Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 136
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alborland Good barrel, bad in store/online
The barrel is great. Bought it as a gift. went to return in store for a different color and they could offer me zero help. Literally none. They said the store and the website operate independently. Buyer beware. Returns are a pain.
August 23, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by turbo NOT QUITE WHAT I WANTED
I LIKE THE BARREL AND IT SEEMS WELL MADE. HOWEVER, THE SCREEN OPENING IS TOO SMALL AND DID NOT LINE UP WITH THE RAIN SPOUT. I HAD TO CUT OFF MOST OF THE TOP TO FIX THE PROBLEM AND ALSO MAKE IT EASIER TO CLEAN. FROM THE PICTURE IT LOOKED LIKE YOU COULD TAKE OFF THE LID BUT IT WASN'T SO.
August 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jane expensive and defective
The spigots don't fit in the holes properly on either of the two barrels we bought. And since the problem was consistent on both barrels, it must be a design issue. Now we are stuck with two huge barrels and will have to fight public transportation to return them to home depot. We specifically bought the more expensive ones this time b/c my last home depot rain barrels (around $80 each) only lasted one season. Now reading other reviews with "easy" instructions to fix the problem involving belts, suspenders, plumbers tape, and silicone spray. Is this a joke? There are two pieces, this was not supposed to be a weekend project.
June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer very sharp looking barrel
This is a very sharp looking barrel. No you will not fool anyone into not thinking that it is plastic but it is very nice anyway. The one with the black ribs is worth the extra money. It seems very sturdy and built to last. It comes with a decent quality solid brass valve.
Even without considering that HD shipped it to me for free this is by far the best deal I could find online for a quality unit in this type of style.
I decided to buy a knife handle 1/4 turn valve to replace the one that came with it to improve water flow. The one that comes with it only has about a 1/4" I.D. at the narrowest part of the brass . The one I replaced it with has a much larger I.D. due to the difference in valve style. (ball vs globe) My only complaint is that I wish it came in a larger size but it doesn't so I will daisy chain two together for increased storage to prevent it from over flowing during unusually hard rain storms. With the barrel on cinder blocks topped with patio pavers it is about 18" off the ground and flows water much faster than I was expecting considering that there is no pressure behind it.
This is the one you are looking for if you want a really nice looking as well as well made unit in this style.
July 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Hec69 Look ok but
I received my with bad threads seems like a previous owners crossthreads the plastic iI have to oversized.
July 12, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by 63ma leaks!
yes i like the look of the product but it does leak! as some other people had said who bought it. did not know it leaked till we had our first big rain . needed another one we so went ahead and ordered the second one before we knew the first one leaked. for our purpose the first one will not matter if it weeps slowly in our garden ,but the second purchase can not leak! being on the patio. it to o big to return the item and i think they know that.
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Will Conserving H2O
My wife is into reusing water (saving any water used inside the house) for her outdoor plants. She would also use garbage cans to collect the water. I decided to get the four barrels and she felt it was a waste of time and money. Once they were in place, she stated that they looked pretty good, giving me her stamp of approval. We live in Southern California and are in our 7th year of drought. We just had some rain come our way and now we have 300 gallons of H2O for her plants and fruit trees. The $75 rebate per barrel for up to four barrels per residence is great too.
October 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tiny like the look of a barrel
The rain barrel was much needed. works great and looks good! I did have to go back and order the stand. but it was painless to find and order. works good
June 24, 2016