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RTS Home Accents

Model 55100009005681

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50 Gal. Rain Barrel with Brass Spigot

$84.88 /box
  • 50 USG Flat Back Rain Barrel
  • Whiskey Barrel Style
  • Highest Quality Brass Spigot / Aluminum Screen
Color/Finish: Brown
  • Brown
  • Oak
  • Woodgrain

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Explore all the opportunities that fresh, soft, and free rainwater have to offer with the RTS Home Accents 50 gal. rain barrel. Our authentic oak barrel texture is molded into each barrel and will not fade, rot or risk insect infestation. The unique flat back design allows the barrel to sit flush against any wall and is equipped with a durable brass spigot with hose hook-up, dual overflow, and a screen to keep out debris and insects.

  • 50 gal. capacity, dual overflow
  • UV protection from sunlight
  • Flat side to sit flush against a wall
  • Brass spigot with hose hook-up
  • Screen to keep out debris and insects
  • Linkable to other barrels for increased capacity
  • Heavy duty rotational molded construction - long lifespan
  • Authentic oak barrel appearance
  • Able to withstand extreme weather conditions, will not crack, chip or fade
  • Help reduce the strain on water consumption while providing your plants with pure natural rain water
  • Flat Back Rain Barrel

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had anyone had issues with the barrel springing leaks?

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July 24, 2016
I have three other rain barrels that I bought and all three have sprung leaks so there is water pouring out the leaks.
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July 26, 2016
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Are you seeing leaks from the spigot or from a hole in the actual plastic? If it is the spigot, try either taking it out and putting it back in tighter or putting a sealant around the area you are seeing a leak. If it is the plastic "barrel" and it is all of them, you likely received a bad lot (especially if you ordered them around the same time.) If that is the case, I would contact the manufacturer and Read More
Are you seeing leaks from the spigot or from a hole in the actual plastic? If it is the spigot, try either taking it out and putting it back in tighter or putting a sealant around the area you are seeing a leak. If it is the plastic "barrel" and it is all of them, you likely received a bad lot (especially if you ordered them around the same time.) If that is the case, I would contact the manufacturer and request a replacement/refund. Did this happen right away or did it happen over time?
I just ordered a second one of these, so I have not set it up yet. I have been pretty rough on the bottom of the older one, and it still is holding strong.
I only ever see it come out the overflow at the top which does happen often, it is only 50 gallons. Read Less
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Orlando, FL
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July 26, 2016
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I've had mine in service for 10 months. No leaks. I've collected so much rain I've started draining the contents at least once a week. If your "leak" is coming from the screen vents overflow, then that's normal.
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July 25, 2016
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I have four and no problems after one year. Bring back to Home Depot for credit.
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Where are your 50 gallon rain barrels made?

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June 12, 2016
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san diego, ca
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June 13, 2016
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RTS Plastics is the name of the company who make the barrels. They make many items such as large plastic fuel tanks etc. They have companies thoughout the US.
The barrels are made in Austinburg, Ohio. I have actually called them as I had a issue with leakage at the spiget. I corrected the problem with sealer around the spiget. They did say I could return the other which I did not do.
I installed 4
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RTS Plastics is the name of the company who make the barrels. They make many items such as large plastic fuel tanks etc. They have companies thoughout the US.
The barrels are made in Austinburg, Ohio. I have actually called them as I had a issue with leakage at the spiget. I corrected the problem with sealer around the spiget. They did say I could return the other which I did not do.
I installed 4 barrels and I have used more then 1,000 gallons of rain water.
Leaving in San Diego which imports 90 % of our water with a by-monthly water bill of over $400. I saved some money.
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If I have products not stocked by local store delivered to the store instead of my house, can I inspect and accept or reject at the store?

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June 1, 2016
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Longmont, CO
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June 2, 2016
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Well, this isn't really a rain barrel question, but based on my own experience I assume if you had the barrel shipped to the store and didn't like it you wouldn't have to take it. I ordered a bath cabinet once and had it shipped to the store for the same reason. When it arrived the color did not in any way resemble the color on the web page (which other reviews had warned me about) so I simply told them Read More
Well, this isn't really a rain barrel question, but based on my own experience I assume if you had the barrel shipped to the store and didn't like it you wouldn't have to take it. I ordered a bath cabinet once and had it shipped to the store for the same reason. When it arrived the color did not in any way resemble the color on the web page (which other reviews had warned me about) so I simply told them I didn't want it. No problem. Read Less
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You can reject item if you are not pleased while inspecting if the item has a problem.
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Will the filter screen keep mosquitos out?

