Downspout Rainwater Catchment
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Downspouts convey water from the gutters to storage.
They should provide 1 square inch of opening for every 100 square feet of roof area. The maximum run of gutter for one downspout is 50 feet.A good downspout is Schedule 40 PVC (or comparable) in a 4-inch diameter.
Other items of importance:
Use one- or two-way cleanouts in any horizontal pipe run exceeding 100 feet.
Do not exceed 45-degree angle bends in horizontal pipe runs.
Provide 1/4-inch slope per lineal foot minimum.
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