How Best to Connect Sections of Rain Gutter

Old 10-14-23, 05:52 PM
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How Best to Connect Sections of Rain Gutter

Need to install rain gutters on the eaves marked in red to stop rain water from flooding the planter located below. Is there a best-practice way to have the gutter on the upper section of roof drain into the gutter on the lower section of roof (upper green line), then the lower gutter drain into the downspout that is collecting the water from the cricket (lower green line)?

Gutters are to be located to left, in-front, and to right of chimney, Existing down spot is further to the right

My initial thought was to:
- Use an inside and outside rain gutter elbow to transition from the upper section to the lower section. Is this even practical ?
- Then to find and install a downspout Wye to connect the lower section into the existing downspout (located to the right) ?
- Is there a better way of doing this ?
Thank you in advance for all feedback.
Old 10-14-23, 06:26 PM
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You should only put gutters on the eves, not on the rake ends. So with that setup you would likely want to have just 2 short sections of gutter on the eves... each one would have endcaps on both ends, with an outlet and downspout with 2 elbows going from the upper one into the lower one, then the lower one would have an outlet and downspout straight down to the ground with an elbow and extension on the end, or you could tie it into the existing downspout with a wye. But if you have a lot of rain, you don't want all that water going into just one downspout.

Gutters also work best on fascia that is plumb, so since yours is not plumb you would need to use blocks behind the gutter like these.

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