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Customer Reviews for RESCUE 60 Gal. Terra Cotta Decorative Rain Barrel Kit with Planter and Diverter System

Internet #202365996

Model #2262-1

Store SKU #1000237863

  • 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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I was very surprised on how light these are. ...
I was very surprised on how light these are. I installed 2 in the front yard and one in the back. I love the planter on top. I may paint the deverter to match my house.
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The packaging arrived in the store a little beat up...
The packaging arrived in the store a little beat up so the rain barrrel has some scuffs and scratches. Not a deal breaker since it was mostly cosmetic. The diverter valve works best with light to moderate rain, any heavy showers will result in overflow in the downspout diverter. Just a heads up in case the down spout is near basement windows or something you don't want to flood.
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Came with very explicit directions, so even I could set it up and get it level.
Came with very explicit directions, so even I could set it up and get it level.
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  • Recommended
This was great because it came with the hardware to...
This was great because it came with the hardware to attach to the down spout, and it was easy to put together.
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Looks great and easy to use...
Looks great and easy to use
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Does not have mosquito screens required by department of building...
Does not have mosquito screens required by department of building and safety
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We already have the 85 gallon version and are very pleased with it. We bought the 60 gallon this ...
We already have the 85 gallon version and are very pleased with it. We bought the 60 gallon this time due to space. We have recommended this to our neighbour but at present it is out of stock and has been for over 2 weeks. The colour and design was the reason for purchase - looks so good with the planter section in full bloom. Not aware if it is difficult to install as we had someone do this for us.
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I returned 60 gallon and ordered 50 gallon. ...
I returned 60 gallon and ordered 50 gallon. This is second barrel and have been satisfied with both.
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A bit cheaper and more crappy than the photo would...
A bit cheaper and more crappy than the photo would suggest. Also mine has two threaded ports for a spicket / hose at the bottom, even though the photo only shows one and the second is never mentioned in the instructions. Confusing. Not sure if mine was a defect. Probably gonna return it.
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Awesome! ...
Awesome!
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What is not shown in the pictures is that there...
What is not shown in the pictures is that there are two spouts. The 2nd one is about 3 in above the one pictured. Unfortunately, the rain barrel came without the required spout. However the asst manager at my local Home Depot gave me one off the shelf in the plumbing dept and I was good to.
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ok...
ok
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Directions about cutting into drainpipe was not really clear. Otherwise...
Directions about cutting into drainpipe was not really clear. Otherwise it’s just what we expected and like it very much
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Product does not describe that it needs a half inch...
Product does not describe that it needs a half inch Spicket or I will have a hole in the side that you cannot plug
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The product looks nice enough, but installed per the instructions, it (a) doesn't flow properly--...
The product looks nice enough, but installed per the instructions, it (a) doesn't flow properly--you have to drill the intake hole in the barrel LOWER THAN the output whole in the gutter and (b) isn't able to handle heavy downpours. The first rain we had after installation was a 30-minute downpour, and the excess water that was supposed to flow through the reattached downspout both flowed out of the downspout base AND overflowed heavily at the gutter/diverter connection joint, allowing most of the water to flood out onto our patio instead of flow through the bottom of the downspout. We have subsequently had steady, moderate rain, and it works fine, but I can see inside the diverter that it would overflow if the rain were any heavier. Additionally, even with the rain barrel full, there was not enough water pressure to inflate a sprinkler hose, so we had to place the included drainage hose into a PVC pipe into which we drilled small holes.
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    Nice looking barrel. Diverter works just fine if installed correctly. I'm unsure what the revie...
    Nice looking barrel. Diverter works just fine if installed correctly. I'm unsure what the reviewers did wrong that said it did not work. It has an extra whole above the one shown in the picture. It could be used for a spigot. I just bought a plug for it instead. I may install a spigot later if I think I need one. Instructions included were not very well written, but if you have any kind of ability, you should be able to figure it out. Instructions call for a 3/4" hole to be drilled in the side. I drilled a 1" hole instead just slightly lower than recommended and used the gromet from the other end of the diverter that I was not going to use, thus making it seal around the tube in the barrel. Please note that until you get some water in the barrel it is subject to high winds blowing it away. Still waiting on rain to fill it up as I installed in mid July. Drought time in Indiana. I wish I had bought it earlier in the spring.
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    Shipping container (cardboard box) was a beat up upon arrival,...
    Shipping container (cardboard box) was a beat up upon arrival, but contents was ok.
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    This is a pretty and functional rain barrel. It took...
    This is a pretty and functional rain barrel. It took some effort to get it set up, but Google is a good resource and my husband is handy.
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    Great looking addition to my garden
    Great looking addition to my garden
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    • Recommended
    Only problem was getting the tube angle right. Other than that very good product.
    Only problem was getting the tube angle right. Other than that very good product.
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    Awesome! After 2 Rainfalls Filled to 60 Gallons! Thank You!...
    Awesome! After 2 Rainfalls Filled to 60 Gallons! Thank You!
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    worked great...
    worked great
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    My rain barrels arrived in mint condition, were easy to...
    My rain barrels arrived in mint condition, were easy to install, and look great with the flowers I planted on top!
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    I have not hooked it up yet but it is...
    I have not hooked it up yet but it is very nice and what I expected. Solid and a very nice color to fit with my landscaping. Excited to set it up
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    The diverter does not work. I have double checked...
    The diverter does not work. I have double checked that it is installed correctly and it diverts all of the water into the downspout. We have had several inches of rain and my rain barrel is empty.
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    It didn't have the functionality I expected. I returned it.
    It didn't have the functionality I expected. I returned it.
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    Great barrel. Poor downspout diverter
    Had the unit for over a year. It wintered well in the Atlanta area. We love the rain barrel. We did have issues with the diverter. During hard downpours the diverter spit water through the top. We have the larger size downspouts. We tried caulking the top but it still didn’t work well. The big issue is that the inside opening for the diverter is too small and it keeps getting clogged with debris. There is no way to clear this once it’s installed. We spent the extra money and replaced with the fiskars diverter. This has an accessible filter trap that you can clear.
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