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What to do about clogged downspouts?

A picture is better than words... That's water shooting up from the connecting point during a heavy shower earlier due to the pressure.
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How do I repair/reattach downspout and gutter after snow/ice damage?

We've had a heavy dose of snow here in the Boston area it has taken a toll on our gutters and downspouts. The downspout at the rear of my house filled with ice and pulled away from the elbow that ...
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Do rainwater drain pipes have to bend at the bottom

One of our rainwater pipes ends half over a small drain, but the bend at the bottom means some of the water misses the drain and runs off along the patio, I thought I could simply cut a hole in the ...
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What are some good downspout options for a brick house?

I need to replace the gutters and downspouts on my house, and I'd like to know the best approach. The house is 100 year-old clay brick house. The old gutters were aluminum and used downspouts that ...
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Plastic bucket under gutter downspout

I am doing some work around my gutter downspouts and found that underneath the ones at the front of my house, someone had buried 2-gallon plastic potting containers (upside down). There was a piece ...
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Switching downspouts to other side of gutter

What kind of accessories are available for switching the downspouts to the other side of the cutter? I'm not as concerned about the downspouts themselves as much as the connection to the gutter. I'm ...
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Best way to affix downspout to vinyl sided house?

I am seriously thinking of getting a 1000 gallon tank to divert rain water for use in the garden in the dry summer months when water is most expensive where I live. I order to place the tank somewhere ...
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How can I brace a freestanding downspout?

My front downspout is not long enough and currently all the water just comes back and rests between my sloped sidewalk and the graded edge of my house. I'm thinking I can move the downspout so that ...
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Should I keep downspout extenders installed during the winter?

Should downspout extenders be kept installed during winter? For some reason, I think they facilitate ice formation to creep up the spout? When I say downspout extenders, I mean these
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How can I stop this downspout leak?

The image is outside of my house where the down drain leads away from the house. The water flows in the direction of the arrows, and leak occurs where the "T" connector connects to the outlet. I tried ...
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Should I be concerned about foundation seepage and what to do about it?

We recently bought a 20 yr old home next to a lake in NC.. within a couple thousand feet. It doesn't rain incredibly often here but we've noticed when it does rain it pours 2-3 times the amount we ...
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How do I seal a downspout leak in my shed?

I have a storage shed behind my carport. A downspout from the roof of the carport runs through the shed, as seen in the picture. The downspout drains ok (there was blockage in the past) but it leaks ...
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removing old bolts from brick wall

I've got a rusty old downpipe on my external brick wall that needs replacing, however the bolts on the brackets don't seem to have useful heads. See photo: ...