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Repair suggestions for the end of gutter extensions
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: March 07, 2021 03:51PM
I've got a couple of plastic pipes (thin ribbed type - don't know a better word for it) going from the gutter end, underground, taking the water away from the house.

The ends of the extension have been chewed up by the lawn mowers. I want to do something to the ends to protection them from the lawn mowers. These ends are in good position away from the house and aren't blocked as far as I can tell - another downpour will confirm that.

My thought is this: put a short piece of hard plastic pipe, same diameter as the chewed piece and cover it with loose rocks about the size of two fists to a small chicken.

Is this my best option?

And another new homeowner rant - why the f*** didn't anyone mention that most thermostats aren't hard wired in???? Mine died in the middle of the night and I wake up at 3 am to a house at 60 degrees. Thankfully I had batteries to put in and I had heat again but STILL!!!!!! I'm in the process of replacing the thermostat with a Wyze one and replacing the smoke detectors so they will be on the same battery replacement schedule going forward.

TIA to the MR Hive mind...or should I say borg?
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Re: Repair suggestions for the end of gutter extensions
Posted by: Ammo
Date: March 07, 2021 04:22PM
loose rocks about the size of two fists to a small chicken.

I’m having a hard time visualizing that. :-)



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Re: Repair suggestions for the end of gutter extensions
Posted by: Michael
Date: March 07, 2021 04:33PM
I wouldn't put lose rocks around a place where lawn mowers are running; they can become missiles!
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Re: Repair suggestions for the end of gutter extensions
Posted by: Carm
Date: March 07, 2021 04:34PM
Pictures would help
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Re: Repair suggestions for the end of gutter extensions
Posted by: rgG
Date: March 07, 2021 04:45PM
Cut the top of the pipe off at an angle.
The top of the pipe at that end isn’t really important anyway.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)



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Re: Repair suggestions for the end of gutter extensions
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: March 07, 2021 04:46PM
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Carm
Pictures would help

Every time I try to post photos it says it’s the wrong format or size when it isn’t. I gave up...

Planning to put enough rocks that they have to mow around it rather than over it. Don’t want missiles either.
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Re: Repair suggestions for the end of gutter extensions
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: March 07, 2021 04:48PM
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rgG
Cut the top of the pipe off at an angle.
The top of the pipe at that end isn’t really important anyway.

This is a good idea...I would have to keep an eye on it so the grass doesn’t block it.
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Re: Repair suggestions for the end of gutter extensions
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 07, 2021 05:40PM
You can add a top to the open pipe, or ramp off, or several other options



or Like this -- fill with decorative rocks big enough for water to slip thru







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Re: Repair suggestions for the end of gutter extensions
Posted by: GGD
Date: March 07, 2021 06:08PM
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Lizabeth
And another new homeowner rant - why the f*** didn't anyone mention that most thermostats aren't hard wired in???? Mine died in the middle of the night and I wake up at 3 am to a house at 60 degrees. Thankfully I had batteries to put in and I had heat again but STILL!!!!!! I'm in the process of replacing the thermostat with a Wyze one and replacing the smoke detectors so they will be on the same battery replacement schedule going forward.

It's because before digital/electronic thermostats came along most/all thermostats were purely mechanical and didn't require electricity to run.

You might want to check how many wires there are coming from the furnace to the thermostat. If the house is old enough there might only be two wires, the minimum needed for a mechanical thermostat, and that might be problematic with the Wyze thermostat.
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Re: Repair suggestions for the end of gutter extensions
Posted by: John B.
Date: March 07, 2021 06:24PM
I have a pop-up similar to this on the end of a gutter drain pipe that passes under a sidewalk. When I installed the underground pipe I drilled some holes along the bottom edge and surrounded the whole thing with trap rock and landscape fabric before burying, so the pop-up only really comes into play during heavy downpours.

[www.amazon.com]
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Re: Repair suggestions for the end of gutter extensions
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: March 07, 2021 06:40PM
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jdc
You can add a top to the open pipe, or ramp off, or several other options



or Like this -- fill with decorative rocks big enough for water to slip thru


Photos not showing up for me...
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Re: Repair suggestions for the end of gutter extensions
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: March 07, 2021 06:42PM
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GGD
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Lizabeth
And another new homeowner rant - why the f*** didn't anyone mention that most thermostats aren't hard wired in???? Mine died in the middle of the night and I wake up at 3 am to a house at 60 degrees. Thankfully I had batteries to put in and I had heat again but STILL!!!!!! I'm in the process of replacing the thermostat with a Wyze one and replacing the smoke detectors so they will be on the same battery replacement schedule going forward.

It's because before digital/electronic thermostats came along most/all thermostats were purely mechanical and didn't require electricity to run.

You might want to check how many wires there are coming from the furnace to the thermostat. If the house is old enough there might only be two wires, the minimum needed for a mechanical thermostat, and that might be problematic with the Wyze thermostat.

I did do that and according to what’s there and what Wyze needs it’s compatible. The house isn’t that old...2008.
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Re: Repair suggestions for the end of gutter extensions
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: March 07, 2021 06:46PM
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John B.
I have a pop-up similar to this on the end of a gutter drain pipe that passes under a sidewalk. When I installed the underground pipe I drilled some holes along the bottom edge and surrounded the whole thing with trap rock and landscape fabric before burying, so the pop-up only really comes into play during heavy downpours.

[www.amazon.com]

Interesting idea...does the lawn mower ever hit it? Or is it low enough to be missed?
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Re: Repair suggestions for the end of gutter extensions
Posted by: John B.
Date: March 07, 2021 06:48PM
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Lizabeth
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John B.
I have a pop-up similar to this on the end of a gutter drain pipe that passes under a sidewalk. When I installed the underground pipe I drilled some holes along the bottom edge and surrounded the whole thing with trap rock and landscape fabric before burying, so the pop-up only really comes into play during heavy downpours.

[www.amazon.com]

Interesting idea...does the lawn mower ever hit it? Or is it low enough to be missed?

It's set at ground level (below grass level)....so the mower goes right over it.
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Re: Repair suggestions for the end of gutter extensions
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 07, 2021 07:56PM
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Lizabeth
Photos not showing up for me...

try a different browser?





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Re: Repair suggestions for the end of gutter extensions
Posted by: steve...
Date: March 07, 2021 08:18PM
How about one of these: 4 in. Green Angled Mitered Drainage Grate?



Home Depot




Northern California Coast
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Re: Repair suggestions for the end of gutter extensions
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: March 07, 2021 08:34PM
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steve...
How about one of these: 4 in. Green Angled Mitered Drainage Grate?



Home Depot

This might work! Cool
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Re: Repair suggestions for the end of gutter extensions
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: March 07, 2021 08:37PM
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jdc
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Lizabeth
Photos not showing up for me...

try a different browser?

Safari works for everything else in the forum...
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Re: Repair suggestions for the end of gutter extensions
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: March 07, 2021 08:39PM
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Lizabeth
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jdc
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Lizabeth
Photos not showing up for me...

try a different browser?

Safari works for everything else in the forum...

There isn’t even the icon for a photo in the squares so I don’t know what’s going on...
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Re: Repair suggestions for the end of gutter extensions
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 07, 2021 08:41PM
this: [www.homedepot.com]

or this: [www.homedepot.com]

cover the tops with rock





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Re: Repair suggestions for the end of gutter extensions
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: March 07, 2021 08:52PM
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jdc
this: [www.homedepot.com]

or this: [www.homedepot.com]

cover the tops with rock

Thanks!
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