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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?

asked May 23 '11 at 18:41

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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.

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answered Sep 13 '12 at 15:09

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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.

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answered May 24 '11 at 05:38

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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.

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answered May 24 '11 at 00:16

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