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

Internet #203841983

Model #2244-1

Store SKU #1000317559

  • 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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caret
Q:i m concerned about it becoming a mosquito breeding area. any problems with this
by|May 5, 2017
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A:  The only place they could nest is in the planter box, so No, unless you plug the drain hole and keep a pool of water up top.

by|May 4, 2023

A:  It is a closed system so mosquitoes can not get in.

by|May 4, 2023

    A:  No problem there. The top is sealed. The barrel is fed from the diverter with a clear vinyl hose, so the fit is tight. I've had mine for a couple of years now, with no bug problems at all. Would definitely recommend these barrels.

    by|May 4, 2023

    A:  Not an issue fully sealed system. I did place a small piece of window screen over the tube for the diverter, but this was done to make sure the any debris did not flow into the barrel as I was concerned that I would not be able to remove the debris from the barrel.

    by|May 5, 2023

      A:  Totally enclosed system. No way for mosquitoes to get in. That is what I was looking for in a rain barrel.

      by|May 4, 2023
        caret
        Q:what are the dimensions
        by|Apr 25, 2017
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        A:  The dimensions of the product are as follows: 20" x 30" x 35".

        by|Apr 27, 2017
          caret
          Q:How do I clean the inside of this barrel. Slime builds up inside. Cleaning should be done annually.
          by|Apr 3, 2017
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          A:  Add some bleach to water to prevent the slime. If it already has slime, empty the barrel then add bleach and water then roll the barrell around to move the mixture all about the barrel. Drain it and repeat until water comes out clear.

          by|May 5, 2023

          A:  You cannot clean the inside of the barrel.

          by|May 5, 2023
          caret
          Q:Which stand works well with this barrel? Has anyone used RTS Home Accent's stand, Model # 55100002008081?
          by|Feb 13, 2017
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          A:  I tried, but the Stand Dimensions do not fit the Barrel. I used flat pavers for one that I wanted at ground level, and Paving Bricks for the other that I wanted higher and

          by|May 4, 2023
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            A:  No. Leveled ground and used landscape Stones.

            by|May 5, 2023

            A:  Ni

            by|May 5, 2023

            A:  You will need something pretty strong. I used cinder blocks

            by|May 4, 2023

            A:  Yes, this will work. Model # 55100002008081 Internet #202403951

            by|Sep 7, 2019
            caret
            Q:does this barrel have to hook up to the gutter or can it sit alone and just have rain fall into it?
            by|Oct 3, 2016
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            A:  This barrel has a diverter kit that connects to the downspout. Follow the directions as written. Once the barrel is full the additional water will go down where ever is chosen (down spout, routed into the yard). It does not take long for the barrel to fill up if the directions were followed.

            by|May 5, 2023

              A:  Must be hooked up to a gutter in order to work. No Top entry for water since it's a planter.

              by|May 4, 2023

              A:  It's supposed to hook up to the gutter, however the planter area on top does have a very small hole that leaks into the barrel. You could enlarge this hole and it would collect more rain water (you'll need a screen if you keep soil/plants in the top as well.

              by|May 4, 2023

              A:  There's no hole on top for rain to enter, so must hook up to gutter or drill holes in top

              by|May 4, 2023
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              A:  It will not collect nearly as much water without the gutter hookup which can fill with a heavy rain.

              by|May 5, 2023
              caret
              Q:Do I have to raise the barrel above ground or on ground.
              by|Jul 29, 2016
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              A:  Way above ground level to get any flow at all.

              by|May 5, 2023

                A:  Yes I would be sure they are ground level

                by|May 5, 2023

                  A:  Since the water flow from the hose is gravity fed, the higher off the ground it is the better flow you'll get. Mine is on the ground, but I have the hose running downhill to the garden.

                  by|May 3, 2023

                  A:  To allow for a consistent flow when using the hose, I would recommend elevating the barrel 8 inches or more from ground level. I've done this and the water flows easily from the hose when required.

                  by|May 3, 2023
                  caret
                  Q:Can the hole for the connecting tube be made in the rear? I want to install this perpendicular to a downspout and am wondering if that is possible. This would also mask the tube and allow the barrel to disguise its flat back better based on the placement of my downspout.
                  by|Jul 13, 2016
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                  A:  You can put the hole anywhere you want on the barrel but keep in mind that the diverter can only be installed onto your downspout one way, which puts the tube to the right or left of the downspout. See pic. This means you'll have to snake the tube around to the front of the down spout

                  by|May 3, 2023
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                  A:  The inlet hose is in the back upper corner. The watering hose is in the lower front.

                  by|May 4, 2023

                  A:  We attached the tubing to the side of the barrel so that it sits flat against the house.

                  by|May 4, 2023
                    caret
                    Q:The drainage hole in the planter plugs up. Any suggestions welcome.
                    by|Jul 11, 2016
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                    A:  No

                    by|May 5, 2023

                    A:  I did the same thing I do for my potted plants. Put some small rocks against the opening so it does not clog.

                    by|May 4, 2023

                      A:  You're probably getting settlement from your gutters. I'd recommend that you put some type of screen on the gutter hole feeding the downspout that the barrel is attached to. I believe That Home Depot sells a ball type screen that can fit in the gutter hole.

                      by|May 3, 2023

                      A:  Drill a bigger hole or put a small piece of screen in front of it.

                      by|May 3, 2023
                      caret
                      Q:Or does it need to be attached to a downspout?
                      by|Jun 28, 2016
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                      A:  No. There is no opening on the top of this barrel.

                      by|May 3, 2023

                      A:  The unit is not setup to accommodate a gutter being directly attached. However, it is my opinion that you could modify it to do so. That is, if you carefully measure the size of your gutter and the exact placement where you want the unit to sit away from the wall, you could carefully cut an opening in the top planter section with a jigsaw. Actually, that is a pretty good idea!

                      by|May 4, 2023
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                        caret
                        Q:It acts like a vacuum has formed. Is there some vent near the top I can't find in the manual?
                        by|Jun 26, 2016
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                        A:  Your diverter might be clogged. The only other hole up top is the drain from the planter which wouldn't have an effect if the diverter was open. Try removing the diverter tube from the barrel and if it begins to flow then you have a clog in the hose or the diverter itself.

                        by|May 3, 2023
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                        A:  There is a hole above in back. Take the lid off.

                        by|May 4, 2023
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                          A:  I suggest using a probe . There may be some sediment in the barrel.

                          by|May 3, 2023

                          A:  Enlarge the hole in t6he rear if you have to.

                          by|May 4, 2023

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