How should gutter downspouts connect to a french drain system?
William on Jun 19, 2017http://www.homedepot.com/p/InvisaFlow-Flex-Grate-Downspout-Filter-4400/202516215https://www.lowes.com/pd/InvisaFlow-FlexGrate-12-75-in-Black-Vinyl-Downspout-Adapter/3501760Helpful Reply
Marilyn Bates on Jun 19, 2017The leaves should be caught before flowing in the downspout by a mesh filter attached where the gutter and downspout are connected on the roof. Clean it out whenever you clean your gutters.Helpful Reply
Nena Hodges on Jun 19, 2017My comment below was meant to be posted as a solution for someone who wanted to cover up a space heater. I'm not sure how it ended up as a response for the question above. I apologize.""You could use a fireplace screen. Or use a stand-alone folding screen about a foot away from the heater. Check this type of screen to make sure it isn't getting to hot, and if needed, pull it a little farther away from the heater. ""1 marked as helpful Reply
Elizabeth Mitchell on Jun 19, 2017It is a little easier to keep leaves out of gutters and downspouts than it is to have to clean them out after they are scummy and smelly. That is to buy or make metal mesh covers for them. Buy them at a place that installs gutters or sometimes hardware stores. If you can make the covers... find tough 1/2 inch wire mesh. Cut the mesh the width of the gutter plus as much mesh as you will need to hook it onto both sides of the gutter. When you have it fitted, it is easy to use a leaf blower to remove the worst of the leaves.Helpful Reply
Nena Hodges on Jun 20, 2017You are so welcome!Helpful Reply
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