The first step is to remove the existing downspout (it's usually held by a few sheet metal screws).
*If you are making a new hole for the installation kit, 2 1/4" is the correct diameter for a standard Installation Kit.
*If you have a link style rain chain, our Link Chain Reducer is a great option to help direct water onto the rain chain.
*EVERY CHAIN COMES WITH A V-HOOK FOR EASY INSTALLATION
If you purchased a cup style rain chain design, it may have been delivered to you with cups and top wires separated. This means smaller packaging and less damage during shipping.
The connecting wires have small threaded nuts at the ends.
Loctite® Blue adhesive is recommended for the nuts to stay permanently, especially in windy or cold locations, and for longer than 10-foot lengths of rain chain. Loctite® is available at any hardware or home improvement store. This product will secure the nut but it will still be removable.
We recommend anchoring your rain chain securely to the ground. We offer dishes with loops for attaching your rain chain as well as anchor stakes.