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Old 06-01-2018, 05:51 PM   #1
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Last year I had the whole yard landscaped. They did a great job. I also had them bury the downspouts to drain out into the yard. We sent them out 20ft with 3" PVC. This is working quite well...greenest grass in the neighborhood, little did I know I would have to cut every other day...with this wet spring! LOL. Question is...I would like to "Y" off of the existing pipe we laid to reach a few areas that are not receiving the natural flow. Can I ...or should I downsize the pipe out from the "Y" to 2 inch? Would that create a little more pressure to allow it to drain faster? Any thought would be greatly appreciated! Thanks Ra
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Any of that is doable. It can't hurt anything. However, you may need to cut the grass daily.
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Last year I had the whole yard landscaped. They did a great job. I also had them bury the downspouts to drain out into the yard. We sent them out 20ft with 3" PVC. This is working quite well...greenest grass in the neighborhood, little did I know I would have to cut every other day...with this wet spring! LOL. Question is...I would like to "Y" off of the existing pipe we laid to reach a few areas that are not receiving the natural flow. Can I ...or should I downsize the pipe out from the "Y" to 2 inch? Would that create a little more pressure to allow it to drain faster? Any thought would be greatly appreciated! Thanks Ra

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Can I ...or should I downsize the pipe out from the "Y" to 2 inch? Would that create a little more pressure to allow it to drain faster?
Downsizing the pipe does not increase pressure.

The only way it would is to have so much flow it exceeds the total capacity of both pipes. Once the water backs up above the Y, the head pressure would increase.
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Hi HWU, looks like you are in a cold climate. Buried drain lines can have ice issues and ultimately freeze solid and break, seen several. Even when draining into a pit a trickle of water through a below freezing pipe will layer up until solid. Hay bails or other on top of the ground in fall through winter might help.

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Bud, that was the first concern (freezing) when we did this on a previous house about 20 years ago. We never had a problem so I went ahead and did it again on this house. The grade away from the house is pretty good so it drains quite well. I just thought about reaching a few areas that are not getting the extra water off the roof.
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