Earth Minded 45gal. Charcoal Rain Barrel (PRN1023)

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  • 45 gallon
  • 85% recycled material
  • Charcoal color
  • Easy to use and install
  • Flexfit diverter included
  • Planter top lid


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Earth Minded 45gal. Charcoal Rain Barrel (PRN1023)
 
3.9

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Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Conserves water (13)
  • Weather proof (7)
  • Precise spout (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoor garden (12)
  • Household plants (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (12), Getting started (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Overflow glitch

All materials needed to connect are included, but the spigot is of low quality and is difficult to turn off and on. The connection to the downspout is basically set for a 3X4...Read complete review

All materials needed to connect are included, but the spigot is of low quality and is difficult to turn off and on. The connection to the downspout is basically set for a 3X4 downspout. With a 2X3, there is no overflow back to the downspout when the barrel is full, hence it overflows to the barrel location as rain continues.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good value, cheap faucet

Barrels are value-priced and sturdy. BONUS drilling bits are included. The faucet, however, is terrible: cheap plastic that is so flimsy it literally flexes when you turn the water on and off....Read complete review

Barrels are value-priced and sturdy. BONUS drilling bits are included. The faucet, however, is terrible: cheap plastic that is so flimsy it literally flexes when you turn the water on and off. We already have rainwater collected, so can't change the faucet out. I'm really worried it's going to fall to pieces. We used plumber's tape and silicon and have no leaks, but wondering of that cheap plastic is just going to be able to hold. NOTE: the lid was squished inside the barrel in shipping. It was way out-of-round, more oval than round; just set it out in the sun for a half hour or so and it'll fit on the barrel. Overall, the price is excellent, since it includes the collection/overflow line and drill bits. Do yourself a favor and IMMEDIATELY replace the faucets with something other than toy-grade plastic.

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4.0

Rain Barrel

By M

from Detroit, MI

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Instructions Written Poor

Best Uses

  • Garden

Comments about Earth Minded 45gal. Charcoal Rain Barrel (PRN1023):

Instructions are poorly written. If placing on a platform, like river stone or patron stone, change position of downsport hole. The weight of water will lower barrel. No pressure, like all rain barrels.

 
5.0

Best bang for the buck.

By Jimmy

from Charlotte, NC

About Me Budget Shopper

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Earth Minded 45gal. Charcoal Rain Barrel (PRN1023):

      I bought 2 of these to check them out and they are great for the price. I see some reviews about the rubber gasket leaking but I never experienced that. It is not metal but I have emptied them 3 times and it is great. I love the flowers on top. We have them hooked up to soaker hoses for the garden and are ordering 4 more. 3 for me and one for a friend. No issues here they look cool and hold water.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Diverter valve is great!

      By Russ

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to install
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Hole Saw Is Cheap

      Best Uses

      • Deck
      • Garden
      • Patio

      Comments about Earth Minded 45gal. Charcoal Rain Barrel (PRN1023):

      The hole saw for drilling into the down spout wasn't very sharp and thus it will take a long time to drill into a down spout that is thicker metal. I finally used a jig saw to make the opening for the diverter valve. Not a big deal, but a nuisance.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      DO NOT BUY

      By mike with ruined basement floor

      from new hampshire

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Earth Minded 45gal. Charcoal Rain Barrel (PRN1023):

          I bought two, both leaked. The gaskets for outlets are flimsy rubber, not customary bulkhead fittings. You thread the plastic stopcock and hose fittings directly into a piece of rubber that presumably expands enough to insure a watertight seal. NOT. So either buy a good sealant, bulkhead fittings, or another product unless you want your water to leak down to the level of the stopcock.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Freat Rain Barrel

          By John

          from Tiffin, Ohio

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Household Plants
            • Outdoor Garden

            Comments about Earth Minded 45gal. Charcoal Rain Barrel (PRN1023):

            I bought this rain barrel and found it was very easy to install and met all of my needs.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Water saver

            By MiMiPsy

            from Wilmington, IL

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Earth Minded 45gal. Charcoal Rain Barrel (PRN1023):

                  We planted a lot of potted flowers and veggies this year and also have others in our soil and since the rain is so sporadic here in southwestern Will County, this will spare us from using as much chemically treated City water as we would otherwise use here where we can have weeks in the upper 80s or 90s without precipitation.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Easy to install

                  By CBC

                  from Charleston, SC

                  About Me Getting Started

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Conserves Water
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Household Plants
                    • Outdoor Garden

                    Comments about Earth Minded 45gal. Charcoal Rain Barrel (PRN1023):

                    My husband installed in less than 30 minutes. We were so surprised how quickly it filled up! We had a quick 5 minute summer shower and it was already full! Thinking of installing a few more with overflow barrels in the backyard. We are using the top of the barrel as a planter, although it's not very deep. Certainly improves the aesthetic!

