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100L Compact Water Butt with Rain Diverter Kit and Stand £15 @ Wickes - Free C&C
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100L Compact Water Butt with Rain Diverter Kit and Stand £15 @ Wickes - Free C&C

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Posted 15th Aug

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£15 for this again at Wickes (ends Monday) includes the water butt, rain diverter kit and stand. Free C&C or £7.95 extra for delivery.

Not sure about you folks, but there's plenty of rain to be sotring atm


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  • Depth: 380 mm
  • Height: 1240 mm
  • Width: 380 mm
  • Capacity: 100 L

  • Small footprint and slimline design makes this ideal where space is limited
  • Complete rain saver kit includes water butt, stand and rain diverter
  • The butt is designed to be attached to your downpipe for more effective collection of rainwater
  • The diverter fits 65mm square and 68mm round downpipes
  • Hose fit tap is compatible with hose connection fittings
  • Butt has a pre-threaded tap hole for easy assembly
  • Butt is made from recycled plastic
  • Height 1240 (Stand) mm-940 (Butt) mm
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This is the same as they use to collect Bud Light and Coors
I can't lie, I prefer big butts...
Anything that helps to save water gets my vote. Great price @NeoTrix
whiteranger8715/08/2019 09:53

Bought one from Wickes for a tenner when they were on offer then... It's …Bought one from Wickes for a tenner when they were on offer then... It's does the job, but 100L capacity isn't as big as you think. Been caught out with overflowing once or twice this past month.



Buy another one, and attach this to your existing water butt, so once the existing one fills up, any overflowing water will fill the new one.
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Anything that helps to save water gets my vote. Great price @NeoTrix
Better than tap water for most outdoor plants. And free. Hottttttttt
Bought one from Wickes for a tenner when they were on offer then... It's does the job, but 100L capacity isn't as big as you think. Been caught out with overflowing once or twice this past month.
whiteranger8715/08/2019 09:53

Bought one from Wickes for a tenner when they were on offer then... It's …Bought one from Wickes for a tenner when they were on offer then... It's does the job, but 100L capacity isn't as big as you think. Been caught out with overflowing once or twice this past month.


Overflowing? It should stop filling as the water should stop filling from the drainpipe.
This is the same as they use to collect Bud Light and Coors
whiteranger8715/08/2019 09:53

Bought one from Wickes for a tenner when they were on offer then... It's …Bought one from Wickes for a tenner when they were on offer then... It's does the job, but 100L capacity isn't as big as you think. Been caught out with overflowing once or twice this past month.


If it's overflowing you haven't got the diverter at the right height, should be about an inch above the inlet in butt
whiteranger8715/08/2019 09:53

Bought one from Wickes for a tenner when they were on offer then... It's …Bought one from Wickes for a tenner when they were on offer then... It's does the job, but 100L capacity isn't as big as you think. Been caught out with overflowing once or twice this past month.



Buy another one, and attach this to your existing water butt, so once the existing one fills up, any overflowing water will fill the new one.
Are these okay to stay put in the winter?
I can't lie, I prefer big butts...
Had this in our garden for near 8+ years now, never covered and still looks brand new, brilliant for watering plants in garden and not using water from taps, bargain for this price.
Any peachy butts?
Arizolas15/08/2019 12:40

Are these okay to stay put in the winter?


perfectly fine, had this going on 8 years and we have never covered it and its been perfectly fine every year and still is fine now.
Arizolas15/08/2019 12:40

Are these okay to stay put in the winter?



Yep, I've had one over 10 years and apart from now being a faded gray / green colour, it's still going strong.

Only thing you need to do once in a while is let it empty and clean out the silt from the bottom - as the water come off the roof, mine tends to fill up with the same kind of sandy sludge you get in the gutters / grids and eventually it reaches the tap. I've done it twice in the time I've had mine
Worth noting you can get these for £16.48 delivered if you live in the United Utilities area

savewatersavemoney.co.uk/pro…den

I think a lot of other water companies do similar schemes
Hose connection? Surely there's not enough pressure to use for anything other than light watering?
blue2moro15/08/2019 13:25

Hose connection? Surely there's not enough pressure to use for anything …Hose connection? Surely there's not enough pressure to use for anything other than light watering?


you can get pumps that will gain you that pressure (admittedly the ones i've known in the past involve you taking the lid off and submerging the pump so wouldn't use the hose connection of the spout) , or if you put the butt at the top of a hill and attach a hose going downhill, gravity is on your side!
Edited by: "Tjl694" 15th Aug
Is 100 L enough lol
blue2moro15/08/2019 13:25

Hose connection? Surely there's not enough pressure to use for anything …Hose connection? Surely there's not enough pressure to use for anything other than light watering?


could you attach a pressure washer to this? or would it go through the water in the butt in three seconds flat?
I'm looking to use water to rinse the car with. It needs to be distilled or deironised. I've read on forums that rain water. After a few days, the minerals have fallen to the bottom. Therefore as there are no minerals in the top half. You can leave that water to air dry on your car. There are no minerals to cause water spotting.
Is this correct?
fazzy-bhoy15/08/2019 16:09

could you attach a pressure washer to this? or would it go through the …could you attach a pressure washer to this? or would it go through the water in the butt in three seconds flat?


