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Old 08-22-2010, 05:37 PM   #1
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What a wonderful forum, I wish I had found this sooner! Anyway on to business. I want to reroute a gutter that drained onto out driveway (and caused it to crack and sink). I'm planing running a pipe under the driveway and having it drain out at the side of the house. I'm just wondering how it should drain at the end. I was just thinking of digging some trenches and letting it drain off into the brush. Should I put a dry well? I live in the midwest btw. Thanks!


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Old 08-22-2010, 06:29 PM   #2
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I see that you have already bought the pipe, but why did you not use the slotted pipe and let it drain into the soil under the lawn?

I would not end the pipe right in front of that pine tree. You have a risk of getting the ground soft after a good rain and the tree coming down. Is that a swale, ditch or creek just beyond? I would run it to there and not take a chance on creating a soggy spot in the yard.

Looks like you used a sodcutter to clean the path. Good job!


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Old 08-22-2010, 10:31 PM   #3
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Slotted pipe...I didn't think of that. I suppose I could drill some holes on the bottom. That tree will be coming down. Yes, that wooded area is lower than the yard.
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why would he use slotted pipe to route roof runoff?
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