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aerospace engineer, Star Wars nerd, PowerPoint hater, and family barista, @wuerl


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comment How much drainage pipe should I bury for a new downspout?
I've since moved, but that's the kind of answer I was hoping for. Perhaps the new owners will stumble upon this and extend the 3' I actually laid.
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comment How much drainage pipe should I bury for a new downspout?
So I used the calculator above and estimated 0.3 cubic meters. Of course I'm not sure how that number means anything as it's a volume of water, not a volume rate (i.e. cubic meters per hour). It seems like it would matter if that amount of rain fell in two hours or over the course of three days.
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comment How much drainage pipe should I bury for a new downspout?
I have no idea how much square footage of roof drains into this one downspout, but in terms of water that it has to handle during a heavy rain it'd say it's at least the equivalent of a hose at full blast, or at least close to it. I'm in the South, so it's common for a rainstorm to dump a inches over only a few hours. I'll amend my question above accordingly.
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