How to Install a Rain Chain
Add charm to your home's exterior with rain chains.
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Replace that plain old downspout with a decorative rain chain. On this patio, the chain hangs down inside a planter box where it is fed into a PVC pipe that carries the water out to an existing drain.
Materials and Tools:
basic hand tools
hole saw bit (circle cutter bit)
miscellaneous PVC fittings
1. Remove the downspout or cut a hole in gutter where you want to hang the rain chain. Use a hole saw bit to make the cut.
2. Assemble the rain chain according to manufacturer instructions then hang it from the gutter.
3. Cut a hole in the back side of planter box the same diameter as your PVC pieces.
4. Place the planter box under the rain chain. Run the PVC pieces through the planter box. Inside the box, place an elbow piece facing up so the rain chain can be placed inside. On the outside of the box run the PVC to an existing drain or catch basin.
If you or your kids love baseball as much as I do, you'll love stepping up to the batter's box and taking a whack at this project.