About Rain Chains

 

Rain chains drain water to the ground from your gutter like a waterfall, they are beautiful and sound great!


Rain chains make a terrific and unique gift - every home is improved by these elegant outdoor accessories, and they are easy to install!


Our products are the highest quality and the thickest copper, brass, aluminum and iron materials. All cup styles are designed for the best water flow even in heavy rainfall.


Rain chains are a beautiful and functional alternative to traditional, closed gutter downspouts. Guiding rain water visibly down chains or cups from the roof to the ground, rain chains transform a plain gutter downspout into a pleasing water feature. From the soft tinkling of individual droplets to the soothing rush of white water, they are a treat to listen to.

 

Styles

Link designs are the closest to the original form. They tend to splash more than cup styles, and this may be important when they are considered for areas that are near doors, windows or walkways. From plain link chain (#3131) to more fancy combinations of shapes, link chains offer the most open, airy look and clean lines. They are often used with modern architectural designs, but also look appropriate in rustic settings like cabins and log homes. The Zen Loops (#6886) and Double Loops (#3130) chains have the strongest Asian design influence.

 

Cup designs are an improvement over links chains in performance and efficiency. With open bottoms, they act as funnels, focusing the water from one cup down into the next one. Even in heavy rainfall, cup styles splash very little, so they can be placed anywhere. Cups come in many shapes and sizes, from the cute 2” Fluted Cups (#3103-A) to the massive XL Scallop Cup (#3104), the largest cup style available.

 

Installation

Installation is usually straight forward and simple. Rain chains hang from the hole where the downspout was, using the gutter attachment piece provided. When there is a mismatch because the hole is larger than the chain, a separate Installation Kit (RCR-1) is used to reduce the hole and focus water downward onto (or into) the chain. The Installation Kit also provides an outlet tube, preventing water from creeping along the underside of the gutter and dripping off.

 


 

Rain Chain Installation Kit #RCR-2 Aluminum

 A version of our standard Installation Kit, produced in Aluminum. This is the perfect accessory to make your rain chain installation easy and work perfectly! This reducer drops into the gutter hole (An additional sleeve is provided "just in case" for larger gutter openings). Your rain chain hangs from the bolt at the bottom. The water is directly downward onto the rain chain for maximum water flow efficiency!


WHY SHOULD YOU BUY THIS?


Some gutters have a hole only, no flange, and spout or outlet tube. Water tends to swirl out of a hole like that, missing the rain chain. Water also sticks to the underside of the gutter, dripping off up to several feet away.


Some gutters have an opening that is larger than the rain chains link or cup. In this case, a lot of water will miss the chain at the top. The Installation Kit directs the water onto (or into) the chain, helping it to function with maximum efficiency.


It is easy to remove. Hanging the chain from the bolt at the bottom of the kit allows for easy removal and installation, and is a more secure method of attachment.
The Installation Kit looks great, too!


Note: A small amount of silicone caulking (as with any outlet install) will seal the kit to the gutter and prevent leakage.

 

*IMPORTANT note: When you buy an installation kit WITH a chain, we don't include the v-hook that normally would come with the chain. If you want both, please request this when checking out.
  
Technical Specifications:
top dimensions: 2 5/8" x 4 1/8"
outlet length: 3"
outlet diameter: 2 1/8" tapers to 1 7/8"
weight: 0.25 lbs.
sleeve dimensions: 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" 

 


 


Rain Chain Installation Kit #RCR-1 (Copper)


This is the perfect accessory to make your rain chain installation easy and work perfectly! This reducer drops into the gutter hole (An additional sleeve is provided "just in case" for larger gutter openings). Your rain chain hangs from the bolt at the bottom. The water is directly downward onto the rain chain for maximum water flow efficiency! Made of pure, thick copper, it will age beautifully.


WHY SHOULD YOU BUY THIS?
Some gutters have a hole only, no flange, and spout or outlet tube. Water tends to swirl out of a hole like that, missing the rain chain. Water also sticks to the underside of the gutter, dripping off up to several feet away.


Some gutters have an opening that is larger than the rain chains link or cup. In this case, a lot of water will miss the chain at the top. The Installation Kit directs the water onto (or into) the chain, helping it to function with maximum efficiency.


It is easy to remove. Hanging the chain from the bolt at the bottom of the kit allows for easy removal and installation, and is a more secure method of attachment.
The Installation Kit looks great, too!


Note: A small amount of silicone caulking (as with any outlet install) will seal the kit to the gutter and prevent leakage.


*IMPORTANT note:
When you buy an installation kit WITH a chain, we don't include the v-hook that normally would come with the chain. If you want both, please request this when checking out.
   
Technical Specifications:
top dimensions: 2 5/8" x 4 1/8"
outlet length: 3"
outlet diameter: 2 1/8" tapers to 1 7/8"
weight: 0.25 lbs.
sleeve dimensions: 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" 

 

 

"The health of our waters is the principle measure of how we live on the land." Luna Leopold