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Old 06-03-2012, 09:14 PM   #1
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Underground gutter drain question...foam?

All my downspouts connect to underground pipes that flow to a large pond behind my house. I have one spout that I noticed the ground was worn away around and during rain I saw water spewing from where the spout meets the black flex pipe going underground.

I took it apart the next day and pulled out a few handfuls of leaves and put the hose in there as soon as I turned it on water stared backing up right away. Used a little snake and it kept bringing up chunks of foam. I managed to stick my arm down there up to my shoulder and with a screwdriver in my hand sure enough a wall of foam just out of reach.

Is this normal? I thought maybe it's there to let water through but keep it easy to clean? But it does not seem to be letting water flow.

So what's the story with this "blockage"?



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Old 06-03-2012, 09:54 PM   #2
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So what's the story with this "blockage"?
Ayuh,... It shouldn't be there.....

Drainage tiles should be free flowing, the whole way...


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Old 06-03-2012, 10:04 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. So should I just plow through it with a real snake? I just had a little hand one for sink drains on hand.

I have only been in the house a couple years and never had underground drains
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Here is what I would do. If you can reach it then it is not too far so I would dig up the groung to where the obstruction is. Cut the black pipe and remove the foam and them repair the drain pipe.
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:30 AM   #5
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Where'd that foam come from? What kind is it? I'd want to know where that came from first.
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