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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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Roof runoff spills from downspouts into a shallow depression planted with grasses and succulents.
MagniStruct, LLC today is announcing the Kickstarter release of Tankspout, the World's First Rain Harvesting Downspout that combines features of a rain barrel, downspout, and splash block into one attractive minimalist unit.
At the police station, leaks are primarily attributable to the downspouts also, the administrator said.
Ensure all downspouts are protected at the base to prevent dirty yard water getting in; ?
the EAS consists of three streamlined components (see the illustration above from Amerimax): the HDPE downspout adapter (A) that fits 2 x 3 in.
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.
IT - Invitation to Bid (ITB):Roofing, Gutters, and Downspouts Maintenance and Repair
If you want to collect from downspouts, they suggest you let the first rain ``flush through'' and then start collecting.
Christy has specialized since 1922 in customized refractory solutions for the non-ferrous industry and offers: SEAL-CASTS [R} stalk tubes, downspouts, floats and pins.
Downspouts can be directed to discharge into a rain garden.
We set the containers under the downspouts, and ran the downspout into the container.