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    Digging with a shovel is hard work

    I needed to tell someone besides my wife and friends. Digging up old downspout lines that no longer function is not a fun week.





    Just me and my shovel. Around 2/3 done, I need to get it finished so I can install the new 4" PVC. I called 3 places with no return call, next door neighbor said they couldnt get anyone a couple years ago to do anything without a trencher.

    Jared

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    No thank you.

    Pretty house.

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    Don't they rent out mini excavators or walk behind trenchers? Might be easier than digging manually.

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    Use schedule 40 instead of the thin crap they want to sell you. I recommend cleanouts it each downspout too.

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    WingKKF I dont think I could have used it for more than a couple of places plus it would been logistically difficult to get it to my house cheaply.

    Bill do you mean physically connected to the downspout or just a T right after the downspout? I have access around every 50 ft so I was contemplating no clean outs. Any input is greatly appreciated. I am planning on measuring and getting my parts list to take to the supply house tonight. I had planned on SCH 40 if available. I called around to 3 places to just find some 4 inch pipe. They didn't specify rating but price was 21.50 for 20ft so I'll find out tomorrow when I call. My other alternative is big box and it is way more cash almost double.



    The above with a few crushed pipes is what I found. Clean them a couple times a years guys. That's my plan once I get everything installed.

    Thanks
    Jared

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