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Flatback 50 Gallon Rain Barrel by RTS Companies

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    • Overall Product Weight: 18lbs
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  5.0 Stars
BETTER THAN EXPECTED! from Coarsegold, CA on 05/27/2015 – Verified Buyer
This is a great product! We live in CA and are in the 4th yr of a drought. We have buckets to save indoor and outdoor shower water while it's heating up, etc. We would take the bucket into the yard and water different plants. Now, we just pour the buckets into the barrel and use the spigot to fill watering cans. BTW, my husband built the stand for the barrel, as well as a cover, so we can just dump the bucket right outside our bedroom deck. Suggest you purchase or build a stand to suit your needs because "stuff" can sift into the barrel through the screen and maybe even mosquitos might like it. It is similar to the color of the wall behind it so it is perfect. May paint it with house paint though. Probably will order another one! Pros: attractive, functional, Cons: Could include a small cover for the screen opening, but anything would work to cover it.
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  2.0 Stars
Works, but has some design flaws from TX on 06/16/2014 – Verified Buyer
The "flat-back" design isn't really effective. When the barrel fills up with water, the back swells out. This causes the barrel to push (about 2 inches) away from the wall. It's best to set the barrel 3 inches from the wall. This swelling also causes the rectangular filter opening (on top) to warp. During a heavy rainfall, the overflow spout cant handle all the water. Thus, water just pools on the top of the barrel and pours over the side. Be careful installing the spigot. Instructions say to lay the barrel on it's back (to make it easier). I did that but the spigot still didn't go in flush. Once the barrel filled with water, the spigot leaked. I had to apply a waterproof sealant to the threading to stop the leak.
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Works as advertised but not using as advertised from Santa Barbara, CA on 09/04/2014 – Verified Buyer
It looks nice and seems well made. But I don't need a rain barrel where I live even though I'm in an area in an extreme drought. That's because during the rainy season I never water the yard and the rest of the year it never rains. So it would only collect 50 gallons per year of usable water. I'm using it to temporarily hold the output of the washing machine instead. The washer runs year round. The tap is always open to a hose that's moved around the yard. The problem I've encountered is that the screen on top is too fine, and clogged on the first washing. And when I removed the entire screen, the tap clogged after a few washings. The problem is that the diameter of the tap's hole for water is quite small. I think that I've solved the problem by cutting out the screen in the top and replacing it with a huge net that hangs into the barrel. That should allow the collection of a large amount of lint before clogging. It hasn't clogged yet, but it's only been a few weeks.
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  5.0 Stars
Awesome from Waldorf, MD on 06/10/2014 – Verified Buyer
I was definitely concerned about this barrel bowing out in the back based on what other reviewers said. However I have not experienced any warping whatsoever despite my barrel have been filled completely up and drained several times. It also looks great on the patio.
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Reliable brand from Dallas, TX on 09/02/2014 – Verified Buyer
I have 9 rain barrels around my property. While I've tried different types, I keep coming back to this one. It's reasonably attractive, given the options, and I really like the fact that it has a flat back that allows you to place the barrel close against a wall. The brass spigot is of good quality (sometimes these are plastic), and the top screen fit snugly.
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Questions & Answers

"I just received this but can't get the spigot on. Any tips?" — Trinity
"Hello Trinity, if you are having trouble getting the spigot in, try laying the barrel down (flat side down) and then screwing in the spigot. Sometimes putting it in standing up will cause the spigot to go in a little sideways."
— Erica from Wayfair
"Hi, what is the depth from the back of the flat area to the center of the slot?" — Jani
"Hi Jani, the depth from the back of the flat area to the center of the slot is 3.5"."
— Ashley from Wayfair
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