                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Good value, cheap faucet

                    By Indiana gardener

                    from Indiana

                    About Me Master Gardener

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Conserves Water
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Weather Resistant

                    Cons

                    • Faucet Cheap Flimsy
                    • Poor Quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoor Garden

                    Comments about Earth Minded 45gal. Charcoal Rain Barrel (PRN1023):

                    Barrels are value-priced and sturdy. BONUS drilling bits are included. The faucet, however, is terrible: cheap plastic that is so flimsy it literally flexes when you turn the water on and off. We already have rainwater collected, so can't change the faucet out. I'm really worried it's going to fall to pieces. We used plumber's tape and silicon and have no leaks, but wondering of that cheap plastic is just going to be able to hold. NOTE: the lid was squished inside the barrel in shipping. It was way out-of-round, more oval than round; just set it out in the sun for a half hour or so and it'll fit on the barrel. Overall, the price is excellent, since it includes the collection/overflow line and drill bits. Do yourself a favor and IMMEDIATELY replace the faucets with something other than toy-grade plastic.

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    love this

                    By valerie the farmer

                    from orlando florida

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Household Plants
                      • Outdoor Garden
                      • Watering the Lawn

                      Comments about Earth Minded 45gal. Charcoal Rain Barrel (PRN1023):

                      i am using this rainbarrel to mix and hold as well as distribute water to all my hydroponics containers. I can mix large quantities of water with the chemicals needed for my fruits and vegetables. This saves me an enourmous amount of time related to refilling the containers and allows for more precise measuring of the chemicals needed for the water. I love this and plan to get more as i expand my hydroponics farm. It will also allow for drip irrigation when im gone on vacation for couple weeks.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Rain barell

                      By CL

                      from Covington, WA

                      About Me Avid Gardener

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Inefficient

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Earth Minded 45gal. Charcoal Rain Barrel (PRN1023):

                          Not the greatest rain barrel by far. Only buy this one if you intend to hook up to rain gutter, as shown. If you want a stand alone I would not recommend. It's built very cheap, and not that attractive to look at.

                          (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Awesome!! Great product, great price!!

                          By Lance

                          from Sarasota, FL

                          About Me Avid Gardener

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable Settings
                          • Comfortable Grip
                          • Conserves Water
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Plants Love Rainwater
                          • Precise Spout
                          • Quick Setup
                          • Weather Resistant

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Outdoor Garden
                            • Watering the Lawn

                            Comments about Earth Minded 45gal. Charcoal Rain Barrel (PRN1023):

                            I got one of these for my grandmother in Sarasota, FL. It rains a lot there, and she gardens most of the year. I've read from many sources, that rainwater is much better for your plants than city water. This is great, because my grandmother is very progressive and loves to be green. We changed all of her lighting to LED and fluorescent as well :) This product was very simple to install, and works perfectly. I added a couple cinder blocks to raise the barrel a bit. I've read this adds pressure, and it truly does. Do yourself, your plants, and the environment a favor by picking one of these up!!

                            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Great Product for the Price

                            By JCS

                            from Louisville, KY

                            About Me Avid Gardener

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Conserves Water

                            Cons

                            • Leaks

                            Best Uses

                            • Outdoor Garden

                            Comments about Earth Minded 45gal. Charcoal Rain Barrel (PRN1023):

                            Great quality except that the rubber ring and spicket leak a little. Ordered light grey but received black color. Was dissapointed by this, was hoping to match house color somewhat to not stand out. The black is kinda trash can looking. Flipped the lid and filled with potting soil to grow flowers in to help not looking too awkward next to the garden. Also raised to about 2.5 feet with some cinder blocks to achieve higher pressure. Will be hooking up to a PVC pipe with drippers to water my garden, hopefully I can find a rain barrel timer(regular hose timers won't work, they require high pressure to open the valve) so I can use as a auto watering system. I do really like that when I water the flowers on top excess water goes back into the can, no waste. Overall it is a great product, when I ordered it was 20% off. Don't think I could find another product for the price. If color was correct I probably would have given 5 stars.

