Rain Heads

Easy to install and available in a range of options to suit your needs, our signature rain heads improve the quality of the rainwater you harvest. By keeping leaves and debris out of your pipes and tank, they help to prevent clogging, anaerobic fermentation and tannin leaching. Importantly, they also keep mosquitoes and other vermin out of your Rain Harvesting system.

New
Commercial Rain Head PVC
Commercial Rain Head PVC
150mm
Leaf Eater Ultra
Leaf Eater Ultra
90mm or 100mm
Leaf Eater Advanced
Leaf Eater Advanced
90mm or 100mm
Leaf Eater Plus
Leaf Eater Plus
90mm or 100mm
Leaf Eater Slimline
Leaf Eater Slimline
90mm
Leaf Eater Commercial
Leaf Eater Commercial
150mm or 225mm
Leaf Beater
Leaf Beater
90mm or 100mm
Leaf Catcha
Leaf Catcha
Round 90mm/100mm or Rectangular 90mm/100mm
Clean Shield Screen - Leaf Eater Original
Clean Shield Screen - Leaf Eater Original
Leaf Eater Original
Clean Shield Screen - Leaf Beater
Clean Shield Screen - Leaf Beater
Leaf Beater
Leaf Eater Original
Leaf Eater Original
90mm or 100mm
  • Size (mm)
  • Screen
  • Integrated Cover
  • VH Pivot
  • Outlet size/s
Commercial Rain Head PVC
  • Size (mm) 542 x 366 x 369
  • Screen Single
  • Integrated Cover No
  • VH Pivot No
  • Outlet size/s 150mm
Leaf Eater Ultra
  • Size (mm) 206 x 229 x 395
  • Screen Single
  • Integrated Cover Yes
  • VH Pivot Yes
  • Outlet size/s 90mm or 100mm
Leaf Eater Advanced
  • Size (mm) 193 x 167 x 242
  • Screen Single
  • Integrated Cover No
  • VH Pivot Yes
  • Outlet size/s 90mm or 100mm
Leaf Eater Plus
  • Size (mm) 275 x 189 x 289
  • Screen Single
  • Integrated Cover No
  • VH Pivot No
  • Outlet size/s 90mm or 100mm
Leaf Eater Slimline
  • Size (mm) 100 x 168 x 321
  • Screen Single
  • Integrated Cover Yes
  • VH Pivot No
  • Outlet size/s 90mm
Leaf Eater Commercial
  • Size (mm) 440 x 338 x 350
  • Screen Single
  • Integrated Cover No
  • VH Pivot No
  • Outlet size/s 150mm or 225mm
Leaf Beater
  • Size (mm) 201 x 175 x 296
  • Screen Single
  • Integrated Cover No
  • VH Pivot Yes
  • Outlet size/s 90mm or 100mm
Leaf Catcha
  • Size (mm) 280 x 185 x 220
  • Screen Single
  • Integrated Cover No
  • VH Pivot No
  • Outlet size/s 90mm / 100mm (Dual fit)
Clean Shield Screen - Leaf Eater Original
  • Size (mm) 275.4 x 181.3 x 131
  • Screen
  • Integrated Cover
  • VH Pivot
  • Outlet size/s
Clean Shield Screen - Leaf Beater
  • Size (mm) 211.1 x 179.9 x 176
  • Screen
  • Integrated Cover
  • VH Pivot
  • Outlet size/s
Leaf Eater Original
  • Size (mm) 274 x 187 x 254
  • Screen Double
  • Integrated Cover No
  • VH Pivot No
  • Outlet size/s 90mm or 100mm
  • Benefits of Rain Heads
    • Keep leaves and debris out of your pipes and tank to prevent clogging, blockages, anaerobic fermentation and tannin leaching
    • Keep mosquitoes, insects and other vermin out of your rain harvesting system
    • Prevent mosquito intrusion to charged lines (in wet systems)
    • Easily install
    • Reduce the risk of blockages in stormwater pipes causing eaves flooding.
    • Install in a range of spaces and configurations
    • Paint to match your property’s architecture (optional)
    • Easily select the right rain head for your property and needs thanks to our extensive range
    • Improve stored rainwater quality
    • Reduce ongoing maintenance costs by limiting debris ingress to your Rain Harvesting system
  • Rain Head FAQ's
    • How high should I install my rain head?

