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Old 05-18-2017, 03:00 PM
 
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Finishing up a redo on landscape and trying to finalize a solution on the gutter. I used to have a concrete splashpad under the gutter, but the water would wash away all the mulch and create a big mess. So I purchased this extension tubing to get the water past the mulch. It should work just fine as I have it, but itís a bit of an eyesore, though the plants may ultimately grow to conceal it some.

Iíve read this could be buried, but want it to remain effective at getting most of the water away from the house, though rains are infrequent here in Southern California. In my attached sketch, Iím thinking of lightly burying it, with the end spout exposed above the soil. The bulk of the water should shoot out. But I know there will be water remaining in the pipe, since it is not an incline. Was thinking some holes drilled along the bottom for seepage? Itís a ribbed tube anyways, so will always be some water inside to evaporate.

Any thoughts or proposals for execution?
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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If your soil is porous and drains well, you could install a length of pourous pipe. This will cause some of the water, or a light rain to be absorbed by the soil while the open end will allow heavy rain to push out the partially open end of the pipe.
The ultimate solution would be a buried galley with stone and then a pipe length as an overflow.
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Did you know they have flexible extensions that roll themselves OUT to dump out the water, then roll back UP again to the house?

https://www.menards.com/main/buildin...43942474404415

Or there is this:

https://www.menards.com/main/buildin...43942474404415
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:33 PM
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Location: Prescott AZ
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There are those tube drains all over here. They are attached to the gutter and are buried for about 5-6 feet away from the house. Then you see the end of it come up. Works very well.
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Finishing up a redo on landscape and trying to finalize a solution on the gutter. I used to have a concrete splashpad under the gutter, but the water would wash away all the mulch and create a big mess. So I purchased this extension tubing to get the water past the mulch. It should work just fine as I have it, but itís a bit of an eyesore, though the plants may ultimately grow to conceal it some.

Iíve read this could be buried, but want it to remain effective at getting most of the water away from the house, though rains are infrequent here in Southern California. In my attached sketch, Iím thinking of lightly burying it, with the end spout exposed above the soil. The bulk of the water should shoot out. But I know there will be water remaining in the pipe, since it is not an incline. Was thinking some holes drilled along the bottom for seepage? Itís a ribbed tube anyways, so will always be some water inside to evaporate.

Any thoughts or proposals for execution?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-O7mIJb8nA
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