Add an extension, such as a 5-ft. length of downspout or any of several devices made for this purpose, to the end of each elbow.
As with the roofing, make sure that lead-based solder was not used in gutter or downspout connections.
The tub's symmetrical design puts the valve, downspout , and soap shelf in the middle.
Clean rain gutter and redirect downspout runoff away from the foundation.
To prevent things from going down the downspout, there are downspout strainers.
If your barrel has a lid, cut a hole in it where the new downspout elbow will drain into it.
The price of the downspouts will be included in your estimate, but make sure the contractor has discussed downspout locations and options for water disposal with you so you know what to expect before the job starts.
Some people prefer to connect their downspout to underground pipes that carry water well away from the house.
Alternately, attach a length of downspout to the elbow or let the water drop from the elbow onto a concrete or plastic splash block.
One easy thing homeowners can do is disconnect their downspouts , redirecting rainwater from roofs out onto porous ground.