I finally got around to installing this awesome rain barrel. It was very easy to do so. Just drill a small hole into the side of the gutter and follow the directions. Each piece locks into the others and boom… water starts to fill up. The container is sealed tightly so no animals, kids nor bugs can get into the stale rain water. There’s an awesome spigot on the front in two spots to allow for filling of buckets to water the garden. What a great solution for trapping water that would normally do nothing.