We love our copper rain chains!! Whenever we post videos of our rainchains on Facebook they go viral, and people want to know more about them, so we’re sharing some of that info and videos here for you.
- Where can I buy rain chains?
- Where do the rain chains attach?
- Do the rain chains make sounds when it rains?
- What does the rain chain run into at the bottom?
Other Names for Rain Chains
- Rain Chimes
- Drain Chain
- Rain Bells
- Water Chain
- Gutter Chain Drain
Rain Chain Questions
Q. Where can I buy rain chains?
A. You can get them from your local home stores, such as Lowe’s or Home Depot, and even Walmart. But check online first to see the prices and to see if they’re available online only or also in the stores. If they’re not in the stores, often you can order it to be shipped to the store for pick up with free shipping.
You can also buy rain chains from Amazon.
Here’s a cool slow motion video of our rain chain:
Q. Where do the rain chains attach?
A. These attach to the under side of the hole in your gutter downspouts. Make sure the rainchain you buy has the attachment part to it, (if it doesn’t say so in the description then it’s not likely included, but most seem to include them). You can however, buy attachment kits separately, if your favorite one doesn’t come with it.
Q. Do the rain chains make sounds when it rains?
A. Some people call these “rain bells” or “rain chimes”. While these do may a pleasant kind of resonant tinkling rain sound, it’s not really a ringing. You can tune into the sound in the video below, which is similar to others that we’ve heard.
Q. What does the rain chain run into at the bottom?
A. It’s up to you. We have several scenarios for ours:
- Rain chain basins. We used to have a ceramic pot-like bowl similar to this one, but we were concerned with the possibility of standing water and mosquitos, so now…
- It just flows over large river rocks similar to these. We got ours delivered by a rock supplier in a half-truckload for an area of landscaping. But if you only need a bucket full you can get the from your local home store.
- The other way is we have them trailing into rain barrels (which you can see what we’ve done here). We then use these barrels to gravity feed our plants.
And… here are a couple videos of our copper rain chains, (though you can’t see the copper color in these videos, plus since they’ve aged, they’ve turned darker anyway).
Rain Chain Video in Spring
Rain Chain Video in Summer
Rain Chain Video in Winter
If you’re interested in a brief article on rainy days and a couple of short inspiring playing in the rain videos, you can visit this article.
I’m LeAura Alderson, entrepreneur, ideator, media publisher, writer and editor of GardensAll.com. Pursuits in recent years have been more planting seeds of ideas for business growth more than gardening. However, I’ve always been interested in medicinal herbs and getting nutrition and healing from food over pharmacy. As a family we’re eager to dig more deeply into gardening and edible landscape for the love of fresh organic foods and self sustainability. We thoroughly enjoy and appreciate the creative ingenuity of the GardensAll community.