How long can a rain chain be?
Herein, how long does a rain chain need to be?
Standard length (8 to 8.5 ft) rain chains average between 5 to 9 lbs depending on the style and length of the chain. They are compatible to be hung from most rain gutters. Installation kits are an excellent accessory to hang your rain chain and will bear more weight than a simple v-hook.
Subsequently, question is, are rain chains a good idea? No Blockages. A rain chain eliminates the possibilities of blockages in downspouts. In fact, during winters, when the water freezes the rain chain can turn into a visual spectacle. A rain chain can make your garden, backyard, or outdoor living area come alive with beautiful visuals and pleasant sounds.
Also, can a rain chain replace a downspout?
Rain chains fulfill the purpose of the downspout by acting as the conduit through which water travels from the gutter lining the roof to the ground or catchment system below. Downspouts of course solve this problem. Rain chains fulfill the same purpose but also with some added benefits as well.
Why have a rain chain?
The purpose of a rain chain is to control roof runoff. Installed in place of downspouts, the chains slow the water and direct it to the ground. The chains come in three basic types: links, cups and funnels.