View Full Version : Gutter Extensions

03-21-2009, 03:25 PM
I have a customer with 75' 4" gutter extensions that are stopped up, any suggestions for cleaning them out? What if I took the wand off my pressure washer and put the hose in there while its running? or a sewer snake with a spade bit??
Any help would be great.

03-21-2009, 09:39 PM
what is a gutter extention? are you talking about the underground pip that downspouts sometimes empty into?

03-21-2009, 09:53 PM
Yes, 4" corrugated pipe.

03-21-2009, 10:08 PM
is the end of the pipe, the side opposite from the downspout, open? Or is it buried underground somewhere?

03-21-2009, 10:45 PM
Both ends are exposed, not sure where the blockage is, assuming its toward the gutters, maybe leaves and sticks in there.

03-21-2009, 11:01 PM
might be an animal that taking sticks into the hole. I'm assuming the pipe isn't slotted, b/c if it is and there isn't a sock over it, it might be clogged with sand and soil. So assuming its a solid corrugated pipe your best best is either a high pressured hose, or a drain snake.

once its cleaned out, try putting a grate on one end, and one of these on the downspout end:

03-22-2009, 05:56 PM
Use a plumber's snake.

03-23-2009, 04:00 PM
if the blockage is 5 or more feet away your pressure hose most likely wont reach the clog snake it

Kennedy Landscaping
03-23-2009, 08:34 PM
I know atleast on my pressure washer when you take the wand off you loose quite a bit of pressure. Why not stick your Backpack tube down there and open the throttle. Its worked for me.