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Customer Reviews 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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Only a small flow of water, (raising the height did nothing), which necessitated a watering can a...
Only a small flow of water, (raising the height did nothing), which necessitated a watering can and many trips to water the plants. Saves water but wastes time.
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Bulges in back and doesn't fit stand. The product looks great from the front but has a noticeable...
Bulges in back and doesn't fit stand. The product looks great from the front but has a noticeable bulge in the back when full. In fact it bulges so much that it pushes tubing into the diverter so that it is angled instead of parallel with the ground. The another extremely annoying thing is the base doesn't fit in the stand made for this product. When full it appears stable but we also secured it to the post with a strap so it didn't fall over on one of our little sons. We would have returned the product it our remodel hadn't taken so long and we missed the return period. We have our product on the corner of our deck so the back is more visible than if it were immediately adjacent to the house. However, I'm glad we don't have it up against the house because I really think the bulge in back would make it tip over, particularly given the mismatch between the stand and barrel base. The flat concept is nice but the round barrels are probably safer. Would also avoid ordering online so you can verify in person the base actually fits the product.
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    Would I recommend this product, there isn't a 'maybe' to select from. Product arrived, opened th...
    Would I recommend this product, there isn't a 'maybe' to select from. Product arrived, opened the box, the entire front seemed to have paint or what looked like the coloring of the resin dripping when it dried or some other type liquid stained the product between the middle bans. I returned the barrel to the local Home Depot for a full refund, called customer service and reordered for a > than 50% discount.
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      Very nice, easy to set up and install.
      Very nice, easy to set up and install.
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      • Recommended
      It is a planter and rain barrel all in one, looks nice, flat back you can put it against a wall, ...
      It is a planter and rain barrel all in one, looks nice, flat back you can put it against a wall, enclosed so no mosquito's and comes with a diverter kit. How can you not love all that!!
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      I didn't know that I couldn't use it in the winter and that it wouldn't catch all the rain comin...
      I didn't know that I couldn't use it in the winter and that it wouldn't catch all the rain coming down the spout.
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      Great...
      Great
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      It was easy to assemble and Yes it does collect a lot of rain water and that’s what we wanted. I ...
      It was easy to assemble and Yes it does collect a lot of rain water and that’s what we wanted. I definitely recommend this product.
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      • Recommended
      Outstanding product....
      Outstanding product.
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      Easy installation ...
      Easy installation
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      With the unusual weather this year, I was not able to tackle this project until this morning. The...
      With the unusual weather this year, I was not able to tackle this project until this morning. The barrel looks just like the picture and the instructions provided were very clear. It took only about 45 minutes to install, most of which was spend on the ground preparation. It looks pretty good and it is my hope that it will last a number of years. The planter on the top of the barrel was not exactly what we were expecting. As there is no drainage for the planter, I believe that we will put a small potted plant or two with plastic trays that we can easily empty as needed.
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      • Recommended
      Now I can save on my water bill and Beautiful...
      Now I can save on my water bill and Beautiful curb appeal
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      Received the barrel within a week or ordering. Installation was...
      Received the barrel within a week or ordering. Installation was fairly easy if you follow the instructions. The only gripe I have are the small plastic shavings left in the barrel that you can’t pull out (I tried for an hour) but they should have no effect on the water flow. Overall, great buy.
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      With no remove able lid it makes it. Impossible to clean inside.
      With no remove able lid it makes it. Impossible to clean inside.
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      So far so good. The only criticism I had...
      So far so good. The only criticism I had was with the ordering process. Once I chose the barrel, Home Depot recommended purchasing a brass spout upgrade, which turns out couldn't be accomplished without ruining the barrel, and a stand, which turned out to be too small.
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      Easy set up!...
      Easy set up!
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      Have not used it yet due to wheather, but so far looks good.
      Have not used it yet due to wheather, but so far looks good.
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      • Recommended
      Appears to be a good product. We returned unused because...
      Appears to be a good product. We returned unused because did not how the looked in front of our house
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      It is still winter here and not in place yet....
      It is still winter here and not in place yet. But out of the box, it is beautiful. Can’t wait to set it up!
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      Love it! Can’t wait for Spring to install it!...
      Love it! Can’t wait for Spring to install it!
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      5 Star Review
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      Very poor quality. Would have disintegrated within two years had...
      Very poor quality. Would have disintegrated within two years had I not returned them. I expected a actual whisky barrel not thin plastic
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      Love the rain barrels. Perfect height and sits up...
      Love the rain barrels. Perfect height and sits up nicely against deck for gutters. We did have one damaged in shipping but not product fault (box not damaged when received must have happened in assembly line). No problem getting replacement.
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      I have not had the opportunity to connect the barrel up yet, winter weather. the directions are e...
      I have not had the opportunity to connect the barrel up yet, winter weather. the directions are easy to follow and I believe It will work perfectly.
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      • Recommended
      This is a great looking addition to my garden...
      This is a great looking addition to my garden
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      Returned. It was short. Would have had...
      Returned. It was short. Would have had to replace downspouts and wanted taller.
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      The diverter kit is rather flimsy. Love the look of...
      The diverter kit is rather flimsy. Love the look of the barrel but the drainage hole for the top of it is out the back so when you put it up against a wall that water is going to drain behind it. I usually put the things together myself rather well but the directions for putting the diverter in were
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      Barrel was much smaller than i originally thought. it was...
      Barrel was much smaller than i originally thought. it was not clear to be half barrel, but still quotes 50 gallon capacity. It is heavy resin and looks sturdy. But I have yet to get it to collect the water from the gutters. I had an old one that was square and held lots of water. I loved it. Disappointed in the new one.
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      this helped with the gutter draining into the yard and i have rainwater for the garden when needed
      this helped with the gutter draining into the yard and i have rainwater for the garden when needed
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      Capacity (gallons)

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      50

      42

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      Product Type

      Barrel

      Barrel

      Barrel

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      Material

      Plastic

      Resin

      Plastic

      Plastic

      Rain Barrel Features

      Decorative, Garden Hose Compatible, Overflow system

      Decorative, Garden Hose Compatible, Overflow system

      Decorative, Garden Hose Compatible, Overflow system

      Decorative, Garden Hose Compatible, Overflow system

      Diverter Kit Included

      Yes

      Yes

      No

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