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Gutter Downspout Spacing

What Is The Rule Of Thumb On Downspout Spacing On A 53' Straight Run Of Roof?

A. Spruce
Re: Gutter Downspout Spacing

It would depend on the amount of rainfall in your area and the ability to deal with the water once it's down at the ground. In my area, a 53' run could easily be handled by one downspout, however up in the northwest two would be better.

Re: Gutter Downspout Spacing

I'm no expert, not by a long shot - but I learned something very important when I had gutters put on by The Idiot Team.

Be sure the downspout is big enough. They put a nice big downspout on the front, but in the back, for the same amount of roof space and gutter length, they put a smaller downspout. Couldn't handle the rain. :mad: They had to come back and fix that with the bigger one.

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