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Model RB55-BLUE

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55 Gal. Big Blue

$78.27 /each

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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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is the entire top lid removable?

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May 23, 2016
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No, you cannot remove the lid.
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May 23, 2016
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Hello. We're sorry to say that the top is not removable. With a single piece barrel, there's virtually zero risk of drowning and it's extremely difficult for mosquitoes to lay eggs. However, there is a removable screen that can be useful for rinsing out with a hose. Thank you for your question.
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How big are the openings at the top?

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April 13, 2016
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The whole at the top below the screen is 4 inches. Thanks, Tom.
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I can conect electric pressur whaser

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Although our barrels are not designed to work with any additional equipment, a pressure washer should work just fine as long as it has its own separate power supply and means of pumping the water out. Be sure to read your washer's instruction or safety manual regarding non-pressurized water sources as it could damage your equipment. Also, many pressure washers are unable to "run dry" so if you use your Read More
Although our barrels are not designed to work with any additional equipment, a pressure washer should work just fine as long as it has its own separate power supply and means of pumping the water out. Be sure to read your washer's instruction or safety manual regarding non-pressurized water sources as it could damage your equipment. Also, many pressure washers are unable to "run dry" so if you use your barrel as a source, you will need to monitor the levels closely or you could run out of water and damage the pumping mechanism. Read Less
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Stand alone?

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I'm new to the idea of using a rain barrel. Must this one be hooked up to a downspout on a home's gutter system or can it stand alone in the yard and collect rainwater?
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February 29, 2016
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Hello, Lynnie. You could let the barrel stand alone out in the open and it would collect water but very slowly. You would want to have some funneling device such as a downspout or rain chain to pull the vast quantities of water from your roof into the barrel. Some people have used large tarps over an area when a roof was unavailable and this also had some success. I hope this helps and thank you for your Read More
Hello, Lynnie. You could let the barrel stand alone out in the open and it would collect water but very slowly. You would want to have some funneling device such as a downspout or rain chain to pull the vast quantities of water from your roof into the barrel. Some people have used large tarps over an area when a roof was unavailable and this also had some success. I hope this helps and thank you for your question. Read Less
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Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 21 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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 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 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 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 2.0 out of 5.0 by 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 55 gal. big blue Arrived as scheduled. Accurately described on line. easy pick-up. November 4, 2014
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