When I purchased the house in 2014 it had but a single downspout. All others had been inexplicably removed, causing extraordinary damage over the years.
I rushed to install spouts, and this one was cobbled together out of what I could find.
The spouts aren’t normal, of course, but round. This used be common. No longer. By an extraordinary stroke of luck there is an old roofing company a few blocks from the Cross House and they—drum roll, please—have round in stock!
The crazy spout is the biggest on the house (5-inches) as it carries MOST of the rain from the huge roof. One built-in gutter funnels to the next gutter and to the next and so on until it all drains out into the crazy spout. Even the round tower roof, totally kiddy-corner from the crazy spout, drains ultimately into the crazy spout.
But something had to be done about how crazy the crazy spout looked.
This is the only way I could do the spout without having it awkwardly snake over and around the big first-floor cornice. Until the scaffolding is gone, and the vertical spout installed, I can’t really tell how it is all going to look but…Ross is excited!
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