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RTS Home Accents

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50 Gal. Rain Barrel with Oak Brass Spigot

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Color/Finish: Oak
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  • 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
  • Flat Back Rain Barrel

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DOES THE BARRELL COME WITH AN OVERFLOW PREVENTER?

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August 28, 2016
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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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Chaska, MN
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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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I have four and no problems after one year. Bring back to Home Depot for credit.
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Can a downspout from the roof be fitted onto the barrel?

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May 2, 2016
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No, the downspout cannot be fitted on the barrel.
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not a direct fit no.......but i have a downspout resting over the filter area and it works fine.......this is on my greenhouse not my residence.
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May 2, 2016
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You cut your downspout just above the screen on the top of the barrel. Water will flow out of the downspout, through the screen and into the barrel.
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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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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 450 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 50 gal rain barrel Fair and will work. Not the best. If need to upgrade will do later. June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rain barrel easy install....just screw in the tap and it was ready to use.......looks great too April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very good investment The rain barrels are a good investment and work very well, I recommend purchasing this product and you can also get a rebate from your City for having these rain barrels. March 15, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Not what I was hoping for Barrel was a strong plastic with nice spigot (that you have to attach yourself in the pre drilled hole). But I returned it for a few other reasons. First, the barrel LOOKED like plastic, even from across the yard. Second, The barrel has a fixed top, no way to dip a bucket into the top to scoop water. And The inside of the barrel was covered in little plastic curls/bits that were waste from the holes they pre drilled. Which was only a problem because of the fixed top. There isn't any way to get them out. Can't pour, due to orientation of edges. Can't reach in to grab them, due to size of hole in top (even with a small arm). So back they went to the store. Reordered different rain barrels. June 9, 2015
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 1.0 out of 5.0 by The barrel is leaking and flooding the area I was trying to protect. I will be returning it once it is empty Again. the barrel is leaking and flooding the area I was trying to protect. I will be returning it once it is empty. The back side is bulging out. Not a comforting sign either. July 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 50 gallon rain barrels. We purchased 6 of these 50 gallon rain barrels on line from Home Depot. After I installed them we had a small rain storm and all 6 barrels were filled to over flowing. We liked these rain barrels so much that we bought 3 more. In California we need to rethink everything we are doing with water. the only small down side I found is the brass faucet that is provided with each rain barrel is to be screwed into a plastic threaded hole near the base of the barrel, so I used clear outdoor silicon to help seal the faucet when installed. You must be very careful to screw the brass faucet in straight, when the brass threads on the faucet meet the plastic threads of the rain barrel it is hard make it go in straight. Other then that we are very happy with these rain barrels. Jerry and Judy W., Moreno Valley, Ca. May 15, 2015
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