Rerouting Downspout Water

I'm tired of a puddle at the end of the downspouts. I am wondering how to remove the pipe that goes to the ground and attach something to the gutter that lets the rain out in sprinkler form or a mister would be great. It doesn't have to be perfect. I'm all about rigging stuff up to work.

Hardiness Zone: 9b

By texlish from Haslet, TX

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August 2, 20090 found this helpful

I would purchase gutter extenders at Lowes or Home Depot. They attatch right on.

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August 2, 20090 found this helpful

You can call somebody that installs sprinkle systems. They might can answer your question, good luck.

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August 2, 20090 found this helpful

If I were handy, I would make rain barrels for your down spouts. They are great for watering lawns and gardens. Instructions are available online. You would save on your water bill. Good luck.

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August 3, 20090 found this helpful

Get hold of a Carol Wright's Gifts, or Dr Leonard's catalog. They have a thing that you attach to the bottom of your downspout and you can direct the water anywhere you want it to go. What I did with the one I had was to run it through my garden. I poked holes in it so that it would water my garden but not with the "gush" of water from the downspout. I clamped off the end of it so that it wouldn't pour out there. Also the holes I poked were large enough and numerous enough to allow the water to come out without spewing my end clamp off in a storm.

Or you could just direct it into a drainage ditch or anywhere else you want the water to go.

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August 3, 20090 found this helpful

I have seen things advertising that looked like big flat extensions to the gutter to redistribute the water - I suppose you could gerry rig one yourself with your own tube - Made from recycled long underwear perhaps? Or maybe you could look in the hardward store for some suitable tubing.

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