I have several of these in my yard to direct the water coming out of my downspouts farther away f...
I have several of these in my yard to direct the water coming out of my downspouts farther away from my house. The can be adjusted to run them under bushes so they are out of sight. The latest one I bought was to redirect the water from my downspout into a rain barrel I use to water my raised garden boxes
I've had 6 of these White Flex-A-Spout Downspout Extensions on my house for about 8 years. Two of them on the southern side (which gets sun all day) broke apart, the others are still ok. I did notice when I changed out the old ones that there was mold on the inside, the accordion areas of the extension trap water and that's where the mold grows. I'm going to try some wet & forget sprayed on the inside to keep the mold from growing, that product is fantastic BTW. It reactivates every time it gets wet. I used a 1/2" weatherproof self tapping screw to attach the extender onto the downspout (see pic). I used to use metal extenders but my lawn guys always seem to hit them and bend them up, that's why I went this route with the plastic, they even held up thru about 4 hurricanes!
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