Removing downspout from rear of house ?

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Old 07-23-18, 02:10 PM
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Removing downspout from rear of house ?

Contractor recommended to remove/block downspout from rear of house. And have the other eavestrough angled towards the front of the house.

. (The reason I wanna do this to avoid water pooling at the back of the house because of the way the land is .)
 
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Ok, what is your question?
 
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Old 07-23-18, 04:22 PM
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1.Should I block the rear downspout and angel eavestrough

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2. run a long downspout from back of the house to the front

For 1. my concern was too much water going to one downspout
 
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my concern was too much water going to one drain

What drain?
 
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By drain I meant downspout .
 
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This thread has gotten to be a mess, can you start over and provide some detail of what's going on to make you think action needs to be taken?
 
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I wanna re route the downspout from the rear of my house to the front.
I have 2 options

1. Run a long downspout from the rear of the house to the front

or

2. Block the rear downspout and have the water drain to the front downspout. (My concern here is that is it too much water going to one downspout ?)
 
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Please clarify. If you block the downspout from the rear gutter, how does water from rear gutter get to the front downspout? Can you re-slope the rear gutter and place the downspout on the other end?
 
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Yes the rear will be reslopped
 
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Old 07-24-18, 08:56 AM
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So if everything goes to the rear and you change it to go to the front you still have the same volume of water going down one down spout, how is that going to improve anything?
 
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I have 2 spouts currently. 1 front and 1 rear. I wanna route rear to goto front . (Becuase I dont want the water in the backyard . Plz dont me explain why )

so should I


1. Run a long downspout from the rear of the house to the front (with keeping the front drain obviously)

or

2. Block the rear downspout and have the water drain to the front downspout. (My concern here is that is it too much water going to one downspout ?)
yes eavestough will be angled towards front of hi house drain
 
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Old 07-24-18, 11:35 AM
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My concern here is that is it too much water going to one downspout ?)

So were finally getting the picture.

Installers dont install more downspouts than needed but it all depends on the length of the gutter and how much roof is supplying water but safe to say at some point it's probably going to overflow.

Might be easier to just work on installing some type of drain for the back yard to remove the water.
 
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Entire house only house 2 downspouts..
I ll just route the second Downspout to the front of the house. Creating a drain at the rear is more work.
 
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Creating a drain at the rear is more work.
Thats debatable, considering the potential of consistently having the gutters overflowing onto the house and into the eves I dont see a lot of good coming out of this "improvement"!
 
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I ll re route the rear downpout along the wall and bring it to the front of the House..
 
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Have a separate vertical downspout in the front of the house for the downspout from the rear gutter. If looks are important , locate the downspout from the rear gutter on the end of the house less noticed.
 
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