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Terra Cotta Rain Barrel 55 gal. Model # TC-55

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  • Reliable screening prevents mosquito attacks
  • Plastic fittings resist leaks
  • High-density polyethylene plastic build withstands winter
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Our Terra-Cotta barrels are the perfect color to match your terra-cotta planters and hanging pots. The color blends in well with red brick homes. Heavy Duty Screening keeps mosquitoes out. Our rainbarrels are uniquely designed with plastic fittings that match the rate of expansion and contraction of barrel plastic from season to season to avoid leakage. These rainbarrels are repurposed from pre-used overseas food barrels. There may be slight scratching or scuffs due to previous overseas transportation. Since our rainbarrels are made of High Density Polyethylene Plastic they can be left outdoors even in the winter months so there is no need to modify your downspouts in the Spring and Fall. The exact shape of the barrels may vary due to availability but the color and size remain true. Because these barrels were originally used to transport food, there may be residual food product odor. The residual odor will disspiate after a few full barrel filling cycles. We use a PH balanced, environmentally friendly soap when cleaning so that the water gathered can immediately be used on plants without harm. These barrels keep difficult to break down plastics from adding bulk to landfills and also contain and repurpose stormwater.
  • Made from pre-used barrels of high density polyethylene plastic they can be left outdoors even in the winter months so there is no need to modify your downspouts in the spring and fall
  • Heavy duty screening keeps even the smallest mosquitoes out, such as Adieus which are known to carry Zika Virus
  • Uniquely designed with plastic fittings that match the rate of expansion and contraction of barrel plastic from season to season to avoid leakage
  • May be slight scratching or scuffs due to previous overseas transportation
  • Exact shape of the barrels may vary due to availability, but the color and size remain true
  • Because these barrels were originally used to transport food, there may be residual food product odor; the residual odor will dissipate after a few full barrel filling cycles, we use a PH balanced, environmentally friendly soap when cleaning so that the water gathered can immediately be used on plants without harm
  • BPA free
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Q:Can you drop a small sump pump into the rain barrel to pump water a long distance?
by|Nov 13, 2022
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A:  yes, as long as it fits in the hole at the top. and as long as the pump is powerful enough.

by|Nov 14, 2022

    A:  Im sure it will work just need pwr supply and discharge hose. Make sure pwr supply wires are water proof or it will short out. Check out worldwaterreserve.com/rain-barrel-pump/ they have ideas you need. Com/rain-barrel-pump/

    by|Nov 16, 2022

      A:  Sure. The top spins off and there's plenty of room to drop a pump in.

      by|Nov 16, 2022

        A:  That's what do top comes off

        by|Nov 20, 2022
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          Q:Is this barrel 'food safe,' not tainted by industrial chemicals?
          by|Nov 4, 2022
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          A:  This is a barrel for collecting rain water from your downspout. I do not know the chemical composition.

          by|Nov 5, 2022

            A:  Yes it is. I had the same concern before purchasing and through some research found out that these are reclaimed barrels that olives are imported in. Mine actually still had a bit of olive smell when I got them. They make great rain barrels! Totally worth the money!

            by|Nov 4, 2022

              A:  This was an olive oil container. I don’t know if chemicals were used in the interior but I doubt it. I have been using it about a year with no issues.

              by|Nov 10, 2022

                A:  Brand new I would drink water out of it .no chemicals in the barrel

                by|Nov 10, 2022
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                  Q:Is there a reason why the water does not flow out of my rain barrel when I use the spigot at the bottom? Is it because my hose is too long? I also didn't set it up on cinder blocks before I let it fill up. Help, the barrel is full.
                  by|Oct 25, 2022
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                  A:  I doubt it is because the hose is too long. Assuming the spigot is working, try lowering the hose so it is lower than the spigot

                  by|Oct 26, 2022

                    A:  It may be clogged if debris got into it

                    by|Oct 29, 2022
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                      Q:Can the plastic spigot be replaced with a brass spigot?
                      by|Sep 26, 2022
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                      A:  Yes. But be sure to use a gasket on inside and out or it will leak and don't over tighten it.

                      by|Sep 28, 2022

                        A:  I would think so. Take the cover off and have someone with a long arm or a smaller child help. You should be able to change it.

                        by|Sep 29, 2022

                          A:  We did that without a problem. Once the weather gets cold, we empty it and bring it inside the garage.

                          by|Nov 3, 2022

                            A:  Yes. We replaced ours with a brass spigot because the water was leaking at the base of the plastic spigot. Getting the nut screwed to the brass spigot inside the barrel was a pain. But so far has lasted longer than the plastic one.

