Drip Silencer tip from the this old house reader remodel issue 2012
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Drip Silencer

The loud plunk of water dripping in my downspout was driving me crazy. So I stuffed an old toilet brush into the bottom elbow. The bristles break up the drops, halting the noise, yet still allow water to flow through, even during downpours. Now I live torture-free.

Sean Scanlan
Honolulu, Hawaii
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