Rain Chains Info
Copper Rain Chains
Although functional, traditional house downpipes can sometimes be very unsightly. We suggest a practical solution that will add beauty and charm to your house and garden by replacing a downpipe with a solid copper rain chain. Rain chains have been used in Japan for hundreds of years and are known there as Kusari-doi. They can transform a downpipe into a visual delight and be added to any part of a gutter. Rain chains are either a collection of metal cups with holes at the bottom that are chained together or a series of links and chains which direct the flow of water downwards. Rainwater from the roof is dispersed from the gutter through the rain chain and can be directed into a drain, a pond, a barrel, a garden bed, a birdbath or a creative water feature. They are easily installed with hooks supplied.
They provide an interesting feature when the sun is shining, but when rain falls they create a spectacular feature as water travels through the chain. In light rain it will form a soothing trickle, while in a downpour it transforms into a dramatic gushing column of white water. While best connected to a water source from above such as a gutter or a microjet in a watering system, they can be used in purely decorative ways too, such as garden ornaments hanging from trees or pergolas.
Our rain chains are made from high grade copper which through normal usage will darken with age and develop a beautiful patina finish. They will last for many generations. They weigh up to 2 kg and are not an issue hanging from most rain gutters.