Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 66
Rated 4 out of 5Â 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 8â 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, itâs 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 out of 5Â 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 out of 5Â 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 4 out of 5Â by Sammy Built well, but needed some adjustments to accommodate the water intake from the gutter. Now it works better!
I added another tube to the other side of the diverter to handle the water flow better. The tube that came with it was long enough to duplicate the existing grommet hole. Thus, I drilled another hole on the opposite side and fitted the other grommet into it. Then, drilled another intake hole in the urn to accommodate the tube from the diverter. Now the flow is quicker and backs up less. The only downside is the diverter gets clogged easy and the only way to clean it out is dismantle the diverter from the downspout and manually pull the debris out. They should develop an easy access cover plate with a gasket that seals it on the front of the upper diverter and have a couple of screws allowing you to open it then clear out debris without taking the thing apart every time. That would be a simple fix and improve the function. Otherwise, it holds a lot of water and does what I wanted it to do.
June 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Rideskake Great Buy
I bought one of these last year and adding another this year. Installation is simple and they look great. Everyone asks what it is and is very impressed once I show that it is a rain barrel. I raised mine up about 10 inches by building a base from a bunch of red clay bricks that were left on my property when I bought my house, then added inexpensive patio blocks on top. The ugly bricks is easily hidden with a few Hostas. Raising it off the ground at least 8 inches is the only way to get a gravity fed barrel to drain completely so plan on this prior to installing.
May 23, 2014