Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 201
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Appraiser I've investigated and owned several different types of rain barrels in the past and this one is the best.
Several suggestions, improve the quality of the rubber washer for the brass hrdrant. Also either lower the hole for the hydrant or put in a drain hole at the bottom of the barrel. I really like the overflow feature because I linked four barrels together and placed them at different heights which allowed me to siphon water from the higher barrels to the lower barrels using the hydrants. Regarding the hydrants if it was possible to put a siphon tube on these there would be no need to lower them.
July 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jess adding to my collection
I bought this rain barrel to connect them together and I already own five of them and I will continue to buy them. Love this product.
July 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by matt_r Junk
Cracked during the first winter when the water inside froze and expanded. Contacted the manufacturer but got no response. I would surrest paying a bit more for a good quality plastic option. Should NOT be sold in Canada!
May 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DodgerGirl61 WORST PURCHASE EVER
DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND DO NOT ORDER ONE OF THESE COMPLETE WASTE OF $ MAYBE USED MINE 4 TIMES IT GOT A CRACK ON THE BOTTOM AND WE TRIED TO SEAL IT AND IT STILL LEAKS YOU ARE BETTER OFF BUYING A BIG PLASTIC GARBAGE CAN CUTTING A HOLE IN THE LID AND APPLYING A LITTLE SCREEN NOT HAPPY WITH THIS PURCHASE WHAT SO EVER SAVE YOUR 100$
August 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jq Doesnt drain properly.
Doesn't drain the water properly. I'm planning on returing this item.
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RMAC Great Rain Barrel
I purchased my first FreeGarden Rain Barrel in Jan 2016. I was so pleased with the quality (which should last for years) and ease of installation that I purchased four more barrels in March. The first barrel did not have the graphic as shown which I prefer since it is most visible to the street. The others are in the rear yard or behind landscaping so the graphic is fine. I particularly like the sturdy mesh that deters mosquito breeding and the fact that I can remove the lid that is secured in place with a few small screws. The first barrel was purchased as a way to redirect larger amounts of rain as the rear patio floods and is left with a dirty mess. Now we can hook up a hose, open the spigot and the water goes to the front of our property. The water saved in the other barrels will be used in the garden. Best of all, I was able to take advantage of the local water barrel rebates which made this purchase VERY affordable, plus the free and fast delivery. This is definitely a WINNER!
March 24, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DS Works well but one issue
The nice thing about this rain barrel is that there is a top lid that comes off, making it easy to access the collected water or clean the inside, and it doesn't need to be elevated on a stand. The design is basically like a trash can, so not the best looking barrel out there. It looks white in the photo, but the 3 barrels I purchased were tan in color and did not have the rain drop logo. The one issue I have a problem with is that after several months of use, I noticed the water started turning red -- the inside of the included spigot was rusting. Why in the world would you use a part that can rust in a container meant to hold water?! Since I don't use the spigot because it is faster just removing the top and dipping a bucket in, I replaced it with a 1/2 NPT PVC plug with a matching bushing for the backside, and reused the original rubber gasket. Problem solved, but still annoying having to fix such an obvious flaw. BTW, the clamp included to secure the overflow tube rusts too.
August 6, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JoeB Good, but not in full sun
I bought 5 of these. I daisy chained them together with one under the downspout. They work pretty well, except the ones that are in sunlight have algae in them. They are not opaque enough!
When I bought mine, they were only $79 which was about the price point of the competition. Now they are $10 more, that's why the value is only average. They are square, which really helps when you go to connect them together - flat surfaces are easier to deal with.
When they arrived at my house, two were missing lids. Instead of shipping the lids, they decided to ship me two entire complete barrels. Could not convince them to just send the lids. Crazy for a company with the word "Enviro" in it's name.
January 7, 2016