AutoClear HV High Water Volume Copper Downspout Leaf and Debris Diverter Filter Clean Out
We just prototyped this unit for a customer that has an extremely high volume of water flowing through his downspouts.
He is located in Florida in an area that has large homes and very heavy downpours. Large homes mean large roof areas and sometimes the roof area to downspout ratio is not the best – so the need to have a unit that can handle the volume.
We took an I-Series unit and removed the standard 4″ Outlet (fits to 4″ Drain) and replaced it with a 5″ Outlet that funnels to the 4″. What that does is two things. First it creates 1.5X an open landing zone for water to land (less chance for water to hit the perimeter flats around the outlet at the bottom of the box) and second the funnel itself gives a buffer because of the volume of water it can hold prior to the water then being expelled into the 4″ drain. Any water that hits the perimeter has to make a 90 degree turn to exit the box. This drastically reduces the amount of water that has to do that – so faster evacuation of water.