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Rainchain
Ideas for Installing and anchoring your chain solidly at the base of your rain chain
INSTALLATION KITS
 
Install Kit RCR1

RCR1 - Installation Kit ™ rain chain

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 directed downward onto the rain chain for maximum waterflow efficiency! Made of pure, thick copper that will age beautifully.

$22.37CDN

Technical Specifications:
top dimensions:
outlet length:
outlet diameter:
weight:
sleeve dimensions:
2 5/8" x 4 1/8"
3"
2 1/8" tapers to 1 7/8"
0.25 lbs.
3 1/4" x 4 3/4"

 

RCR2 Aluminum Install Kit

RCR-2 Aluminum Install Kit fo Rain Chain

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 waterflow efficiency!

*Important note: When you buy an installation kit WITH a chain, we do not include the v-hook that normally would come with the chain. If you want both, please request this in the notes area when checking out.

$17.88CDN

Technical Specifications:
top dimensions:
outlet length:
outlet diameter:
weight:
sleeve dimensions:
2 5/8" x 4 1/8"
3"
2 1/8" tapers to 1 7/8"
0.25 lbs.
3 1/4" x 4 3/4"
  
 IDEAS ON ANCHORING YOUR CHAIN(S)   
  

Rain Chain Tips It is very important to securely anchor your chain at the bottom, in order to prevent the chain from swinging in strong wind, and becoming a nasty weapon. In the photo to the left you can clearly see; the typical downpipe flows directly into the pipe at the bottom, into the drain tiles/rock which he;lps carry the water away from the house. This is the easiest and most common way to anchor your chain. By placing the cups or links down straignht into the pipe below and secure it there with a Rain Chains Canada ASnchor Kit.

** NOTE You can run into problems here if the pipe is right next to the house, because the chain cannot hang on an angle from the gutter to the pipe. You can either move the pipe away from the home, or you can have the water flowing into something else.

 

Here we have the 3145-A copper bowl with loop. It has a brass loop and
a small section of chain to attach to the bottom of your rain chain.
You can fill it with river rocks or bury it in the ground, or you can also drill holes in
the bottom to drain the water or just let it cascade gently over the top.
You can also sit the dish on top of a pipe, so it seems as though the water mysteriously disappears. This is a very elegant way to terminate the water flow.

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It is common to have your rain chain empty into a recycling plastic rain barrel, or an oak barrel which is cut in half. This way water can be saved to water the garden later, or use a pump system to deplaoy the rain water into your garden. Rain barrels can be purchased at many garden shops. It's always good to "let your fingers do the walking" and call up your local garden centers. Many great ideas start with a simple conversation. Give us a call and lets see how we can help you get started through to completion of your project(s).

TIP: wine barrels also make a good finish point for your chain, with a more modern appeal.

 

There are so many cool ideas for receptacles for your rain chain. A watering can works great and looks good sitting in the garden. You can fill it with rocks or add a drain hole. You can get very creative with this, using anything you can find that would make a good anchor for your chain.
A garden pot is an easy place to anchor your chain. You can fill it with water, or pebbles to bury the end of the chain. You can make drain holes, or sit it on top of the pvc pipe to drain the water away.
This is the koi cup rain chain, which is draining into a koi pond. This person used a copper collinder bowl (basically copper bowl with drains) and weighed it down with rocks. This is a smart idea for over a pond, because the collinder and the rocks comb out the debris from the roof and gutter, keeping it out of the pond.

In this shot, the chain drops right down into the water of a deep pot. The water keeps the chain from moving around, and has a great sound as the water drops in the pool.

The Bottom line, there are endless ways to anchor your chain at the bottom. You can stay traditional, or get really creative, it's up to you. Options are never ending, so you can make the yard, your own personal paradise.