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RTS Companies Flatback 50 Gallon Rain Barrel

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RTS Companies Flatback 50 Gallon Rain Barrel

The RTS Companies Flatback 50 Gallon Rain Barrel is beautiful equipment for rainwater collection. This barrel is made from plastic, which makes it resistant to rusting and corrosion. It has a flat back that allows you to stack it against the wall for stability. It is linkable to other barrels for maximum rainwater collection. It has a shut off valve to prevent leakage when the hose is not hooked. It is insect resistant and rodent-proof to prevent contamination of rainwater in the barrel. This rain barrel is non-toxic and eco-friendly, which makes it safe for household use when you have kids and pets at home. It is resistant to algae and mildew to prevent infections due to contamination.


  • Flat back to sit flush against a wall
  • Linkable to other rain barrels for increased capacity
  • Screen to keep out debris and insects
  • Dual overflow
  • UV8 stabilizing package used on all barrels to protect the poly from sunlight and prevent fading
  • Children and pet proof, making it safe for home or garden
  • Brass shut off valve allows for hose hook-up
  • Capacity: 50 USG/189L
  • Heavy duty rotational molded construction

Product Details:

  • Weather Resistant: Yes
  • Number of Access Doors (Plastic Spigot Type): 1
  • Number of Access Doors (Brass with Valve Spigot Type): 2
  • Number of Access Doors (Brass Spigot Type): 1
  • Number of Access Doors (Woodgrain Color): 1
  • Number of Access Doors (Tan Color): 1
  • Number of Access Doors (Green Color): 1
  • Number of Access Doors (Brown Color): 1
  • Drainage: Yes
  • Product Warranty: 1 year


  • Overall: 34" H x 24" W x 19" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 18lbs

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RTS Companies Flatback 50 Gallon Rain Barrel

Weights & Dimensions

  • Overall: 34" H x 24" W x 19" D
  • Wall Thickness: 0.25"
  • Overall Product Weight: 18lbs


Product Type: Rain barrelColor: 1: Brown
Color: 2: GreenMaterial: Plastic
Non-Toxic: YesWater Resistant: Yes
  • Water Resistant Details: plastic
Weather Resistant: Yes
  • Weather Resistant Details: Plastic
Stain Resistant: Yes
Rust and Corrosion Resistant: YesWarp Resistant: Yes
Mildew Resistant: YesAlgae Resistant: Yes
Insect Resistant: YesRodent-Proof: Yes
UV Resistant: YesFade Resistant: Yes
Crack Resistant: YesChild Safe: Yes
Pet Safe: YesDishwasher Safe: No
Rain Barrel Capacity: 50 GallonsLinkable: Yes
  • Unlimited Links: Yes
Temperature Range: 33 degrees and aboveIndoor or Outdoor Use: Outdoor only
Hose Included: NoDebris Screen Included: Yes
  • Removable Debris Screen: Yes
Planter Included: NoDrainage: Yes
Overflow Direction: Front of barrelDual Overflow: No
Flat Back: YesWheels: No
Eco-Friendly: YesProduct Care: For freezing temperatures - drain, remove from water supply and flip upside down
Country of Manufacture: United StatesSpigot Included (Plastic, Brass with Valve, Brass, Woodgrain, Tan, Green, Brown Spigot Type): Yes
  • Number of Spigots (Plastic, Brass, Woodgrain, Tan, Green, Brown Spigot Type): 1
  • Spigot Material (Plastic Spigot Type): Plastic
  • Number of Spigots (Brass with Valve Spigot Type): 2
  • Spigot Material (Brass with Valve, Brass, Woodgrain, Tan, Green, Brown Spigot Type): Brass
Number of Access Doors (Plastic, Brass, Woodgrain, Tan, Green, Brown Spigot Type): 1Number of Access Doors (Brass with Valve Spigot Type): 2


Assembly Required: YesTools Needed: Wrench
Additional Parts Required: No 


Product Warranty: 1 year 


FDA Compliant: Yes 

About the Manufacturer

RTS Home Accents sells a variety of products. Rain collectors, rain barrels, storage rocks, rock locks and garden tanks are among some of the fine products RTS Home Accents offers.

RTS Companies Flatback 50 Gallon Rain Barrel

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    “I just received this but can't get the spigot on. Any tips?” asked by 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?” asked by 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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    Works as advertised but not using as advertised

    from Santa Barbara, CA – 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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    Works, but has some design flaws

    from TX – 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.

    Was this helpful? Yes6 No1


    from Waldorf, MD – 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 – 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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    from Osoyoos, BC – Verified Buyer

    Love the look of this rain barrel as it 'fits' into the decor with our empty wine barrels. It is great that it has a flat back and is able to go flush onto our house wall - now all we need to do is wait for the rain.... Too bad though that there was no attachment to have it converted to connecting directly to a rain gutter downspout.

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    perfect match

    from jones, OK – Top 1000 Reviewer

    Our roof is black shingles with calico brown bricks. This barrel matches perfectly. We live in a neighborhood with strict appearance rules but this barrel is up to par. Doesn't look cheap like many do. Sits flat against house nicely.

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    This is a great product!

    from Hinckley, OH – Verified Buyer

    I had a gutter system run down the house from a second floor balcony into the barrel. This worked perfectly and I have enough water all summer for my indoor and outdoor plants. It is well made and I should have it for many years.

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    from jones, OK – Verified Buyer– Top 1000 Reviewer

    Nice touch with a textured facade. A bit more highbrow than your typical stamped out plastic or fake looking rain barrels.

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    Attractive way to save rain water.

    from Ocala, FL – Verified Buyer

    Combined this barrel with a diverter and stand. Looks and works great!

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    from Pasadena, CA – Verified Buyer

    Works like a charm. Easy to assemble and use. Haven't tried it under pressure yet but I empty it into a bucket to do all kinds of watering. No bugs or dirt or any downsides

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