Re-use subterranean pipe for gutters


Old 08-21-15, 11:09 PM
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Re-use subterranean pipe for gutters

While beginning a project to install new gutters in a house I just bought, I noticed that the house previously had gutters installed. There also appears to be piping in place and a subterranean pipe to move water from the former gutters away from the house. I can't find any exit to the pipe near the street or anything though, even after doing some probing in the dirt.

Any ideas on how I can check and see if this pipe is still usable for my new gutters short of digging the whole pipe back up?

Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 08-21-15, 11:36 PM
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How about running some water in one of the downspout locations and see where it comes out ?

If you have dry sandy soil..... they may end up in a drywell somewhere underground.
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You could try to rent or build some kind of pipe inspection robot - or some improvised version of it. How-tos are available online. Might be expensive and/or time-consuming but maybe still better than excavation.
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