Really handsome water butt!
I chose this because there's nowhere to hide anything in my tiny new garden – everything I put in there makes such a big visual impact. I was a bit reluctant to spend almost ten times as much as I did on the water butt at my previous house, but I have to admit, it does look nice. I hadn't quite bargained for it not fitting flat against the house wall, but that's just me failing to apply common sense (most oblong plastic butts will belly out a bit when full of water). I just had to get a slightly longer, more flexible pipe than the one supplied with the diverter, and it's all working beautifully now. I especially like the smart chrome tap, which is a lovely finishing touch.
Excellent product. The most elegant water butt you're ever likely to find. If you have to have a water butt that sits on the patio in full view and don't want something that will be a constant cheap eyesore then go for this one.
The only small issue was with anchoring the water butt. Because it is slim it may topple if the children were to get behind it and push it over. The wall anchor bracket supplied doesn't work with this water butt (the manufacturer is thinking of discontinuing the supply of this bracket with this product because of too many phone calls from bemused purchasers). I solved the problem by affixing two small hooks, one to the back of the butt, above the max water level, and one to the wall immediately behind. I then linked the two hooks with a removable chain of an appropriate length. The butt cannot now be accidentally toppled over.
Bought this to sit by front steps. The product oozes quality, fits really neatly and doesn’t look big or bulky, despite holding 270 litres. It looks great and it made from really heavy duty plastic, which you can see lasting for ever. It has a double planter option for the top, but also a great heavy duty lid should you not want the planter set up. Sadly the other place we need a second water butt for is not quite wide enough to fit this butt into, otherwise would buy another. Product is delivered directly from 3P who called me to arrange a mutually convenient time for delivery. Great product and experience.
It's a lot of money for a bit of plastic, however good.
All the holes leaked and had to be resealed with Teflon tape (not provided). It seems fine now but it was quite fag to only discover it leaked after filling it up (twice). There were no instructions how to fix the butt to a wall, so I improvised.
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The water butt looks good and is well constructed. One should be wary of the capacity claims - if you use the tap in the middle of the wide face then you lose a fair amount of capacity. Similarly if you use the planter option then you lose further capacity if you set the fill-level at or below the level of the recessed plant pots. A simple hack is to mount the water butt on a stand of sufficient height to allow a watering can to be placed under the tap in one of the lower cutouts on the side, Furthermore the supplied tap looks good but has very restricted flow. Fast-flow taps are available to fit the standard screw fittings and one of these does speed up the job of filling a watering can.