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Model # RB55-BLUE

Internet # 203079116

55 gal. Big Blue

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$84.32 /each




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


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Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 20 reviewers.
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 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 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 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 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 3.0 out of 5.0 by 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 . October 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. May 21, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by fair product priced high compared to quality. like the size, but leaks. Using it for reclaimed non potable water. June 24, 2014
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