For those of you new to this contraption, it simply is pretty substitute for a down spout. Originating in the East, it guides rain through a series of cups, or simply down a series of links, to the ground (where you should have a rain barrel, or some way to guide the water away from the house foundation.
My rain chain has been hanging for a couple of weeks. It has been unseasonably dry, but on the one day we did have a deluge, I had to laugh as the runoff from the roof gutter soared right over the rain chain. It really is meant to be placed somewhere that it only collects the falling rain (runoff from a roof, for instance, overwhelms it) but the corner of the garage is perfect, where I can see and sometimes hear it. Just a graceful addition to the overall yard. Love it.
I purchased one rain chain for our front yard last year - It's so beautiful! Its functional, as well - in moderate, steady rain, the cups allow an even cascade. We added a copper pot below the chain to catch and divert the water into our garden. We have had many compliments from neighbors and passersby. This year we purchased a second chain for our backyard. I highly recommned this product!
I had been wanting a rain chain for years and finally ordered one. It looks great! I am expecting the color to change to the green copper tone? Now we just need some rain, going through a drought at the moment.
I ordered this as s birthday gift for my mother who loves copper! She was thrilled when it arrived and requested one for every drainspout of her house. It was used to replace a traditional spout that drained under a deck. For that reason, I did not origionally order the optional copper basin bowl/weight. It wasn't until we put the chain up that we realized that the basin is really necessary to complete the look and feel of the chain. In the future I will look for rain chains sold as sets that include the basin.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? True copper penny
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Sturdier than expected. Likely to stand up to breezy days.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good description. Suggested add ons such as a basin and spout adapter would have been appreciated.
Hello juniper2k, Unfortunately I was unable to find the matching basin on our site, Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on May 9, 2014
I would like to run a tube up through the holes in the bottom of each cup. Approx. how large are the openings through which I could run this tube? Thank you!bhef33 on Apr 21, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for shopping with us bhef33. The cup has a .75 inch opening. Have a nice day.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 30, 2014
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