Pearl Sutton wrote:Homestead business opportunity here, someone could make these to fit regular sizes of guttering, and sell them! Different things that stand and pee, paint them up cute... Bet they'd sell easy.
OK, if we're going serious here, one of the rules is that the "outlet pipe" has to be the same size or larger than the "inlet pipe" so that the water doesn't back up and overflow at the roof level. As a true "first flush diverter", it could be OK, so long as when it starts to back up, there's a pipe that's the same size as the downspout. At the moment all we can see is a cute, artistic accident waiting to overflow the gutters!
Robert Ray wrote:Jay, you haven't seen the back side.
Well, I guess that means you need to take more pictures and provide measurements?
I'm totally into "useful art" - things that are cute or make people laugh or are simply beautiful, but have a real and useful function as well - even if it's just a stained glass window that lets in beautiful light as well as being pretty. Such as work of art that doubles as a garden bench or the turtle foot-stool I made (there's a picture in the upcycling thread).
Jay, your point is well taken. Connecting one of the feet in this design to a piece of French tile or pipe to divert into a bed elsewhere could be an answer to the size of the outlet (it's all to easy to say more here). Installing somehing that does not work doesn't make sense. This post was over eight years ago and I don't even remember how I came across it. Folk Artsie sculpture that serve a purpose and add a bit of whimsy is fun to me. Using rainwater to animate a downspout opens up endless ideas to me.
Our inability to change everything should not stop us from changing what we can.
I too think this would sell. And with a "pipe" that size my math says that would easily keep up with an inch of rain per hour on a 2000 square foot roof all directed into, and out of, that one poor man...