Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 119
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DelilahSue Bring On The Rains!
This rain barrel was easy to install, and very attractive. It fills well, but drains only when the hose is placed downhill. Prospective customers would be well-advised to purchase the stand that the rain barrel sits up on, which is sold separately.
October 4, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Motherof2sons NOT QUITE WHAT I WANTED, BUT FUNCTIONAL
This is our second rain barrel, our first was purchased through a fundraiser and has a Rain Reserve diverter system. We paid (a lot) less for this rain barrel. Pros: the flat back, so you can have it much closer to your house, the colored resin will last longer than the painted one we already have, the painted resin looks like wood until you get right next to it, the built-in flower planter, and the attachable hose to water with. Cons:the diverter system, which was much harder to install. The plastic tubing they give you is not at all flexible and kinks easily, it's hard to funnel from the downspout to the rain barrel and I'm not sure that it will collect water as well as the flexible hose that came with my other barrel. We hopefully solved the kinking issue by using a cut garden hose at both the intake and outtake attachments, with their tubing inserted into the hose. This might be a good barrel for first-timers. Not sure how well it will collect rainwater as it has not rained since we installed it.
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zephyrhills Great idea that saves money!
Quite easy to install in existing downspout. We attached a drip hose to our garden area and this keeps the soil moist. We installed it on a flat driveway and if you are looking for more water pressure you might want to elevate on blocks. This certainly is beneficial for my plants as it captures rain water with no chemicals and it certainly saves on our water bill.
July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BobO Free water and it looks great!
We thought about getting a rain diverter for years and finally came across this whiskey barrel with planter and included diverter system which was exactly what we wanted.
The barrel is large and has a flat back, planter area on top with built in drain (to the outside of the barrel). The diverter system is very straightforward, just cut your downspout and insert the diverter and screw it in with the supplied screws.. Drill a hole on the side or rear of the barrel and insert the supplied supply hose. Make sure to install the diverter relatively level to the inlet hole you drill on the barrel. Too much of a down angle will not perform well.
The product even comes with a very short outlet hose complete with a mini on/off valve. Since its a standard size hose you can extend it with a long hose as needed but remember that this system is gravity fed so don't expect to use an extremely long hose effectively.
Product was a little pricey but well worth it in the end.
April 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gary rain barrel
this barrel seems to work pretty well. It only rained once since installation, and I went out to observe while it was raining. not all the water coming down the gutter spout went into the diverter tube to the barrel, I would estimate about half of the discharge was diverted (?) with the other half just flowing out the spout as if the diverter were not there. If the duration of the rain storm would have been longer, this would not be a problem. It's not really a "problem" now either, but it would have been nice to capture more (or all) of the water so the barrel would have filled up more from the storm. I estimate it rained hard for 1-0-15 minutes and that got the barrel about 1/3 full.
The cool part was that after the storm, for the next few days, we could water some of our plants with this captured water and not use the domestic supply. I wish the barrel filled all the way up, but hopefully longer storms will help with that. The one storm was forceful, but short in duration, which is why I suspect the diverter got overwhelmed and wasn't able to capture %100 of the discharge.
We like the look of this and it sits well against the house. We plan to get a second one for the front yard....
October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Farmermike magical rain garrel
These rain barrels are amazing!they are strong,look real and are easy to install and link together.My favorite part is the planter on the top.I an growing herbs,onions,basil, and peas!Watching them fill up when it rains is exciting especially in drought stricken southern California.They are a wonreful addition to any garden
March 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sancho Rain water barrel
Worked well, but I think I could get a better deal at Lowe's
August 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by waterer much smaller thsn advertised
This turned out to be an enclosed tub with no access to the inside for cleaning or draining. completely.
It was advertised as a 50 gallon barrel, but was only about half of a barrel with the flat back.
It was a nice looking unit, but simply was not suitable for what we needed.
August 9, 2016