Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 4
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Josh Doesn't work, and ridiculously overpriced.
I bought one of these directly from the manufacturer, after the Christmas tree stand I bought (through HomeDepot.com) from the same manufacturer cracked and spilled water (and iron, and karo syrup) all over my carpet. The manufacturer insisted that my 12' tree would be fine if I got it on the IV system in a hurry, so I paid full retail for the IV, plus another 12 bucks or so in expedited shipping, to try to save Christmas.
There are maybe $2 worth of parts here.
The heart of the system is an expanding plug that fits into a 1/2" hole you bore in the lower portion of the tree trunk with the included (cheap Chinese garbage) 1/2" spade bit, and connects to some 1/4" airline tubing that you use to siphon water out of a milk jug (the jug is not included, but the kit does come with a milk jug cap with a 1/4" hole drilled in it, whoo-hoo!).
Sadly, despite paying full price for this to try to rescue my dying tree from the manufacturer's shoddy tree stand's failure, our tree was a ridiculous fire hazard by Christmas -- it just wouldn't drink (it probably stopped trying long before the Priority Mail package arrived).
Maybe it would keep a small to medium sized tree alive if it got drinking soon, but it is still, in absolutely no way, worth the money charged.
Moreover, customer service is abominable. If anything goes wrong, expect to be fleeced for additional funds for another ziploc baggie of hardware store parts.
We threw all of this, and the stand, in the trash, rather than deal with the manufacturer any more.
November 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Merlinite Best watering system for Christmas trees!
It was a little awkward to install but once installed properly it works wonderfully. The BEST thing I have ever used to keep my tree watered. We live in the high desert where the humidity is very low, I was worried about having a cut tree last year as it is so dry. Our tree was still fresh, not dopping needles after being in the house for a month. Highly recommendthis system!
November 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Valerie Works so well!
I was worried about drilling a hole into my tree, but it was easy and I'm still on my first gallon of water after 2 weeks. I'm excited to use this year after year.
December 18, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by savymom save your money
did not work and ugly with milk jug by tree,would not buy
December 25, 2012