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(building construction)
A vertical pipe that leads water from a roof drain or gutter down to the ground or a cistern. Also known as downcomer; leader.


A vertical pipe that carries water from the roof gutters to the ground or cistern.

downspout, conductor, downcomer, downpipe, leader, rain leader, rainwater pipe

A vertical pipe, often of sheet metal,
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3 Consider burying the downspouts and drainpipes to prevent environmental damage.
Roof runoff spills from downspouts into a shallow depression planted with grasses and succulents.
At the police station, leaks are primarily attributable to the downspouts also, the administrator said.
Slope the gutters toward the downspout for drainage.
Ensure all downspouts are protected at the base to prevent dirty yard water getting in; ?
This rainwater-harvesting system relies on gravity to carry rainwater from your downspouts out into your garden or lawn.
the EAS consists of three streamlined components (see the illustration above from Amerimax): the HDPE downspout adapter (A) that fits 2 x 3 in.
Typical examples are side ditches, openings near downspouts and soil under evergreen trees," the Japan Times quoted Fukushi, as saying.
But within days a bench in the garden - which is behind the town's police station - was set alight, and the downspouts on a covered seating area were ripped down.
This business encompasses all aspects of screen enclosures, hurricane shutters, vinyl and aluminum siding installation, seamless gutters and downspouts.