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And is it easy to clean or replace if it is broken?
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I believe it will keep the mosquitoes out. It's just an aluminum frame with plastic screening material attached. Just to be sure I have taken an extra piece of plastic screening and laid that down as a first layer beneath the screen that was supplied. Then I put a brick or some other heavy object on top so it doesn't blow away. Having the extra layer of screen also helps to capture other debris from Read More
I believe it will keep the mosquitoes out. It's just an aluminum frame with plastic screening material attached. Just to be sure I have taken an extra piece of plastic screening and laid that down as a first layer beneath the screen that was supplied. Then I put a brick or some other heavy object on top so it doesn't blow away. Having the extra layer of screen also helps to capture other debris from leaves, asphalt from the shingles, etc. Just lift it off to clean it. If the screen develops a hole it can be replaced easily as it is held in with a piece of spline like any other screen. Read Less
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Pretty much. I haven't had any real problem with them & this rain barrel. You can always add a few drops of vegetable oil to your rain barrels to keep mosquitoes from laying eggs in it. Or buy the mosquito cakes. The screen is pretty durable. I've had this rain barrel for several years now & the screen is still fine. If it wears out then I'll figure out how to re-screen it, one way or another. It's very Read More
Pretty much. I haven't had any real problem with them & this rain barrel. You can always add a few drops of vegetable oil to your rain barrels to keep mosquitoes from laying eggs in it. Or buy the mosquito cakes. The screen is pretty durable. I've had this rain barrel for several years now & the screen is still fine. If it wears out then I'll figure out how to re-screen it, one way or another. It's very easy to clean. I love this rain barrel not only for how it looks but also because the spigot is brass & doesn't leak, like so many other rain barrels. It's to catch roof runoff, though, not for a downspout. Read Less
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yes; and yes, it keeps mosquitoes out and is easy to clean or replace. I'm about to pull mine open after one year and clean the inside of the barrel. (A small amount of algae build up from the rain water)The screen uses 6 screws which you "carefully re-tighten" so as to not strip the threads in the plastic. Also, when originally installing, use a razor blade or exacto knife to assure the barrel screw Read More
yes; and yes, it keeps mosquitoes out and is easy to clean or replace. I'm about to pull mine open after one year and clean the inside of the barrel. (A small amount of algae build up from the rain water)The screen uses 6 screws which you "carefully re-tighten" so as to not strip the threads in the plastic. Also, when originally installing, use a razor blade or exacto knife to assure the barrel screw holes are free of plastic knurl (scrap-plastic left over from the manufacturing process); this keeps the screen flat and in contact with the barrel on the surface so mosquitoes can't wiggle underneath around the edges of the screen and into the water inside. Also, when first inspecting the barrel, assure you have removed all scrap plastic from all inside edges and the accumulation at the bottom of the barrel. The cutting process of manufacturing on various places accumulates about 1-2 cups of plastic scrap and it is left inside the barrel. I vacuumed it and then washed it out with a hose before putting the barrel in service. . Read Less
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The filter screen works great. It fits very snug so mosquitos can't get in. Yet they are very easy to lift off using a screw driver if they sticking. Just hose it off if it collects any kind of debris.The screens will last a long time since they are not being disturbed
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The screen will keep mosquitos out along with any other insect.
The screen is easy to remove, just lift it and wash it with water.