    Rain heads must be installed so they are higher than the inlet on your rainwater tank. This is necessary to allow water to flow through the pipework to your tank and to avoid water overflowing from your rain head.
    If you have a wet rain harvesting system (a system where pipes feeding your tank sit below the level of the tank inlet and hold water), you should install your rain head a minimum of 500mm (19.6″) above the height of your tank inlet. Where possible, we recommend that you maximise the height of your rain head in relation to your tank inlet even further. This may be especially necessary if you have a longer wet system.
    For best results, consult a licenced plumber to discuss the optimal height of your rain heads so you can avoid damage to your property, risks to your personal safety and other negative consequences of water overflowing from your rain heads.

    • Should I mount my rain head at the gutter or on the wall?

    The ideal location for a rain head is directly beneath your gutter outlet at the fascia board or eaves. Where access is difficult – for example, on a two-storey house – your rain head can be installed “mid” mount on the wall lower down away from the gutter. When selecting your installation point, it’s important to consider the height of your rainwater tank inlet, as your rain head should be installed a minimum of 500mm (19.6″) above the height of your tank inlet. Your chosen installation point should tread the balance between maximum height in relation to the height of your tank inlet, and safe and easy accessibility for maintenance.

    • Can I upgrade my Leaf Eater Original or older Leaf Beater with the new patented screen technology?

    Yes. Upgrade screens are available for both new and old Leaf Eater and Leaf Beater rain heads. The patented Clean Shield Screens keeps leaves, debris, mosquitos and larger pests out of your pipes – no second screen required.

    • Can I paint my rain head?

    Yes. All the rain heads in our range can be painted to match your home or building. Check with your local paint retailer to ensure you select a product that’s suitable for use with plastic.

    • I have pine needles. Which rain head should I use?

    All our  rain heads are suitable for use in areas with pine needles. However, due to the fine size of the needles, more regular maintenance will be required to remove any pine needle debris from your rain head.

    • My rain head is overflowing. Why is this happening?

    The most common reason a rain head overflows is insufficient or irregular maintenance. Check and clean your rain head screens regularly to ensure they continue to function optimally.
    Alternatively, your rain head may overflow if there is insufficient “fall” from the rain head to the tank inlet – in other words, if your rain head is not positioned high enough in relation to the height of your rainwater tank inlet. A height difference between your rain head and tank inlet is necessary to allow water to be pushed through your rain harvesting system under gravity.

    • Will my rain head splash water into my covered patio area?

    Rain heads with an open “face” have an angled, self-cleaning screen designed to minimise splashing as leaves and debris are deflected away from the flow of water. This applies to all our rain heads that feature our Clean Shield screens, as well as the Leaf Eater Original.
    If you are still concerned about splashing, consider choosing a rain head with an anti-splash cover such as the Leaf Eater Slimline or Leaf Eater Ultra.

    • What’s the difference between the Leaf Eater Original and Leaf Eater Ultra?

    The Leaf Eater Original is our trusted, original, all-round rain head. It features a primary self-cleaning stainless steel screen with a 5.4mm aperture (hole size) and a secondary mosquito-proof 955 micron stainless steel screen.
    The Leaf Eater Ultra is the result of many years of research, development and refinement. It features a patented VH Pivot for installation on horizontal and vertical downpipes, a sleek anti-splash cover and a patented Hydro Activated Filtration screen system for maximum leaf shedding.

    • What’s the difference between each rain head in the range?

    All our rain heads feature mosquito-proof screens and are designed to keep leaves, debris, mosquitoes and other pests out of your downpipes and rain harvesting system. Several of our rain heads feature patented VH pivots for installation on horizontal and vertical downpipes, some feature anti-splash covers and some feature additional technology such as our Hydro Activated Filtration screen system and red overflow indicator flags.

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