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Old 04-13-2014, 07:41 PM   #1
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burying downspout extentions


I want to bury my downspout extentions and bring them away from the house can't exit to day light. How should I terminate? Dig a shallow hole and fill with stone? Use a grate of some sort. I want to stay away from pop ups bc of the possibility of freezing in the winter. Will it drain if the pipe has to 90 up to daylight?

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i have one, the PO's installed it. it freezes in the winter. i disabled it.

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I have mine buried with a 90 up capped with a grate. As long as the inlet is higher than the outlet it will work. You will need to clean out the 90 on occasion.

If you live where the ground freezes you might want to use perforated pipe so water does not get trapped in the pipe. Wrap the pipe in landscape fabric to keep the soil out.
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