                            by|Oct 1, 2022
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                              Customer Reviews

                              4.4 out of 5
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                              arrived on time
                              The barrels arrived on time and basically in good condition, besides the white scratches at the bottom and on the sides. I wonder if they have been used before.
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                              The spigot kept falling off. I had to fix...
                              The spigot kept falling off. I had to fix it. Hopefully it stays on when connecting hose.
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                              It's great to put these used drums to use as...
                              It's great to put these used drums to use as rain barrels rather than tossing them in a landfill. Overall, it's a nice barrel with a spigot at the bottom for filling watering cans and a fitting near the top to drain off excess water to another barrel or to a drain. I thought the upper drain should be larger so I installed a 1-1/2 inch right angle fitting and attached a flexible hose to direct the overflow to a nearby downspout.
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                                The rain barrel is the perfect solution for an ongoing...
                                The rain barrel is the perfect solution for an ongoing drainage problem. The barrel is light, string, and large enough to manage a deluge. I’ll be ordering a couple more!
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                                Gets the job done!
                                This is just what I needed! Nothing fancy but gets the job done. It collects a good amount of water and has an overflow system. We have had a few good rains since it was installed and it works well. The construction seems solid and the spigots work great. My husband made a platform for it to sit on out of bricks and cut the gutter so it flows right into the barrel. Being that it is an UpCycle product I was prepared for this product to be recycled. It does have an odor to it. From what I can tell, bell peppers. I knew this going into it since it is a recycled product. If this will bother you, don't buy a recycled product.
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                                  5 found this review helpful
                                  Worst 3rd party vendor/Home Depot
                                  Home Depot advertising this as a new product. Home Depot uses a 3rd party vendor that admits they are not only used but used for transporting food items. The repersnetive I spoke directly to informed me that my barrel was used for olive extract or oil. At this point after taking delivery from carrier it was obviously clear. I have attached photos and documents of 3rd party vendor remarks. Home Depot is responsible for any company they use for shipping and advertising false information.
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                                    Great pre-used food barrel, upcycled into a rain barrel
                                    This is a great rain barrel made from a slightly used food grade barrel (upcycled in the USA). The molded-in handles on the grey barrel are nice for handling the empty (or nearly empty) barrel. Also liked the lid with built in mesh to keep the mosquitoes and leaves out of the barrel. This barrel did have a slight odor, from the past food contents. Having separately purchased the Terra Cotta, Black, and green rain barrels from same vendor, this is the first time I've noticed any sort of odor. The odor is not a big deal but it was an observation during the installation. Barrel comes fully assembled, shipped in a large cardboard box. Just remove barrel from box, close the bottom valve and install in your desired location. Ordered barrel in early November 2020, and was ready for in-store p/u in less than 10 days. This was an amazingly fast delivery time, compared to the 4 weeks estimated delivery at time of order. Purchased this barrel back when price was $72/barrel, which was a great deal. However, watch out because price has now increased significantly to ~$100/each (as of end Nov 2020). At the new price of ~$100/barrel, will not likely be purchasing any more from this vendor.
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                                      Works perfectly as rain barrels. Paintable. Only sorry I'm not...
                                      Works perfectly as rain barrels. Paintable. Only sorry I'm not able to purchase more of the same.
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                                      5 found this review helpful
                                      Great way to upcycle a used food barrel into a rain barrel
                                      This former food transport/storage barrel has be upcycled (re-purposed) into this great rain barrel. This is a food grade HDPE barrel, that was made in Greece. Upcycling performed in USA by Upcycle Products Inc located in Morris, IL. http://www.upcycle-products.com/ The barrel includes a mosquito screen at the top, added into the removable lid. Overflow port and lower port both fit to standard garden hose. The drain valve is plastic, and a bit flimsy compared to previous rain barrels from same vendor. Drain valve will be easy to replace when it eventually breaks. The barrel does come with some minor cosmetic scratches, as a result of it's past use, nothing that affects the use as a rain barrel. This barrel definitely works best when elevated on some sort of stand. See attached photos, for this location it's supported on concrete cinder blocks and paver stones (purchased separately). Definitely watch the pricing, vendor has been slowly raising prices for these barrels. (~$80-$85/ea) Despite the ~4 week delivery estimate from HomeDepot.com, it ended up taking 9+ weeks to receive at local HomeDepot store for p/u. If you don't mind the extended wait, this is a great rain barrel at a very reasonable price. If you're impatient or expecting rains soon, then this is probably not the product for you.
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                                        8 found this review helpful
                                        Great way to upcycle a used food barrel into a rain barrel
                                        Most rain barrels for sale are custom made from either new or recycled plastics. This barrel skips the whole recycling process and simply upcycles (repurposes) into a rain barrel. Barrel was made in Greece and upcycled in USA. Home Depot website advised a 3-4 week delivery time for this product. I was disappointed at the 8 week delivery time. Yes this is a USED barrel that has been converted into a rain barrel, so no surprise there were some cosmetic scuffs/scratches on the outside of the barrel. None of the scratches appeared deep nor would affect future life of the rain barrel. Seemed cleaned out of former food contents, no smell noted during install.
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