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RTS Home Accents 50 Gal. Rain Barrel with Brass Spigot
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RTS Home Accents

50 Gal. Rain Barrel with Brass Spigot

  • 50 USG Flat Back Rain Barrel
  • Whiskey Barrel Style
  • Highest Quality Brass Spigot / Aluminum Screen
$95.57 /box
Color/Finish: Brown
  • Brown
  • Green
  • 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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How much does it weigh empty?

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At delivery, how heavy is it to put in place?
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San Diego
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October 17, 2016
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Very lite.... maybe 10 lbs
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October 14, 2016
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The weight of this product is 23 pounds.
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October 14, 2016
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It's not heavy at all when it's empty. I would guess under 10 lbs. Still, it's somewhat awkward to carry just because of its size. Anybody could lift it into place. It goes best against a flat wall because of the one flat side. I installed two and put them both on top of big piles of side by side cinderblocks to give extra height and therefore extra water pressure. Then I linked them together.
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It weighs less then 15 lbs empty. You can move it around easy.
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DOES THE BARRELL COME WITH AN OVERFLOW PREVENTER?

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August 29, 2016
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There is a overflow drain located on the front, top nubbin you see in the picture. You can attach a hose to it if you like (or come up with some other solution obviously). I just put a splash base underneath the spigot and that catches what flows out. Cheap $5 fix for my setup.
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Not sure what you mean by "preventer." In the front of the barrel near the top of the barrel (in line with the spigot) is the overflow hole so if the barrel gets full to the top water will come out of this hole. However, there are also two little round projections on each side of the barrel (below the level of the overflow hole). The holes have not been drilled in them yet. So, if you want to link your Read More
Not sure what you mean by "preventer." In the front of the barrel near the top of the barrel (in line with the spigot) is the overflow hole so if the barrel gets full to the top water will come out of this hole. However, there are also two little round projections on each side of the barrel (below the level of the overflow hole). The holes have not been drilled in them yet. So, if you want to link your first barrel to a second barrel (which I have done) then you can drill the holes and run a hose between them. I think it's 3/4" but can't remember. Then if you don't want excess water from barrel #2 to run all over the place or near your foundation you can drill out the opposite hole on barrel #2, insert a longer hose, and run it to a safe drain site. In my case I ran the hose back into the gutter downspout drain. See the photo. Read Less
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August 28, 2016
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No overflow preventer. The water would over flow throw the filter screen on top. Or, if you want to connect two, you can cut one of the plugs on the side and put a piece of tubing between the two barrels as I did.
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had anyone had issues with the barrel springing leaks?

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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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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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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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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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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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Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 461 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wow! Fast Delivery, just what I needed this drought year in NH! I ordered this on 9/27/16, expected delivery date of 10/4/2016. I arrived to NH from OH 9/30/16 just in time for the first good rainfall we have had since May. I filled up 50% of the barrel. We have had both dug & drilled wells going dry here, I have been conserving about a 2' depth, this was welcome. I mounted it on cement blocks for drainage, didn't get the base. Did you flag people who need these? :) UPS delivered it. My 4 stars was due to the barrel, which the opening is only about 3" x 12". I am thinking of using my Dremel tool to make it bigger & make by own screen. It's below where the gutter just pours down, no down spout & a lot of the water splattered on the basement wall. So, it's actually 4.5 stars! October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Filled up after the first rain. Looks great in my backyard. High quality brass spigot. October 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by I can't give it 5 stars just yet, haven't had any rain. Seems to be a good product and well made and the brass spigot is a plus October 25, 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent purchase Purchased two barrels, placed one on North side of house and one on South side on three cement blocks each on a Friday and got 2-1/2" of rain on Saturday and Sunday. The barrels did their job great. Because of the amount of rain and the quickness of the fill and run off, I have attached a soaker hose and will turn on spiget to keep the overflow from making a trench under the overflow area. September 28, 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
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