Model # RBSS-75

Internet #202061225

Koolatron 75 Gal. Rain Barrel
0068462101031

Koolatron

75 Gal. Rain Barrel

$169.99 /each

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This durable plastic Koolscapes 75-Gallon Rain Barrel has the look of authentic stone for contemporary elegance. A built-in threaded fitting makes it easy to connect to a soaker or garden hose.

  • Rotational-molded plastic construction withstands extreme temperatures
  • Stone-like appearance for contemporary aesthetic elegance
  • Brass spigot for easy filling of watering cans (sold separately)
  • Overflow spout for your convenience
  • Drain plug helps to drain water and sludge at the bottom of the barrel
  • Balanced base for stability
  • Childproof with a grid under the screen
  • Built-in threaded fitting in the base to help connect to a soaker hose or garden hose (sold separately)
  • Holds up to 75 gallons of rainwater

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will the rain barrel withstand night time temps of 30 degree F

Asked by: yardgirl
The barrel itself can withstand, BUT it and tha spigots should be fully emptied before freezing weather. Freezing weather will make this plastic brittle under stress. Winter prep is easy. Disconnect from downspout and secure deeded hose up (UP) against your homes downspout. Next, place your barrel upside down on whatever foundation you've provided, and placecavweight (brick, large rock) on it to keep it from blowing over in wind. If you leave water in the barrel over winter, the ice expansion could crack it.
Answered by: JackRabbit
Date published: 2016-06-10

In inches, how far is the mouth of the spigot to the ground? Since it is mounted on one of the legs, I may not be able to get a watering can under it

Asked by: leechipturner
Three are two outlets on this barrel. It has a standard spigot about 12" off the ground, plus the hose attachment on the leg. Really a super practical setup, esoecially if you build a block vase that raises the barrel up by, say, one cinder block.
Answered by: JackRabbit
Date published: 2016-03-15

Does it need to be connected to a down spout or is there another collection method?

Asked by: shopper
A drainpipe can direct water directly into the plastic mesh lid or into the overflow spout on the side. You can also use one of those Rain Barrel Diverter Kits made by Fiskars and others to add more features.
Answered by: blotto
Date published: 2016-04-01

Is the top removeable so water can be dipped from the barrell?

Asked by: GSID
Yes it has a removable plastic screen .... You may have to rope a bucket deep into the barrel for dippn tho.
Answered by: Docfruiter
Date published: 2015-09-20
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Customer Reviews

75 Gal. Rain Barrel is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 33.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from How slow does it flow? Slow, slow, slow, slow! I would recommend this rain barrel, but with one caveat. And that, my fellow Home Depot shopper, is to replace the spigot with a better quality one. Ours arrived with a hole in the spigot. No problem...the manufacturer sent a new one. Well they both had incredibly slow water flow coming out of it. It seemed like it took forever and a day to fill my big watering can. We went online and bought another spigot that works infinitely better. I give this barrel high marks for looks and capacity. One good rain and the barrel was full. Excellent. We shall see how it holds up to the seasons here in VA.
Date published: 2016-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sandstone Rain Barrel This is a very nice large rain barrel with high aesthetic appeal. I was looking for one with > 50 gallon capacity and a brass spigot, that didn't look like a cheap plastic barrel. This one met my criteria so I bought it while there was an online discount offer. I'm very pleased with it. I wanted a barrel to catch some water off the roof to keep it out of our window well. We have had enough rain so far this spring/summer that I haven't had to use any other water source for my birdbaths, pots, and baskets. I have had to drain some water from the barrel several times to make room for more rainwater. A tenth of an inch of rain on my roof fills the barrel, however. I had expected it to take more rain than that to fill it up.
Date published: 2010-07-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from practical & attractive I previously had a pickle barrel-type rain barrel, which was a bit smaller and purely functional. This Koolscapes barrel, however, is 50% larger in capacity and much more aesthetically pleasing. It shipped quickly and came fully assembled, however I made some tweaks to improve its functioning (which is why I didn’t give it a top rating of 5 stars). The top of the barrel, into which the rainwater drains, is a large, removable plastic disk with approximately ¼ “ holes drilled into it. I my opinion, holes that size allows debris and mosquitoes into the barrel, so I cut a piece of window screening and put it under the disk to keep out the latter. The disk is also rather lightweight, so I put a small pot of flowers on the top so that the disk does not shift or blow away (the pot must be small so as not to interfere with water flow into the barrel). Additionally, the plastic overflow pipe was not threaded, so attaching a garden hose was impossible without getting extra connection parts (which I picked up for about $5 at Home Depot). In spite of those minor criticisms, I’m pleased with the rain barrel and would recommend it. It fills up rather quickly with a hard rain, so I’m glad I decided to go with the larger size.
Date published: 2011-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice Rain Barrel Arrived quickly to begin with which is always a plus when buying remotely, and is a very nice looking barrel. Made of heavy plastic, looks to be strong enough to last for some time and the stone look is well done, making for a pleasant looking barrel by the house. It is amazing how quickly it fills - about 2/10" of rain does the trick. The spigot is solidly installed and accepts a standard water hose thread. Already thinking about getting another one. (A diverter kit is extra) We like it!
Date published: 2011-09-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor spigot design The rain barrel is large and attractive. The problem is with the spigot. When you try to open the spigot to remove water the handle comes off instead. The spigot does not open. Definitely a design flaw. The handle is threaded to tighten by turning to the right and loosen to the left. There are no lock pins or other devices to prevent the handle from coming off.
Date published: 2016-03-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good & Bad Positive: I'm very happy with the appearance, capacity, and sturdiness of the barrel, as well as most aspects of the design. Negative: The spigot is attached very sloppily, and water leaks out around it badly. That part is poorly designed, poorly assembled, and obviously not tested by Quality Control. I need the barrel now, so I'm going to try to stop the leaks myself if I can. That may prove impossible, since the right way to do it would be from the inside, and there's no way to reach down inside that far due to the molded crossbars on the top of the barrel.
Date published: 2014-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome This barrel is exactly as described. The shipping was real quick. The barrel is very large. Make sure you look at all the dimensions where it will be located. I suggest putting something solid on the ground below where it will be when full, it will be very heavy. No assembly required. I cant wait till I can afford to buy a few more. Well worth the money spent.
Date published: 2010-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this rain barrel! I spent hours research rain barrels. I didn't want a pickle barrel style since the placement would be in plain view. This one is perfect because it's functional, affordable and pretty. I loved the idea that this was 75 gallons as I have lots of water that comes off my flat roof. So many of the pretty barrels are only 50 gallons or less. I installed a fine mesh screen under the round grid on top to collect small debree and keep mosquitos out. I also raised the barrel an additional 10" or so and used left-over pavers from another project. Good things: looks great, 75 gallon capacity, overflow spout on top, additional threaded valve on bottom, spout high enough to put water bucket and threaded to attache hose. I connected a black overflow plumbing pipe on the top using an o-ring. Overflow is then directed to planting bed. My only wish is that the overflow on top was threaded. No biggie. I rigged it up to my satisfaction. Couldn't be happier with price, looks and function. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2015-01-27
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