Rain Chains are a beautiful alternative to traditional closed metal or plastic downspouts. They break the fall of the water, guiding it visibly down the chain onto pebbles, a pot or stone basin. Rain chains sound great! Rain Chains also make a terrific and unique gift - every home benefits from these elegant outdoor accessories and they are easy to install. Our products are made of high quality, thick copper and brass materials. All cup styles have open bottoms for efficient water flow even in heavy rainfall. We gladly accommodate special orders, large orders and custom lengths.
About Rain Chains.....Rain Chains ('kusari dol' In Japanese) are hung from the corners of your roof, attached to the gutter system to guide the flow of water gently to the ground; they have been used in Japan for hundreds of years. Years ago, people used rain chains to guide the water into large barrels to catch the water from the roof for household purposes and gardening. Rain Chains are a beautiful alternative to metal or plastic closed gutter down spouts. They guide water visibly downward to the ground. This is known as "open" water flow system. Rain Chains also sound great! Using our gutter attachment piece, rain chains are easily installed for an efficient and beautiful water flow system.
Catch Basins: The Japanese often put a ceramic or stoneware pot beneath the chain, filled with water, so that when it rains, the water drips from the chain into the pot, creating a beautiful display. You can make a square out of redwood beneath the chains and fill it with small pebbles. If it is damp regularly, moss will grow between the pebbles. You can also place a single paver tile or a few medium sized stones under the chain to break the fall of water. Your local nursery may have a large, low bowl or saucer that will make a good catch basin.
What better to catch the rain than an umbrella! Beautifully detailed. Unlike our competitor's design, we've inverted the umbrella to make a functional rain chain.
Made of pure copper, the umbrellas simply hook together for easy assembly and adjustment. No tools required!
*Each rain chain comes with a gutter attachment piece
NOTE: To get a price per foot divide the full length unit price by 8.5. Please call us at 866-725-9980 to place an order for a custom length chain.
**This item is shipped via UPS Ground, transit time is typically 1-5 business days.