Step 3: Downspout Drain Connection
1″ pvc entry back into downspout. ensure pvc pipe does not fully block 2″x3″ downspout and keep the downward slope to the pipe to make the water flow towards the downspout.
Step 4: Manifold
common connection point for using water.
this photo of the manifold is before I put the water gauge on. (shown on intro and last step)
Step 5: Water Filter
filter the water from the barrel to protect the pump. keeps the roof sediment from wearing out the pump. This water filter will last forever, as it has a reusable nylon mesh filter inside, that only requires periodic rinsing.