Weird clog in ABS downspout - help!

vic_dickinsSeptember 21, 2011

One of my downspouts was overflowing last rainy season. Down at ground level the ABS pipe overflowing. I pulled out the

bottom section of downspout and looked down there to see. A mess. I cleaned out the mud and saw a weird metal dome thing. Valve? Flange? Pressure cap?

What is it and what is it doing there? I can upload pics if any is intereted. thanks,

vic

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shadetree_bob

No reason for anything like that to be down there, could it have washed down from the gutter where it was some sort of leaf guard ?

    Bookmark   September 22, 2011 at 12:02AM
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vic_dickins

I have no idea. It's not familiar at all. Maybe someone has seen this before?

Here is a link that might be useful: 2 flickr pics

    Bookmark   September 22, 2011 at 12:17AM
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millworkman

cant tell what that is from the pictures

    Bookmark   September 23, 2011 at 8:28AM
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lazypup

Can't tell what it is from the photo but one thing is for sure,,,,,it don't belong there.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2011 at 1:05PM
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vic_dickins

Could it be some kind of pressure testing device that was left down there
when the house was built?

    Bookmark   September 23, 2011 at 8:20PM
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vic_dickins

It was a can of spray paint that got dropped down there during construction!

    Bookmark   September 26, 2011 at 4:43PM
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sdello

so. how did you get it out?

    Bookmark   September 28, 2011 at 11:55AM
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brusso

Funny how a scientist can study a picture of a planet from 200,000 miles away and find all sorts of rocks, stones, water ,martians etc. yet a photo from 4 feet cant see a can of spray paint!!!

    Bookmark   October 2, 2011 at 12:52PM
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lazypup

Perhaps if we had looked in the pipe with one of those NASA satylite cameras we would have known it was spray paint, but then how many of us can afford one of those cameras?

On the other hand, do we really know they are seeing rocks, stones, water & martians or do we just assume that since they have a PHD and a gadzillion dollar camera they must be right?

    Bookmark   October 2, 2011 at 3:31PM
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