                            (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Does the job but needs some corrections

                            By Ann

                            from Dresden, OH

                            About Me Avid Gardener

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                            • Minor Leaks At 2 Openings

                            Best Uses

                            • Household Plants
                            • Outdoor Garden

                            Comments about Earth Minded 45gal. Charcoal Rain Barrel (PRN1023):

                            Needed to use plumbers tape to correct leak from faucet and hose area. Plan on getting a second one and know now to use the tape before the first rain fall.

                            (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            problem with plastic faucet and seal

                            By Jackie

                            from Hillsboro Oregon

                            About Me Avid Gardener

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Conserves Water
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Problem With Faucet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Earth Minded 45gal. Charcoal Rain Barrel (PRN1023):

                                For overflow of gutters and save water. I had problems with plastic faucet it wouldnt shut off and seal didnt seal. I replaced it with a metal faucet and new seal and Ace took off 20% of cost of parts.

                                (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                First rate rain barrel

                                By Arleen

                                from Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

                                About Me Getting Started

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Conserves Water
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Perfect Spigot Placement
                                • Precise Spout
                                • Weather Resistant

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Household Plants
                                  • Outdoor Garden

                                  Comments about Earth Minded 45gal. Charcoal Rain Barrel (PRN1023):

                                  Water reserve for 'dry spells'. Lots of outdoor plants are moved into the screen room during 'winter' and the rain barrel waters them all. Yes, the Florida Panhandle DOES get some freezing winter weather.

                                  (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  I would buy this product again

                                  By Jo

                                  from West Palm Beach, FL

                                  About Me Avid Gardener

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Conserves Water
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Weather Resistant

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Outdoor Garden

                                    Comments about Earth Minded 45gal. Charcoal Rain Barrel (PRN1023):

                                    Very easy to put together and very user friendly.

                                    (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Overflow glitch

                                    By Lyle

                                    from Richmond, KY

                                    About Me Avid Gardener

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Conserves Water
                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                    • Leaks
                                    • Water Goes Everywhere

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Household Plants

                                    Comments about Earth Minded 45gal. Charcoal Rain Barrel (PRN1023):

                                    All materials needed to connect are included, but the spigot is of low quality and is difficult to turn off and on. The connection to the downspout is basically set for a 3X4 downspout. With a 2X3, there is no overflow back to the downspout when the barrel is full, hence it overflows to the barrel location as rain continues.

                                    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Does What It Is Supposed To

                                    By Bob

                                    from Douglasville, GA

                                    About Me Avid Gardener

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Conserves Water
                                    • Weather Resistant

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Outdoor Garden

                                      Comments about Earth Minded 45gal. Charcoal Rain Barrel (PRN1023):

                                      From what I can tell all rain barrels are incredibly overpriced. This product as priced from Ace was lower than most. The reversible cover is a clever idea that I did do to plant flowers in the top of it. The diverter that goes into the gutter is clever but they need to develop a 3x4 inch diverter. It's rather silly to put the 2x3 inch diverter in since it won't cover a single side of the gutter completely so I went to [@] and got a 3x4 that installed simply and covers the whole size of the gutter. Other than the inadequate diverter I have no negative comments. It's a plastic barrel... what can you say?

                                      (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Buy Same Rain Barrel At [@] for Less

                                      By Lee

                                      from Antioch, IL

                                      About Me Getting Started

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Conserves Water
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Precise Spout

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Household Plants
                                        • Outdoor Garden

                                        Comments about Earth Minded 45gal. Charcoal Rain Barrel (PRN1023):

                                        Product seems fine. Hasn't rained since I got it but I think it will be fine.

                                        (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Very Satisfactory Product

                                        By Karen

                                        from Raleigh, NC

                                        About Me Avid Gardener

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Conserves Water
                                        • Easy to Install
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Ingenious Design
                                        • Looks good

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Outdoor Garden

                                          Comments about Earth Minded 45gal. Charcoal Rain Barrel (PRN1023):

                                          We already had three rain barrels in the back yard that are rather utilitarian in appearance, but wanted one in the front yard that would allow me to water a hard to get to garden area without being unsightly. This barrel is just perfect. The design is ingenious, it was not a difficult install, and it is pretty unobtrusive, even while being located in the front corner of the house.

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