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Model #PTH0935

55 Gal. Blue Plastic Drum DIY Rain Barrel Bundle with Diverter System

  • Easy to install and winterize
  • Diverter system reduces flooding when properly installed
  • Comes with spigot, drain and other parts
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Price:
$13200

Product Overview

We bundled our acclaimed DIY Rain Barrel Parts Kits with a factory off-color 55 Gal. food grade poly drum. The result is a state-of-the-art commercial grade rain barrel that is easy to install and winterize. Rain barrels are a convenient way to save water and money.
  • Includes a new industrial 55 Gal. drum
  • Diverter system reduces flooding when properly installed, easy to install and winterize, with minimal modification to your homes downspout
  • Spigot, drain and all parts included
  • Detailed assembly guide, assembly required
  • Barrel will have color inconsistencies such as stripes or specks
  • BPA free, drum grade HDPE resin
  • Tight-head “sealed” drum with 2 removable bungs - No removable lid

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Ratings
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Capacity (gallons)55455050
Product TypeBarrelBarrelBarrelBarrel
MaterialHDPE (High Density Polyethylene)HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)
Rain Barrel FeaturesGarden Hose Compatible,Overflow systemDecorative,Garden Hose Compatible,Overflow system,Removeable LidGarden Hose Compatible,Overflow system,Removeable LidGarden Hose Compatible,Overflow system,Removeable Lid
Diverter Kit IncludedYesYesYesYes
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
23.3
Product Height (in.)
34.8
Product Width (in.)
23.3

Details

Capacity (gallons)
55
Color/Finish
blue
Diverter Kit Included
Yes
Material
HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)
Product Type
Barrel
Rain Barrel Features
Garden Hose Compatible,Overflow system
Returnable
180-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Limited

Questions & Answers

54Questions30Answers

Does the top come off? Is there a removable lid?

Asked by Elfi May 31, 2015
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The top is not easily removable, but there are two standard 4' barrel-top screw-in plugs which can easily be removed and replaced.

Can multiple barrels be connected in series?

Asked by greengardener June 30, 2015
5
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Yes.

Is the barrel UV protected to prevent algae growth?

Asked by Buck August 12, 2016
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The natural HDPE has a translucent white finish that allows you to see the fluid level in the barrel but also lets light enter the barrel which can promote algae growth. Algae provides micro nutrients to plants so it can be a benefit for gardening. If the water is being used for other purposes, then an opaque color like blue is recommended. Regards the EarthMinded Team.

Can this barrel be hooked up to a water filtration tank with a hose attachment?

Asked by lynnie January 3, 2016
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If your filtration tank is on the same level as the rain barrel, then I do not think you can do it. Water has to flow from your filtration tank to the rain barrel. If only by gravity, then your filtration tank has to be higher than the rain barrel. Or you need a pump to get water from filtration tank to barrel. When connected to the rain gutter, it is always connected to a location higher or at least same level as the rain barrel, so water can flow to the rain barrel.

Could you attach a french drain to the holes on top and bury the drum to make a dry well / underg...

Asked by DC January 31, 2017
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Just guessing the bung hole is 2". I dont know how you would attach 4" drain pipe.

Food Grade Barrel

Asked by Flytrap June 22, 2015
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Sorry for the confusion. The description mentions being BPA free, drum grade HDPE resin for the blue and white barrels, and although the white and blue containers are made from food grade materials - we are unable to market it as food grade as we are not able to control it's environment.

What tool do you use to remove the white plastic screw in cap for the top bungs? they are in really tight

Asked by DC February 15, 2017
2
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Bung tool. I dont think HD sells them.

How does the spigot attach if you cannot reach inside to tighten the nut?

Asked by Scott January 12, 2016
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The system is supposed to work by drilling a hole, inserting a threaded plug and then install the spigot. Keep in mind that I said: "supposed to work". IT DOES NOT. It leaks constantly.

how long is the diverter hose, please and thank you

Asked by Deb October 15, 2015
2
Answers

Approx. 30" Another option is using 1" PVC pipe and fittings for a remote location.

Is there anything you need to do to prevent mosquitos from breeding in the barrel?

Asked by Melissa June 4, 2017
2
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Barrel is sealed, so no problems with mosquitoes.

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I purchased this kit to replace another an old rain barrel that cracked. With the exception of th...
I purchased this kit to replace another an old rain barrel that cracked. With the exception of the diverter and valve (my old one has a larger bore), I did use the rest of the hardware. I am a little skeptical of the rubber bushing that the valve and drain plug screws into, but after a month in service, no leaks. The fact that the kit included hole saw bits, made the assembly job easy. Performs as it should. I am pleased with my purchase and would purchase again.
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level barrel and install connector hose keeping it horizonal and you will enjoy this setup! VERY ...
level barrel and install connector hose keeping it horizonal and you will enjoy this setup! VERY EASY TO SETUP!
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Houston Texas
Handy rain barrel for our herb garden
Easy/quick to assemble, although when full it can weigh almost 400 lbs and raising it high enough to flow requires a sturdy support. We like rain water to water our herb garden which is in tubs at waist level for easy maintenance. I did alter the valve assembly slightly to suit my own installation and it was easy.
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Boca Raton, FLA
Rain Barrel
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I purchased this so I could water my lawn in between rains as I don't have a sprinkler system and city water gets expensive. Extremely easy to set up, and it fills up quickly. My only issue is the pressure of the water coming out. I have it set up on a 2 foot cinder block pedestal, but if I hook up a hose it just barely trickles out. I haven't tried a soaker hose yet, that might work, and of course it works just fine to fill a bucket or watering can, and to rinse my hands after yard work.
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Jackson, MS
DIY Rain barrel
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I just finished installing the diverter, spigot, and bottom drain. It was very easy. The included instructions (can also download from HD) are well written, very complete, and diagrams are easy to read/understand. I spray painted my barrel to match other colors I've used on my patio. The barrel and kit arrived in perfect condition. I'm super pleased with this system. My only complaint is that the spigot is plastic. I've seen the same diverter kit sold elsewhere with a stainless steel spigot.
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Great Rain Barrel
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This was relatively easy to set up, since it came with the kid. It was almost full after one day of rain. We want to get more and would definitely recommend it.
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Rain barrel bundle
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Installed this system last week, just in time for the rain couple of days ago. The installation was easy, the package includes all the necessary parts, except of course for the drill, screw driver. I like the clean looks, not having to cut out a section of the gutter, and the fact that the water will return back to the gutter when the barrel is full. The one surprise was that the barrel did not get filled up during the rainy day. I am not sure why. The barrel just filled about 1/5 of the way. My gutter is 2 " x 3". The only reason I can think of is somehow the rubber insert into the gutter is not seating properly inside the gutter, or is too large for this size gutter. Or perhaps this particular gutter is just not getting a lot of water collected. I also have another rain barrel but is the open type, and I have to cut off a section of the gutter to install. Between the two barrels, like the closed barrel more.
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Clarksburg, WV
Great Product!
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It was exactly what I wanted and had great instructions for installation. Very easy to follow and it came with everything you need to do the job.
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San Jose, California
Rain barrel project
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The barrel kit works well in the system that I have. I have two downspouts that I changed to 1 1/2 " PVC that fits into the two plugs in the top of the barrel. I water our potted plants and vegetable garden with the water. It collected over 10 gallons in a light rain last week.
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We bought two of them and they were easy to...
We bought two of them and they were easy to put together and install. I do live in the northwest so it was not long before we received some rain. I checked the next day out of curiosity and had already received enough water to open the spout. I'm very excited about this purchase and would highly recommend it for an easy DIY project.
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