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What is the minimum down spout drain required 3"

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Hello,What is the minimum down spout drain required for a 3" gutter?
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Home Improvement Expert: Susan Latta, General Contractor replied 1 year ago
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HI my name is ***** ***** I can assist you with your question regarding your downspout size.

Are your 3-inch gutters enough to handle the rains in the area you live? Are they the right size for the pitch and square footage of the roof? plus the amount of rainfall in your area?

The only reason I asked is because 3-inches is not very large, but that could be because I'm used to a lot of rain in this area and you may not have as much rain as what we get here. It all depends on the area you live.

If your gutters are the correct size, than 2" x 3" downspouts should be fine.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
The downspout is 2" round, should it still be fine? How do you determine the size of the downspout to be used for 2" gutter?
Thanks.
Home Improvement Expert: Susan Latta, General Contractor replied 1 year ago

How much rainfall do you receive a year?

What is the square footage of the roof of the house?

I thought you said it was a 3-inch gutter. Is this in the U.S.?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
The design should be according to the code not guess what the rainfall will be in CA? The 1994 UPC Table D-3, Size of Gutters, does not show a rainfall for less than 2 inches per hour, then the minimum size of the gutter must be used according to the UPC code which states 3" minimum. .
How do you calculate the gable roof areas (CA)? The gutter is a 2-1/2" wide. Thanks.
Home Improvement Expert: Susan Latta, General Contractor replied 1 year ago

I apologize but I have never heard of guttering that small and am not relating to your question. I going to opt out of this session and let another expert help you that knows more about guttering across the U.S. than I do. Thank you, Susan

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