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Leaf Eater Advanced/ Rain Head

Save R 150.01
Original price R 550.00
Current price R 399.99 Vat Incl.
SKU RHAD02/100
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The Leaf Eater Advanced is a compact mosquito-proof rain head for small spaces, awkward places and horizontal and vertical downpipes.

Install in almost any location

Thanks to its compact size and patented swivelling VH Pivot™, the Leaf Eater Advanced can be installed in places where larger rain heads won’t fit. This lets you filter leaves and debris before they enter your downpipes no matter what shape your gutters, eaves and roof may be.

Capture better quality water

With its stainless steel 955 micron mosquito-proof screen, the Leaf Eater Advanced keeps leaves, debris, mosquitoes, rodents, reptiles and other pests out of your pipes. This reduces sources of contamination in your rain harvesting system, giving you cleaner, clearer water.

Increase your capture capacity

In addition to keeping leaves and pests out of your pipes, the Leaf Eater Advanced also sheds the leaves that land on its screen. Together, these features help you collect more rainwater, even at high flow rates during heavy rainfall.

Installation

NOTE 1: Ensure a suitable gap 20mm-50mm is placed between the open end of your downpipe and screen of your rain head, to allow debris to escape the flow of water.

This can vary depending on the type/size of leaf matter and debris you experience in your gutter.

Download the installation guide here.

Gutter, eave & “mid” mount (vertical)

  1. Locate the position at which you will be installing your Leaf Eater Advanced rain head. Whether this is directly under your gutter/eave or midway down your downpipe, it should be a minimum of 500mm above your tank inlet and tank overflow pipe.
  2. For installation on a vertical downpipe directly under your gutter, measure 208mm from the bottom of the existing gutter pop and remove this section of downpipe. For installation under your eaves or midway down your downpipe, remove a 208mm section of pipe at your desired installation point. Ensure all cut edges are clean and smooth.
  3. Remove the Clean Shield™ screen by lifting it up and then out.
  4. Insert your Leaf Eater Advanced rain head by sliding it up behind the top section of downpipe and then down into position. The rain head outlet pipe should be slid firmly into the bottom downpipe until it can be pushed no further.
  5. Using the screw slots provided, screw your Leaf Eater Advanced into position. Ensure appropriate screws (and anchors if required) are used.
  6. Reinsert the Clean Shield™ screen into your rain head. Ensure the screen sits firmly in place
    and check installation is secure.
  7. If desired, you can paint your rain head to match your downpipes and/or building.

Gutter Mount (horizontal)

  1. Locate the position at which you will be installing your Leaf Eater Advanced rain head. Whether this is directly under your gutter/eave or midway down your downpipe, it should be a minimum of 500mm above your tank inlet and tank overflow pipe.
  2. Remove the Clean Shield™ screen by lifting it up and then out.
  3. Swivel the outlet to the horizontal position. Some force may be required.
  4. Position your Leaf Eater Advanced next to your existing pipework and use it as a template to mark top and bottom cutting lines. Cut the pipe where you have marked. Ensure all cut edges are clean and smooth.
  5. Use solvent cement to glue the rear outlet into the horizontal pipe. The back fixing plate should sit behind the top section of downpipe.
  6. Screw your Leaf Eater Advanced into position using the screw slots provided. Use appropriate screws (and anchors if required).
  7. Reinsert the Clean Shield™ screen into your rain head. Ensure the screen sits firmly in place and check installation is secure.
  8. If desired, you can paint your rain head to match your downpipes and/or building.

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Leaf eater

Works like a charm, love the moveable outlet