Model # RB55-BLUE

Internet #203079116

Good Ideas 55 Gal. Big Blue

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
$8205 /each
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Product Overview

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



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Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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Customer Questions & Answers

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: 2016-05-24

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

Will this fit in a car?

Juts curious if this can be moved in a car generally speaking either trunk or back seat?
Asked by: Domenico
It is easier to use minivan or pickup.
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 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 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 5 out of 5 by from Works great but needs a pump for better water flow.... Works great but needs a pump for better water flow.
Date published: 2017-04-20
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 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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