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In many places it's not legal to connect a downspout (storm water drainage from a roof) to a sanitary sewer system. The reason is easy to understand: if storm water flows into a sanitary sewer system the sewage treatment plant may easily be overwhelmed by rainfall. What happens when the sewage plant is overwhelmed? Untreated sewage escapes somewhere. Either ...


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When the faucets are turned off when you are finished showering the diverter will usually not drop by itself. The diverter is held up by the column of water in the shower pipe. Once the column of water is reduced due to dripping of the diverter, the diverter stem will fall and reopen the spout to its normal position. How long that takes is dependent on how ...


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White sheet metal screw through the overlapped sections. Or if you want to get fancy, a pop-rivet (converted from my comment). Note to Jack - some of the other SE sites seem to discourage 1 (or 2)-sentence answers. I have been asked on at least one occasion to convert an answer into a comment.


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If you used flexible hose only for the shopvac (ie no rigid straight sections) you might be able to pick up more debris inside and beyond the elbow in the iron pipe. Suction tube such as that used in pools might be useful, and replacement shopvac hoses (possibly longer than the original) may be available for your vacuum. It might even be cost effective to ...


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The good news is that your down spout is a simple, plain rectangle tube -- no fancy profile rolled into it as is common with most down spouts. That's good news because it means you can easily have a new part made. If you want to bang it out yourself you can find rolls of pre-painted "aluminum trim coil" in a range of colors at home centers. First find a ...


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I finally completed the deck/downspout project and thought I would provide an update of how I ended up doing it. It was quite a bit of research & prep work but I am happy to say that it turned out great. I ended up using an Amerimax 2x3 vinyl gutter drop outlet as an insert to put inside the hole I cut out of the deck. It had a very minimal footprint and ...


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I wonder if you could use a Low Profile Dryer Vent like this one? (google that phrase for more options). You might be able to seal it using the stuff they use to glue PVC pipes together but that might ruin your deck. Probably caulk is the way to go.


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Just extend the downspout with another section and put another elbow on it so it dumps directly into the lower gutter. That would eliminate the water wearing the roof prematurely or the need to alter the roof.


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dig some of that dirt out of the way, push the black flexible pipe down and back against the foundation, rotate the black elbow until it faces upward an use a rigid adaptor to connect the two pipes. (or instead remove the black elbow and just use the flexible adaptor to connect ro the black pipe.) an empty pipe is lighter than dirt and will tend to float out ...


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I would suggest that you replace the rigid gutter to pipe adapter with a new one. Adjust the downspout as necessary to make it fit. What you've got now looks like it will restrict water flow because the flex pipe has a dip in it - effectively a shallow P-trap. Not something you want in an rain gutter. Also, if that's not a tight fit between the flex and ...


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You guessed correctly that downspouts are sometimes sized like wood - there is a "nominal" size which is how they are described, and an "actual" size which is the true measurements. According to GutterSupply.com (chart 1-3), 2x3 and 3x4 downspouts (and also 4x6) have nominal and actual numbers that are the same1, but for other sizes they are not. Here is the ...


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