FUNNEL VISION

March 20th, 2013 in member junk     
GrandBear GrandBear, member
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Bottles cut..copper pipe we drilled holes where we wanted the bottles...cut 12 inch small wire to slide through the holes to stop bottles from sliding down pipe....made holes in top of copper pipe to hang under gutter where the downspout went...placed over our huge wood rain barrel ...AND THE SOUND IS WONDERFUL! When I took the picture it wasn't rainning, so we had to pour some water in top...when it rains it flows much better!


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jan Bigelow
posted in: member junk, glass, funky, country, garden, whimsical, fun, outdoor spaces, green, copper wire, glass stones, outdoor artwork, copper pipe

Comments (6)

KAJUNK writes: This rain chain is awesome, been looking for one to make and this is it! Thanks for posting. Posted: 5:02 am on May 5th
GrandBear writes: Thanks all...I had fun coming up with this one! ANSWER FOR TIN TIN..when you decide how far down on copper tube you want the necks to stop...MARK, then drill straight through the copper pipe to other side..have small roll of copper wire that fits the hole you just made. Cut wire 12-16 inches long...push through both holes.. curl the ends , cut if too long, really tight curl small copper wire. The curls will stop the bottle from sliding down. START MAKING HOLES AT TOP.Place first bottle neck at top (if directly under gutter allow space) mark, drill, wire, then shove the next bottle up copper tube, follow same.....by starting at top you can see just how far up to place the next bottle.SUGGESTION:
LAY PROJECT DOWN(TABLE OR FLOOR) SLIDE BOTTLES TO SEE HOW YOU LIKE THE LOOK...THEN MARK AT END..SLIDE BOTTLE OFF...MARK THE NEXT...SLIDE BOTTLE OFF and so on..THEN DRILL ALL THE HOLES and follow above instructions. Jan GrandBear Posted: 11:56 am on April 1st
TinTinJunkFan writes: How unique. I have a rain chain on my house so love this very different one, plus the colors are great. Curious how you fastened it together with wire to keep them from sliding down?
Wonderful creation! Posted: 5:33 am on March 29th
gadgetsponge writes: I've always been fascinated by rain chains. This is the best DIY/repurposed one I've ever seen! Posted: 5:29 pm on March 23rd
MakinItHappen writes: That's the coolest rain chain ever!!! Posted: 10:01 am on March 23rd
suewhitney writes: Way to go, GrandBear...this is amazing. I'm closing my eyes and pretending i can hear the sound now!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:56 am on March 21st
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