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Old 06-25-2013, 08:55 PM   #1
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Water just shooting over gutter

Inside corner under valley. I put a six inch gutter and downspout on. I did not put a splash guard on because in the fall everything fills with leaves so it is pointless. I just put down mulch and to see the water over shooting the gutter and wash my mulch away was sad. Maybe I need to reconsider the splash guard idea, at least until fall. It is too much surface area going to a gutter that is too small length wise. I have never liked the idea of doing anything to the metal valley itself. Such as putting little pieces of flashing to slow down the flow. Now I am open too suggestions. I was wondering if I put a 4 inch why at the bottom of the downspout if that would act as a vent to allow more water too go down faster. I have even thought of laying chain in the valley to slow the water. Is this just one of those no win situations?


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Old 06-25-2013, 09:06 PM   #2
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Splash guard is the best solution if its just blowing past the gutter.
Length of gutter vs roof area doesn't matter, as long as the drains are adequate. For a lot of sf into a single gutter use larger downpipes, 3x4 if your area uses rectangular, or 3.5x3.5 if square.


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