1. Rainwater entry on top of the barrel – cut with an electric saw
2. Overflow on side of the barrel – cut with a 1 7/8" hole saw
3. Spigot hole on front, lower side of the barrel – cut with a 1" spade bit
Obtain the 0.75" brass spigot and screw into the drilled spigot hole. Once the barrel is painted, you may want to seal the threads with silicone sealant or teflon tape.
1. Gather the parts
2. Fold the 12" window screen around the outside of the grate
3. Fit the metal clamp around the window screen and the grate.
4. With a partner, tighten the clamp with a screw driver
5. Set completed rainwater entry grate in top hole of the rain barrel
1. Find the PVC threaded adapter
2. Screw the PVC adapter into the overflow hole
3. Attach PVC Elbow. Attach a PVC coupling here if you are assembling the barrel to overflow into another rain barrel rather than the ground.
4. Fit 3' section of PVC pipe into elbow
5. Attach the second PVC elbow