Product is durable and as expected. This is the second one that I purchased. The first one was th...
March 21, 2017
Verified Purchase & Recommended Product
Product is durable and as expected. This is the second one that I purchased. The first one was the wrong size (2x3x4 in.), it was too small for my downspout (approx. 2 1/4" x 3 1/4") but I tried to use it anyways while waiting for the 3"x4" to arrive by inserting it into the downspout - it helped but of course rainwater spilled out around it. The 3" x 4" is the perfect for fitting over the downspout. We haven't had a downpour since I installed the larger one but I see no reason why it would not do the trick. It easily attached to the 4 in. Flex-Drain without the need of a coupler. I did need to raise the bottom downspout bracket to accommodate it. Being black it doesn't exactly blend in, but living in Southern CA I plan to disconnect & store it after rainy season. In the meantime I conceal it as best I can with a potted flower.
FLEX-Drain 3 in. x 4 in. Polypropylene Downspout Adapter is very flexible and the stuff it is made of will last in contact with the wet ground for a long time. They have an entire system of these products that makes it easy for the homeowner to manage his water. All 4 corners of my home gutter downspouts was buried 30 years ago and one corner became full/clogged and unusable. The ground is so full of roots that I have laid a plastic pipe to run the water about 20ft from the home. Sometime I will have it buried but for now it's out of the way. The way the pipe attached to my 4" downspout was not optimal and when I saw this product I knew it was perfect for making the connection and it is. It is a snug fit on the downspout. Quick and easy, works perfectly and should last a long time. I am very happy with the product.
These are the best thing for water down spouts, so easy to install, some just slip on or you can use a small sheet metal screw to attach to your down spout. You can also attach a drain pipe to these and redirect the rain water to a garden or away from walk ways. I have installed these on all of our down spouts, some simple to keep the water from splashing onto the home, and some as I mentioned I have redirected the water to actually go into the garden and water it.
If you're looking for a downspout adapter to route runoff to a pipe then look no further. I fit m...
July 05, 2017
If you're looking for a downspout adapter to route runoff to a pipe then look no further.
I fit mine on with no problems and it held tight on its own with no need for zip ties, straps or screws.
There are no instructions (would you offer instructions on a bottle of water?) but it's pretty easy to figure out how this goes on.
This adapter is well constructed and rigid enough while still flexible but not flimsy.
I put it on, it rained, the adapter worked and now my rain water is going off in another direction!