Step 8: Begin second downspout

Make another adapter-and-reducer
Photo: Smith-Baer
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Make another adapter-and-reducer assembly for the second downspout. This time, glue a sanitary T-fitting to the pipe end and the other end of its trench. Be sure the curved elbow of the T-fitting faces "downstream." Then glue the drainage pipe from the first downspout to the sanitary T-fitting.
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    Tools List

    • 16-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • flat blade shovel
      Shovel, used to dig trench
    • two-foot level
      Level, used to check drainpipe for proper slope
    • sledge hammer
      Small sledgehammer, used to pound in stakes
    • hand saw
      Handsaw, hacksaw or 12-inch power miter saw, used to cut the PVC pipe

    Shopping List

    1. 4-INCH-DIAMETER PVC AND ASSORTED FITTINGS

    2. 4-INCH-DIAMETER FLEXIBLE PLASTIC DRAIN PIPE

    3. PVC PRIMER AND CEMENT

    used to join together PVC pipe and fittings



    4. WOODEN STAKES AND MASON'S STRING

    5. WHITE FLOUR IN METAL CAN

    sprinkled onto ground to indicate trench location



    6. CARDBOARD SHEETS

    used to temporarily hold soil dug from trench