How To Install a Rain Chain Without a Downspout

Installing a rain chain is quite simple if you have the proper knowledge. If your roof hasn’t a downspout and gutter then installation of a rain chain is a little bit headache, but still, you can install it. After reading this page you will be able to install rain chain without a downspout or rain gutter. Is it possible? Yes, Stay tuned with us and follow the following step to beautify your house with a great-looking rain chain.

You can welcome rain every day if you replace rain chains with downspouts. It sounds unpleasant that how a rain chain will drain heavy rainwater? You are right but still, there are some top-rated brands that can handle heavy rain. Also, it has some positive results. Rain chain pours rainwater with a pleasant sound. If your building surrounds by a rain chain, it means you are the owner of an attractive house.

Install a Rain Chain Without a Downspout

Let’s know the process of installing a rain chain .You can install the whole set up by following these steps

Step 1

The most important is to find a proper location while haven’t downspout. You need to check all sides of the building roof. You will find such a location where you will notice a heavy stream of the waterfall.

Step 2

Now it is time to make a hole within the bottom of the bucket. This hole must be wide enough to hang the ‘S’ hook. You can use different tools for making holes according to the material of the bucket. Keep in mind this hole will handle all rainwater into the whole rain chain. If you can’t make a proper hole maybe you will facing spelling.

Step 3

Next to screw an eye hook (you can choose a design) with a soffit. If then the distance between the roof edge and eye hook is about 01 inch. Your bucket will catch all pouring water from the roof. If you can’t this at right place maybe your all installation will be wrong.

Step 4

Now remove the bucket handle. You need to hang this handle within the ‘S’ hook. In this way, you will succeed in keeping the foundation for the rain chain. You can now complete the whole process within a few minutes. 

Step 5

Attach all the cups (no matter what the design is) to each other. You can attach all of them with its attaching tool (mostly rings). Make sure of its strength because later on, It will receive a heavy stream of rainwater. 

Step 6

Check the water downpour well. Check whether a top bucket and relevant structure will collect rainwater effectively or not. If not, then set its location to the falling rainwater.

Step 7

This is a last but not least step. After ensuring rain chain location. Put the lower end of it in the ground to protect it from weeding out, place some stones or gravel on its lower end. As a result, your rain chain is ready for the next rain.

Install a Rain Chain Without Gutter

Installed rain chain without gutter made from copper material

If you want to install a rain chain (without gutter). As you know certain roofs are designed gutterless. Still, you can install rain chains effectively. In this case our choice of rain chain matters. You must choose a rain chain with wide buckets.

In this way, it will catch each drop of water from the roof, perfect for heavy rain. You won’t observe any drainage in walls. If you install a rain chain in the lowest location of the roof. Anyhow you need to inspect the whole roof carefully. After this inspection, you will be able to select a location for a gutterless rain chain.

Keep the focus on the following installation steps. We hope you will be able to install a gutterless rain chain without someone’s help.

Step 1

In this first step, you need to climb on the roof. Check the roof level well. As you know a roof with a gutter doesn’t need an inspection because gutters collect water effectively. There we are concerned with gutterless rain chains that’s why we need proper inspection (corner region spouts more water as compared to other locations).

Step 2

Then measure the length between roof and ground. You must use a measuring tape for this purpose. In this way, you would be able to purchase a rain chain of considerable length.

Step 3

Now, you can hang a rain chain bucket with the tariff. If you haven’t drilled a hole create a hole for the rain chain hook. This will be the location where most of the roof water spells.

Step 4

The choice of rain chain buckets must have a wide opening. Why do you need a wide bucket for a gutterless rain chain? Because It will collect all the water from the roof. A bucket with a wide opening will keep the walls of the building safe from a rain shower.

Step 5

It is time to drill a hole (if not ) in the bottom of the bucket. You can make it with any tool but a masonry drill is best. This whole must be of appropriate width. If this allows rain chain entrance to the bucket. It means it is appropriate for the rain chain.

Step 6

Now you need to connect rain chain with one another and with tariff. If your setup is strong you won’t face any trouble for several years. You need to follow the relevant instructions that are given with it. There are countless designs of rain chain. So, install it that deserve it.

Step 7

At last give strength to the rain chain bottom. In this way, you will protect it from strong winds. You need to put pebble/gravel for protection. If you skip this step you can face troubles later that’s why to ensure rain chain safety.

Summary

In order to summarize our discussion, I would like to say that rain chains are the best option. It will create a romantic environment in your apartment if you install it properly. The installation process matters much more than its quality. You must choose such a quality that is corrosion resistant.

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