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ka0tyk

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My house is basically an "L" shape and where that inside corner is, I have the roof slant meeting. Right at that point it creates a little waterfall and during rain when it drips into the planter below it creates a little crater. What is something simple I could do to prevent that? I thought about perhaps a rock or something there that would deflect it? I'd like to avoid any type of gutter as the front of the house doesnt have anything.
 

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Put a square stepping stone in the planter where the water hits the dirt.
 

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They have those rain chains now that have become popular. Basically a chain or chain with buckets or objects that the run-off will follow down into a bucket or something else you choose. They are suppose to control the velocity of run-off and guide it to where you want it. You can google them.
 

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All over Asia, they use decorative chain suspended from the roof At the waterfall point. The water runs slowly down the chain into a planter or decorative bucket ect. Cool look .
 

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They have those rain chains now that have become popular. Basically a chain or chain with buckets or objects that the run-off will follow down into a bucket or something else you choose. They are suppose to control the velocity of run-off and guide it to where you want it. You can google them.
Beat me by that much. Lol
 

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Beat me by that much. Lol
I had new gutters put in by my contractor and he called for a rain chain on two porch corners. I saw them hanging the chains and I said WTF is that cause I'd never seen them before. He laughed and said it was in the plans. I switched out their chain link to a more decorative brass chain from Amazon.
 

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I had new gutters put in by my contractor and he called for a rain chain on two porch corners. I saw them hanging the chains and I said WTF is that cause I'd never seen them before. He laughed and said it was in the plans. I switched out their chain link to a more decorative brass chain from Amazon.
Watch how they work in a hard rain or wind.:rolleyes:
 

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They have those rain chains now that have become popular. Basically a chain or chain with buckets or objects that the run-off will follow down into a bucket or something else you choose. They are suppose to control the velocity of run-off and guide it to where you want it. You can google them.
That's what we have. My wife found a nice looking one with copper basins. Works great!
 

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Leaderhead to catch it first, downspout instead of chain if it gets a big volume --
 

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Put some gravel in the planter where the water hits. Or, the rain chains have been used up the the pacific northwest since I was a kid.
 

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A lot of people will put diverters at the bottom of the valley. That will only give you two smaller streams in this case. In a heavy downpour, it will keep you from having a fountain. I have done a combo of both, chain and diverter, small hole in diverter to allow the chain to handle lighter rain, and diverter to slow the flood.
 

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Hang a chain into maybe a nice pot with hole in bottom , water will flow down chain 😎👍
 
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