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FreeGarden RAIN

Model EWC-10

Internet #204841191

55 Gal. Rain Barrel with Brass Spigot

$92.06 /each
  • Designed to fit in any location around the house
  • No base required, high quality, easy to clean design
  • Brass spigot, overflow hose and stainless steel screen

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The FreeGarden RAIN collection system is designed specifically with you the home owner in mind. Its sleek never aging look fits naturally into any location around the home. The flat back and square design allows it to fit flush to wall or corner installation. Injection molded and made from high density polyethylene makes it easy to keep clean and looking brand new year after year. It comes complete with a powder coated steel screen, all brass standard size spigot, extension hose and child lock screws. The spigot is located to allow for easy access with any watering can eliminating any need for a base. The two sided overflow allows for multiple connecting containers from either side. Your garden and lawn will love your preserved precious warm natural rain water.

  • Large 55 gal. capacity
  • No cheap imitation that looks worn out after one season
  • Sleek flat back square design fits naturally in any location around the home
  • High quality injection molded easy to keep clean and look new year after year
  • Comes complete with all brass standard size spigot, extension hose, powder coated steel screen and child locking screws, no base required
  • Modern sleek flat back design
  • Mosquito proof stainless steel mesh screen
  • Overflow hose and hose clamp
  • No base required
  • All you need for years of use

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Does the lid come off to clean the barrel?

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Temecula, CA
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July 20, 2015
Picture of the barrel makes it difficult to tell where the lid margins are if in fact it does come off.
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Cupertino, CA
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May 6, 2016
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Yes you can remove the lid. The lid just sits on the barrel and you can close it tighter from the supplied screws (qty 4) if you like.
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Comanche Alvenue
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April 12, 2016
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yes, it comes off and also has a screen on top to keep debris out of stored water
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Fallbrook, California
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October 27, 2015
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Yes. It fits tightly and can also be screwed in place with the screws that come in the parts package.
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Lancaster, California
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July 28, 2015
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Yes. I open the rain barrel daily to see what level the water has reached. Just do not screw the lid down.
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July 22, 2015
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Yes. The lid has four screws that hold it securely in place and it is easy to remove for cleaning.
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West Monroe NY
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July 22, 2015
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yes it does
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Lake balboa, CA
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July 22, 2015
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Yes, the lid is held on with 4 screws. one on each side. can be removed easily for cleaning.
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Kentucky
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July 22, 2015
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I love my barrel. The lid comes off after you remove (4) screws. The lid has a filter screen also.
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Grapevine, TX
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July 21, 2015
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Yes, you can remove the lid. The lid is secured with 4 screws to seal the lid so the overflow will go out the hose which can be attached on either the left or right side of the barrel. You do have to punch out a piece of plastic for the overflow to work.
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July 21, 2015
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Yes, very easily as long as the downspout from the gutter stops a couple of inches above the lid.
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Does the rain barrel need to be elevated off the ground? If so, what is the best height off the ground?

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Olympic Peninsula
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June 7, 2016
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Center of spigot is 8.5" from the ground. My barrels are not elevated, as I dip water from the top. The elevation you would need depends on whether you are putting something under the spigot or if you are planning to gravity feed a hose.
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Bradenton Florida
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May 29, 2016
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Mine is on a pallet. I put it there when it sunk into the ground after heavy rain. Also the spigot is low down so it is best to elevate it.
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Cupertino, CA
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May 6, 2016
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As a minimum, you need to raise the barrel so you can fit your water can under the spigot. So depending on how tall your water can is, you adjust the height. I used about 3 concrete slab bricks to raise my barrel about 4 inches.
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Fallbrook, California
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October 27, 2015
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Yes. We placed the barrels on masonry blocks which we also bought at Home Depot. Elevating the barrels helps water flow and makes dispensing the water into our watering can easy.
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Florida
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August 9, 2015
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It needs to be elevated enough to get a good hose connection. Also in a gravity flow set up the higher the better. If used with a pump there is no advantage.
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July 21, 2015
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No, but it should be in order to get buckets or watering cans under the spigot. Make sure it is level and supported fully underneath.
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San Diego
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July 13, 2015
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No. I would not elevate at all. If you wanted to you could but not necessary. Spigot is too low for a watering can to fit below but I can simply use a short hose to fill up watering can.
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Brunswick, Oh
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July 7, 2015
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You do not have to. We put it on a on a stone so it is easier for us to cut around.
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July 2, 2015
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No, the rain barrel does not need to be elevated off the ground.
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Does a rain barrel need to be connected to a house gutter/rain spout? Can it be free standing?

