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Round 90mm/100mm
Rectangular 90mm/100mm

Leaf Catcha

Rain Heads
A simple, bucket-style rain head ideal for easy-to-reach places that can also be used as a catchment device for tank overflows.
Size Round 90mm/100mm RHLC20
Size Rectangular 90mm/100mm RHLC01
  • Round 90mm/100mm
  • Rectangular 90mm/100mm
RHLC20 Perspective 01 (2)

Filter debris for better quality water

By keeping leaves, mosquitoes, rodents and other pests and debris out of your downpipes, the Leaf Catcha helps you collect better quality rainwater – and more of it. Like all the rain heads in our range, its catchment efficiency is maintained even during high flow rates.

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Avoid water splashing

With its “bucket” style configuration, this rain head is particularly suited to areas where splash resistance is important, such as on downpipes around your deck or patio.

Leaf Catcha Catchment

Install around tank overflows

In addition to its main function as a rain head, the Leaf Catcha can also be installed to keep leaves and debris out of your tank overflow water and direct this water to stormwater drains.

Rain Heads filter leaves and debris out of your downpipes with their 955 micron screens. They also minimise splashing to increase the volume of rainwater you harvest.

Rain Heads secure the system with the 955 micron mosquito-proof screens that prevent insects and other animals from entering and breeding or living in your downpipes.

Learn more about the 4 pillars of designing a Rain Harvesting system. 

The Rain Harvesting steps addressed:

Limit sources of contamination     Plan for volume

Filter leaves and debris                    Divert the first flush

Secure the system                             Manage standing water

Consider a safety net                        Monitor and maintain

  • Specifications (Rectangular)

  • Specifications (Round)

  • Installation

    Gutter mount  

    1. To install your Leaf Catcha rain head on a vertical downpipe directly under your gutter, measure down from the underside of your gutter and mark the downpipe in two locations. First at 70mm and the second at 240mm. Cut the downpipe at both these locations to create a 170mm gap to install the Leaf Catcha. Whether this is directly under your eave or midway down your downpipe, it must be a minimum of 500mm above your tank inlet and tank overflow pipe. Ensure all cut edges are clean and smooth.
    2. Fit and bracket the pipe to the wall.
    3. Place the mesh screen in your Leaf Catcher, snapping the screen under the rear retaining ledge first, then under the front and side ledges.
    4. Slightly rotate your Leaf Catcher to slip it under the upper section of downpipe, then slide it into line and push the unit down onto the lower section of downpipe. Do not glue in place.
    5. If desired, you can paint your rain head to match your downpipes, building or tank.

     

    Eave & “mid” mount 

    1. Locate the position at which you will be installing your Leaf Catcha rain head. Whether this is directly under your eave or midway down your downpipe, it must be a minimum of 500mm above your tank inlet and tank overflow pipe.
    2. Remove a 170mm section of pipe at your desired installation point. Ensure all cut edges are clean and smooth.
    3. Fit and bracket the pipe to the wall.
    4. Place the mesh screen in your Leaf Catcher, snapping the screen under the rear retaining ledge first, then under the front and side ledges.
    5. Slightly rotate your Leaf Catcher to slip it under the upper section of downpipe, then slide it into line and push the unit down onto the lower section of downpipe. Do not glue in place.
    6. If desired, you can paint your rain head to match your downpipes, building or tank.
  • Maintenance

    For best performance, check and empty your Leaf Catcha rain head on a regular basis. To clean, simply lift your Leaf Catcha up, rotate it slightly, slide it out of the downpipe and empty any captured leaves and debris. Hose or brush the mosquito-proof screen clean, then re- fit it and re-insert your rain head into the downpipe.

  • What's in the box?
    • Leaf Catcha 
  • Tools you might need
    • Tape measure
    • Marker pen
    • Saw
    • Bracket
    • Screws
    • Screwdriver or drill
  • Product FAQ's
    • How high should I install my Leaf Eater 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 licensed 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 Leaf Eater 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 paint my Leaf Eater rain head?

    Yes. All the rain heads in our Leaf Eater 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 Leaf Eater rain head should I use?

    All our Leaf Eater 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 Leaf Eater 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.

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

    All our Leaf Eater 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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