|Rain Barrel Installed near the shade garden.|
The installation was fairly easy and only needed a hacksaw to cut into our gutter downspout and a drill with a paddle bit for making the hole into the rain barrel. The kit fit into a 1 inch cut out on the downspout and then hose was easily attached. The water spigot was simple to put together also. I made sure to add a few concrete blocks (that part cost less than $5 for 4 concrete blocks and 1" caps) underneath the rain barrel to raise it where I wanted the barrel before installation since that would make it easier to get water out either with a hose or a watering can.
I've been very happy with its performance this year and I can't stress enough how much a rain barrel helps in the garden. I don't use the water I collect in it for the vegetable garden but I've used it just about everywhere else! The only thing that bugs me is that it's actually $10 cheaper now than when I bought it! (currently $54.95 with free shipping at Amazon.) Isn't that always how it works?
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