Posts Tagged ‘gutter’

Rain chains or kusari toi

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Kusari toi (sometimes translitered “doi”)—the Japanese characters are 鎖樋 which translates literally as “chain gutters”—are known in English as rain chains. They are used in Japan as downspouts to direct rain from a gutter to the ground, where it either flows into a gravel or pebble bed or into some sort of catchment.

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If we had this drainpipe in Vancouver, would the rain seem more tolerable?

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Probably not. Dresden drainpipe system, via badbanana.

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