Adding garden hose connection to downspout Answered
Trying to think of a good way to add a garden hose connection to a downspout for directing rainwater elsewhere and or collection. There are diverters/whatnot out there but they seem to be ridiculously overpriced and some have low capture rates. And no, putting a barrel or container right under the downspout isn't really an option.
Idea 1 = plug the bottom of the spout, then add a connection on the side, near the bottom
Idea 2 = plug the bottom of the spout, and integrate a connection into it
Idea 3 = use a flexible connector on the bottom which would go to a round shape, add a PVC cap and add a connection on the end
Idea 4 = use a PVC downspout adapter to attach to a threaded cleanout, then add the connection to the plug
Idea 5 = use two elbows off the bottom (U), and add a connection somewhere on either side of the bend
I'm liking #4 at the moment, but I'm not sure about what exact fittings to use...
One of these? http://images.lowes.com/product/converted/046224/046224250500lg.jpg