Model # 2244-1

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RESCUE 50 Gal. Gray Flat Back Whiskey Rain Barrel with Integrated Planter and Diverter System with Black Accent Bands
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RESCUE

50 Gal. Gray Flat Back Whiskey Rain Barrel with Integrated Planter and Diverter System with Black Accent Bands

  • Enclosed System keeps out Mosquitoes and other harmful Pests
  • Diverter System causes water to flow into Barrel when its empty
  • Diverter redirects water to downspout when the Barrel is full
$119.00 /each
Color/Finish: Gray/Black
  • Brown
  • Brown/Black
  • Gray/Black

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The Emsco Group RESCUE 50 Gal. Grey Flat Back Whiskey Rain Barrel features an integrated planter and an easy-to-install, patented downspout diverter kit. The diverter kit fits 2 in. x 3 in. standard or 3 in. x 4 in. high capacity downspouts. The downspout diverter will route water to the rain barrel when raining and bypass the rain barrel when full. This rain barrel kit collects rainwater to be both environmentally-friendly and cost effective by reducing your dependence on municipal or well water. The diverter system does not have to be removed during the winter season and can be by passed so that water flows through the downspout as usual, keeping water from getting into the rain barrel and freezing. The integrated planter can be planted into directly or a pre-arranged floral basket can be used to adorn the top of the rain barrel.

  • Environmentally-friendly decorative rain barrel collects rain from your downspout to reduce your need for municipal or well water, helping you save money
  • Made from UV-stable, engineered resin for durability with the look of a grey whiskey barrel with black accent bands
  • Built-in large planter has weep holes to help prevent over watering and root rot
  • Kit includes our patented dual downspout diverter, a 36 in. connection hose, connection grommets, a barb plug, a 48 in. main outlet hose with on/off ball cock valve, 2 hose gaskets and an illustrated installation guide
  • Diverter system automatically redirects water down the downspout when the barrel is full
  • Easy-to-install downspout diverter kit fits 2 in. x 3 in. standard or 3 in. x 4 in. high capacity downspouts
  • Holds up to 50 Gal. of rainwater
  • Can be connected to a soaker hose for convenient automatic watering of nearby plants/gardens
  • Rainwater is ideal for watering plants and gardens, rainwater is at ambient temperatures which plant enjoy and it contains no chlorine or other chemicals
  • Back of rain barrel is flat to sit closely to side of house or building for a low profile and attractive appearance

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does this barrel have to hook up to the gutter or can it sit alone and just have rain fall into it?

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Newton, NH
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It's supposed to hook up to the gutter, however the planter area on top does have a very small hole that leaks into the barrel. You could enlarge this hole and it would collect more rain water (you'll need a screen if you keep soil/plants in the top as well.
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Must be hooked up to a gutter in order to work. No
Top entry for water since it's a planter.
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Can this be placed under the open end of a gutter?

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Or does it need to be attached to a downspout?
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No. There is no opening on the top of this barrel.
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Does this item have to be above ground level?

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Do I have to raise the barrel above ground or on ground.
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Since the water flow from the hose is gravity fed, the higher off the ground it is the better flow you'll get. Mine is on the ground, but I have the hose running downhill to the garden.
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To allow for a consistent flow when using the hose, I would recommend elevating the barrel 8 inches or more from ground level. I've done this and the water flows easily from the hose when required.
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Is there an overflow valve?

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The overflow is in the diverter. Once the barrel is full the water should divert back down the downspout
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No there is no overflow valve because the diverter will stop flowing water into the barrel once it is full. The water in the downspout will just continue down instead of flowing into the tube that goes to the barrel.
The top of the barrel does have a drain hole so that your plants do not drown.
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The planter doesn't have a overflow valve.
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50 Gal. Gray Flat Back Whiskey Rain Barrel with Integrated Planter and Diverter System with Black Accent Bands is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 126.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice barrel, home depot recommended base does not fit like the look of this rain barrel, but it does not fit on the base it is pictured with on the home depot page that says "frequently bought with".
Date published: 2016-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What I expected Received the product and it was as advertised (shocker I know). Like the look and like the planter box that makes up the top of the barrel for dual usage. Being in socal I am still waiting for the rain to see if it works as advertised. I haven't yet made it to the top of the house with a house to test it myself. So far so good though. Added the base for better water flow out of the barrel based on other reviews
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Average Not bad, but would have preferred a barrel that had all the holes drilled, and with a removable top.
Date published: 2016-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Add A Pro the water barrel was easy to install attractive and helpful during the drought.
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This unit is actually quite nice in appearance. It comes complete with everything you need for th... This unit is actually quite nice in appearance. It comes complete with everything you need for the installation and usage. Installation was quite simple and took about 30 minutes. Read the instructions carefully and you will have no problems. Unfortunately it has not rained a lot since it was installed so I cannot comment on the efficiency of the gathering/diverter that installs into a down-spout. However, I did test it with simply spraying the roof with a garden hose and yes indeed it worked. Overall we are very pleased and would highly recommend!!! PS: Please note in the picture that I added a 90 degree brass elbow to the water outlet so we could move the storage of the hose to the side of the unit.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liked first one so much I bought a second one. I got my first barrel and installed it in about 20 minutes. The bulk of the time was spent rounding up the tools! Really easy to install. I did see some complaints in other reviews about the back of the barrel bulging and the diverter not working correctly. I've experienced neither problem. I do think it's critical to ensure you follow the installation directions. It really needs to be on a flat, level stand or driveway etc. Also, the diverter needs to be installed at the correct height, to high or low and it won't work properly. I liked my first one so much I ordered a second one about a week later.
Date published: 2016-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-07-26
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