Product: Good Ideas RB55-BLUE Big Blue Recycled Rain Barrel, 55-Gallon

Product Price: $97.59

Product Description:

·         Resistant to rust, mold, mildew, and rotting

·         Brass spigot for hose hook-up or dual overflow

·         Screen to keep out debris and insects

·         Two optional locations for spigot placement, Change them anytime you want

·         Child and pet safe

·         Resistant to rust, mold, mildew, and rotting – BPA Free

·         Brass spigot for hose hook-up or dual overflow

·         Screen to keep out debris and insects

·         Two optional locations for spigot placement, Change them anytime you want

·         Child and pet safe

Review on the Good Ideas RB55-BLUE Big Blue Recycled Rain Barrel, 55-Gallon

As the name says, the Good Ideas RB55-BLUE Big Blue Recycled Rain Barrel, 55-Gallon is indeed from recycled plastic. It has a 55-gallon capacity and even if it is recycled, it is still of great quality and most of all it is environmentally friendly.

The Big Blue is from recycled material but they are not made from different recycled plastics. In fact what Good Ideas did was to collect these barrels from facilities which used them to store or transport processed food stuffs, typically juice and converts them into rain barrels.

The Big Blue typically comes with a spigot which is brass plated and two spigot locations that will work well with standard hose hookups. The upper spigot location is normally used for filling buckets as well as handling overflows and the lower one for running hoses. There is also a no kink design to make the flow of water as normal as possible.

The Big Blue is also equipped with anti-bug and anti-debris screen that is located on top of the barrel and is compatible with the standard 2×3″ and 3×4″ downspouts. Cleaning this barrel is also very easy. Just remove the screen mesh using a Philips screwdriver and you are good to go.

Pros and Cons of the Good Ideas RB55-BLUE Big Blue Recycled Rain Barrel, 55-Gallon

Pros:

  • Reused barrels are food-grade and eco-friendly products
  • Resistant to rust, mold, mildew, and rotting
  • Two optional locations for spigot placement
  • Brass spigot for hose hook-up or dual overflow
  • Fine screen mesh included

Cons:

  • Thorough pre-sale cleaning by manufacturer would be appreciated

Final Word

All in all, the Good Ideas RB55-BLUE Big Blue Recycled Rain Barrel, 55-Gallon is still one of the best rain barrels in the market today. Even with its weaknesses, this rain barrel  is still better than most of the rain barrels that are being sold in the market today. So, if you are in the look for a quality rain barrel, then, the Good Ideas RB55-BLUE Big Blue Recycled Rain Barrel, 55-Gallon is a good choice.

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