Modifying gutter


Old 08-27-14, 05:08 PM
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Modifying gutter

The pix show an old alum gutter. It goes into an underground drain. The vertical section of the gutter is clogged and even if I clean it up somehow, it will eventually get clogged again with organic matter since it really has nowhere to go. So I have this idea of modifying it as shown in the 1st photo (sorry the order got messed up during at upload). What I want to do is cut the off the bottom part (red horizontal line in the photo) and install a downspout extension + a couple of elbows to move the water away from the AC unit on the right + a long splashblock or an extension (shown by the 3 red arrows). Questions:
1. Do you see any problems with this idea?
2. Can I use plastic instead of alum for the new parts? How should I connect the bottom of the old alum gutter (after cutting it) with the top of the plastic extension?

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Old 08-28-14, 05:41 AM
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I see no reason why you can't do exactly what you propose. Yes you can use plastic to transition from metal.

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