There are many reasons why you might want to install a rain barrel spigot. This method allows you to hook up a standard garden hose or soaker hose to any water catchment device. Whether you’re planning to use a 55-gallon plastic barrel, a 5-gallon bucket, or a 275-gallon tote, a rain barrel spigot kit will come in handy for this most common purpose.
Catching rainwater off of a shed or house is a great way to ensure you’re getting clean water for your garden or even for cooking and drinking. It’s also reassuring to have a backup method for obtaining water should this service get cut off for any reason.
In the following video, we use a rain barrel spigot kit we assembled after ordering many kits and parts on the market. We call this our “Everything But the Barrel” Kit because it comes with all of the materials you’ll need except a drill and drill bit which we assume most of you will have.
Watch now for a comprehensive rain barrel spigot installation tutorial or keep reading for step-by-step instructions.