How do I stop the noise from my gutters?
I have a very unusual problem with a downspout. It rises 20 ft from an elbow on the ground to a gutter above. It produces a sound that sounds like water dripping. But it is so loud it can be heard 25 ft away in the house. It sounds like the impact point has a microphone and amplifier next to it. Really annoying. The frequency of the dripping varies from 2 drops/sec to 1 drop in 15 seconds. It drips even when it hasn't rained for days. Condensation, I presume. This problem has persisted for years.
I haven't checked the downspout at the gutter. The ladder run looks a little precarious. I think the only condition that would cause this situation would be a downspout clogged with water that is near the top of the downspout. I'm thinking that if I could somehow redirect water to run down agains the side of the downspout verse the middle the noise would be eliminated. Is this a common occurrence?