Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 77
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Michael Fiskars Tuscany Rain Barrel
We purchased this at our local store this past weekend. It was easy to install. The hardest part being cutting the downspout with a hack saw -- and I built a stand for it to elevate it for use anywhere in our yard and garden. This morning we had a good rain. Not surprisingly the barrel was full when I checked it. And I noticed the diverter worked like a charm. The two main complaints I've read people having with it is that the spigot is too high but unless you put it on a stand you would not be able to put a pail under the spout. Another complaint was the plastic spigot. Unless it was broken when you bought it, it should not be a problem. If you hit it with a cart or something, sure you can break it. Anything is possible, but I'm not worried about it and saved the cost of a brass spigot. Overall, we're very pleased with it and expect many years of good use from it.
April 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Arnir leaky valve but otherwise fine
easy to install with a level and hacksaw. Amazed at how quickly minimal precipitation could fill the entire barrel.
December 4, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mhawki works well
It collected rain well but the spout broke in a month.
July 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Deb Good Rain Barrel
This is the third Rain barrel that I have ordered like this so I must be satisfied. I have all three linked to gether off one down spout. Haven't had much problem with spout like other people did one leaked but they replaced it for free. The only complaint is I wish the spout was lower on barrel and the price was cheaper. Deb
August 18, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by brownthumb59 You can do better
I bought two of these a couple of months ago. Also bought a couple Cascata 65-gal units. The Fiskars has a plastic spigot that snapped off the first time my wife pulled on the hose. The diverter kit is ok, but there's no filtering of the water so you get all kinds of small roof debris in your water. I really can't have that because I'm trying to do drip irrigation and the debris will clog up the drip holes. The spigot is about 1/4 of the way up on the barrel, so you lose a lot of capacity. In contrast, the Cascata fills to the top, has a filter for the incoming water, a metal spigot and a second drain underneath the unit so it can be used to full capacity. Plus it has a planter on top and looks a lot better. Spend a few bucks more and you'll be happier, or just buy a used food-grade 55-gallon barrel and modify yourself.
June 11, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mary Rain Barrel faucet could be better
The plastic faucet that came with the barrel began leaking - a slow leak. I purchased a new 3/4 faucet at a local hardware store and installed that with Goop on the threads. I have read that Fiskars does replace faulty faucets but this was the better route to go. My neighbor has the same rain barrel and his faucet does not leak. Also, the hole for the faucet could be lower so more water could be used. The faucet location is about a foot above the ground. I like the design overall which is why I purchased it. I also like being able to access it from the top. Also, it's great being able to use rain water rather than paying for it from local utility. Sewerage is like 40 percent of the water cost.
July 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eileen Easy to install & works as it should
My husband and I were having trouble with water from one rain spout flooding a corner of our yard, and spilling into our neighbors garden. We got this rain barrel yesterday, and were able to install it in about 15 minutes, including cutting a portion of our gutter.
After reading reviews we had purchased a metal faucet to replace the plastic one that it comes with (3/4 inch is perfect); it was very cheap. We installed it with silicon glue in the threads.
As luck would have it we had a huge storm last night (lightening, thunder, tree branches all over the ground), and there was NO standing water in our yard! The rain barrel worked, and there were no leaks. We turned on the faucet just to make sure it was working well, and it was.
Overall, I am very pleased with this product & the minute it turns sunny I'll be watering my vegetables & flowers with rain water!
July 11, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jwoo 57 Gal. Spice Granite Tuscany Rainwater Harvesting
I bought this rain barrel in the spring of 2010 and have just completed my first season of using it. It is well made and easy to set up. This is my first rain barrel and I have been so pleased with it that I plan to purchase a second one to set up alongside it. One of the nicest things about this barrel is that even though it sits in the hot sun all day long on the south side of my house, the water does not get hot. It has saved me money on my water bill this summer and the water is better for the plants because there is no chlorine in it. I highly recommend this rain barrel.
September 14, 2010