Rated 4.3 out of 5Â by 43
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Director This rain barrel looks as authentic as you could get.
I would recommend the 40-gallon rain barrel. I look at other reviews for the 80-gallon which I really wanted. If this one works well, I will get another 40 and connect them. The hose should be a dark color, not white.The 40-gallon looks as good as you would ever to expect.
May 28, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Dora After putting in all the work to install it, had to return it because the outlet leaked.
Very good looking rain barrel. I was very dissapointed and frustrated when after following the instructions, I built a level platform lined with pavers to support the weight. Once I had it all set up (which involved moving plants and bushes to accomodate the rain barrel) I proceeded to fill it with the hose to test it (as recommended) to my dismay, it leaked from the outlet where the hose is attached. The leak came from around the black ring. Thinking it was merely loose, I tried to thighten it, but the whole thing just spun around. If this happens when it is brand new, it obviously is not made to last!
April 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by RAINBARRELSNMORE When adding the RainReserve Diverter to this product, this is an EXCELLENT product.
This product as well as the WaterUrns come with a simple diverter system which builds up with leaves and debris inside of it. The downspout must be taken apart several times a year to clean it out. I cut the hole larger to fit the RainReserve Diverter to it and it becomes a simple NO MAINTENANCE rain barrel, decorative and beautiful. I am also able to disconnect it in the winter time, empty the water out and leave it outside all winter without it cracking. These rocks and urns are the ONLY items I have found that are a CLOSED system, meaning NO overflow, NO mosquitos, NO danger to small animals or children. I have attached a video of what happens when you purchase an "OPEN" system.
May 11, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Johns Great design, poor accessories
We had limited space and also did not want to see big round barrels in our yard. These are great visually and blend in the with the landscape. The negatives which we found out about a few by reading past reviews:1) access point on top of rock is pre-drilled, and of course, was not on the side we needed to go to from gutter downspout in both our locations. 2)Plastic pieces were poor and we replaced with Fiskar's diverter along with a copper faucet with an on/off that you can access saved water from. 3)Everything needs to be silicone sealed or you will just lose the valuable water you are trying to save.
April 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by 123beach wouldn't recommend
The tube that comes with the product kinks. Unless there is something to disguise the attachment to the downspout it is not nice to look at as the plastic attachment is white so doesn't blend with surroundings well. The assembling really isn't easy either. I would go with a rain barrel that the downspout just feeds into.
September 6, 2011