Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 21
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by witalis007 Gets the job done
Came in a huge box, picked it up at the store to save on shipping. It arrived in roughly one week.
The finish is not pretty, but it is functional. The bag they use is weak so it broke and the pieces were loose inside the barrel. Just turned it upside down and everything fell out. If your downspouts run close to your walls you may have to figure out how to make them end up right above the barrel screen.
May 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rivernak Big Blue for Rain Barrel Project
I bought 2 barrels online and picked them up from the store. They arrived as promised and came well-packed in corrugated. The associate also brought them out to my truck. Stored inside the barrel is the cast hose bibb, teflon tape and 2 plastic plugs. The plugs are provided in case you don't want to install the hose bibb nor an equalizing hose. I installed the hose bibb and an equalizing hose to connect two barrels together. There is a plastic debris screen on top of the barrel. I aligned the barrel with this screen directly under the rain gutter down-spout. The first storm brought about 1 1/2" of rain in our area and filled both barrels within an hour. I have a high-profile house with a steep 7 in 12 pitch asphalt roof.
January 20, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by dvm RAIN BARREL
After filling with water to test for leakage, it was found that the two drain holes on the side of the rain barrel leaked after the faucet and plug were screwed in. I had to get a sealant and RE-SEAL the washers.
October 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FalconMike Rain Barrel - Great, but secure the accessories
Overall, this product was exactly what I was looking for - an easy way to test chemical showers in a research facility - I purchased 3. My only issue with the purchase was the included plug and faucet for draining. These items were sealed in a plastic bag and attached at the top of the barrel. The plastic bag had broken open in 2 of the 3 barrels, so the accessories were bouncing around inside the barrel. The accessories were still functional, though a piece of one faucet handle broke off. I would recommend finding a better way to secure the accessories that come with this product.
April 28, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Greg 55 Gal Water saver drum
The Big blue rain drum arrived early and was picked up at the Home Depot customer service desk as promised. The rain drum should pay for itself by collecting rain water that ponded around our front door. Good to have it. Greg
July 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SubUrbanGardenerD1 Really worth it. It saves water and money and was incredibly easy to install.
Really worth it. It saves water and money and was incredibly easy to install. I even added an extra spigot and have been so happy with this purchase. I might consider getting another one next year, if this one weather the winter well. A few notes: 1) Home Depot carried this barrel, which I wanted specifically, whereas Lowe's did not. 2) Pick up in store was pretty painless. 3) It was able to fit into the trunk of a four door sedan using bungies. 4) I didn't prop it up, so I have two heavy duty brass spigots for easier emptying. 5) A washing machine hose is a really great coupler for filling buckets manually! Ours had a bubblegum smell (from it's former life perhaps) that we really like.
October 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by noname 55 gal. big blue
Arrived as scheduled. Accurately described on line. easy pick-up.
November 4, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Chemical Smell Unbearable
Good strong plastic, that's it. Leaks, the spicket lets the water out a drip at a time, & there are blue crystals that come inside the bucket that smell of extreme peppermint. I have rinsed it many times & have it sitting in the sun for weeks now. Smell will never go away. Food grade? I don't think so. Maybe in a few months it will be usable. The description of this item doesn't mention this awful chemical.
July 22, 2014