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How to Install a Rain Chain

Add some charm to your home with a decorative, functional rain chain.
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Try a Rain Chain

A rain chain will stylishly replace a traditional downspout and move excess water away from your home.

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You Will Need

Rain chain (available in many hardware/department stores or online) / drill and 2-inch hole saw / two 1.5-inch PVC pipes, each 2 feet long / one 1.5-inch PVC elbow / yard stick / handsaw / planter or planter box / soil / plants.

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Assemble the Rain Chain

Begin by assembling the rain chain according to the manufacturer's instructions. Hang it out of the way temporarily.

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Add a Drain to the Planter

Cut a hole near the bottom of the planter with a hole saw.

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