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HN-GID003 Good Ideas

Good Ideas 50 Gallon Rain Wizard Flat Back Rain Barrel

Item # HN-GID003

Dimensions & Specifications

Brand
Good Ideas
Dimensions
22L x 22W x 30H in.
Feature
Flat Back, Wood Grain
Gallon Capacity
50
International Shipping
Canada
Material
Plastic Resin, Recycled Plastic Resin
Weight (lbs.)
19

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  • Dimensions: 22L x 22W x 30H inches
  • Made of plastic resin 
  • Choose from a variety of colors
  • Resistant to rust, mold, mildew, and rotting
  • UV-resistance prevents fading and deterioration
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Good Ideas 50 Gallon Rain Wizard Flat Back Rain Barrel
 
4.3

(based on 190 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (100)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (86)
  • Weather proof (67)
  • Durable (45)
  • Lightweight (40)
  • Solid construction (38)

Cons

  • Limited features (5)
  • Screen holes too small (3)
  • Water goes everywhere (3)

Best Uses

  • Gardening (47)
  • Outdoor garden (29)
  • For self/couple (24)
  • Household plants (13)
  • Lawn maintenance (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (65), Midrange shopper (37), Getting started (26), Budget shopper (22), Master gardener (4)
    • I Am A:
    • Family older kids (17), Couple no kids (12), Family young kids (10), Single female (4), Single male (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Planning to purchase two more!

The rain that we catch will be used to water our flower and vegetable garden by attaching a sprinkler hose and routing the rainwater to the needed places. In our area of the U.S....Read complete review

The rain that we catch will be used to water our flower and vegetable garden by attaching a sprinkler hose and routing the rainwater to the needed places. In our area of the U.S. we endure drought conditions and water is needed for use other than gardens, etc. Our Rain Barrel will be our source of extra water for such.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's the little things

Received four of these barrels, however, one barrel was a different model, arg! Still waiting to hear back from customer service on how to get the correct barrel. If you look at...Read complete review

Received four of these barrels, however, one barrel was a different model, arg! Still waiting to hear back from customer service on how to get the correct barrel. If you look at all the various pictures of this rain barrel, you will see the top screen held down by four to eight screws. I received one with eight screws, the others with four screws. I redistributed the screws holding down the screen from the primary barrel since I used a 4" round downspout connector. As you can see in pictures on this website with just four screws, the screen is puckered up and not laying flat like in pictures with eight screws. It looks like a large opening covered by screen, but it's only a 4 inch circle hole, centered near the back edge, the rest of the screen is just overlap, see pictures of my setup. The overflow hole screen picture shows four screws, mine only had two screws causing the ends to pucker out and look shabby. The top screen does not have uniform holes, it looks like half the punch was dull and did not fully perforate the material, and they are too small. The inside diameter of the overflow connectors are too small and should be larger in diameter to match the flow of downspout, like 3/4 or 1 inch inside diameter. To connect multiple barrels, you will need 3/4 inch inside diameter hose, I got some at Home Depot. Remember to stair step your barrels so the overflow will work better. That way the water will cascade down from higher elevated barrel to lower barrel. If you connect multiple barrels, they won't sit flush against your wall because the connector hoses, even cut to the shortest length, stick out from behind the barrel, so need an inch or so, offset from the wall. I'm glad I bought these on sale. They do look nice and the threads for the spigot are deep enough so they don't strip when screwing in metal on plastic threads.

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4.0

rain barrel

By Irene

from Maylene,AL

About Me Do-It-Yourself

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Good Ideas 50 Gallon Rain Wizard Flat Back Rain Barrel:

        it is working great have attach a soaker hose to water flowers around the foundation of house.

         
        1.0

        Spigot cross-threads easily

        By From the Den

        from Dallas

        About Me Do-It-Yourself

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Soft Spigot Hole

          Best Uses

            Comments about Good Ideas 50 Gallon Rain Wizard Flat Back Rain Barrel:

            I am reasonably mechanically inclined and I know how to be careful not to cross-thread a bolt, but the receiving end of this barrel for the spigot is so soft the spigot will screw in easily without matching up to the threads of the hole. No matter how careful I was, I had no confidence it had matched up. The fruit of the effort was a leaky junction. After trying on two barrels, I gave up.

             
            3.0

            Workmanship

            By Christine

            from RANCHO CUCAMONGA,CA

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Good Ideas 50 Gallon Rain Wizard Flat Back Rain Barrel:

            I ordered and received four of these barrels. I think the quality is great, BUT, I have to say your workmanship in the minimal "assembly" lacks professionalism. Out of the four, one has a bad "threading" where the spiggot is screwed into. I think we can make it work, though. Also, I think it quite sloppy that ALL the debris of the screw holes is left in the barrel and it is difficult to rinse out. Also, I'd say 95% of the screw holes holding the screen are extremely crooked, one was stripped, and none of the screens (due to the crooked screw holes) sit really square in the depression made for its position.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            good price

            By Armando

            from IRVING,TX

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Good Ideas 50 Gallon Rain Wizard Flat Back Rain Barrel:

                  I got these rain barrels because they were the best price for 50 gallon barrels that I could find on the web. Have not installed them yet, so will have to get back later with an update of how well they work.

                   
                  5.0

                  Very impressed!

