Every year I have clogged rain gutter and rain gutter drain pipes. Not wanting to have to go up on a ladder every year to clean them out, I put together a rain gutter cleaner that is to use and costs about $5 to use and allows me to stay on the ground.
All the parts can be found at the local hardware store or if you are like me, at home.
This is what is needed:
1 10' length of 3/4 PVC pipe.
1 3/4" PVC to Garden hose adapter
1 3/4" PVC ball valve
1 3/4" PVC L
1 3/4 to 1/2 L (1/2" side being threaded)
1 6" sprinkler riser, 1/2" in diameter
Can of PVC Glue
PVC pipe cutter or hacksaw
Step 1: cutting up the PVC pipe.
Cut the PVC into three pieces. Here are the lengths. The lengths are not precise.
The 6 foot length is determined by the height of your house. When assembled, you will want to be able to comfortably hold the cleaner on the ground and reach the rain gutter.