The Leaf Eater is the ultimate high performance rain head for use in heavy rainfall areas. Not only does it protect the home by preventing gutters from blocking and flooding of eaves, the Leaf Eater also improves water quality and reduces tank maintenance.
Leaves and debris that build up in gutters can be flammable and represent a significant fire risk. By screening leaves onto the ground, the Leaf Eater prevents gutters from blocking and eliminates a fire hazard.
A secondary stainless steel screen is included to keep mosquitoes and vermin out of downpipes in a "wet" system. With the removal of the secondary screen, the Leaf Eater is ideal for use purely as a debris removing device even when rainwater is not being collected.
Choosing the right Rain Head
The type of rain head required will depend on a variety of factors including:
1. The type of pipe system you have (either "wet" or "dry"). In "wet" systems, a mosquito proof screen of no more than 1mm must be fitted to prevent mosquitoes breeding in water in the pipes.
2. The space you have to work with. It is important to install the rain head and still maintain adequate fall of the pipes to the tank. This will ensure that water flows freely to the tank and does not 'back up' in the pipes
3. The amount of rainfall for the area and the extent of leaf and debris build up in the gutters