Why is My Water Butt Overflowing? & How to Fix It!

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Did you recently install a water butt kit with a feed from the garage downpipe after taking time to read the instructions and even watched a Youtube video on it but somehow somewhere it looks like it is overflowing? Look no further as we have the perfect fix for you!

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Why is My Water Butt Overflowing? & How to Fix It!

Check where the pipe comes out of the downpipe.

Ensure it needs not be higher than the top of the water butt. If higher, your water will constantly flow into the butt. But, if its lower than the top of the water then it would be impossible for the butt to overflow. So, correct this.

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Water Butt Overflowing

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Remember, water can only fill but only to the height of where the pipe comes out of the down pipe.

I have drawn a line in the photo above to show where the pipe first came out of the down pipe, and you would agree with me that it is slightly higher than the top of the water butt.

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Author: Howard S. Baldwin

My name is Howard S. Baldwin. I am a work-at-home dad to three lovely girls, Jane + Hannah + Beauty. I have been blogging for the last 3 years. I worked for other Home and Lifetsyle blogs, did hundreds of product reviews and buyers’ guides. Prior to that, I was a staff accountant at a big accounting firm. Needless to say, researching and numbers are my passion. My goal is to be an informative source for any topic that relates to DIY life and homemaking.

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