One solution may be to change the downspout
to a commercial type, which has twice the cross section of a residential spout.
We have responded by redesigning the downspout
to make rain harvesting a much more attractive practice.
If you have a downspout
that's visible from your kitchen or bedroom window, that's a great place for a rain chain," said Elber.
If your downspout
makes a loud dripping noise during a rain storm, Lenney recommends installing a special plastic or aluminum chain to hang down the downspout
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, while preventing leaves, twigs and other debris from entering and clogging the system.
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To keep out debris, place a 1/4-inch-mesh screen above where the downspout
connects to the gutter and clean it regularly.
Another design takes water from a downspout
through a plastic pipe with holes punched in it, allowing water to seep back into the soil.
is to be added to the existing gutter and connected to the column, adjacent to the concrete slab.
If a downspout
is too low, or situated where you can't conveniently put a barrel, you can reroute it by adding pipe elbows and extension pieces.
The rain chain was created as a style of downspout
to guide rainwater into large pots for garden and household purposes.
at the back of the building develops a huge, thick coating of ice in winter and water pours down the back wall in summer when it rains.