Make a Rain Chain
How do you make a simple rain chain? (video)
What do you put at the bottom of a rain chain?
What do you put at the bottom of a rain chain? Now you may be wondering what happens to the water when it gets to the bottom of the chain. A basin, barrel or French drain is the best way to catch water runoff from a rain chain. via
What is the best material for a rain chain?
Most Popular Materials:
Copper: This is the traditional material choice of rain chain artisans. The copper must be polished regularly if you wish it to maintain its gleam. Most copper rain chains are allowed to develop an appealing patina finish that changes as the copper ages. Steel: This is another traditional metal. via
How do you anchor a rain chain?
When installing your rain chain, use a tape measure to determine the distance from the existing rain gutter to the ground. Once you know the length, remove the existing downspout. Inside the gutter hole, insert the gutter bracket, or V-hook. From there, attach your rain chain. via
Do rain chains work in heavy rain?
Rain chains are less sturdy, and less high-capacity, than traditional downspouts. If you live somewhere with heavy weather and high winds, you'll need to install backup downspouts to handle your rainfall, because rain chains alone won't be able to do the job. via
Where is the best place to hang a rain chain?
Every rain chain is different, but in general, you'll want to attach your rain chain to a gutter or downspout for best results during very heavy rain. Don't worry, you won't need your gutter or downspout to go all the way to the ground. via
What is purpose of rain chain?
Rain chains help to direct water to rain barrels, landscaped beds, or other water features. It is critical to make sure the water flowing from the chain is flowing away from the foundation of your home; rain chains offer little benefit otherwise. Consider how water channeled with a rain chain will be used. via
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Can you hang a rain chain from a tree?
Rain chains do not have to be solely hung from gutters. They can also be hung from trees or used in conjunction with fountains or water wells. via
Do copper rain chains turn green?
Rain chains made from 100% pure copper will darken and take on that familiar green patina effect over time. Aluminum rain chains will develop a rich dark silver grey color as they age. Brass rain chains turn a bronzy/brown color over time. Most of our rain chains have no lacquer so they will age over time. via
Do rain chimes make noise?
If you just thought that a rain chain produces some sound on its own then we are afraid to say that you are wrong. The chain doesn't have any innate sound but it still makes soothing sounds when rain water passes over it. Do you know how? It's quite simple, really. via
How much do rain chains cost?
Prices range from $1,000 to $1,330, depending on length. Compared to a traditional gutter-and-downspout system which can cost as much as $32 per linear foot for installation (for copper), rain chains can be easy on the budget. At the low end, an 8-foot Copper Iron Rain Chain from Home Depot for $40. via
Do rain chains need to be anchored?
Anchor your rain chain.
Because rain chains are loosely detached from the structure and hung from your gutter, anchoring your rain chain is important. In the event of harsh weather elements, you want to secure your rain chain in place so it can resist high winds and avoid any damage to your rain chain. via
Can you use a rain chain with a rain barrel?
You can let the end of the chain dangle into a rain barrel or create a depression in the ground, lined with gravel or pretty stones that will allow the water to flow into. In areas of severe winter cold or high winds, take the rain chain down to avoid damaging anything. via
How do you hang rain chains without a gutter?
Spray a garden hose up to your rooftop in the general area of the crease. Let the water run down into your rain chain for about 10 minutes. Adjust your bucket position if necessary. Divert rainwater without gutters or downspouts with a rain chain. via
Do rain chains replace gutters?
They don't help you prevent erosion – which is the whole point of having a gutter system in the first place. Traditional rain chains use a small pot or catch basin to handle the water that travels down the chain. And we certainly wouldn't recommend using them as a whole-home replacement for a normal downspout system. via
What is a rain chain basin?
A rain chain attaches to a gutter's downspout opening and works to to slow and control water runoff from the roof and direct it to the ground. A rain chain basin is a decorative basin designed to catch water from a rain chain; however, any suitable container will work. via
Are rain chains good?
A rain chain is an excellent way to divert rainwater away from your home, and they come with many advantages that you don't get with a gutter downspout. Rain chains in Charleston, SC are not only more attractive, if installed correctly, they can work just as well as a downspout gutter system. via