Stand Alone Rainwater Harvesting System
How do I put more than one RainSaucer on a barrel?
by RainSaucers Inc. on April 4th, 2012

Our 48" RainSaucer comes with a 2" NPS (Nominal Pipe Size, a US standard) male fitting. This not only allows it to be screwed into barrels which already have such holes, it also enables the user to scale their system with compatible fittings and piping available at your local hardware store.

2 RainSaucers per barrel is easy if you have one of these ubiquitous blue or white barrels (see picture).  These barrels have 2" holes as part of the mold and since these barrels are so thick, they can easily support the weight. To implement, it's just 2 x 24" sections of 2" PVC with a Tee used in the middle and at the ends if you want clean-outs or elbows if you don't. Female/male adapters are also used with the tees to connect each RainSaucer, cap (optional) and the barrel itself.

If you don't have one of these barrels or you want to deploy more than two RainSaucers, the best strategy is to make an arm. All you need is 2" PVC piping, the appropriate amount of tee connectors, elbows to begin/end the arm, and a either fence post or other structure (as shown below) to support the "arm".


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