                  By Patty

                  from Ohio

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Secure
                  • Visible At A Distance
                  • Weather Resistant

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Back Yard
                    • Front Yard
                    • Garden
                    • Porch

                    Comments about Good Ideas 50 Gallon Rain Wizard Flat Back Rain Barrel:

                    I was so impressed with this rain barrel that I purchased a second one!! We recently built a small greenhouse and decided to use the 2nd barrel for watering instead of putting in a water line. We save plenty of money on our monthly water bill in the summer months.

                     
                    4.0

                    Great, sturdy product. Love it!

                    By Kelly

                    from CHARLOTTE,NC

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy To Secure
                    • Weather Resistant

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Back Yard
                      • Garden

                      Comments about Good Ideas 50 Gallon Rain Wizard Flat Back Rain Barrel:

                      Built a new house with a well. This is a great way to water plants and not have to exhaust our well water. The stand is essential if you don't use a hose attachment. I found this product so useful I just ordered a second one.

                       
                      5.0

                      BEST WATER BARREL ON THE MARKET

                      By John

                      from Wabasha,mn

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Weather Resistant

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Back Yard
                        • Front Yard
                        • Garden

                        Comments about Good Ideas 50 Gallon Rain Wizard Flat Back Rain Barrel:

                        This is the third Rain Wizard rain barrel we we purchased. We have a good sized garden and many flower beds.We conseve water,and cut back on our water bill.This is the best water barrel on the market.

                         
                        4.0

                        RAIN BARREL

                        By Mary Ann

                        from WATERFORD,MI

                        About Me Budget Shopper

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • At My Water Spouts

                          Comments about Good Ideas 50 Gallon Rain Wizard Flat Back Rain Barrel:

                          CAME QUICKLY AND IS WELL MADE.

                           
                          5.0

                          Great price, looks like good quality

                          By Gerald

                          from STAUNTON,VA

                          About Me Budget Shopper

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Easy To Secure
                          • Visible At A Distance
                          • Weather Resistant

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Back Yard
                            • Front Yard
                            • Garden
                            • Porch

                            Comments about Good Ideas 50 Gallon Rain Wizard Flat Back Rain Barrel:

                            Just received our rain barrel, and it certainly looks like good value for the money. All I've done so far is to put the small pieces (spout, etc.) into the barrel, but I'm looking forward to hooking it up to a downspout.

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            It's the little things

                            By Steven

                            from FAIRFAX,VA

                            About Me Budget Shopper

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • On Sale

                            Cons

                            • Not Enough Screen Screws
                            • Screen Holes Too Small

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Good Ideas 50 Gallon Rain Wizard Flat Back Rain Barrel:

                              Received four of these barrels, however, one barrel was a different model, arg! Still waiting to hear back from customer service on how to get the correct barrel. If you look at all the various pictures of this rain barrel, you will see the top screen held down by four to eight screws. I received one with eight screws, the others with four screws. I redistributed the screws holding down the screen from the primary barrel since I used a 4" round downspout connector. As you can see in pictures on this website with just four screws, the screen is puckered up and not laying flat like in pictures with eight screws. It looks like a large opening covered by screen, but it's only a 4 inch circle hole, centered near the back edge, the rest of the screen is just overlap, see pictures of my setup. The overflow hole screen picture shows four screws, mine only had two screws causing the ends to pucker out and look shabby. The top screen does not have uniform holes, it looks like half the punch was dull and did not fully perforate the material, and they are too small. The inside diameter of the overflow connectors are too small and should be larger in diameter to match the flow of downspout, like 3/4 or 1 inch inside diameter. To connect multiple barrels, you will need 3/4 inch inside diameter hose, I got some at Home Depot. Remember to stair step your barrels so the overflow will work better. That way the water will cascade down from higher elevated barrel to lower barrel. If you connect multiple barrels, they won't sit flush against your wall because the connector hoses, even cut to the shortest length, stick out from behind the barrel, so need an inch or so, offset from the wall. I'm glad I bought these on sale. They do look nice and the threads for the spigot are deep enough so they don't strip when screwing in metal on plastic threads.

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                              Customer Q & A

                              8 Questions About This Product
                              Q: "Is the barrel BPA free?"
                              A: Yes, this rain barrel is BPA free.
                              Q: "Is this product resistant to cracking from the freezing-and-thawing of extreme Midwest temps?"
                              A: It is resistant to very low temperatures, however we do recommend that you take the following steps to ensure the longevity of your rain barrel. "Empty or drain your rain barrel, remove spigot, run-off hose, and drain plug before storing for the winter. When possible store your barrel in a protected/indoor area but if the rain barrel must remain outside turn it upside down and secure it to prevent animal intrusion or water accumulation which can freeze, expand, and potentially crack the barrel wall."
                              Q: "What about overflow?"
                              A: There is a shut-off valve for hose hook-up or dual overflow.
                              Q: "Does that top section lift off?"
                              A: The top section does not lift off.
                              Q: "Does this include the screen?"
                              A: Yes, the screen is included.
                              Q: "Can a hose attach to the overflow to divert the water further away from the foundation?
                              A: The hose can be attached to the spigot.
                              Q: "Can these be painted to match the house?"
                              A: Yes, it may be painted but please be sure to use a paint intended for plastic surfaces.
                              Q: "Where is this product produced? Is it made in the USA or is it an import?
                              A: No, this product is completely manufactured in Lake City, Pennsylvania.
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