A rainwater diverter is a simple tool that is linked straight to the drainpipe. As the name suggests, it diverts water directly from the drainpipe into a water pipe. The diverter typically consists of the main body that includes the leaf trap, a piece of pipe that can be flexible or rigid to connect it to the water pipe, and threaded couplings used to connect the pipe.
Tools needed to install rainwater diverter.
- Rainwater diverter
- Flexible hose
- Tank connector
- Inches tape
- Hole saw
- PVC pipe cutter
- Pipe clip
Steps to install rainwater diverter
Installation of rain diverters can be complicated, but Installation is not a technical procedure. If we can follow the required steps than we can complete the task within 20 minutes or less.
- Following is a step-by-step guide to installing a rainwater diverter
- Take items out of the pack, store them safely, and use the pack to guide you.
- Take off the lid of the Water Butt.
- Be sure your water pipe is at most 500mm away in the distance from the pipe.
- Then remove the lid from the Water Barrel.
- Use a level to measure 100mm from the top of the barrel and mark it.
- Use a hole saw to make your hole.
- By using a level mark a line from the bottom of the hole on the downpipe
- Mark at 30mm/38mm/70mm* above the level line on the downpipe.
- Using a PVC pipe cutter, cut the pipe on both marks.
- Take out the cut section.
- Place the diverter onto the downpipe.
- Fix a pipe clip to support the diverter.
- Fix the flexible hose to the diverter.
- Fix the flexible hose to the water barrel connector
The phrase “potable” water refers to safe water for human consumption.
As rainwater is free from chemicals, so it could be used for cooking, drinking, washing cars and equipment, rinsing vegetables, bathing, and fire protection.
When using rainwater collected to bathe, drink or cook, consider whether you need to treat it to ensure its safety. The water testing will reveal the presence of harmful germs or chemicals within it. Treatment options for water include using filtration, chemical disinfection, or boiling.
Filtration is a method to remove certain bacteria and chemicals. For example, water treatment using chloride or Iodine destroys a few bacteria but does not eliminate toxic chemicals or other substances. Likewise, boiling the water can kill germs, but it will not remove the chemicals. Utilizing a device that is simple to use, such as “first flush diverter, “a first flush diverter,” to eliminate the water the first time it is introduced into the system could aid in avoiding sure of these chemicals. How much water needs to be eliminated by the first flush diverter is contingent upon the area of the roof which feeds into the collecting system.
Benefits of using a rainwater diverter
There are various advantages of using a rainwater diverter, so many people are interested in installing a rainwater diverter to harvest rainwater. In areas that have more significant than average rainfall or after a prolonged rainfall event, the rainwater diverter helps decrease amounts of rainwater channeled into the drainage system around a house or property, reducing the risk of flooding and ground saturation of adjacent areas.
As harvested rainwater is chlorine-free, it could be safe to use it for many indoor and outdoor activities like planting trees and for the hydration of wildlife and pets. Along with these uses, as it is free from chemicals, so rainwater could be used for cooking, drinking, washing car equipment, rinsing vegetables, bathing, and fire protection.
Health-related advantages of using rainwater
Rainwater, due to its pH level, functions well with soaps, which is why it is frequently recommended for body and face washes with regular tap water. In addition, applying rainwater to our skin can effectively prevent acne and clear dirt.
Drinking rainwater can improve humans’ digestion due to its alkaline pH. Rainwater is similar pH levels to distilled water, which is why it can help neutralize blood pH levels and improves stomach function. In addition, rainwater is thought to be highly beneficial to healthy hair and skin. The alkaline pH found in rainwater aids in maintaining the skin’s natural elasticity as well as moisture levels, as well as promoting healthy hair. Rinsing your hair with water from the rain makes hair healthier and encourages growth. It is recommended to bathe often in rainwater to reap the benefits of rainwater for our hair and skin.