54 Gallon Garden Rain Barrels
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54 Gallon Garden Rain Barrel
Availability: In stock
Item #: S7-GA RNBL
An average 1000 square foot roof will collect over 650 gallons of water with just 1 inch of rainfall. So even a 1/8 inch rain thunderstorm, could refill an empty rain barrel. You'll refill this attractive garden rain barrel with just a quick shower, and once the rain barrel is full, a 1-1/4 inch overflow hose directs excess water to a desired soak area on your property where excess water can be utilized such as your garden, flower beds or trees. By extending the overflow with 50-100 ft. lengths of perforated hose - near gardens, beds or lawns, users can create a trickle system where rainwater is gently dispersed into the ground.
- Constructed from 1/4" thick, UV protected, new & recycled material polyethelyne plastic - premium quality food grade plastic
- Two dispensing points allow simultaneous hose and spigot access!
- Brass threaded spigot and other high-quality components will withstand harsh weather and wear for years
- A screened water intake port prevents insect and debris entry
- Offers a screened automatic overflow and six foot diverter hose
- You can connect two or more barrels together for the ultimate in water storage
- Safe secure closed design top prevents possibility of accidental drowning
- Capacity: 54 gallons
- Height: 36 inches
- Diameter: 23 inches
- Weight (empty): 20 lbs
- Available Colors:
- Moss Green
- Terra Cotta
Cut the existing downspout about 46 inches from the ground, and add a 60 degree elbow to the end. Now just place the rainbarrel so water will land anywhere within the recessed top. Water will collect on the top surface and funnel into the barrel through the screened intake opening. The downspout does not need to be placed directly over the screens, or directly into the barrel (this enables easier set-up, and filters debris from the downspout water).
Rain barrels can be installed upon blocks or wooden crate to provide height for gravity flow purposes.
Rain barrels should be drained and removed for the winter months to prevent ice damage. It is recommended that you remove the existing downspout and elbow intact and store for reinstallation in the late fall.
Your garden rain barrel is guaranteed against any manufacturing flaws evident upon purchase or discovered after use. If there are any defects that are the result of manufacturing or shipping to your address, we will replace damaged components or the entire rain barrel. This complete product guarantee remains in effect for 180 days from the purchase of the barrel, and other components of the rain barrel (not including the barrel body) will be guaranteed for 5 years against any flaw, damage, weather or wear.
In developing the garden rain barrel, water conservation and runoff control is a two part function of the product. Users are able to collect rain when it is abundant, and use it for watering flowers, gardens, trees and lawns - when it’s not. This puts the runoff reservoir right at the downspout, and reduces public water demand later in the year. By providing rainwater collection within developed areas, greater stormwater absorption can exist, decreasing the demand on streams and rivers, and creating a more natural environment.
In recent years, drought and stormwater issues have risen to new public awareness. Droughts have become frequent, and when rain arrives, excessive runoff overwhelms ditches, streams, rivers and estuaries. Housing and industrial developments now cover vast areas of land, preventing rainfall from soaking into the ground, while a growing population has increased our demand on water resources.
Most homes have several downspouts to capture these available water resourses, and rain barrels positioned around the home become convenient tools for garden and outdoor uses. While providing great function to the user, the garden rain barrel can also benefit the ecology of our environment.