Fiskars Salsa Rain Water Harvesting System
A bit finicky to install...
As some reviews have mentioned some alterations to the downpipe may be necessary (none ever seem to be 'standard') as well as the good old caulking gun, but once you manage that the barrel goes in smoothly and looks great in our yard. Am looking forward to the first heavy downfall to use the water for my ever growing veggie garden.And as a bonus, it's on sale now! Good purchase.
June 28, 2012
Fast installation and looks great!
Have been searching for a long time for a good rain barrel that looks decent.
Bought this on the weekend and had no problems installing it. It also looks really sharp against the house. No problem with the lid fitting as it snaps on tightly. If there are spaces where the downspout connects to the diverter you can add caulking around the edge inside the diverter. This will prevent the water from leaking through the bottom diverter opening and caulking won't be visible on the outside. You can also easily add a second rain barrel to this system. Very pleased with this purchase.
May 22, 2012
Best Rain Barrel Ever
We purchased the cheaper Fiskars model and had to replace it 3 times when it cracked at the seam. This model is much sturdier and works great. I had the same problem with the diverter, it's the wrong shape for my eavestroughing, but I managed to bend it into the diverter and it works great. We are on our second summer with it so far, no issues to report. Highly recommended. It tends to go on sale throughout the Spring/Summer, so you might want to wait for a sale before purchasing one.
May 31, 2011
Good product but...........
The actual rain barrel is great, except the lids don't fit as tightly as I would have hoped. Maybe it will soften once the sun hits it.
The only downside to this is the Diverter. Its designed for a rectangular shaped down spout system. Id say 4 inches by 3 inches, mine are square (almost) so the attachments don't fit properly. Alot of water is going to hit the ground once the barrel is full. Might have to rig something up. I hate rigging things up just wish it worked the first time.
May 11, 2010