Installing Your Rain Chains

  1. Measure from the bottom of your gutter to the ground, or to the top of your rain barrel.


  2. Remove the old downspout, if present. Make sure that your gutter is in good repair and solidly attached to the house.
  3. Rain chains work best when installed in a 2-in. round gutter outlet, rather than just a hole in the gutter. Our rain chains come with a 2-in. gutter outlet adapter, consisting of a gutter outlet and an adapter plate. If you're installing new gutters, install just the outlet. If you have an existing 3 x 2 gutter outlet, drop the whole adapter into your existing outlet to make it smaller.

  4. Hold the hanger vertical, and pass it up through the gutter outlet.

  5. Turn the hanger horizontal, and rest it on the edges of the gutter outlet.

When Hanging

During shipping, or after a windstorm, the links may slide over each other and appear crooked when the chain is hanging up. If a link appears out of place, press it in the direction that it should be going. It will easily click into place.

Over time, your rain chain may stretch a little. To shorten it, use two pairs of pliers to twist open the links at the desired point.

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Do you have questions about installation? Prefer to order by phone instead of online?
Call Gail Elber at 541-808-1773 or email gelber@oregongardenart.com.