Redirect downspout away from wall


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Old 08-02-17, 06:50 PM
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Redirect downspout away from wall

I want to try moving it to the red line on the 1st picture. Is it doable?
 
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Anything is doable, but that will be ugly, unsafe, and unstable. Why not bring it down to the ground and dump it to a sloped drain pipe in a trench in the ground. Your object is to ultimately drain to the alley/road, right?
 
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Where are you located?

The only reason I would go overhead like that is if I wanted to fill rain barrels. Even then I'd rather keep the downspout next to the house.

I would do as Gunguy45 recommended. At ground level I would switch to smooth wall PVC pipe. There are adapters to go from the round to the rectangle of the downspout.
 
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Old 08-03-17, 11:51 AM
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Digging a trench for the drain pipe would be hard. You see from this picture that there is concrete sidewalk and gravel driveway right beside the home. My objective is to release the water at least 6 feets away from the foundation wall.

The land is sloped up on the backyard, so backyard has higher soil level than the front yard. I don’t mind extending the pipe to release water to the front yard. But do u think it’s a good idea.

I’m located in the northeast.
 
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Yes, digging is hard. It makes me sweat.

Your description of the ground elevations is confusing. I don't understand how the home can be sloped to the back yard. The house should be level. Then you say the back yard is higher than the front. The relationship of the back and front yard isn't terribly important. You have to discharge the water somewhere that is sloping away from the house.
 
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Extend the 45 degree downspout from the gutter elbow so that the vertical downspout misses the porch rather than using the dog leg. Dig the trench right up to the concrete and then extend the downspout from the house and use another elbow to direct it into the drain.

Yeah, digging is hard but you only have to do it once.
 
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description of the ground elevations is confusing
Sorry, I mean the land is sloped up toward the backyard, so frontyard has lower soil level.
 
 

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