I use a pressure washer with mine, it depends on the flow rate of your pressure washer, a Karcher k2 would use 100L in 15 to 20 mins continuous use which is plenty as long as you are not wasteful. If you do use it on the car make sure you use a filter, it's amazing the amount of crud that comes off the roof which will block your nozzles.
whiteranger8715/08/2019 09:53

Bought one from Wickes for a tenner when they were on offer then... It's …Bought one from Wickes for a tenner when they were on offer then... It's does the job, but 100L capacity isn't as big as you think. Been caught out with overflowing once or twice this past month.


Then you haven’t set it up properly...
plodging15/08/2019 10:05

This is the same as they use to collect Bud Light and Coors


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formsm2000comp15/08/2019 16:32

I'm looking to use water to rinse the car with. It needs to be distilled …I'm looking to use water to rinse the car with. It needs to be distilled or deironised. I've read on forums that rain water. After a few days, the minerals have fallen to the bottom. Therefore as there are no minerals in the top half. You can leave that water to air dry on your car. There are no minerals to cause water spotting. Is this correct?


Scientist here - that is incorrect.
rayben15/08/2019 10:10

If it's overflowing you haven't got the diverter at the right height, …If it's overflowing you haven't got the diverter at the right height, should be about an inch above the inlet in butt


Yep, it should be above the inlet but below the top of the butt, there isn't much wiggle room there.

Sounds like this person put their diverter a bit too high.
Question. How is overflow handled? I.e. what happens when it fills up. Thx.
my-planet15/08/2019 17:54

Question. How is overflow handled? I.e. what happens when it fills up. Thx.


The diverter fills up when the butt is full and any more water coming down the gutter downpipe will carry on into the drain. This assumes you've set the diverter at the correct height and the original gutter downpipe flows into an existing drain.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 15th Aug
Something to check on any waterbutt kit - I've had several where the black plastic base has small sharp points that slightly dig into the bottom of the barrel, supposedly to stop it moving.... but these little pointy spikes can eventually piece a hole into the bottom of the barrel. While one might hope that was never the designer's intention, it has caused a few leaking barrels for my family.... the holes were patched up with some melted plastic (old milk bottle tops melted in to runny plastic to patch the holes!)
Ggg
Been waiting for these to drop, thanks OP!
goldust15/08/2019 12:48

I can't lie, I prefer big butts...



I don't have a garden, I just clicked on this deal to see how far down the "I like bug butts and I cannot lie" variations would appear...my turn...Nice Butt, bought three for ebay...Water Storage problem I'm going to have now...
Edited by: "TheBestFreebieisHumour" 15th Aug
Might buy a couple of these to put inside my £7k summer house. Might help with leaks.
whiteranger8715/08/2019 09:53

Bought one from Wickes for a tenner when they were on offer then... It's …Bought one from Wickes for a tenner when they were on offer then... It's does the job, but 100L capacity isn't as big as you think. Been caught out with overflowing once or twice this past month.


Our 100l was needing emptied every hour during that crazy rain last week ☔🙈
silly question. how easy is this to install? was hoping they included an online manual on the wickes website to get a rough idea, but no joy.
Is there a way of joining two together?
wudipest15/08/2019 20:42

silly question. how easy is this to install? was hoping they included an …silly question. how easy is this to install? was hoping they included an online manual on the wickes website to get a rough idea, but no joy.


Not too bad. There is a video from Lidl on YouTube if you check

Edited by: "pannan" 15th Aug
I got one last time they were £15 and it’s half full already
pannan15/08/2019 20:50

Not too bad. There is a video from Lidl on YouTube if you check[Video]


thanks. might get one tomorrow and give it a go this weekend.
Begize15/08/2019 13:12

Worth noting you can get these for £16.48 delivered if you live in the …Worth noting you can get these for £16.48 delivered if you live in the United Utilities areahttps://www.savewatersavemoney.co.uk/products/gardenI think a lot of other water companies do similar schemes


Hi how do you get this price please? £10 more is what I see. Thanks.
asc9115/08/2019 17:38

Scientist here - that is incorrect.


Stephen hawking here. That's correct
rollingshock15/08/2019 20:47

Is there a way of joining two together?


Yes, most butts have two blanked off holes at the top, so you can cut a hole the other side and join it using a short hose to another butt. You can buy kits with all the parts. All butts in the chain will need to be lower than the diverter though.
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