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These charming environmentally friendly high quality recycled oak 250L French Wine Barrels were previously used for maturing wine and spirits in the cellars of Chateaus in the Bordeaux region of France. This wine barrel has been fitted with a working cast iron village pump to draw water from the water butt. Pump barrels have a notched top, i.e. an entry hole located behind the pump at the back of the barrel to allow filling from a drainpipe. They can also be supplied with a rainsaver diverter. These barrels are available in nominal 40, 56 and 100-gallon sizes. The village pumps are operated by cranking the handle to draw water from the barrel.
Easy way to connect your water butt to a downpipe. This device diverts water from the downpipe to the water butt until the water butt is full. Any further water passes straight down the downpipe. No need for notches or lids. Fits 63, 68, 80, 100mm diameter round, or 61 and 65mm square section drainpipe. Water from your drainpipe collects inside a well in the rainsaver and flows to your water butt through the flexible hose. When the water level in the butt reachesthe same level as the top of the rainsaver's well any further rainwater flows down the remainder of the downpipe. These Rainsavers are a convenient way to connect your water butt to a downpipe and fills your barrel and also acts as an overflow. To fit the rainsaver simply find the height you need to fit the saver at (approx. midway between the water butt hose entry and the top of the water butt), cut a 30mm section out of the drainpipe and slot the drainpipe back together using the rainsaver as the connector. Attach the flexible hose to the water butt to complete the installation.