This is the Hastings Rainwater Harvesting Rain Barrel - 56 Gallons. It is a special molded unit specifically for rain barrel use made of 100% Virgin Polyethylene. The Hastings Rain Barrel has a capacity of 56 Gallons and units can be close coupled to gain greater capacity.
The top of the barrel is designed so that the downspout from the building can be directed to the barrel but does not require any attachment to the barrel. When the barrel gets full, the water will flow out of the slot made for that purpose. The slot has been designed to accomodate a standard downspout into the slot to direct water away from the building foundation.
The top of the barrel has a mosquito screen (16 wire per inch which is required for mosquito protection). The top of the unit also has two slots molded in to accommodate the 5/8" hose. This barrel ships with a short 5/8" hose, hose clamp, garden hose fitting and a shutoff valve. The screen is removable for cleaning and the 6" x 8" opening is large enough to allow a user to put in ballast to get weight in the barrel to avoid having it blow over in the event it is empty.
NOTE: Connections have been molded into the barrel. Once you have identifiied which connection will be used, a 3/8" hole needs to be drilled through the nozzle connection (place a 3/8" drill bit at the molded center point location to activate water flow). The hose clamp and hose can then be installed.
Hastings Warranty Details:
Hastings Equity Manufacturing offers a 5-year warranty on the containment and skid tanks.