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Makeshift Downspout Unblocker


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Arrived to do this one today only to find I my plumbing snake wasn't in the van. Must have left it at a previous job. Oops!




As per usual the downspout was blocked so dug what I could out by hand.




Sod's law the joints had been glued so only option was to try and unblock the bends with something I had in the van.


Had a bit of a brainwave whilst looking about in the back of the van so decided to cut a bit off me minibore hose reel that so happened worked a treat.


Now all I have to do is take off the bit of hose to keep as a downspout unblocker and put me hose connector back on me hose reel. :D



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Bend was totally rammed packed so just needed a quick poke about and I wasn't going to setup me jetter for one poxy downspout. Mind you I did do a water test afterwards using my wfp hose reel with the end cut off to make sure the bottom bend wasn't blocked too or the pavement gully. ;)

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Was a bit desprate @Posh to be honest so just thought a bit of me hose would do. Lucky i did not need the hose reel later for wfp work as had to soak the pipe in boiling water to swap the conector over.:D


Regarding me little stone tip your very welcome bud;)

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Speaking of using an outside tap here is another litttle tip:


If access to a downspout is very awkward/dangerous using a ladder to check/unblock rather than risking your neck simply cable tie a garden hose to a wfp with a cone shape hoselock nozzle on the end. Point the nozzle downwards attached to a single or double plastic angle adaptor. As long as the downspout is not to badly blocked with say roots etc it's another way to get the job done.

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