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Flat-Back Rain Barrel

Flat-Back Rain Barrel

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Item# 38-938VS
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$149.00

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Space-Saving Barrel Combines Good Looks with Large Capacity

  • An attractive way to collect free rainwater for watering
  • Includes handy brass spigot for filling watering cans
  • Flat-back design with 50-gallon capacity
  • How much rainfall can you collect from your roof? Use the Rainfall Harvest Calculator

This handsome rain barrel is made of rugged polyethylene, colored and textured for a natural-wood look. It holds 50 gallons, yet snugs right up to a house or garage, thanks to its clever, flat-back design. Improved solid brass spigot is now offset from hose attachment, allowing you to fill any size watering can without awkward maneuvering.

Product Details

  • Durable polyethylene with a solid brass spigot
  • 25" W x 36" H x 19" D
  • Holds 50 gallons
  • Not for drinking water use

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:Flat-Back Rain Barrel, Woodgrain
 
4.2

(based on 85 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Conserves water (67)
  • Weather proof (44)
  • Easy to use (40)
  • Precise spout (26)
  • Flat back (5)

Cons

  • Leaks (13)
  • Poor quality (4)
  • Water goes everywhere (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor garden (66)
  • Household plants (16)
  • Watering the lawn (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (58), Getting started (12), Master gardener (10)

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5.0

Extremely pleased with this purchase.

By ljm

from mobile, al

About Me Getting Started

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Conserves Water
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • as water container for a handwashing station

    Comments about : Flat-Back Rain Barrel, Woodgrain:

    my son wanted to build an outdoor handwashing station. I bought this container and he added a small bilge pump to the hose attachment and connected it to an old sink we had saved. Now we have our handwashing station outside where we originally had no water hook up/connection any where. love it.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is an excellent product and fits my needs perfectly.

    By Sam

    from Newton MA

    About Me Master Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Conserves Water

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor Garden

      Comments about : Flat-Back Rain Barrel, Woodgrain:

      This product is used to water our garden, particularly the raspberries.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It fit my spot perfectly

      By Karen

      from New Town Square Pa

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Conserves Water
      • Easy To Use
      • Precise Spout
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Watering Herb Garden

        Comments about : Flat-Back Rain Barrel, Woodgrain:

        needed to replace my wooden rain barrel that was rotting. I also was moving it and need a more compacted rain barrel and this one looks good and holds water.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Looks nice but has problems

        By Cheap Labor

        from Grand Junction, CO

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Pros

        • Flat Back
        • Looks Nice

        Cons

        • Design Flaws
        • Leaks

        Best Uses

          Comments about : Flat-Back Rain Barrel, Woodgrain:

          Do not buy this unless you have plumbing and mechanical skills. Needs a bit of modification and tweaking. Lower valve was poorly made, leaked and had to be replaced. Lower plastic threads leak under pressure. So far upper valve functions without leaks. Overflow onto front face of barrel is a poor design...who wants water running down the front onto the ground? No way to attach a hose and would be unattractive with a hose coming out of middle of front. I will need to plug it and use side tubes for overflow. Side tubes must be cut open and hose attached with pipe clamps.

           
          5.0

          Great barrel

          By Tom

          from Nantucket

          About Me Professional Landscaper

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about : Flat-Back Rain Barrel, Woodgrain:

          Use it all the time

           
          5.0

          Look great

          By Slo

          from Nantucket

          About Me Master Gardener

          Pros

          • Bought Three And Use Them
          • I Have Bought Three

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about : Flat-Back Rain Barrel, Woodgrain:

              Use every day during growing season ,have three and they look great

               
              5.0

              Excellent rain catcher barrel!

              By JonathanC

              from Butler, Maryland

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Conserves Water
              • Easy To Use
              • Precise Spout
              • Weather Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Household Plants
                • Outdoor Garden
                • Summer Fun

                Comments about : Flat-Back Rain Barrel, Woodgrain:

                This is a great and easy way to conserve water and it also eliminates puddling around the base of our downspouts.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love it!

                By LinM

                from Sacramento, CA

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Conserves Water
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoor Garden

                  Comments about : Flat-Back Rain Barrel, Woodgrain:

                  Got it just in time for the last big rain storm. It filled up and I'm so excited to start using the water on my flowers and herbs in pots. Looking forward to expanding with more since in California our water saving efforts are still in effect.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great barrel - ordering more

                  By Shortround

                  from Greensboro, N.C.

                  About Me Master Gardener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Conserves Water
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Weather Resistant

                  Cons

                  • Needs to be bigger

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoor Garden
                  • Watering the Lawn

                  Comments about : Flat-Back Rain Barrel, Woodgrain:

                  The flat back is great for against the house. I would like to get more in a larger capacity due to 'toad choking' downpours of rain. I have to run outside to open the bottom spigot so the overflow doesn't make big puddles. I am ordering two more though because I like these.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Flat back does exactly what I wanted

                  By Edie

                  from Tulsa, OK

                  About Me Master Gardener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about : Flat-Back Rain Barrel, Woodgrain:

                  I bought this specifically to fit in a small area. The flat back design works great. It did leak slightly from the lower valve when we first assembled but it stopped. I'm happy with it and would purchase another one.

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