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Rain Chains- Asheville Video

Rain chains according to Wikipedia are "alternatives to a Asheville Rain Chain - in February Thawdownspout...[whose] purpose is largely decorative...." And certainly, they are.

They offer melodic interpretations
of water heading to the ground.
Sometimes, there is a the potential for a
three dimensional moment.   

However, here in the Asheville NC area, the hub of sustainable innovation, rain chains offer more than attractive decorative features.

Rain chains can be  a simple addition to a chosen rainwater harvesting (RWH) system.
(see photo)

Here in the mountains,
where permaculture and organic gardening
are part and parcel of neighborhoods,
many of our clients are exctied about RWH.

Rain water harvesting (RWH)  
requires less treatment than greywater recycling,

if being used for non-potable demand
such as watering your garden.

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On a Sunday, during the February thaw, we came across this rain chain creating a point of interest. Here you can see how this simple rain chain, still having a good bit of ice aboard, breaks the fall of the water, guiding it downward to a storage basin. There is, too, the enchanting melody.

 

If you were inclined, you could even connect this to a rain barrel for storage.

 

 

  

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Comments

Would you add a rain chain to your home or office?

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 9 years ago

No, chain seems to heavy and to hard to attach without causing damage.  I on the other hand, do have my rain gutter spout empty into a barrel (with a screen to keep out trash and prohibit mosquito breeding) to water my flowers at the office.  I did this when the south east was in a drought, didn't need to water anything last year, God did it plenty for me.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 9 years ago

janeAnne, rain chains sound pretty interesting.  I've never heard of this before.  We learn something new every day on Active Rain!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 9 years ago
Tammy~ I will look into light weight innovations on the rain chain!
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 9 years ago

Pat~

After reading Tammy's comment, I looked online and have seen some rain "chains"...beautiful , light weight , and fanciful.... Maybe I will look for examples around Asheville and do another post =)

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 9 years ago

JaneAnne everyday I learn something new,  I have never heard of the rain chain so this was interesting to me.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 9 years ago
Hi Jennifer~ Many homes in the Asheville area sport decorative rain "chains"...in quotes because the "chins can also look like petals of a flower, or leaves, or decorative abstract pieces...but they all do work for harvesting rain. And they can supply water for your garden and save on a water bill.
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 9 years ago

janeAnne,

Ancient Japan used rain chains 1,000 years ago; it's cool to see them used here today.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 9 years ago

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