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50 Gal. Brown Flat Back Whiskey Rain Barrel with Integrated Planter and Diverter System with Black Accent Bands

  • Enclosed System keeps out Mosquitoes and other harmful Pests
  • Diverter System causes water to flow into Barrel when its empty
  • Diverter redirects water to downspout when the Barrel is full
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Product Overview

The Emsco Group RESCUE 50 Gal. Flat Back Whiskey Rain Barrel features an integrated planter and an easy-to-install, patented downspout diverter kit which fits 2 in. x 3 in. standard or 3 in. x 4 in. high capacity downspouts. The downspout diverter will automatically keep your rain barrel full when rain has fallen and bypass the rain barrel when full preventing overfilling and overflowing which can cause flooding. This rain barrel kit collects rainwater to be both environmentally-friendly and money-saving by helping reduce your dependence on municipal or well water. In addition, your plants will thrive using pure, soft rain water instead of the processed water from your tap which can contain elements harmful to your plants. An added feature about the diverter system is that it does not have to be removed during the winter season. The diverter and rain barrel can be by-passed so that water flows through the downspout as usual, keeping water from getting into the rain barrel and freezing. The integrated planter can be planted directly into or a pre-arranged floral basket can be used to adorn the top of the rain barrel. The planter area includes a weep hole, allowing excess water to drain out preventing plant stress or death due to over-watering and root rot.
  • Environmentally-friendly decorative water urn collects rain from your downspout to reduce your need for municipal or well water, helping you save money
  • Made from UV-stable, engineered resin for durability with the look of a brown whiskey barrel with black accent bands
  • Built-in large planter has weep holes to help prevent over watering and root rot
  • Kit includes our patented dual downspout diverter, a 36 in. connection hose, connection grommets, a barb plug, a 48 in. main outlet hose with on/off ball cock valve, 2 hose gaskets and an illustrated installation guide
  • Diverter system automatically redirects water down the downspout when the urn is full
  • Easy-to-install downspout diverter kit fits 2 in. x 3 in. standard or 3 in. x 4 in. high capacity downspouts
  • Holds up to 50 Gal. of rainwater
  • Can be connected to a soaker hose for convenient automatic watering of nearby plants/gardens
  • Rainwater is ideal for watering plants and gardens, rainwater is at ambient temperatures which plant enjoy and it contains no chlorine or other chemicals



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Capacity (gallons)45505060
Product TypeBarrelBarrelBarrelBarrel
MaterialHDPE (High Density Polyethylene)ResinPlasticHDPE (High Density Polyethylene)
Rain Barrel FeaturesDecorative,Garden Hose Compatible,Overflow system,Removeable LidDecorative,Garden Hose Compatible,Overflow systemDecorative,Garden Hose Compatible,Overflow systemDecorative,Garden Hose Compatible,Overflow system
Diverter Kit IncludedYesYesYesYes
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
20
Product Height (in.)
30
Product Width (in.)
25

Details

Capacity (gallons)
50
Color/Finish
Brown/Black
Diverter Kit Included
Yes
Material
Resin
Product Type
Barrel
Rain Barrel Features
Decorative,Garden Hose Compatible,Overflow system
Returnable
180-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year

Questions & Answers

56Questions64Answers

how do the plants on top get water?

Asked by bsagsa April 19, 2018
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If this is like another top planter water butt that I own, you have to water the plants yourself, top down. There is a small hole in the planter base, but I leave that plugged. Let me know what you decided to do, please!

Does it come with the divertor, or to you need to order this separately?

Asked by Daisy April 23, 2016
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Yes, it comes with a diverter. There are many other diverters on the market, so I figured that if this one doesn't suit me, I'll go buy another. So far, this one seems to be doing the job, although I had my doubts at first.

Does it come with something to plant? and if so are they perennials?

Asked by ryobi1 May 19, 2018
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No plants are provided sorry

I purchased this rain barrel a couple months ago. I like the look and functionality. I'm really c...

Asked by Concerned July 27, 2018
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Yes, my barrel is doing the same thing. Didn't notice it until your email. I will probably just keep mine unless there's a recall. Thanks

Does the kit come with all the necessary hardware like screws?

Asked by Dale April 2, 2020
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Yes

When you live in an area where it gets very cold do you have to disconnect the rain barrel and pu...

Asked by NanaSue March 30, 2018
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No, it is not necessary. I just drain it in the Fall, leave the valve open and tilt the barrel forward using a flat cinder block on the bottom backside of the barrel so as not to accumulate water in it. I live in upstate NY; Syracuse, and have had no issues in the two years that I've owned it.

We just recently purchased two of these barrels and after our first really good rain the barrels ...

Asked by Sandy June 1, 2018
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It's not normal. Mine did the same thing.

Does the lid come off easily for cleaning. How does the lid attach?

Asked by December 11, 2015
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No Lid to access barrel

Does it capture all the water

Asked by Blondie October 2, 2015
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Depends, if it rains hard it will not capture all the water through the diverter and some will "splash" inside the diverter into the drain. It fills best and fastest with a slow to moderate rain. We had a downpour of 1 inch per hour and we ended up with just 5 inches of water in the barrel. The next rain of 1/4 inch of rain over several hours filled the barrel to the top.

