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Great American Rain Barrel

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(13 Ratings)

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  • Made from recycled food grade plastic resin
  • Unfinished so you can decide the final look
  • 60-gallon capacity
  • Link to other barrels with a .75-inch piece of garden hose (not included)
  • Approximate weight is 20 lbs.
  • UV protected for a long life
  • Overflow fitting, drain plug, screw on cover included
  • Optional spigot 4 or 14 inches from ground
  • Features an insect screen to keep water clear of debris
  • 1 year limited warranty
  • Dimensions: 24 diam. x 39H inches

What's Included

Rain Barrel

What's Not Included

Diverter, Hose, Linking Kit

Description

Rain happens. Rain is free. A 60-gallon rain barrel can fill up with less than .25 inch of rainfall. Rain barrels can go a long way in offsetting your domestic water needs, including gardening, car washing, and pool topping. In turn, the burden on the local water system or your well will diminish and ultimately save you money. Collecting rain water has become as typical as recycling bottles, cans, newspapers, and composting. Link two or three barrels together and you can save up to 180 gallons of precious rain water.


The Great American Rain Barrel is built to be extremely durable with a wall thickness of 3/16", resulting in a rigid, heavy duty rain barrel that will last virtually forever. Each UV protected polyethylene rain barrel is manufactured in the USA from a recycled shipping barrel that stands 39 inches tall by 24 inches wide and weighs 20 lbs. empty. The barrel comes complete with overflow fitting, drain plug, screw on cover, and optional threaded spigot, which can be positioned either 4 or 14 inches from ground level. This is an ideal position for use with a watering can. Attach your garden hose to the spigot and water your garden or lawn, even wash your car. We suggest raising the barrel off the ground for use with a regular garden hose as it's gravity fed. Our rain barrel arrives with simple instructions for fast and easy installation.


How to Link Barrels Together
To save even more water, you can link your first barrel to a second, using a (shorter) piece of 3/4" hose. Simply unscrew the upper plug (on the second barrel) and replace it with a second elbow. Attach one end of your hose to the overflow fitting (on barrel one) turning the fitting so that it is horizontal, and then attach it to the other end to the new elbow on the second barrel (which should also be turned horizontally). Attach your overflow hose to the second elbow (on barrel two) so that once that barrel has filled, you can direct excess water away from the foundation. We recommend keeping barrels close together for best results.


Helpful Tips:

  • To prevent ground saturation near your foundation, we recommend attaching a minimum of six feet of .75-inch hose to the overflow fitting and directing the water away from the foundation.
  • To prevent insects from seeping into the barrel, a Teflon window screen can be draped over the barrel before screwing on the lid.
  • If odor or insects become a problem, Clorox is an age old remedy; use approximately 1/4 cup to harmlessly disinfect the water.
  • In order to avoid clogging, empty your barrel at least once a year to remove leaves and other debris that may have accumulated inside.
  • Ice in barrels can cause permanent damage and is not covered by the warranty. Please be sure to winterize your barrel.
  • CAUTION: Be sure to screw lid on tightly to prevent children or animals from falling into the barrel.
  • The Great American Rain Barrel is intended for garden use only. Do not use barrel to store drinking water.


About Great American
With the support and enthusiasm of a remarkable customer base, The Great American Rain Barrel Company provides environmentally friendly rain barrels to communities and individuals everywhere. The company has been in business since 1990 and sold over 100,000 rain barrels nationwide.

Dimensions & Specifications

Dimensions

24D x 39H in.

Material

Recycled Food Grade Plastic Resin

Weight

20 lbs.

Gallon Capacity

60

Warranty

1 Year Limited Warranty

Brand

Great American Rain Barrel

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Great American Rain Barrel
 
4.0

(based on 13 reviews)

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    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Weather proof (8)
  • Conserves water (6)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Adjustable settings (4)
  • Comfortable grip (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor garden (10)
    • Household plants (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (7), Getting started (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very happy with the product

    I ordered two of these rain barrels. They both arrived [...] in good condition. Everything was as good as it could have been. The only drawback, I bought the unpainted rain...Read complete review

    I ordered two of these rain barrels. They both arrived [...] in good condition. Everything was as good as it could have been. The only drawback, I bought the unpainted rain barrels - it would have been nice to have some painting tips and types of paint to use.

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    Low quality parts

    The spigot is very low quality, I suspect that it will start leaking before the season is out. The holes are not very well threaded, so trying to screw in the plugs (for...Read complete review

    The spigot is very low quality, I suspect that it will start leaking before the season is out. The holes are not very well threaded, so trying to screw in the plugs (for the holes that you don't use) is next to impossible. It would have been better for all the holes to have plugs and then you could have just removed the ones that you wanted to use.

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    5.0

    Great barrel for the money!

    By Dale

    from SHAWNEE,KS

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Household Plants
      • Outdoor Garden
      • Watering the Lawn

      Comments about Great American Rain Barrel:

      Great water storage product, have it hooked to a diverter, and setting on your wood stand for water pressure. Great product, keep up the great work!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Completely Satisfied!

      By Dale

      from SHAWNEE,KS

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Settings
      • Comfortable Grip
      • Conserves Water
      • Easy To Use
      • Precise Spout
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Household Plants
        • Outdoor Garden

        Comments about Great American Rain Barrel:

        This is the fourth, and last barrel. Project complete. Very satisfied with all the products. Keep up the good work!

         
        1.0

        Low quality parts

        By P_ivy in MIchigan

        from Michigan

        About Me Master Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Conserves Water

        Cons

        • Leaks
        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

        • Outdoor Garden

        Comments about Great American Rain Barrel:

        The spigot is very low quality, I suspect that it will start leaking before the season is out. The holes are not very well threaded, so trying to screw in the plugs (for the holes that you don't use) is next to impossible. It would have been better for all the holes to have plugs and then you could have just removed the ones that you wanted to use.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fast shipping!

        By Judith

        from Ann Arbor, MI

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor Garden

          Comments about Great American Rain Barrel:

          Haven't set it up yet but it looks great!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great product

          By Martha the gardner

          from Mercersburg, Pa

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Settings
          • Comfortable Grip
          • Conserves Water
          • Easy To Use
          • Weather Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Outdoor Garden

            Comments about Great American Rain Barrel:

            This is the second rain barrel I purchased. I love the convience of saving water for my garden and flowers.

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