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Here's what I ended up doing, which was parts of both answers I received. Home Depot only had 22ga galvanized steel, which is thicker than I needed and was definitely tougher to work with than it needed to be. At least it's sturdy. I got a small sheet. I dug out what I could from above and then pulled the elbows off the bottom of the rusted end. Probably a ...


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You want to get a cut off the rust and find a cup that is bigger than the current part and reduces down to your gutter size - or find a couple pieces that will do the trick working together. You always wants malfunctioning piece to be encapsulated. From there you need to add a screen to the top of your downspout in your gutter so that debris does not get ...


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Personally, I'd cut the downspout back so it is even (level with the ground), with about an inch of pipe hanging down (or as much as can be saved). Get another piece of pipe, in which the inside diameter is the same as the outside diameter of the original downspout. This will be used to replace the piece you just cut off. Before you affix your new pipe to ...


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The first option is if you have absolutely no choice. It could possibly have continuous issues, and you might eventually have to do choice #2. You need at least a 1/4" decline per linear foot. For long runs I like to add an inch if I can. So for a 20 foot run I would put it 6 inches under from shower trap. Note that you probably need to do no digging ...



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