gutters downspouts

Old 10-24-02, 01:54 PM
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gutters downspouts

I would like to have my downspouts empty into some soil pipe that I can bury. Can I do this without having to make a drywell? I live in NYC area and I am concerned about freezing as well. What is my best course of action?
Old 10-28-02, 10:42 AM
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Old 10-28-02, 11:20 AM
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The only problem I see is that the water will have no place to go. For light rain, soil pipe may be ok, but with a downpour I would think you'd need some kind of a dry well. Much depends on the the type of soil. Very sandy soil may drain ok.

A drywell can be very simple.... I've seen folks use a 5 gallon paint bucket with holes and filled with rocks.
Old 11-05-02, 04:44 PM
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You can also leave the end out of the ground

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