Model # 2244-1

Internet #203841983

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
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Product Overview

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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Customer Questions & Answers

Does it come with the divertor, or to you need to order this separately?

Asked by: Daisy
Comes with it!
Answered by: JanC
Date published: 2017-01-04

Can These Be Linked/Stacked on TOP of each other?

I was hoping to not use as much ground space & just have a taller setup, as I feel this would improve water pressure & still look nice. Is one barrel strong enough to support another (full) barrel directly on top?
Asked by: emb1225
Nope. The barrels are REALLY heavy when full, and would have problems. You need water to go in, and air to go out. linking them would be really tough if stacked. Plus a deathtrap if one fell on you.
Answered by: ewr2san
Date published: 2017-01-31

Can these barrels be 'linked' to other like barrels for increased capacity?

Asked by: Questioner
Yes, and it provides instructions in the install guide. However a better solution is to link them using PVC pipe and fittings. The install guide instructions link them for filling, not draining. So if you only follow their instructions you fill the barrels one at a time (first, then second, then third ...) and you need to drain them individually. By linking them at the base with either PVC, or hoses, you can drain them in parallel from a single connection.
Answered by: ewr2san
Date published: 2017-01-31

How do I get water out of it. It is over half full, level, and even with the hose off, it dribbles very slowly.

It acts like a vacuum has formed. Is there some vent near the top I can't find in the manual?
Asked by: Tom
Enlarge the hole in t6he rear if you have to.
Answered by: Ray
Date published: 2017-02-01
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Customer Reviews

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 133.
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 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 4 out of 5 by from Love the look of these, and they work well with 2 exceptions. 1. It's really nice that the divert... Love the look of these, and they work well with 2 exceptions. 1. It's really nice that the diverters are included, but it's tricky to get them to work well. It took a few tries to get them working well so that water went into the barrel. 2. The hose, diverter, and threads are all plastic. Brass fittings would have made this a 5 star item. I have 3 of these in service.. Two are over a year old, and just installed a third one. One tip I have is that you should really pay attention to how you mount these. The higher up the better. Gravity is a big help. I join mine together with PVC pipe rather than the included hose. I use a pump to send water uphill to an underground buried 50 gallon food grade barrel as a cistern to water plants.
Date published: 2017-01-31
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 4 out of 5 by from My mistake...should have read the details more closely. This barrel needs to be hooked up to a dr... My mistake...should have read the details more closely. This barrel needs to be hooked up to a drain sprout which I don't have. So I am not using that feature. I am using the barrel to catch roof runoff & its doing just fine Note to Fred..."When all else fails, read the directions"
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this was easy to set up and works as advertised. The hardest part was making a solid base out of ... this was easy to set up and works as advertised. The hardest part was making a solid base out of bricks. It's only been up for two days but the barrel is full already. This meets all my expectations so far.
Date published: 2016-12-04
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