These "rains of the century" which occur every couple of weeks here on the
Gulf Coast are overwhelming my gutters.Five and a half inches in 45 minutes
is a lot of water!
I have 2 downspouts connected to my oversize copper gutter but would like
to add a third overflow pipe which would fit around the corner and be a
piece of PVC connected to a fitting which would draw off the top couple of
inches so that it would only be needed in deluges.PVC would be a lot easier
to work with on a 20 foot high ladder.Is there a connection I could pass
through a drilled hole in the end wall of the gutter and then link up PVC?
You want the PVC connected directly to the gutter end?
Lots of ways to skin the cat, but you can use a PVC male adapter
and a PVC female adapter. These have male and female threads so you
can just screw the thing together once you have the hole in the
gutter end. Comes in sizes up thru 4". Use a rubber gasket to seal
There are more specialized tank and bulkhead fittings available
but the PVC adapters are off-the-shelf.
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