The Leaf Beater works like the Leaf Eater and is more compact making it ideal for use with under eaves tanks.
The Leaf Beater works like the Leaf Eater and is more compact making it ideal for use with under eaves tanks. It features an integrated flow directional gutter outlet which directs the flow of water from the gutters onto an adjustable elliptical primary screen of 1/32" aperture. This screen is virtually vertical enabling the action of the water to wash the screen and minimize maintenance.
A secondary stainless steel screen is also included to keep mosquitoes and vermin out of downpipes in a "wet" system. With the removal of the secondary screen, the Leaf Beater is ideal for use purely as a debris removing device even when rainwater is not being collected.
How it Works!
An ingenious feature has been incorporated into the operation of the primary screen. Four settings can be applied to vary the angle at which the elliptical primary screen faces to adjust for various intensities of rainfall and amounts of debris.
The Leaf Beater is designed to 'loosely fit' inside the downspouts.
Please see below the pipe sizes that are suitable to fit the Leaf Beater Range:
* 3" Schedule 40 or SDR 35 Pipe suitable for 3" Leaf Beater
* 4" Schedule 40 or SDR 35 Pipe suitable for 4" Leaf Beater
* 2" x 3" Galvanised Steel or Aluminium Downspout suitable for 2" x 3" Leaf Beater
As per Leaf Beater's Installation Instruction No 5, please do NOT glue the Leaf Beater to the downspout. Secure with a screw to the downspout to give stability but also allow for easy removal.
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