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Farmhouse Addition

Chain downspouts empty into a river rock drainage bed.

Builder: Karl Snyder
Photographer: Jeffrey Totaro
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xped wrote:
What is the material/specification of the floor tile? - Is the tile slip resistant? Did you do something to the tile on the exterior to make it more slip resistant?
     Comment   October 17, 2012
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Can you tell me why they are called "rain chains" and are they really functional?
June 3, 2013 at 11:28AM   
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Rain chains carry rain water from roof gutters to the ground, hence the name. They have been used in traditional Japanese architecture for centuries and yes, they really work, although in heavy rains there is definitely more splashing than you would have with a typical downspout. In order to prevent staining and water damage, we would only recommend using in a situation where the the chain can be held away from the house. They can be very beautiful in the appropriate situation, with the water being both visible and audible as it travels down the chain.
June 4, 2013 at 8:02AM     
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