Downspout Noise, how to get rid of?

Do I have a downspout that is near the bedroom that when it rains a little you can hear it drip. Its like the funnel thing at the top is aligned just right with the bottom and hits the angle piece or something. Its just this constant thump thump thump...
What's a guy to do to get some sleep?
Thanks, Scott<-
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Scott Townsend wrote:

instead of breaking free as a drip.
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Scott Townsend wrote:

- just 1/2" or 1" should make it so the drip doesn't hit but slides down the pipe. Or try sticking a piece of wire screen into the bend - drips hit the screen instead of the pipe.
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You could remove the final elbow on the end of the downspout and slide a few feet of corrugated plastic pipe over the end of the downspout. That solves the noise and also takes the water farther away from the house, which is a good thing.
Alternatively, you could glue a small strip of some soft material, like a piece of shingle or maybe a thin scrub type sponge material, inside the elbow where the water strikes.
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thanks everyone for your suggestions. I'll give them a Try...
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You could remove the final elbow on the end of the downspout and slide a few feet of corrugated plastic pipe over the end of the downspout. That solves the noise and also takes the water farther away from the house, which is a good thing.
Alternatively, you could glue a small strip of some soft material, like a piece of shingle or maybe a thin scrub type sponge material, inside the elbow where the water strikes.
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The water will run along the chain instead of dripping.
Alternative -- and a decorative solution that will become a topic of conversation -- Take the downspout off completely and add a decorative chain instead, anchored with a weight or to a splash stone. Except when you have a heavy downpour the water will cascade down the chain onto the splash stone and away from the house. If your area is vulnerable to frequent heavy thunderstorms that drop a lot of water quickly, this may result in some splashing at the foundation.
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Kind of circumvents the whole purpose of the gutters doesn't it? If he's going to do that, he might just as well hook a chain to the gutter, fasten it to his SUV (Mall terrian vehicle) and rip them off the house.
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If your area is vulnerable to frequent heavy

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put a small sponge in the bottom elbow, it'll dampen the drip sound. And when you get heavy rain it'll wash out. Simply replace it when the rain stops.
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This encourages plugging of leaves where the sponge is.
Best to simply angle the down spout away from the house so that the water runs down the back (inside) side of the pipe; no "drip drip drip".
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On Mar 29, 12:59 am, "Scott Townsend" <scott-i@.-N0- SPAMplease.enm.com> wrote:

Ear plugs, or... http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/14201.shtml http://www.rainquiet.com /
Or you can use a Scotchbrite pad to line the offending elbow(s). They're thin enough that you can sandwich it between the elbow joints to hold it in place.
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