Monday, November 21, 2011

Sunday: Rain chains (11/20/11)

So this is the front of our house right now.  We'll be getting a narrow gutter on the left-hand side of the roof opening that we've planned will end with a rain chain at the front left corner (away from the carport wall).  We've been assigned the arduous task of choosing a rain chain so they'll know what size hole to put in the gutter.

Traditional rain chains might look like this:

Or this:

But then Jack found this picture in an online article (not much useful information beyond the photo) about using rain chains as garden art. I'm guessing this one is bronze? Sorry about the poor resolution... This gave us the idea of just going to Home Depot and seeing what kind of chain we could buy to see what it would look like.

And here's a photo of an Eichler house with a more industrial looking rain chain:

So we bought a 12' length of galvanized chain at Home Depot for shy of $40, and with great difficulty (on Jack's part, not mine) we tried to get a feel for how it would look.

It would be coming down the left front corner, but we didn't have the right size ladder to work with.  So if we can amass a few strands, and manage to structurally support the weight....  What say you - yea or nay?

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