if you have to squeeze your way past the bin is on the way to the gas hot water service in the dark to relight the pilot light.

Step 2: Screw on the hose fitting, ready for the next step. If a hose is not connected, what will keep the water in? You might add a hose with a snap-close fitting on the other end as a simpler way to do this.

hose fitting attached