Good Directions Copper Double Link Rain Chains at Lowe's. Originating hundreds of years ago in Japan, Rain Chains are a decorative alternative to the plain gutter downspout we’ve all become accustomed to.
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Rain chains are a stylish alternative to downspouts. When water empties out of the gutter, it clings to the chain until it reaches the ground. A catch basin lets it gently spill over to prevent erosion. via : my home my style