How to Make Stay-Put Downspout Extensions

This trick will keep those downspouts in place

Family Handyman

Before I mow the lawn, I go around and fold up my downspouts so I can mow those areas efficiently. The problem is, any breeze will blow them back down, which means I have to stop the mower and do it all over again. I came up with a simple solution. I put a small square of hook-and-loop tape on both the extension and on the vertical section where they meet. Now when I flip them up, they stay up. — Marc Henrickson

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