• Alternative to Downspout Ess Curves

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  • The ess-shaped connectors from my gutter to my downspouts are tightly curved and clog too easily. Are there any alternatives that permit a freer flow of water?

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    Question by fastjohn
    05/23/2011

What are they clogging with? You can insert fold out screens above them to catch crap, which you can empty — but that would require maintance.

Answer by kevin kelly
05/24/2011

We have had really good luck with a leaf beater that keeps out all the leaves and other assorted stuff (recently the squirrels were filling our gutters with peanut shells!). We have a flat roof and one main downspout handles all the rain coming off the roof with no problem.

Answer by ubizubi
05/24/2011

I've seen (in Asian tropics) "downspouts" that are just chain drops. I mean, they're just long lengths of large-but-not-heavy metal chain. It's to provide a drip path. Works well, simple, looks great too.

Answer by wayne ruffner
09/13/2012
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