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Weird clog in ABS downspout - help!

Posted by vic_dickins (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 21, 11 at 22:59

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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RE: Weird clog in ABS downspout - help!

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 ?


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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


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cant tell what that is from the pictures


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


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


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RE: Weird clog in ABS downspout - help!

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


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so. how did you get it out?


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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!!!


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RE: Weird clog in ABS downspout - help!

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?


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