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Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 445 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by almost a great product Good design, but i purchased a 3/4" 14npt pipe tap to retap one barrel for tje spigot. I also used the same tap for the overflow where i screwed in a close nipple on which i attached a 1" ID hose to lead the overflow away from the barrel location. As you can see i also added a ball valve to the hose leading to the barrel where i just allow the flow to spill through the barrel screen. After the rain has stopped and the barrels are full, i turn the ball valve to the off position so all the next rain runs down the original down spout. I noticed that the diverter spilled alot of water during heavy rains which to me meant that the internal opening to divert the water down the spout was to small so it just spilled out of the space where the two halves met. I fixed this by adding 1" tape around the top of the bottom half of the diverter thus raising the height of the internal wall which in essence added another inch in height of opening to the internal opening for water to run down the spout. This fixed the water leaking problem. So with these modifications the two barrels work perfectly. See attached photo. July 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works as Expected With *Minor* Inconvenience As others have said before, it is difficult to thread the spigot into the drilled and tapped hole. I've attached a close-up shot of the hole as received. It looks like their drilling is probably done too fast and created a lot of chatter and poor threads. This made it really difficult to get the spigot to go in straight and even then it leaked. Time and patience worked to get it straight, and a little Teflon tape patched the leak right up. It's sitting in my backyard right now with a full tank of water and not a drop is dripping. The back does bulge out a couple inches, but this really doesn't seem like that big of a deal. I used an Oatey rain diverter from Home Depot for $20 and after one moderate rainfall the barrel was full. The open top makes it easy to inspect and clean as well as modify. I drilled two additional ports in the side, one at the bottom and one at the top, and connected with clear tube. Sealed up with waterproof sealant. Makes for a nice fluid level gauge so I don't have to climb up and look in the top all the time. I mounted my barrel on a 2' tall stand I built out of 2x4s and it has plenty of flow to hit my flower beds. Very satisfied so far and will likely purchase another next year. More attention needs paid to the small details, but I have no doubt this thing will earn its keep in water savings. August 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent product! Very rugged and works well. Designed for roofs with gutters, which our house does not have. However, I purchased the plastic gutter material from Home Depot and installed them with all the fittings from Home Depot. April 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Seems Fine Good design. The flat back made it easy to fit in. Seems to have strong enough walls. The quality of the product was average. The two halves did not fit well on one of the three barrels I bought. Means that it is harder to fit the (optional) connecting pipe across barrels. It is not easy to get the brass spigot threaded straight, even when following the recommendation of placing the barrel flat on the ground. I had to use a 3/4" tap to improve the cut of the threads. I am happy with the final installation. Looks good. April 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BAD RAIN BARREL THIS BARREL WAS POORLY DESIGNED. THE MOUTH FOR COLLECTING THE RAIN WATER IS FLAT AND NARROW. THIS CREATE SLOW AND MINIMUM WATER COLLECTION. ALSO THE SPOUT IS LOCATED IN A BAD SPOT. ITS TO LOW TO THE GROUND AND IT MAKES IT HARD TO EXTRACT THE WATER. THE CITY OF CHICAGO WILL PROVIDE FREE OF CHARGE UP TO 4-50 GALLON BARRELS TO RESIDENTS. THE BARRELS ARE WELL DESIGNED FOR WATER COLLECTION. THE MOUTH IS SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN THE SURFACE OF THE TOP ALLOWING RAPID WATER COLLECTION & THE MOUTH IS WIDE ALLOWING GOOD COLLECTION OF RAIN WATER. I HAVE HAD THIS PRODUCT FOR 2 YEARS AND I HAVE COLLECTED LESS THAN 2 GALLONS OF WATER. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE 4 FROM THE CITY RECEIVED IN OCTOBER OF LAST YEAR I COLLECTED ALMOST A HALF OF A BARREL OF RAIN WATER IN EACH. July 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best ourchase ever Because the rain barrels have the sides shaped to fit the sides the house wall, they are less intrusive With my (4) 55 gallon rain barrels, which I connected in sequence I am now able to capture 220 gallons of water at a time. I also elevated them 3 cinder blocks high so that I am also able to direct the water into the pool by leaving a garden hose connected to the 4th barrel so as not to lose any water once the 4 barrels are filled to capacity. March 15, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good product needs improvement on the threading for the spigot. The barrell is great and does a good job of standing up to the Texas heat. THe only issue I have encountered is the thread for the spigot is not done well. I've had to return the product and buy a new one because the plastic threading at the bottom of the barrel was off so water leaked out . August 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 50 Gal rain barrel... Barrel arrived in good shape and doesn't leak. Faucet went on OK also with no leaking, but use plumber's tape for a good seal. Quality of product is average, I guess. August 2, 2016
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