Comparison Chart For
Copper Downspout Cleanout / Clean Outs and Leaf & Debris Diverters
This chart information is for Products to fit 4″ Round Downspouts
These are the most popular and common size configuration available for direct comparison.
We Offer This Information as an aid to help you make the Best Decision regarding your Project Needs.
It’s no secret that AutoClears are at the Top of the List
for Quality Downspout Leaf and Debris Diverters / Cleanouts Available World Wide.
Quality Construction and Unique Engineering Features do not come without Costs.
Less obvious but Equally Prominent is the Fact that they are also the Cheapest in the World to Maintain.
Virtually Little or no Maintenance is Required.
So that is where they will save you time and or money down the road – year after year.
Plus all along the way with no worries about your Downspout Drain System
or Possible Damage to your Downspouts!
Over the 30 Years Plus that they have been in Production
Discerning Home Owners, Contractors, Commercial Property Management Companies and Institutions
have chosen AutoClears
over any other type of Copper Downspout Cleanout / Diverter for their project / protection needs.
– Additionally –
AutoClears have options available to filter Debris a small as the Diameter of a Pin!
Important if your needs require very fine filtration such as Douglas Fir Needles.
No Other Types of Cleanouts / Diverters have that ability for fine debris filtering.
|Criteria||AutoClear I Series PCSS-4||AutoClear I Series Copper-4||AutoClear Brasstonian Series-4||AutoClear Classic Series-4||OTHERS Inline with Basket*||OTHERS Inline with Grate / Grille*|
|Product Picture (click to enlarge)|
|Material Availability||Powder Coated Stainless Steel||Copper||Copper||Copper||Copper||Copper or Zinc or Mill Finish Aluminum|
|Round Downspouts||Yes 4" - 3" coming soon||Yes 4" – 3" coming soon||Yes 4" – 3" – Custom All American and All European||Yes 4" – 3" – Custom All American and All European||Yes (100 mm) Only - Slightly Smaller than American 4" - Crimp Fit European 100 mm = 3-15/16"||Yes (100 mm) Only - Slightly Smaller than American 4" - Crimp Fit European 100 mm = 3-15/16"|
|Rectangular Downspouts||Currently Not Available||Currently Not Available||Yes 4" – 3" – Custom||Yes 4" – 3" – Custom||No||No|
|Easily Slip Fit to European Downspouts||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes (100 mm) Only European 100 mm = 3-15/16"||Yes (100 mm) Only European 100 mm = 3-15/16"|
|Easily Slip Fit to American Downspouts||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No American 4" Downspouts Require Crimping to Fit the Inlet Side of the Unit||No American 4" Downspouts Require Crimping to Fit the Inlet Side of the Unit|
|Custom Size / Configuration Inlets||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Custom Size / Configuration Outlets||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Standard Configuration Inlets||Flush to Back||Flush to Back||Flush to Back||Flush to Back||does not apply||does not apply|
|Standard Configuration Outlets||3/4" from Back||3/4" from Back||3/4" from Back (can be adjusted to suit)||3/4" from Back (can be adjusted to suit)||does not apply||does not apply|
|Minimum Downspout Stand Off||Approximately 1/8"||Approximately 1/8"||Approximately 1/8"||Approximately 1/8"||Flush||3/8"|
|Approximate Overall Height||12"||12"||12"||12"||16"||16"|
|Largest Width Dimension||5-3/8"||5-3/8"||5-3/8"||5-3/8"||4"||4"|
|Material Thickness Body of Unit||16 Ga. Stainless Steel||48 oz.||48 oz.||48 oz.||16 oz. to 18 oz.||16 oz. to 18 oz.|
|Removable Filtration Device||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Easy Access to Drain if Needed||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Approximate Weight||5.0 Lbs.||4.4 Lbs.||4.4 Lbs.||6 lbs.||3.0 lbs.||1.8 lbs.|
|Clean Out Frequency||virtually none||virtually none||virtually none||virtually none||determined by environment||determined by environment|
|Approximate Debris Capacity cubic inches before Full (one cup is 14.437 cubic inches)||does not apply||does not apply||does not apply||does not apply||57.98 cu in (4.01 cups till Full) Debris will continue to collect and fill the downspout body – this may also impede water flow through the unit into the drain system without mandatory maintenance. An Over Filled Basket may make the door difficult to open if debris is stacked or wedged above the basket.||Cannot Be Determined This is as there is no “Basket” . The Filter is Hinged to the Door of the Unit . Debris will just wedge against the door and continue to collect and fill the downspout body – this may also impede water flow through the unit into the drain system without mandatory maintenance.|
|Minimum Size of Debris it will Capture/Divert||1/8" a BB will be diverted||1/8" a BB will be diverted|
Standard 1/8" a BB will be diverted
Ultra .0215" the diameter of a Pin!
|3/8"||5/16" (just over 1/4")||15/32" (just under 1/2") to 5/16" (just over 1/4") depending on grate/grill style|
|Critter Friendly*** Squirrels – Chipmunks – Birds etc.||Yes***||Yes***||Yes***||Yes***||No||No|
|Cost||$275.00||$275.00||$315.00 to $354.00 Depending on Rod Pack||$325.00||$235.00 (Average Cost as obtained from Online Sellers)||$95.00 (Average Cost as obtained from Online Sellers)|
|Country of Origin||We have Authorized an Over Seas Company to Manufacture these Units exclusively for us with our strict design requirements.||We have Authorized an Over Seas Company to Manufacture these Units exclusively for us with our strict design requirements.||USA||USA||Varies but vast majority are Imported from Over Seas. Quality of Construction varies by Manufacturer.||Varies but vast majority are Imported from Over Seas. Quality of Construction varies by Manufacturer.|
* Product may vary slightly from picture depending on Material Chosen or Manufacturer for these Units.
** While AutoClear units greatly reduce the need for human intervention to protect your drain system – any and all debris will be deposited to the ground on the front of the unit. The debris will have to be cleaned up as they accumulate (for esthetics) but they will be safe and out and away from your drainage system.
***Critter Friendly is actually a two way street for both the Critter and the Individual doing Maintenance. By design AutoClears divert all leaves and debris out of the diverter box and away from your drain system. This will hold true for any critters that might end up in your downspout system as well. Critters in downspouts are a common problem in areas that have large trees and Roof and Gutter Systems in close proximity. Any other Clean Out product – with a door that has to manually be opened – will trap these animals in the Unit. This can be problematic for anyone performing maintenance and attempting to open the door of the clean out. A Deceased Critter is one thing but a Live and Upset one is another. Always use caution when opening the door of any Clean Out to be sure it is only Leaves and Debris that may be in the Unit.