Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PaulSS Super attractive & effective
We purchased 2 barrels in the white 2 years ago. Still look terrific. You plant flowers (annuals) in the top and the downspout drains into the barrel. Once full it overflows by a supplied hose into a garden or down the driveway - up to you. We have it overflow into a raised garden in the carport which doesn't get rain normally. In the fall when the plants have died off you drain the barrel (another hose supplied) so the water doesn't freeze over winter. Very little care required. Get lots of comments from passersby.
July 13, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by user659 Madison rain catcher in black
Very fast delivery right to our home, without
a delivery charge. Excellent.
Nice product. Classier than your standard rain barrel. Ability to put a plant in the top compartment is a nice feature.
But it is a bit overpriced. I think $179 would be a more realistic price.
May 27, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Outdoorfan Rain barrel
I would recommend this product, however it did not come with an attachment to the PVC pipe from the eaves-trough, so it took a few materials and some creativity to get it all hooked up. The finished product was worth the work, as it is attractive and functional.
June 5, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by renovationfamily OK for basic water gathering.
As a basic product this works fine. However, there are a few drawbacks.
Firstly, when putting it together, the overflow pipe does not fit properly on the small outflow nub. The nub is shaped like a cone, so as you tighten the metal gasket, the overflow pipe slides down the cone - you never achieve a tight fit. That is a strange design flaw. And the location of the screw to tighten the gasket is maddeningly awkward.
Secondly, the overflow pipe itself , while fitting neatly down the back of the rain catcher, does not match the picture ... it basically stops immediately underneath the catcher, as opposed to having it end in front of it - so you have no way of directing where the water goes. Since most of these catchers sit right beside your house, guess where the water flows????
Finally, and this is a minor issue, but a health issue nonetheless....there is no mosquito screen on the catcher - you will have to buy some screen yourself, and attach it prior to putting the unit together...waterproof silicone is what I used to attach the screen.
May 15, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by YYZXYZ Easy
Excellent quality and easy set up. Looks great up against the house.
May 4, 2011