Whilst I dry off...
Semi, with a shared down pipe all new within the last few years, both
front and rear. I cleaned out our gutters earlier this week. This
afternoon, we were hit by the thunderstorms and the gutter at the rear
filled up and we had an almost wall of water down the rear of both
halves of the semi. The front was fine. I checked at the bottom where
it discharged into the drain, during the worst of it and there was some
flow, but not as much as I would have expected at the rear. The weather
was hitting the rear slightly more than the front.
Neighbour's gutter slope to the down pipe is rather excessive, put up
by 'professionals'persistent, ours was DIY and set accurately to
recommendations. I checked the pipe and it was clear, when I did the
gutter cleaning, but I will be checking it again...
Might the poor flow via the down pipe, have been due to the two heavy
flows of water clashing in the middle at the down pipe, rather than due
to any blockage?
The over- spilling gutter, completely flooded the back garden.
Just thinking aloud! Its been the heaviest and most persistant downfall
I've seen in the last 30 years.
Harry (M1BYT) (L)
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