Oatey Mystic Rainwater Collection System
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The Oatey Mystic Rainwater Collection System seems like a pretty great idea...except for the part where I have to saw out a 6" section of my mama's existing downspout to make room for it. Oh the tongue lashing I'll get if I screw that up! Will I saw into her siding? Will I warp the downspout just enough that water trickles, or spews like a sprinkler, out the Oatey Mystic Rainwater Collection System connection points? Will Oatey and I both get packed up in a box and shipped to Abu Dhabi*? I'll let you know after the installation next weekend!
Oatey's Mystic Rainwater Collection System diverts rainwater from standard 2" x 3" residential downspouts into your choice of collection barrel / water reservoir, or directly into a garden bed. If your vessel gets full, the water kicks back to its standard route down the downspout. You can also remove the 4' Mystic hose and cap off the connector to resume roof drainage business as usual.
The Mystic Rainwater Collection System connector joints are a 2-piece system made of UV-resistant PVC. You can paint them to match your downspout, which, oh boy, will be another way for me to screw up the DIY project at my mama's house.
*Yeah, I know it's Odie not Oatey, buzzkillers.
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