Model # RB55-BLUE

Internet #203079116

Good Ideas 55 Gal. Big Blue
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Good Ideas

55 Gal. Big Blue

  • Holds up to 55 gallons of pure rainwater
  • Plants will enjoy fresh water without using your garden hose
  • More affordable and easy to maintain
$7916 /each
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Product Overview

  • Holds up to 55 gallons of pure rainwater
  • Plants will enjoy fresh water without using your garden hose
  • More affordable and easy to maintain
Water is scarce during the summer months and that's when 40% of water is spent outdoors! Why not save your precious resources by using the Big Blue 55 Rain Barrel. The Big Blue holds up to 55 Gallons of pure, rainwater. Your plants will enjoy the fresh water supply and you won't have to waste your money on running hoses. The Big Blue is a recycled, food-grade rain barrel that's been saved from the landfills and is ready to help you save on your spending. With its low price, the Big Blue 55 Rain Barrel will pay for itself several times over in water bill savings and is even cheaper and easier to maintain than Do-It-Yourself models. Make the choice to save the planet and your money with the Big Blue 55 Rain Barrel.
  • Resistant to rust, mold, mildew, and rotting
  • Brass spigot for hose hook-up or dual overflow
  • Screen to keep out debris and insects
  • Child and pet safe
  • Food grade barrel
  • Two optional locations for spigot placement, Change them anytime you want
  • Blue color reduces algae significantly
  • 55+ gallon capacity

Product Overview

  • Holds up to 55 gallons of pure rainwater
  • Plants will enjoy fresh water without using your garden hose
  • More affordable and easy to maintain
Model #: RB55-BLUE
Internet #: 203079116

Water is scarce during the summer months and that's when 40% of water is spent outdoors! Why not save your precious resources by using the Big Blue 55 Rain Barrel. The Big Blue holds up to 55 Gallons of pure, rainwater. Your plants will enjoy the fresh water supply and you won't have to waste your money on running hoses. The Big Blue is a recycled, food-grade rain barrel that's been saved from the landfills and is ready to help you save on your spending. With its low price, the Big Blue 55 Rain Barrel will pay for itself several times over in water bill savings and is even cheaper and easier to maintain than Do-It-Yourself models. Make the choice to save the planet and your money with the Big Blue 55 Rain Barrel.

  • Resistant to rust, mold, mildew, and rotting
  • Brass spigot for hose hook-up or dual overflow
  • Screen to keep out debris and insects
  • Child and pet safe
  • Food grade barrel
  • Two optional locations for spigot placement, Change them anytime you want
  • Blue color reduces algae significantly
  • 55+ gallon capacity

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
22.5
Product Height (in.)
34.75
Product Width (in.)
22.5

Details

Capacity (gallons)
55
Diverter Kit Included
No
Material
Plastic
Product Type
Barrel
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
22.5
Product Height (in.)
34.75
Product Width (in.)
22.5

Details

Capacity (gallons)
55
Diverter Kit Included
No
Material
Plastic
Product Type
Barrel
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Questions & Answers

Can I store drinking water in here?

Is it BPA free? If not, do you have one that is?
Asked by: SY
Although all of our Good Ideas Rain Barrels are manufactured with an FDA approved material, that is BPA free, we do not suggest that you use any type of rain barrel for potable water.
Answered by: Good Ideas Specialist
Date published: 2017-09-21

How much does each one weigh empty?

Asked by: Nate
Hello, Nate. Typically 19 pounds empty but this can vary a few pounds in either direction (usually up). Thank you for your question and have a great day.
Answered by: Good Ideas Specialist
Date published: 2016-09-14

is the entire top lid removable?

Asked by: waiting4rain
No, you cannot remove the lid.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2017-08-18

How big are the openings at the top?

Asked by: Tom
Big enough to insert the vacuum horse.
Answered by: hong
Date published: 2016-11-09
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Customer Reviews

55 Gal. Big Blue is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Rain barrel with 4" dia hole in top Wanted a closed water storage barrel, not a rain barrel. Came with 4" dia hole drilled in top & plastic screen. Sealed the opening with silicone & plastic disc for a dust cover. Brass faucet arrived rattling around the barrel with a broken handle. HD replaced the faucet. Good for a rain collection barrel. Not for emergency water storage.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I haven't gotten the barrel fully set up yet, but want to make this comment. The lid is not remov... I haven't gotten the barrel fully set up yet, but want to make this comment. The lid is not removable to minimize as far as possible the risk of drowning. There's a removable screen--about 4 inches by 4 inches in size--for hosing out the barrel. Fine, good idea. But--the barrel instructions and spigots were put inside the barrel for shipping. So I'll remove the screen to get the instructions. But why make it so difficult for your customers? Why not attach the instructions by tape to the outside of the barrel???
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-04-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-07-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Study Walls Barrel is of a good thick walled construction , however the bulkhead construction is of the lowest shoddy quality . The bulk heads are single sided and poorly glued in from the outside . By poorly I mean that the glue did not even completely come in contact to the outer flange . The gluing was even worse on the upper bulkhead . The faucet was of a good quality brass but definitely not meant to be used with a cheap plastic bulkhead .All the threading on the faucet did was gouge and tear the soft threads of the low quality bulkhead . This being said , I did try the fittings as directed in the instructions . The result was a very leaky mess . However I was able to correct this by removing the sub-quality bulkheads and replaced them with high-density duel sided ,duel threaded ,screw tight pressure seal bulkheads and appropriate hardened plastic fittings with great success . The top access is minimal to say the least . This I cut open to provide full access to the interior . Since the barrel is of thick walled construction , it is now water tight and very serviceable . If you are not into doing the extra work and spending the extra $100 for quality part upgrades , this barrel is not for you .
Date published: 2014-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, so good! Works as advertised. This is our first rain barrel. Works great. No leaks around the plug or spigot. Appreciate that it has a screen. Keeps fir needles out. Filled up really fast. Now I see why you would need several all hooked together. I am using it to wash mud from hands and vegetables so less down the drain.
Date published: 2014-05-21
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