Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 218
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Homeowner Just what I needed
I use my rain barrel as a demand waterer for my tomato plants, so I'm not hooking it up to my gutters. It was easy to set up. I decorated mine with spray paint and stencils since it sits right in the middle of my front yard. Easy to refill using the inlet for downspout.
August 15, 2016
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 4.0 out of 5.0 by NC019283 Easy to assemble and install.
Extremely easy to set up and the directions were easy to follow. Good touch was that they provided the hole cut out drill bits. Just like others recommended, I recommend a liberal application of caulk around the bottom drain and the faucet once assembled. However, I do not recommend getting the brass nozzle upgrade kit to replace the plastic nozzle as the brass nozzle is just ever so slightly too large to fit. That was a total waste of money and a severe disappointment.
September 6, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by CeeCee Serves the purpose
The rain barrel does look exactly as it is pictured. It has more of a barrel look than a flower container. The main issue is the intrusion into the rain spout itself. Directions call for you to cut out a piece of the rain spout and insert a rubber fixture that needs to be removed for winterizing. The rubber fixture would basically be impossible to remove without ruining your rain spout. I opted not to install.
August 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sankapig Nice barrel
The barrel is as advertised, with great instructions and pretty easy to put together. The only real issue is that the lid, once attached, is really hard to get off.
August 30, 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 Marvin Easy install
This rain barrel includes all the items needed for a very easy install. And it looks pretty darn good!
August 23, 2016