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Date: Mar 31, 2010
RE: Bagging Gutters

Back to the original concern about the gutters going straight into the ground. I have found more times than not that the runoff of roof mix never makes it to the outlet anyhow. Limiting the runoff is a big reason why,...but,...also debris in the gutters probably helps as well,...along with the long underground slow pitch that is usually used in these underground "downspouts". Then I think it degrades,....and when it rains it's so diluted and broken down that it's a non-issue.



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when in doubt you can always take an extra 10 minutes and dismantle the ds and collect the run off from there.


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Date: May 18, 2012

Ran into a situation today at a golf course.  All the downspouts were rivetted together and were running down into some type of underground system.

The only thing that I can think to do because I cannot bag is to someway plug the downspouts. Then use a gutter cane in each section and flood the gutter so that it dilutes the runoff before it overflows. As it overflows flood the ground below and then some.

As I unplug the downspouts continue to run water in each section for a least 5 minutes.

Looking for suggestions before I would bid the job. Have to figure in the extra time not to kill the golf course.



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Date: May 18, 2012

Run your gutter ane for about 10 minutes and don't worry about it. Its going underground and will be diluted by the canes.



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Date: May 19, 2012

Along with the dilution, I have added extra surfactant for a thick mix and taken it slow with smaller orifice tips. Takes longer but I have had hardly any run off. For downspout bagging I like the mini red velcro straps from the hardware isle at HD, they come in a 5 pack.



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