Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 70
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Panagal409 Functional and Decorative As Well
It's been a week since we installed our water urn and we couldn't be happier. Installation was relatively easy. It looks great on my patio. My gardener liked it a lot but didn't realize it was a rain barrel until I told him. We used two rows of decorative wall blocks to raise the urn about 8” inches. I believe it improves the water pressure coming out of the bottom hose. I also fashioned a hose hook using a wire hanger. The reason I gave it 4 stars is because we had to apply additional silicone around the hose bib. We had the foresight of testing it to check for leaks before allowing the barrel to fill up completely. Now it's working just fine. Overall, it’s well made and the terra cotta color is very realistic as you can see in the picture. Highly recommended. Besides, I knew that if I needed to return it, I could take it back to the local store. Something to think about when ordering something this big!
June 1, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RobRob141 Great Rain Barrel System
I ordered two of the 85 gallon versions of this rain barrel. We installed them last week and I was impressed by its looks and durability. It's made of very thick pvc type plastic and was surprisingly light weight so it was easy to move around. Installation was easy. You have to cut some gutter down-spout out to make room for the rain diverter and you have to cut a one inch hole in the barrel for the in-flow line. I used a sawsall for the spout and a 1" hole saw. The barrel looks like a large clay vessel. We had our first rain in a while two days ago and I was shocked to find both barrels completely full after a moderate overnight rain. The gutter down-spout valve is a brilliant design with no moving parts. Just a "dam" that catches water and diverts it to the barrel. When full the water overflows the "dam" and goes down the down-spout. I'm not a "greenie" but I really like capturing the roof runoff to water our gardens. My local Home Depot didn't have these in stock so we ordered them online and got free shipping since the total was above $200. I highly recommend this line of rain barrels.
September 13, 2010
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TexannowColoradolady good for the money
The product arrived quickly, earlier than expected. The instructions included with the items are pretty bad. They list a few simple things that you will need for installation. BUT don't mention that you need an electric drill with a 1" drill bit sufficient to drill through the "stunning terra cotta hand cast pottery appearance". and that you also need a hacksaw to saw through your downspout to fit the "downspout diverter kit that fits any 2 in. X 3 in." But, after doing that, everything was pretty easy to install. The only complaint is that there is no porthole, or something to look to see how full the barrel is. The "built in weepholeS" in the planter is really just ONE "built in weephole" and it's small. I say it's good for the money because when you are shopping for a rain collection barrel, you are theoretically trying to be economically efficient in collecting rain for irrigation, but also somewhat of a conservationist and you want something attractive in your yard. So, it seems stupid to spend more money than you will ever save on water to buy a rain barrel over $200 or $250? Therefore, this rain barrel is a good, solid value for your dollar. Does what it's supposed to, attractive, good cost, and relatively easy to install...........if you have a drill, 1" drill bit, and a hacksaw
June 12, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AnnaB Nice product, but important installation details aren't shown
More information needs to be shown about this product, like how it attaches to the downspout, how the overflow works, and what tools you need (yes, you need several different sorts of tools) to attach the downspout.
I ended up not attaching it to a downspout, but cutting a big hole in the top and using a rain chain.
July 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by leslie the best rainbarrel that I have
I bought one of these about 3 months ago & I had to have another! I like this rain barrel, because there is one way in (thru the diverter gutter hose) and one way out (thru the exit spout) This has no other openings & therefore has great water pressure. It also has a planter on top with a weep hole, so plants will not rot if rain persists. This also comes with a GREAT diverter.
This one will replace the 'rock' that sprung a leak in the lower part (great) in one of the 'rock creases', only after about 13 months. This one is going to the curb.
The other that I have is a 60 gal. that has a nice shape, but the planter top (no weep hole, so plants will drown) comes off so you can clean the filter screen & all I see on the inside is green algae, which at times, clogs the exit spout and because the top is not sealed, the exit water pressure is not that good.
May 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Love it
At first I thought it looked a little too orange, but after I put it up and put he flowers in the top, it looks great. The overflow system works fine, only overflowed once when it got clogged, but put the tube coming out with the pointy part up to keep debris out. It stores a lot of water, but you have to have a watering can to water the plant on the top, the hose does not work that high up.
April 30, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pottednorthern Solid purchase
Had no troubles with assembly and it works great. Be advised the diverter requires a one ich piece of down spout to be cut out so you will need a hack saw
August 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GardenFriend Fantasic bargain and quallity
I was extremely pleased with my purchase of two rain barrel kits. The quality is more than I expected and the overall look is quite attractive. It is easy to put togehter (you will need tools) and collects water like a charm. I wish the planting area was deeper. It would also have been nice to have some type of water wicking system so the stored water would keep the plants above moist without me watering them. We will just adapt the planting area to include some type of wick to do the job. I highly recommend this product if you are going to be ecological by incorporating into other rain garden techniques.
May 1, 2011