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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.
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A vertical pipe that carries water from the roof gutters to the ground or cistern.
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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.
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.
Molded for Amerima Building Products Inc., Plano, Tex., the EAS consists of three streamlined components (see the illustration above from Amerimax): the HDPE downspout adapter (A) that fits 2 x 3 in.
"As we now have the knowledge of where we can find hot spots, such as areas under downspouts, we should work together to monitor such places.
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.
His service project, completed for Lively Stone Fellowship Church, involved development and planning for removal and replacement of a gutter system and downspouts at the church.
"Almost every roof I saw was either blown off or shingles were blown off, and gutters and downspouts were down."