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Koolatron

Model RBSS-55

Internet #100670191

55 Gal. Rain Barrel

$125.44 /each

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This unique rain barrel combines the contemporary aesthetic elegance of authentic stone with the enduring longevity of plastic. This KoolScapes 55-Gallon Rain Barrel features durable plastic construction that's designed to withstand extreme temperatures. The barrel has the look of authentic stone for contemporary elegance. A corrosion proof screen guard keeps unwanted debris out of the water while a brass tap allows easy access for filling watering cans. The barrel is completely UV resistant and will not chip, fade or crack with normal use. A built-in, threaded fitting in the base allows for easy connectivity with a soaker or garden hose.

  • Rotational-molded plastic withstands extreme temperatures
  • Stone-like appearance for contemporary aesthetic elegance
  • Brass tap for easy filling of watering cans (sold separately)
  • UV-resistant design will not chip, crack or fade with normal use
  • Corrosion-proof screen guard
  • Holds up to 55 gallons of rainwater
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Is the screen on the top removable to clean interior?

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Yes the screen on the top is removable.
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Yes, very easily lifted off to access the inside.
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March 10, 2015
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Dear Valued HomeDepot Customer,
We reached out to the MFG for more information and below is their response.
"The Koolatron-55-gal-Rain-Barrel-RBSS-55 has a Corrosion proof screen
guard that is removable so that you may easily remove the screen guard
and clean the rain barrel or empty it's contents for storage."
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Is or isn't the brass spigot included?

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The details as written say two different things.
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Yes the brass spigot is included already installed.
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The "brass" colored plastic spigot is included and seems to function fine. I'm a little concerned that it won't be as durable over time as a true metal brass spigot would be, but I figure I can replace it later if necessary.
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September 12, 2014
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Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, We have reached out to the MFG and their response is listed below.
"Yes the brass spigot is
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can a hose be connected to it instead of the tap

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August 24, 2016
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Yes you may connect a hose to the rain barrel.
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August 23, 2016
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Yes. As long as you use the male end of the hose.
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How big is the opening at the top?

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February 8, 2016
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The opening on the top of the RBSS-55 Rain barrel is 13.5".
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Dear Valued Home Depot Customer,
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“ The opening on the top of the RBSS-55 Rain barrel is 13.5" "
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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 42 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quality Rain Barrel As advertised. Good value for a quality product. Separately purchased a flexible drain pipe. Works well. July 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect Rain Barrel for my needs! The quality and look of this rain barrel is exactly as advertised. I had it shipped to my local Home Depot store, picked it up with no problems and had it set-up in less than 45 minutes once I got it home. June 2, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Attractive and functional! I chose this rain barrel for its looks, function, and positive reviews. Others with flat backs were reviewed as bulging out when full and making the lid no longer fit snugly. This one is round and sturdy, with a drain at the bottom, an overflow drain pipe at the top back, and the front lower spigot high enough off the ground to easily access. The only reason I didn't give it all "Excellent" ratings was because the spigot is plastic and I worry about how durable it is over time. One of the complaints from others was that the back upper overflow drain pipe did not fit any hoses they could find, but I found the perfect solution by using a 6' washing machine corrugated drain hose that fit perfectly. I then cut it to the proper length to slide down into my existing gutter ground drain pipe. For the top to let rain in from my existing gutter downspout, I cut the downspout with a hack saw, screwed on a Flexgrate Downspout debris diverter (see picture) that allows the water to pass through into the barrel, but filters out most of the larger debris. In order to avoid the debris from falling on top of the rain barrel, I cut up a gallon size plastic jug and screwed it to the diverter (see picture) that makes the debris fall off to the side of the barrel. I haven't actually seen how well all this will work, but it's supposed to rain the day after tomorrow, so if I can I'll update this later. March 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Leaks like a sieve Looked like a great barrel and we really liked the design with the wide, stable footprint. After delivery we were surprised to see that the spigot is not metal, but plastic and the seal around it leaked badly, literally shooting water out in a stream, so this barrel is pretty useless. Needless to say, we're returning it. I wasted a lot of time waiting for this and setting it up. But at least Home Depot has an excellent no-hassle return policy. August 29, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ordered 2, haven't installed either yet... Unpacked 1, does not set flat on bottom (on concrete) like a chair with uneven legs. Pea gravel install probably ok, would be disappointed if it were set on had surface like pavers. Product appearance is nice. Don't know how it will hold up in the sun of the Southwest desert. Thus far I think this rain barrel is overpriced. Compare it to a plastic kayak and you be the judge. January 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best rain barrel ever This is one of the nicest looking and best design rain barrel ever. It looks great under my new patio and gutters. I get compliments on this rain barrel all the time, I will be ordering another one soon! December 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Just received via special order I don't have the rain barrel connected to a gutter yet but don't anticipate any problems. Because you can't actually see the product before ordering, it's so much nicer than a fake plastic barrel! It's a med. sand color with brick red flecks (not as dark as pictured) and taupe colors that look like stone. The employees were all as impressed as I was at the pick up desk. Thought has gone into a drain plug that's lower than the faucet for draining/cleaning all water. Functional art is always a plus for me! I can't give 5 stars until it's proven but I'm betting it'll work as intended or we can make it so. August 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ridiculous Warranty We installed this attractive rain barrel in the fall of 2014. I discovered a huge crack in the bottom this summer, after noticing there was never any water in it. The warranty is only for 90 days, even though the description says "UV-resistant design will not chip, crack or fade with normal use". If that were really the case, it should have an unlimited warranty. So we paid $100 for something that never got used. Very unhappy! August 16, 2015
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