Spigot

Asked by msJay July 12, 2015
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Yes as there is a hose connection so if your spigot has a hose connection, you can.

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Love this product! Most of the work I put in for this project was making the level ground to inst...
Love this product! Most of the work I put in for this project was making the level ground to install this on. It rained .4 inch yesterday and the barrel is full!! Already used 6 gallons of it for my veggie patch :-) Plan to plant some flowers on it.
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seems OK. A huge problem is once it filled up the barrel bulged. it can't hold it's own weight ...
seems OK. A huge problem is once it filled up the barrel bulged. it can't hold it's own weight in water.
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Looks very nice, but I have a few issues. As others noted, the flat back bulges when it fills up....
Looks very nice, but I have a few issues. As others noted, the flat back bulges when it fills up. Not a bg deal, except it might be an issue if placing it against a wall. When my barrel is full the hose port at the bottom appears to have a slow leak....it looks like it is where the port mates to the barrel, rather than where the hose screws to the port. Finally, the diverted has a limited capacity. The first two rains after installing the barrel were downpours, and the diverted was overflowing. This cause some flooding on the ground behind my barrel. It would be nice to have a higher volume diverted that can handle the full capacity of my 2”x3” downspout
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Good barrel but not without flaws
My wife picked the barrel; and I had to install it. Overall we love the look of the barrel , so much that we got two of them. My wife picked it over others because it would go better with our house; which has cedar siding. The barrel is not without three flaws, which may or may not be deal breakers. First off, the diverter kit wouldn’t work with our gutters because it requires you to remove your gutter from the downspout bracket. Because our gutters are riveted to its brackets, this is pretty much impossible without a lot of work. So tossed the converter kit and got a converter kit from EarthMinded LLC. This kit is much simpler to install; just one cut with a hole saw (which is included) and your done. As compared to two cuts and removing and re-installing your gutter. Second flaw it the hardware. This is the only barrel that didn’t come with a spigot; it just came with a hose and shutoff valve. I added a spigot so I can easily use a watering can. Third flaw, and maybe the worst flaw, is that when the barrel is filled with water the back of the barrel bulges. My water barrels are not much more then half full and they both have bulges. Will see how big the bulges get when completely filled. It’s an ok barrel; but it probably works best if it sits right against your house so the back of the barrel won’t bulge. For cedar siding this isn’t an option since I want the siding to breath. If I had brick, this wouldn’t be a problem. The stiff plastic hose of the supplied converter kit works best if the barrel is right next to the rain gutter. Because my barrel sits a bit off of the house, my converter hose has to be shaped more like an ‘S’; which is harder to do with stiff plastic. As a general note, it’s always best to elevate your barrel. This improves the water flow out of the barrel. So, unless can’t do without the looks of this barrel, you might be better off with a barrel from EarthMinded; simply because of the converter kit.
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Works fine for now but it immediately formed a large bulge on the back side when it filled for th...
Works fine for now but it immediately formed a large bulge on the back side when it filled for the first time. Not sure how long it will hold the water as that adds stress to the barrel.
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So far the barrel doesn't leak water at the bottom faucet. My only comment will be that the top w...
So far the barrel doesn't leak water at the bottom faucet. My only comment will be that the top when it rains it keeps water and the hole on the back is too small for the water to be released. But other than that I can recommend the barrel for the purpose it was designed to.
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Love it! Looking forward to my garden being plentiful...
Love it! Looking forward to my garden being plentiful this year. The plants love rain water so much better than city water. Thank you!
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Installed two, one on ground level atop flat pavers, one on a raised platform of large brick pave...
Installed two, one on ground level atop flat pavers, one on a raised platform of large brick pavers. Both work flawlessly, add an element of height to my garden as well. They were very easy to install, and have already begun saving me money on my water bill. I would NOT recommend you get the Platforms that are suggested to be purchased with the unit, as the Platforms are pre-fabricated and do not fit the barrel correctly, and there is not way to make them fit and keep it level.
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Barrel was easy to install, looks great and has already begun saving me money. I also ordered the...
Barrel was easy to install, looks great and has already begun saving me money. I also ordered the recommended Barrel Platform, which did not fit the Barrel at all, and was thereby completely unusable. Promptly returned the stand to the store.
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I bought two of these rain barrels to catch runoff from my newly constructed garage roof. My nei...
I bought two of these rain barrels to catch runoff from my newly constructed garage roof. My neighbor complained that the new garage was diverting too much water into his yard whenever we had heavy rainfall, so the motivation for this purchase was to reduce the amount of water coming out of the downspout and diverting as much as possible into the barrels. I installed both barrels on the back side of my garage about a month ago and we've since had several good rains. They seem to be performing as expected and I'm happy with my purchase. When they fill up, I wait a day or two and let the water out slowly. The installation went well, except that the universal diverters don't work if your downspouts are snugly attached to their walls. I had to uninstall both downspouts and then reinstall them with about a 1-1/2" space behind to get these diverters to fit. The only other complaint that I have is that there is no way to know how full the barrels are, other than giving them a nudge and judging by their weight. I wish there was a peek hole or some kind of dipstick or something. I want to make sure that there is a good amount of water in them to weigh them down (fearing a good hard wind might knock them over), but not so much that they overfill. I can probably rig something up. All in all, four stars for the barrel. I'm happy with my purchase.
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