I am looking to get a new patio put in my back yard, and my local township laws require use of rain barrels if you have over a certain amount of impervious surfaces on your property.
I have this current setup, with a plastic flexible spout piece that sits on top of the barrel. This works pretty well until heavy rain storms, where the water coming down the spout is just too much for the flexible piece to handle. Eventually, the weight of the water bends the flexible piece to the point where it falls off the aluminum piece, letting all the water fall straight to the ground.
Looking around, there doesn't seem to be any kind of aluminum downspout pieces that "bend" around a corner, most pieces all seem to be straight in some fashion. Moving the rain barrels is difficult because the land isn't quite level on the side of the house where the down spout comes down, and the black barrel is shorter than the tan one (hence why its propped up on bricks). It needs to be slightly higher/level with the tan one in order for the connecting overfill tube to properly drain into the tan barrel once the black one is full.
What can I try to get a more permanent solution that won't fall off during heavy rain storms?