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smithfield RI
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May 19, 2015
We are looking to purchase one for a community garden and there is no building close by.
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South Orange County, CA
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January 24, 2016
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Not where I live if you want to get the rebate from the water company. I just returned mine this morning because of the stupid hoops a homeowner must jump through to "qualify" for a rebate..and that doesn't mean you would even get it; only if they have money left over. So, you could be left with what is a trash can for almost $100. Where I live, it does have to be under a gutter and some person paid Read More
Not where I live if you want to get the rebate from the water company. I just returned mine this morning because of the stupid hoops a homeowner must jump through to "qualify" for a rebate..and that doesn't mean you would even get it; only if they have money left over. So, you could be left with what is a trash can for almost $100. Where I live, it does have to be under a gutter and some person paid waaaay too much money is given the task of having to make an appointment, 4 hour window, where you have to be home to show them you have it done it a very specific way. Read Less
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Fallbrook, California
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October 27, 2015
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Attached to a rain gutter will fill up the barrel quickly. Having it free-standing is not as efficient for us who have very little rainfall. However, unlike some of the barrels, this one has a large opening with the lid removed.
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July 21, 2015
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yes, we don't have gutters on the house, so we placed the barrel where rainwater runs off where two roofs meet in a valley. Positioning is important to catch as much of the run-off as possible.
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Fresno
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May 21, 2015
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Yes it can stand alone. Mine is under an awning
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South Texas
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Of course it can be freestanding, the area to catch rain water would be less the four square feet. Using a house or barn gutter will fill the barrel and do it much faster.
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Virginia Beach, VA
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I would say it needs some kind of source, if not a roof, something make-shift out of a tarp and poles. It would not be effective at all if only left the collect rain as-is.
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Snohomish
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May 19, 2015
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Needs to be at the end of the rain spout. It doesn't work as well if not. You will not capture the rain water. Since we have purchased we have already filled it three times.
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May 19, 2015
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Yes, this unit can be used freestanding.
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May 19, 2015
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It can be both. The tank alone can be a small storage tank.
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How do you protect the barrel and drain in winter?

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Portland, OR
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I will drain it in the Fall. We get our heaviest rains in the winter. Our winters aren't cold enough to worry
about water freezing in the rain barrel.
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July 21, 2015
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It is best to drain and clean the barrel before winter, and prevent winter rains from filling it again, if you are in an area that freezes, otherwise the barrel could shatter when water in it freezes. We remove it and store it in a sheltered area.
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Kentucky
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You can put a floating electric fish pond heater in the barrel. They are thermostatically controlled. The same type heaters are also used to to keep livestock watering troughs from freezing.
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June 10, 2015
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drain the barrel, store it in your garage, or upside down outside, and reattach the length of leader that you removed from the gutter to function as usual.
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Stafford, Virginia
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June 2, 2015
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I drain the barrel and move it into my storage shed.
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Kentucky
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you need to empty it and put it somewhere. which is not easy job by their design. To much water let in to dump. and after you remove it, you need some hose to replace the barrel in winter snow day.
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Bloomington, Mn
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May 25, 2015
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Run water out using spigot, remove lid and turn over to empty completely . We live in cold winter climate so be sure water has drained out of the spigot. We will store in our garden shed during the winter.
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Depending on climate, drain and cover with valve open. If wind is an issue a couple bricks in the bottom should handle it. If you have space and significant freezing weather move it to the garage or a shed. I use a bbq grille cover to cover mine for extended periods of non use. You don't want water to sit in it or you will get mosquitos and algae build up.
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 201 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Replacement Great replacement for former rain barrel. Arrived in a timely manner. August 9, 2016
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