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

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  • 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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About This Product

The Emsco Group RESCUE 50 Gal. Grey Flat Back Whiskey Rain Barrel features an integrated planter and an easy-to-install, patented downspout diverter kit. The diverter kit fits 2 in. x 3 in. standard or 3 in. x 4 in. high capacity downspouts. The downspout diverter will route water to the rain barrel when raining and bypass the rain barrel when full. This rain barrel kit collects rainwater to be both environmentally-friendly and cost effective by reducing your dependence on municipal or well water. The diverter system does not have to be removed during the winter season and 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 into directly or a pre-arranged floral basket can be used to adorn the top of the rain barrel.

Highlights

  • Environmentally-friendly decorative rain barrel 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 grey 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 barrel 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
  • Back of rain barrel is flat to sit closely to side of house or building for a low profile and attractive appearance
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Product Information

Internet # 203841983

Model # 2244-1

Specifications

Dimensions: H 30 in, W 25 in, D 20 in

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)

20 in

Product Height (in.)

30 in

Product Width (in.)

25 in

Details

Capacity (gallons)

50

Color/Finish

Gray/Black

Diverter Kit Included

Yes

Material

Plastic

Pack Size

1

Product Type

Barrel

Rain Barrel Features

Decorative, Garden Hose Compatible, Overflow system

Returnable

90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

1 Year

Questions & Answers

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Q:Will it work for a rain chain set up from an awning? It looks like the only hole will have water going straight out of the back of barrel
by|Aug 29, 2022
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Q:Can you buy additional diverter sets?
by|Apr 26, 2020
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Q:Does the kit come with all the necessary hardware like screws?
by|Apr 2, 2020
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A:  Yes

by|May 20, 2023

    A:  Not sure i bought this awhile ago don't remember. call home depo they will know.

    by|Jun 14, 2022
      1 found this answer helpful

      A:  Yes but I added 2 extra

      by|Apr 4, 2020

        A:  Yes.

        by|Apr 2, 2020
          1 found this answer helpful

          A:  Yes. Everything you need to install this comes with it. You just need a way to cut the downspout in two places.

          by|Apr 4, 2020

            A:  It comes with two screws, the water diverter, a 6-foot hose and a diverter tube, which is everything you need for a quick simple installation.

            by|Apr 3, 2020
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              Q:I'd like to water edible plants with this: is the plastic in this barrel food safe?
              by|Mar 20, 2020
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              A:  I am not sure if the barrel itself is safe for plant consumption but I know I have asphalt shingles and would not want to take water run off from those into my garden.

              by|Mar 22, 2020

                A:  No, it is not rated as food safe.

                by|Mar 21, 2020

                  A:  I have used mine the last 2 years to water vegetable plants in my small garden. Personally, only the manufacturer can answer your question about the plastic used in the production of the barrel.

                  by|Mar 22, 2020

                    A:  yes is not problem placed Coco Planter vigoro on the base of plastic 20 in. AquaSav Coconut Liner $20 Internet #202911098 Model # BC20X

                    by|Mar 22, 2020
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                      Customer Reviews

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                      Awesome Rain Barrel
                      Wanted a rain barrel with a flat back and more of a rustic look to it. Love the added spot for plants on top. Make sure you buy or build a platform in order to get it off the ground so gravity can help with water pressure. Ours is about 10-12" above the ground and never had an issue with pressure filling up water cans. We have black gutters so we also purchased a separate black diverter kit with a clean out.
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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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                            9 found this review helpful
                            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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                            1 found this review helpful
                            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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                              8 found this review helpful
                              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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