Rain Harvesting Leaf Eater Ultra

$60.00

SKU: RHUL01 / RHUL02 Category:
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Rain Harvesting Leaf Eater Ultra

The Rain Harvesting Leaf Eater Ultra is a feature-packed rain head that keeps leaves and mosquitoes out of your pipes – and looks good doing it.

90mm size | RHUL01
100mm size | RHUL02

The Leaf Eater Ultra™ rain head is the ultimate in innovation, design and performance, featuring the new Hydro Activated Filtration™ technology and VH Pivot™ outlet. The Leaf Eater Ultra™ Rain Head prevents debris from entering the Rain Harvesting system, improves water quality and reduces tank maintenance. The Leaf Eater Ultra™ uses the Leaf Slide which deflects debris away from the screen and a precisely angled  screen which directs leaves and debris away from the flow of water to maximise catchment efficiency. This Rain Head also incorporates a VH Pivot™ outlet that swivels to suit vertical or horizontal downpipes. The Leaf Eater Ultra™ can also be used as a debris removing device even when rainwater is not being collected.

What’s Included

  • Leaf Eater Ultra
  • Leaf Eater Ultra (multi fit cap)
  • Leaf Eater Ultra (leaf slide)

 

Features and Benefits

  • This Rain Head is a combination of a modern, sleek design and the latest in Rain Head technology – the ultimate in Rain Heads
  • Integrated cover and cap to compliment modern and classic architecture
  • Leaf Eater Ultra™ uses the Leaf Slide and a precisely angled screen to deflect debris off the screen, for high flow rate performance. (Hydro Activated Filtration™ technology)
  • A single mosquito proof stainless steel mesh screen with 0.955mm aperture
  • Minimal maintenance required
  • Pivot the outlet to suit vertical or horizontal (rear outlet) downpipes (VH Pivot™)
  • Maximises the catchment efficiency at low and high flow rates
  • Multi-fit cap – 90mm, 100mm, 100mm x 75mm and 100mm x 50mm
  • Available in 90mm or 100mm outlets

Installation Instructions

Gutter-Mount Installation

1.  Remove and discard the cap.
2.  Measure and remove 308mm of downpipe from the bottom of the gutter outlet. Ensure all edges are clean and smooth.
3.  Remove the front cover by unscrewing the two screws with a phillips head screwdriver.
4.  Insert the Leaf Eater Ultra™ by sliding the outlet into the bottom section of downpipe.
5.  Screw the Leaf Eater Ultra™ into position through the screw slots provided. Ensure appropriate screws and anchors (if required) are used.
6.  Check the placement of the Vibrating Screen. It must sit behind and below the front face
7.  Insert the Leaf Slide into slot holes
8.  Re-install the front cover by reinserting the two screws.

Mid-Mount Installation

1.  Measure and remove 308mm of downpipe from where Leaf Eater Ultra™ is to be situated. Ensure all edges are clean and smooth.
2.  Remove the cap and use snips to remove a section to fit the appropriate downpipe.
3.  Remove the front cover by unscrewing the two screws with a phillips head screwdriver.
4.  Slide the cap up the top section of downpipe and hold temporarily in place.
5.  Insert the Leaf Eater Ultra™ by sliding the outlet into the bottom section of downpipe. The back fixing plate must sit behind the top section of downpipe.
6.  Screw the Leaf Eater Ultra™ into position through the screw slots provided. Ensure appropriate screws and anchors (if required) are used.
7.  Check the placement of the Vibrating Screen. It must sit behind and below the front face
8.  Insert the Leaf Slide into slot holes
9.  Re-install the front cover by reinserting the two screws.
10.  Slide the cap back down the downpipe until it sits securely on the top of the Leaf Eater Ultra™.

Horizontal (Rear Outlet) Installation

1.  If installing under gutter remove and discard cap. If installing mid-mount carefully use snips to remove a section of cap to fit the appropriate downpipe.
2.  Swivel the outlet to the horizontal position – some force may be required.
3.  Remove the front cover by unscrewing the two screws with a phillips head screwdriver.
4.  Position the Leaf Eater Ultra™ next to the existing downpipe, mark and cut top and bottom cut lines. Ensure all cut edges are clean and smooth.
5.  Slide the cap up the top section of downpipe and hold temporarily in place.
6.  Insert the Leaf Eater Ultra™ by sliding the rear outlet into the horizontal pipe. The back fixing plate must sit behind the top section of downpipe.
7.  Screw the Leaf Eater Ultra™ into position through the screw slots provided. Ensure appropriate screws and anchors (if required) are used.
8.  Check the placement of the Vibrating Screen. It must sit behind and below the front face (refer figure 1).
9.  Insert the Leaf Slide into slot holes (refer figure 2).
10.  Re-install the front cover by reinserting the two screws.
11.  Slide the cap back down the downpipe until it sits securely on the top of the Leaf Eater Ultra™.

FAQ

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.

Will my Leaf Eater 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 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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