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    10-10-2008, 05:24 PM
Rain chains for your barn???

I was watching HGTV the other night and saw how a portland couple had rain chains on their house. Rain chains are just normal chains that hang from the gutter in place of a gutter spout thingy. They had like 3 chains on one side of the house so it wasnt just to chains hanging from the ends of the gutters. Saved them loads of money.

So then I got to thinking what if you could do that for your barn? Have the chains, then planters underneath so they catch the water and you would have pritty plants. I live in WA so I need help with rain
Does any one use them or think they are a good idea around the barn?
Here is a picture, I guess its another way to go green!

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    10-10-2008, 05:33 PM
Thats a cool idea
    10-10-2008, 05:55 PM
Thats what I thougt, save lots of money! But would it be safe for horses?
    10-10-2008, 06:02 PM
Very cool!
    10-10-2008, 06:05 PM
They look really neat! But I'm a little confused how they work/save you money??
    10-10-2008, 06:33 PM
Instead of buying the rest of the spout that goes down the side of your house/barn. You just go to the hard wear store and buy chains stick them in the little hole where the original gutter spout is to go and water drips down them. Yah you can go out and buy cool fancy kind like in the pic, but I like how the water looks when its going down real chains.

Plus the water dosent like shoot every where when its going down the chains, but you have to have something under the chain to catch the water like the rocks in the picture or like my idea a planter box thing with flowers or moss to drink all the water.

Chains are really cheap vs. buying the spout and having someone install it. You still need a gutter up top....
    10-10-2008, 06:46 PM
Oooh okay Cool!! I would think the chain would look really neat!
    10-10-2008, 08:03 PM
Yah it was really cool, I googled it that's where I got that pic. And I guess they have all types. But im cheap, so I'll just take regular chains.
    10-11-2008, 05:40 PM
Ya I think it would be safe for the horses ... as long as its not an extremley high traffic area but the end of gutters normally arnt
    10-11-2008, 06:09 PM
Yah I just wondered, if a horse could get cought in one or some thing, you never know what could happen. I think when I build my barn im going to use them....
I plan on having a barn (starter barn) like the one in black beauty! I loved that place how its so open. But not 100% on how the stalls are open to eachother from inside, has anyone seen or have a barn like that? At the barn where im at now it had bars and now they are boarded up.

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