24 Issues of Better Homes and Gardens
Included with purchase ($10 value).
|Product Type: Rain barrel||Color: Light taupe with mocha lid|
|Material: Plastic||Number of Items Included: 3|
|Non-Toxic: Yes||Stain Resistant: Yes|
|Warp Resistant: Yes||Mildew Resistant: Yes|
|Rodent-Proof: Yes||UV Resistant: Yes|
|Fade Resistant: Yes||Child Safe: Yes|
|Pet Safe: Yes||Dishwasher Safe: No|
|Rain Barrel Capacity: 50 Gallons||Linkable: Yes|
|Spigot Included: No||Temperature Range: Above freezing|
|Indoor or Outdoor Use: Outdoor only||Hose Included: Yes|
|Debris Screen Included: Yes||Planter Included: No|
|Latching Lid: Yes||Number of Access Doors: 1|
|Vents: Yes||Drainage: Yes|
|Dual Overflow: No||Flat Back: Yes|
|Wheels: No||Weight Capacity: 450 Pounds|
|Country of Manufacture: United States|
|Assembly Required: Yes||Tools Needed: Screwdriver, hacksaw, gloves, plywood board, tape measure, drill, level, safety glasses|
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Mary from Pittsburgh, PA – Verified Buyer
I actually bought these to solve a problem. I had my gutters and downspouts replaced last year. The gutters are one piece but were not angled properly. I had tons of water pouring on to my deck and front walkway from the ends of the gutters. I have since had the gutter angled properly but the ends of the gutters still leak, even though they were sealed per the repair company. So basically, I bought these to prevent the dripping water from my gutters from ruining my deck or foundation and so I could drain the water away from my foundation. As an added bonus I thought I could use the water from the barrels to hose my deck. The barrels are sturdy and hold the drainage from the gutters. The clamps they sent to hold the hoses from leaking I found difficult to attach. I actually went to the hardware store and bought new ones. Without the clamps, particularly on the bottom black hose, water leaks from around the outside of the hose. I did buy a separate attachable hose to connect to the black hose on the tub so I could use the water in the tub on my deck but the water won't flow out of the tub unless the hose is far lower than the tub. So the tub works for collecting water and it looks nice but I can't imagine how anyone could use this water say for gardening purposes unless the tub is positioned uphill from the garden and you just lay the hose on the ground. Gravity and the weight of the water is not enough to get the water out of an attached hose in and of itself if you are on the same level as the tub. Collection works great. But don't count on getting the collected water out easily to water your garden.
This item is awesome! Absolutely perfect!
Wendy from Santa Maria, CA – Verified Buyer
I have carnivores plants which need rain water or R.O. water so I'm always trying to save rain water in buckets, barrels, whatever I can fill. I bought my first one of these and it is so absolutely perfect, I've since bought 2 more. The only thing I'd warn you about is at the bottom of the container; where the water hose comes out is a black, star shaped nut. TIGHTEN it as tight as you can. The first time our container was full, we didn't realize that was like a stopper. We had it tightened, but not tight enough and the water leaked out at that point and went right into the ground. Since tightening those nuts as tight as possible, not one has leaked and right now ALL 3 of ours are full to overflowing! These are everything I hoped for and worth every cent!
Sue from Grants Pass, OR – Verified Buyer
Took a little while for these to get here but we ordered a lot of them. We have put up a few (not all of them yet) and they were easy to install; look great and catch water as advertised. Purchased these because they did not look like large garbage pans. They came completely assembled - Yea! Great value for the cost of the product. Am very please with them and recommend them to anyone wanting rain barrels.
Laura from North Liberty, IA – Verified Buyer
It doesn't take much rain to fill these up. I purchased 4 of them, so have 200 gal. of water to deal with after any type of rain. They look much nicer than some of the barrels I have seen. Appearance, easy assembly. Have to drain, turn upside down, disconnect the hoses, and store the lids in the garage for the winter. Winter came early this year. I don't know what I'm going to find out there this weekend when I go out to check them.
Repurposed to hide a propane tank!
Virginia from Reno, NV – Verified Buyer
We converted our fire pit table to propane and wanted something to disguise the tank as it sits away from the firepit! We considered lots of options, this worked beautifully... there's plenty of space/air around the tank when placed inside, it's vented on top and one with small hands can reach the turn-on valve through the top without taking off the lid! The propane hose fits easily through the bottom hole, meant for a water hose. Just have to cover up the vent in winter to keep the moisture out! And if we ever need a rain barrel...
Great Deal on 50 gallon rain barrel!
Laurie from Perry, GA – Verified Buyer
Got a great deal; rain barrel arrived within 3 days; easy assembly. Last week, we finally got some steady rain, and I was able to harvest 100 gallons in just two days! Used some water for plants, transferred some to other containers for later use, and attached garden hose to rain barrel's and watered the lawn after the rain was gone.
50 gallon rain barrel
Linda from The Villages, FL – Verified Buyer
This low slung rain barrel is about the same height as our air conditioning unit which I find esthetically pleasing. My husband placed the rain barrel on two concrete paving blocks and we are on a sloped lot, so watering our flowers and vegetable garden by attaching a garden hose to the drain hose works extremely well. I like the fact that we can add a second rain barrel because I can foresee that strong Florida summer rains will fill our current rain barrel quickly, although the overflow hose at the side and the sloped overflow drain at the top should allow for easy drainage without creating a mess.
Great supplement to rain
Jacqueline from Anna, TX – Verified Buyer
We bought 2 of these to link together at a back corner of the house near our raised vegetable garden. Constructed a cedar frame to hold pea gravel for leveling. Made a base of stacked bricks left over from our house construction and set the barrels on top with downspout feeding into one barrel. It's now raining!
Julie from Rapid City, SD – Verified Buyer
I purchased three of these barrels to use valuable rain water. They are attractive and very well built.They were a snap to put together. I just added a regular garden hose to the end and now it goes right to my trees.
Margaret from Beaumont, TX – Verified Buyer
Love everything about this rain barrel. We bought 2 because we are avid gardeners. Set it up so that one drains into the other during a really good rain. Both are full now and we are happy to have rain water. It seems the plants prefer it to city water.