Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 212
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BobinMass Works well, but.......
The assembly instructions are straight forward. The faucet is a little cheap, but eventually can be replaced. If you follow the instructions exactly as to placement of the hose on the barrel, and decide to use the top as a planter? Beware. the first inch and a half of the planter bottom will be flooded after the first filling rain. Any soil you put in would eventually end up at the bottom of the rain barrel. Luckily I was lazy and hadn't planted yet and saw the problem. I bailed the water out until it was below the lowest point of the planter, and added another drainage hose. It is barely on the thicker plastic which is best for drilling. Overall it is nice to have on the deck to water the various other window boxes, planters, dog! without having to go in the house repeatedly.
June 7, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Doug Spigot Hole Leak
The hole that the spigot goes to has a small drip if not prepped properly. Use caulking to seal everything before deploying. I'm currently having to wait until I can get water below there to seal that area properly, while losing water from the slow drip.
June 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Molly Love this barrel!
This barrel was easy to put together.....basically really simple! We had to wait over a week to get our first rain to try it out....it worked amazing!! Wished I had this years ago! Now we only water from the barrel, saves so much in water and when the bill arrived! It even looks nice! Its better for the plants to have the rain water verses chemicals in city water! We love it....I just regret not getting one sooner! Ours didnt leak anywhere at all.....works GREAT!!!!
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by labpak3 These rain barrels rock
This is our 3rd rain barrel purchase of this brand. Our other 2 are of a little bigger variety (approx 65 gallon?) but this 45 works nice for the location we added this year. Installation is a reasonable task and best of all the product works!! We attach a Python hose with a valve on it to the one by our koi pond to drain in and top off the pond during rain, trying to maximize the benefits of water collection. The barrel will be filled to the top after only small rains; it's amazing how much surface area our roof collects in a short time. You do need a place to store them in the late fall to spring, we store in basement or garage would work, the plastic is sturdy but wouldn't chance it below freezing risk to crack. They get rinsed out, wiped down when we take them down for winter. I snapped pics of this one in black vs. the bigger version in granite.
April 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Downsizer Works Great - Easy to install
Was easy to install into gutter and we did caulk around drain as recommended by other users.
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by loiruica Great barrel
Exactly what we needed! Easy to assemble and good quality parts.
August 9, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by diy2day Leaky faucet
I am disappointed that the faucet holes in these barrels are leaking. I guess there is a fix using caulk, epoxy, or glue and maybe teflon tape, but the product was presented as easy and fool-proof out of the box, I wasn't planning to have to fix it to get it to hold water. You can't tighten the rubber threads enough to make it watertight, they skip a thread if you make it really tight.
July 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gr8deal Practical and affordable
I purchased two, set one below the other (buried into the ground) to increase my capacity. Also great that you can use the lid as a planter. I'd consider getting more for other uses.
July 26, 2016