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UNDERSTANDING GROUND LEVELS - RAINPOD MAX

A Single Water Butt At Ground Level

In most cases this is ideal setup having level ground from your drainpipe to your water butt(s). Keeping your RAINPOD MAX "funnel" slightly lower than the top of your water butt will mean that excess water will go back into your drainpipe through thge built in overflow and avoid overflowing your water butt.

As your water butt starts to fill, so will your RAINPOD MAX and the water levels will always be the same. This is because this system relies on Gravity, also know as a gravity fed system.

Higher Ground Levels

This diagram shows what would happen if the water butt was positioned where the ground level was higher than RAINPOD MAX position. The water in the water butt will only rise to the level of the built in over flow at the same height as the "funnel" section at the top of your RAINPOD MAX.

In this scenario, you can raise the height of your RAINPOD MAX. This will work depending on how high you need to raise it as your tap may become unreachable.

If this was not an option for you, consider the RAINPOD as it is a sealed unit means that you can place it anywhere under the rain diverter. Simply raise the height of the diverter to slightly lower than the top of your water butts.

Lower Ground Levels

This diagram shows what would happen if the water butt was positioned where the ground level was lower than RAINPOD MAX'S position.

The water butt will fill up and overflow. In this scenario it is recommended to drilling a hole near the top of the water butt and attach an overflow pipe.

The water flow from the RAINPOD MAX tap would be slower in this case due to the low water levels present.

Solution: If possible to raise up your water butts.