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RTS Home Accents

Model 55100009005681

Internet #202403933

50 Gal. Rain Barrel with Brass Spigot

$87.43 /box
  • 50 USG Flat Back Rain Barrel
  • Whiskey Barrel Style
  • Highest Quality Brass Spigot / Aluminum Screen
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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is a pump needed for the hose? how good is the water pressure when using the hose?

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If the flow is not enough for your needs, Home Depot has a great "solar" powered pump. No electric needed.
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Harbor Freight sells a Marine Water Pump, 12 Volts at 4 amps operation so it works off a car or Marine battery. It provides 50 PSI of head pressure, 200 Gallons per hour, enough to drive a sprinkler, or to attach a hose and move the rain water wherever you want. Since a 50 gallon rain barrel empties in less than 15 minutes, I purchased 3 barrels, linked them together, and collect up to 150 gallons at Read More
Harbor Freight sells a Marine Water Pump, 12 Volts at 4 amps operation so it works off a car or Marine battery. It provides 50 PSI of head pressure, 200 Gallons per hour, enough to drive a sprinkler, or to attach a hose and move the rain water wherever you want. Since a 50 gallon rain barrel empties in less than 15 minutes, I purchased 3 barrels, linked them together, and collect up to 150 gallons at full level and get 45 minutes of sprinkler service. The item number is 09576; Sells for $38.99 but I found mine on sale for $35 plus I used a 20% off coupon so I only paid $28. Extra Note: The intake on the pump is "male" so you need to fabricate a piece of hose with two "female" hose fittings in order to marry up the Marine Pump to the rain barrel's "male" faucet. Such a hose costs about $2 for 2 feet, plus $1.39 for each female fitting at the ends. Home Depot or other hardware stores sell hose pieces, usually "clear plastic," plus the female fittings. A fun little project for anyone. Read Less
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It depends on were the barrel is and were you want the water.
If the barrel is on a stand and you are watering down hill it may be ok.
It will not come out like if the hose was hooked to the house spigot.
Because of were my barrels are and the garden I need to water, about 130 feet apart, I do use a pump.
House spigot is over 300 feet away and still has weak psi.
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It certainly won't drive a sprinkler and the higher you raise it, the better the pressure. Replacing the spigot with a straight-thru 1/4 turn design will help it to flow better also. So yes, you might need a pump if you are looking for more pressure.
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I elevated mine on 4 cinder blocks, 2 on bottom and 2 on top. The flow is great, just depends on how much water is in the barrel. The more water, the better the flow.
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a garden hose sized hole is slow to fill....I would work from a new 2 inch hole adding new work pvc pipe with 90 degree elbow..caulk....pvc glue......cheapest way to fasten pvc pipe drill hole inside pvc pipe...drill hole into pvc pipe outside the wall of barrel.. caulk as neded. soo to say ..create a vise
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August 19, 2014
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YOU HAVE NO PRESSURE,IF YOU INSTAL IT HIGH ENOUGH THE WATER WILL RUN OUT OF A REGULAR HOSE,MAKE SURE YOU FILL UP THE HOSE SO IT STARTS RUNNING.IF YOU LIKE PRESSURE THAN YOU BETTER INSTAL A PUMP
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there is not much water pressure-we use a seepage hose and let it trickle out in the garden. I suppose you could get a pump.
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Water pressure depends on the height of the barrel, but generally you're only going to get less than 10 psi.
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July 30, 2014
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I let the water free-flow through a hose to nearby flower beds. There is very little pressure when using the hose since it has only gravity flow from the weight of the water in the barrel. The only way to get substantial pressure would be to use a pump, but I would question the economics of purchasing a pump for 50 gallons of water at a time.
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does this barrel come with an overflow outlet or must you make one at the knobs on the side?

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There is an overflow port at the front center of the barrel. It is about an inch above the two ports on the side. Any water overflowing will drain down the front of the barrel unless a true diverter is used on the downspout.
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Yes it does have an overflow outlet, it is on the front and above the knobs on the sides.
The knobs on the sides are for joining 2 barrels together so the 2nd barrel will be filled from the first.
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Virginia beach, Virginia 23453
August 19, 2014
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Front Top is the overflow.
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It comes with overflow
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August 15, 2014
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The overflow is in front, at the top. The sides are decorative.
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there is an overflow at the top front of the barrel.
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It comes with an overflow outlet, which is the knob on the front top of the barrel (the hole is already there).
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The overflow outlet is on the front of the barrel at the top.
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yes it does but not sufficient enough to drop it into a lower barrel...doing your own pvc plumbing drop or diverting the water flow from the roof into another barrel ..I would suggest
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DO ANY OF THE RAIN BARRELS CONNECT DIRECTLY TO A DOWNSPOUT?

