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RESCUE 50 Gal. Solid Brown Flat Back Whiskey Rain Barrel with Integrated Planter and Diverter System
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RESCUE

50 Gal. Solid Brown Flat Back Whiskey Rain Barrel with Integrated Planter and Diverter System

  • Downspout diverter prevents under or over filling rain barrel
  • Process allows plants to thrive with pure, soft rainwater
  • Saves you money by reducing need for municipal well water
$105.00 /each
Color/Finish: Brown
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The RESCUE 50 Gal. Solid Brown Flat Back Whiskey Rain Barrel features an integrated planter and an easy-to-install, patented downspout diverter kit which fits 2 in. x 3 in. standard or 3 in. x 4 in. high capacity downspouts. The downspout diverter will automatically keep your rain barrel full when rain has fallen and bypasses the rain barrel when full, preventing overfilling and overflowing which can cause flooding. Both environmentally-friendly and budget-conscious, this rain barrel kit collects rainwater to help reduce your dependence on municipal or well water. In addition, your plants will thrive using pure, soft rain water instead of the processed water from your tap, which can contain harmful elements. As an added bonus, the diverter system does not have to be removed during the winter season. The diverter and rain barrel can be bypassed 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 directly into or a pre-arranged floral basket can be used to adorn the top of the barrel. The planter area includes a weep hole, allowing excess water to drain out and preventing plant stress or death due to over-watering and root rot.

  • Environmentally-friendly decorative rain barrel
  • Collects rain from your downspout to reduce your need for municipal or well water
  • Made from UV-stable, engineered resin for durability
  • Built-in large planter has weep holes to help prevent plant roots from rotting
  • Kit includes a dual diverter, a 36 in. connection hose, connection grommets, a barb plug, a 48 in. main hose, a ball cock, two hose gaskets and an installation guide
  • Automatic diverter system redirects water down the downspout when the rain barrel is full
  • Easy-to-install downspout converter kit fits most 2 in. x 3 in. or 3 in. x 4 in. downspouts
  • Can be connected to a soaker hose for convenient, automatic watering of nearby plants
  • 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 gardens as it contains no chlorine or other chemicals; plants thrive on water at ambient temperatures
  • 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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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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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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Hose Install in Back?

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Can the hole for the connecting tube be made in the rear? I want to install this perpendicular to a downspout and am wondering if that is possible. This would also mask the tube and allow the barrel to disguise its flat back better based on the placement of my downspout.
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You can put the hole anywhere you want on the barrel but keep in mind that the diverter can only be installed onto your downspout one way, which puts the tube to the right or left of the downspout. See pic. This means you'll have to snake the tube around to the front of the down spout
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The drainage hole in the planter plugs up. Any suggestions welcome.

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Drill a bigger hole or put a small piece of screen in front of it.
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You're probably getting settlement from your gutters. I'd recommend that you put some type of screen on the gutter hole feeding the downspout that the barrel is attached to. I believe That Home Depot sells a ball type screen that can fit in the gutter hole.
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50 Gal. Solid Brown Flat Back Whiskey Rain Barrel with Integrated Planter and Diverter System 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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