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Good Ideas Rain Wizard 65 Gallon Rain Barrel Urn

Item # HN-GID045

Dimensions & Specifications

Brand
Good Ideas
Dimensions
25L x 26W x 35H in.
Feature
Decorative, Flat Back
Gallon Capacity
65
International Shipping
Canada
Material
Resin
Weight
24 lbs.

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  • Thick, durable polyethylene resin is weather-resistant
  • 65 gallon capacity for a large water supply
  • Flat back design optimizes space with barrel against wall
  • Measures 25L x 26W x 35H inches
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Good Ideas Rain Wizard 65 Gallon Rain Barrel Urn
 
4.4

(based on 198 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (125)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (138)
  • Lightweight (82)
  • Accurate instructions (75)
  • Conserves water (26)
  • Versatile (24)

Cons

  • NO cons (4)
  • Difficult to store (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (115)
  • Garden (110)
  • Patio (50)
  • Lawn (23)
  • Outdoor garden (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (126), Getting started (49), Master gardener (13)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (152)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

bigger than you might think!

I received the barrel about a week ago and it had rained a few times so I have a little bit of experience with it. One thing you will want to do is elevate...Read complete review

I received the barrel about a week ago and it had rained a few times so I have a little bit of experience with it. One thing you will want to do is elevate it for two reasons: 1. water pressure, 2. to make hose easier to attach. After the first rain, I had a lot of trouble getting the water out, so I drained it out and put it on a plastic stand I improvised. The pressure still isn't great, but at least I can get the hose on.
Also, the item was about twice as big as I expected. Not really a problem, but I did have to clear out some space and positioning it was a bit of a challenge, so just something to keep in mind.
It does look exactly as pictured. If you use it as a planter, be sure to put some rocks or something in the bottom before you plant anything because water will accumulate as it doesn't drain well.
The picture I attached is before I elevated and planted flowers. You'll have to tilt your head, sorry.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Only lasted me a year

I bought one of these in the spring of 2012 to collect rain water for our vegetable garden. It worked ok at first but the drain lets out the water at barely a trickle. ...Read complete review

I bought one of these in the spring of 2012 to collect rain water for our vegetable garden. It worked ok at first but the drain lets out the water at barely a trickle. As I filled it with water this spring (2013), the barrel never seemed to fill up. One day I finally turned it over and there was a very large crack on the bottom of the plastic where all the water was leaking out.

I contacted the company (Good Ideas) and sent pictures of the defect near a seam and a copy of my receipt. I was the told that it was out of warranty and that all they could do was offer me a discount on a new one. I believe it was only a month out of warranty. So I want to warn anyone considering the purchase of this unit that the company does not stand behind their product as they are very strict about the 12 month warranty. If they wanted to act in good faith, they would have replaced it. The discount on another unit was worthless as I wouldn't want to throw away good money for a potentially defective product a second time.

Please beware that this may not last more than a year.

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5.0

Great Product and service

By Maria

from Austin TX

About Me Getting Started

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about Good Ideas Rain Wizard 65 Gallon Rain Barrel Urn:

    Very happy with their product and service.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
     
    5.0

    Love it!

    By Nell

    from Tustin, CA

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors
      • Patio

      Comments about Good Ideas Rain Wizard 65 Gallon Rain Barrel Urn:

      I had been looking at rain barrels for a while. I love the style. It fits in beautifully on my patio. It is bigger than I envisioned but not a problem. I elevated it on some left over pavers and it drains well. Nice brass spigot. I'm already looking at purchasing 2 more!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Attractive & Functional Rain Barrel

      By Ray of all Trades

      from Pasadena, CA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Good Ideas Rain Wizard 65 Gallon Rain Barrel Urn:

        I have wanted to install a rain barrel every since I installed rain gutters after my house remodel, but the price kept me away. I considered making my own, but the DIY 55 gal drums from food grade containers just look too ugly next to my newly renovated house. Then I stumbled on some info about my local water utility offering $75 rebates/barrel (up to 4 barrels/ home) and the decision was a no brainer. I wound up purchasing four of them. These barrels look great and work well. I bought flex hose from my local HD to connect to my down spot. The size fit perfectly into the barrel once you remove the mesh screen that comes with the barrel. I had a bunch of leftover red bricks that I used to build a platform to raise the barrel up. The terra cotta colors looks good. I'm not so sure I'd use the planter on the top of the barrel. Even though there are drainage holes, I think it makes more sense to get a small pot and place it in that space. It'll be easier to re-pot/switch out plants should the need arises and if drowning your plants' roots is a concern, it would be easy to put some gravel or a few small bricks or something to help raise your pots above the level of the drainage holes. As for the spigot...it works well (not as heavy duty as a 1/4 turn hose bib), but this is for a rain barrel and is more than adequate. The fact that it's brass says something-I've purchased a rain barrel for my in laws with plastic spigots that reeked of cheap (local stores only had one type of rain barrel in stock). The only thing I'd caution is to be sure to thread the hose bib/spigot onto the nylon opening slowly to carefully check you don't install it crooked and end up creating new and crooked threads. I'm considering connecting another barrel to help increase the capacity. I think I'm going to use one of the two overflow ports in the back, but I'm not sure if this is the best way of accomplishing this. Maybe I'll have to update this when I'm done.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Exactly what I've been looking for

        By Marcus

        from SPRING GROVE,MN

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors

          Comments about Good Ideas Rain Wizard 65 Gallon Rain Barrel Urn:

          Hayneedle;

          You have no ideal how long I have been looking for an attractive rain barrel. Now I have one. After receiving it, I am envisioning placing it into the yard. I just can't wait.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Rain Barrel seems good; will know better

          By Lois

          from Doylestown,PA

          About Me Master Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Outdoors

            Comments about Good Ideas Rain Wizard 65 Gallon Rain Barrel Urn:

            Will know better in the spring time; too cold for outdoor use now.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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