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Old 10-27-2017, 07:48 AM   #1
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You gutter guys what are your thoughts on chains instead of down spouts? House working on the owns wants chains, really windy area too.
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:49 AM   #2
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You gutter guys what are your thoughts on chains instead of down spouts? House working on the owns wants chains, really windy area too.
They're cool for certain situations. Tie them down below.

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Used them a few times. Here's most recent. Not sure how good it works in a downpour but looks pretty cool


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Used them a few times. Here's most recent. Not sure how good it works in a downpour but looks pretty cool https://youtu.be/X6Rcf-lGQNY


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I didn't even know that was a thing. Seems like it would be perfect outside a sunroom/ screened porch

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Make sure they're properly anchored down and you should be totally fine.
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I've installed a couple. Can be very decorative. The only problem is what's below them. Is it a good place for uncontrolled water? If the wind blows will it go where you don't want it? Will you catch it in a fancy barrel? If you get winter, will the ice be an issue or will it be decorative (some frozen rain chains look snazzy). If these considerations are planned out, they can be neat. But some homeowners I worked for don't consider these things and I have to break the news to them that they may not be the best for function and their particular application.

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gutter chain is fine if you are draining a smaller roof surface without a large flow of gutter water. Wind of course is a factor, so don't install in a typically high wind area or where weather storms are typically accompanied by high wind. When you install make sure you are draining onto a good surface that is not going to splash mud up onto the house as well.

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