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I placed mine under the down spout so it feeds into the barrels
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No you simply cut your existing downspout to the proper length and put on a couple of 90 degree fittings that will give it an "S" shape or use a piece of flex downspout. It will stub out a few inches above the supplied insect screen. This insures no debris gets in the barrel.
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I had the downspout installed right above my barrel screen
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no, but you can install one directly into it , the opening is large enough. I would not recommend as it will dlete the top filter that comes with it and dirt will be in your rain barrel unless you cover it up yourself.
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No-we cut the downspout to right above the barrel and then added a plastic piece that is flexible to flow in to the barrel.
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Buy a diverter kit.
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I think there are some downspout connections available. I just stopped the downspout directly above the screen that keeps insects and trash out of the barrel--works fine.
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yes.....this one doesn't......mine fill up without the cost of a downspout catcher
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no these don't..... I catch water from the roof line.......no problem getting a full load.....there is a mesh screen provided....to keep the bugs out....add Clorox once every month to keep mosquitoes out......my purpose of rain barrels..is.. to fill the pool..and drink after cooking 15 minutes at 165 degree farenheit.....hope that helps
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Roof debris run-off

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We put a new roof on our house and we are still getting the fine little pebble like debris running off the roof shingles when it rains. Is the screen on this unit fine enough to filter this stuff out?
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The screen is about the same mesh as you would expect on a screen door. I doubt it would catch the debris from your shingles. However, there likely won't be enough falling into the barrel to plug the spigot so there's no concern there. If you're in a winter-prone area, you'll need to drain and flip the barrel to winterize, so the debris could easily be cleaned out annually at that time.
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A clogged screen would make the unit inefficient or useless. It looks to me like it won't be difficult to tip the barrels over and flush it out at the end of the season right out of the top. So I run my downspout directly into a two of my barrels about an inch deep and pack around tit with a three-inch thick open foam, for the third I am using a diverter valve setup with just the supplied screen on top Read More
A clogged screen would make the unit inefficient or useless. It looks to me like it won't be difficult to tip the barrels over and flush it out at the end of the season right out of the top. So I run my downspout directly into a two of my barrels about an inch deep and pack around tit with a three-inch thick open foam, for the third I am using a diverter valve setup with just the supplied screen on top of the barrel. The foam keeps insects out and allows additional overflow without dislodging from back-pressure (plus I add two tablespoons of bleach to full barrels). Note that the spigot is cut a couple inches or more from the bottom so no risk of sediment reaching that high to cause any problems. Read Less
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My roof is 10 years old and still the gutters get that same debris. I pressure-washed the gutter to remove most of the debris before installing the barrels (I use 3 barrels linked together for 150 gallons). I also use a green "scrubby-type" pad to capture roofing debris before it hits the screen on top of the barrels. My green 'scrubby-type" pads are larger than the screen and merely sit over the top of Read More
My roof is 10 years old and still the gutters get that same debris. I pressure-washed the gutter to remove most of the debris before installing the barrels (I use 3 barrels linked together for 150 gallons). I also use a green "scrubby-type" pad to capture roofing debris before it hits the screen on top of the barrels. My green 'scrubby-type" pads are larger than the screen and merely sit over the top of the screen. Occasionally I see they have moved a little and I re-position them in place. I could put a brick on the edge of the pad to help keep it exactly in place. But the little bits which might get inside the barrel merely accumulate in the bottom inch or two of the barrel and every couple of years you can open the barrel and clean it out by hand if you wish. Read Less
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Oddly enough, mine does seem to! I've had it for years and only actually dumped it out this year. There was almost nothing in the bottom. I was amazed! If you are concerned in regard to the new roof, maybe put some screening over the top of the rain barrel for a couple of months?
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yes, and easy to remove.
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I cut the exsisting roof drain and used a flex tube bought at Home Deport to divert the water into the barrel.
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We used 2 barrels on a new shed and get the same thing and so far it has filtered it out.
Then again if any go thru we are only using the water for garden watering so if any did get thru I don't see it as a big deal.
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The screen is the same screen you have on a screen door. Note sure if this is fine enough to get these out. However, if they do go into the barrel - they will fall the bottom, below the spigot and not go into your water beds when feeding your plants.
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Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 288 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 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 Not a 50 gal. True It is not true there is a 50 gallons, look like but is not true September 6, 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 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 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Solid Barrel We're pleased with the barrel. It's well constructed and meets our expectations. Installing the spigot was a little tricky -- the threads are only molded plastic, so use care - and definitely lay the barrel flat as directed. August 23, 2016
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