Rain chain

Rain chain

A water feature that is used as an alternative to a downspout. Rain chains guide runoff from a roof to either the ground, a cistern, or a rain barrel.
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The sweet sound of the Buddha's Cup copper rain chain will gently remind you that your own cup must be empty in order to be refilled.
Try anything from a rain chain to a full-sized fountain - as long as you keep it topped up and clean.
The Pondzone development also features a rain chain - a series of copper cups on a loop which collect rainwater from the roof of a nearby building and tip it into the ponds.
For instance, in the Springfield Literacy Center, Springfield, Pennsylvania, (outside of Philadelphia) US, we consciously channeled rain water from the roof to a large scupper and rain chain assembly, which highlights the volume of water collected by a roof and that must be treated before discharged into the municipality's storm water system.
One attractive, contemporary idea is the rain chain. If hung in the right place, it will channel water along an elegantly designed chain, creating an attractive spectacle, accompanied by the pleasant noise of trickling water.
A rain chain above the door fills the shallow pool.
Here, a copper rain chain replaces an ugly downspout and directs runoff from the roof gutter into a shallowly buried pipe beneath a decorative bed of stones.
pounds 20-pounds 30 Rain Chain, pounds 21.99 + p&p www.greenfingers.com.
Rain chains on the front of the house take the place of traditional downspouts and guide rainwater through gravel filtering systems and away from the home.
For items like rain chains, ornaments and bamboo features see www.japanese gardensupplies.co.uk where a stone lantern is pounds 115.99.
Rain chains drop their silver clatter, forking and soaking, soil and matter.