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You know the old saying "when it rains, it pours." What happens when there's more rain than your rain barrel can handle? Tijeras Rain Barrels are built logically. Tijeras Rain Barrels are built to handle heavy rainfall.
Tijeras Rain Barrels are professional grade rain barrels. Some of our competitors use a common garden hose for an overflow. There is no way a garden hose or two, or even three, can handle the water from a common downspout in a heavy rain. If the excess water is not properly eliminated, it will overwhelm the inlet and run down the barrel wall to undermine the barrel's base, or worse, flow into the house!
All of our overflows terminate in a common U.S. Standard 1-1/2" female pipe thread. From this large professional outlet, your local hardware can supply many options to move the extra water wherever you want it (such as into a vegetable or flower garden). Lay-flat hose is very popular.
The Agua Fria, Cubo and Nino models contain a large 1-1/2" INTERNAL overflow. Notice how the large 1-1/2" PVC pipe is almost completely invisible from the outside. There's nothing pretty about PVC pipe and we intended to minimize its appearance. It's all about moving the excess water AWAY from the barrel as efficiently as possible.
Our Peso and Villa Series enjoys the same large 1-1/2" overflow as our other rain barrels, except they have an EXTERNAL overflow, rather than internal. This is due to their fixed, non-removable tops.
"God made rainy days, so gardeners could get the housework done." Author Unknown
Notice how the large 1-1/2" PVC pipe is almost completely invisible from the outside. There's nothing pretty about PVC pipe and we intended to minimize its appearance. It's all about moving the excess water AWAY from the barrel as efficiently as possible.