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Downspout drain options

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I want to bury a pipe to drain the water away from a downspout. I have two options, but I'm not sure which option is better.

Option A - dump the water into the jumpers. I probably place some big river rocks at the end of the pipe to slow down the water.

Option B - use a pop-up in the middle of the lawn and let the water run off the slope.


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What do you guys think? Appreciate your ideas!

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I'm partial to pop-ups, but if you have a good place to let it dump freely without risk of erosion I can see the case for that too.

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I will go with the pop-up option. Thank you @Ware!!

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A dry river bed would be dope:

https://tinyurl.com/5zdcue4z

I'm considering that for my own, minus the drama involved with mowing around it.
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A dry creek would be awesome in the front yard and for that matter, you could make it into a constant running creek with a circulating pump. Whatever you choose, with that amount of slope, you'll need to fight runoff. So a pop-up, which I have four in my yard, might need to be placed at the street level.

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SCGrassMan wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:54 am
A dry river bed would be dope:

https://tinyurl.com/5zdcue4z

I'm considering that for my own, minus the drama involved with mowing around it.
I have lots of roots under the tree. I might run into issues with digging. But I will consider the dry river bed for my backyard. Thanks!!

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Old Hickory wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:52 am
A dry creek would be awesome in the front yard and for that matter, you could make it into a constant running creek with a circulating pump. Whatever you choose, with that amount of slope, you'll need to fight runoff. So a pop-up, which I have four in my yard, might need to be placed at the street level.
@Old Hickory did you mean the water will run very fast because of the amount of slope of option B?

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eric_s wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:56 pm
SCGrassMan wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:54 am
A dry river bed would be dope:

https://tinyurl.com/5zdcue4z

I'm considering that for my own, minus the drama involved with mowing around it.
I have lots of roots under the tree. I might run into issues with digging. But I will consider the dry river bed for my backyard. Thanks!!
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Actually, I'm considering buying a cordless one. This might be a very good reason :-)

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