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Old 04-07-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Clogged Downspout Extension is Buried- How Do I Solve This?


I have a downspout extension that is buried. The end is blocked by the lawn and the tube is stopped up by roots and dirt. From the top, I can just pull out stuff for 6 inches, then it bends and goes under the driveway.

If I can find where it ends, I could clear it out from there. How do I find it? If I can't, how do I unclog it from the top?

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Power snake maybe. I say maybe because if it is the plastic corrugated pipe the snake could just tear it up while trying to clear the roots.
Jam the hose down down while running. Maybe it will blast its way through and come the end. Then you will know where the end is at least.

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It could run right into a sewer line.
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I had the same issue. The line goes to a pit underground that should be much larger than I ever would have thought. The pit is filled with stone and the water weeps into the stone when it drains. Once it clogs up, you have two choices. Dig up the old pit and install new stone and pipe or replace the whole pit (mine was WAY too small and would require major digging) or find the end of the pipe underground and extend it to daylight somewhere. My yard slopes downhill and into woods, so that was my choice. Now I can snake it if ever needed. Cost was $900. A new pit was anywhere from $2000 to $3500. Good luck.
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