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How to install a rain chain ?

How to install a rain chain

Looking for a way to install a rain chain? Looking for a simple, clever way to collect rainwater? The traditional gutters that everyone uses are practical, but would you like to add your own touch of originality? Yes, but how do you go about installing it in the best possible way, so that it can withstand the elements and stand out as much as possible?

We’re going to reveal the secrets of how to install a rain chain, an accessory that’s both practical and aesthetic, allowing you to collect rainwater in an ecological and artistic way.

At the end of the article, we’ll share our clear video with detailed instructions to help you bring your project to life with ease.

A 4-step installation (see the video below):

Step 1 : Remove the gutter downspout

Gutter downspouts are usually only fitted into the horizontal gutter outlets. Thus they can be removed by pulling the tube downwards.

Step 2 : Place the hook or reducer in the gutter outlet

All our rain chains come with a hook which is designed to fit in gutter outlets.

If you opted for a rain chain with a smaller diameter than your gutter outlet, we recommend using a reducer instead of the hook.  Most often, gutter outlets are 80mm in diameter but 100mm is also fairly common.

Step 3: Fix the rain chain on the hook

Then attach the first cup or link of the rain chain to the hook.

Step 4: Fasten the base of the rain chain

Finally, we recommend securing the base of the rain chain, so as to optimise the flow of water. This will also reduce its exposure to strong winds.

Congratulations, you have now installed a rain chain

How does a rain chain work ?


A rain chain, also known as a Japanese gutter, creates a peaceful atmosphere in your outdoor space.

When rainwater runs down the chain, it creates a gentle trickle that brings a serene, relaxing atmosphere to your outdoor space.

Hang your rain chain in just the right place, and you’ll be delighted by this harmonious fusion of functionality and aesthetics.

As well as collecting rainwater efficiently, the rain chain offers a soothing visual and aural experience, transforming every rain shower into a natural symphony.

How do you install your rain chain in your garden?

Ready to transform your garden into a haven of peace and serenity? Now’s the time to choose the rain chain that best suits your space, with a wide choice of aluminium, copper and stainless steel rain chains.

Discover our gallery of rain chain installation examples that will inspire you to create your own oasis and give you creative ideas for integrating a rain chain harmoniously into your outdoor space.

You can find more rain chain installation inspiration on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Modern rain chain