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Fiskars 5996 Holden good at $54 dollars Surely not worth $112 now on Amazon for sure,
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I bought this rain barrel for $54.12 on Amazon with free shipping. I reviewed today and the "special" Amazon price is now over $112.Right!
I intended to purchase another one,but logically can buy any competitive product far less expensive for that price.
Was very easy to install.
One comment discussed that the barrel diverter connection would not fit their downspout,i would tend to disagree since the vast majority of all downspouts are either 2x3 or 3x4 and only would not function if the size of your downspout were not the normal residential 2x3 or commercial 3x4 size.The accessory pieces to connect to your downspout have both sizes for that reason,if not mistaken.
I do not know many homeowners still with copper downspouts or rounded versus rectangle downspouts.
The spigot is far too high which actually restricts the gravity fed flow of water for some farther distances.I suggest adding more tiers of stone pads under barrel to increase the flow of water.
Common sense tells you as well to install the barrel on side of home without roofing carrying your rainwater and leaves from any nearby leaves or you will be scooping that out of the barrel over time too.
I suggest Fiskars spent alittle more money and grab one of those BRASS spigots made in china versus the plastic spigot that is not worth the money having created.Plastic spigot is garbage anyways.
Plastic spigot end connecting to garden hose does not create as perfect a fit as that of a brass spigot even with good hose washer inside connecting hose end.
I would buy more of the barrels at $54.00 level but never at $112 bucks.
For $112 bucks you can bypass Amazon completely for less money. I'd beat you could buy Fiskar barrels locally for far less.
Don't recall whether Fiskar sells a unison piece to connect multiple barrels in a row(extra hose with connectors)thus drilling one inch holes on both sides of first barrel until last barrel.If not,suggest selling separately for multiple barrel utilization.
Good at the 54 dollar level,not worth more.
Amazon lower the price back down,make your increased profit margin on other items.
Only a fool will pay you $112 for $50 barrel.
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Initial post: Jun 6, 2012 1:00:14 PM PDT
$89.00 at the local Lowes store. Of course, they run out of stock every now and again.
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