US20120210652A1 - Easy Clean Gutter System - Google Patents

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US20120210652A1
US20120210652A1 US13/030,351 US201113030351A US2012210652A1 US 20120210652 A1 US20120210652 A1 US 20120210652A1 US 201113030351 A US201113030351 A US 201113030351A US 2012210652 A1 US2012210652 A1 US 2012210652A1
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04DROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS
    • E04D13/00Special arrangements or devices in connection with roof coverings; Protection against birds; Roof drainage; Sky-lights
    • E04D13/04Roof drainage; Drainage fittings in flat roofs, balconies or the like
    • E04D13/08Down pipes; Special clamping means therefor
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04DROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS
    • E04D13/00Special arrangements or devices in connection with roof coverings; Protection against birds; Roof drainage; Sky-lights
    • E04D13/04Roof drainage; Drainage fittings in flat roofs, balconies or the like
    • E04D13/08Down pipes; Special clamping means therefor
    • E04D2013/0806Details of lower end of down pipes, e.g. connection to water disposal system
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04DROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS
    • E04D13/00Special arrangements or devices in connection with roof coverings; Protection against birds; Roof drainage; Sky-lights
    • E04D13/04Roof drainage; Drainage fittings in flat roofs, balconies or the like
    • E04D13/08Down pipes; Special clamping means therefor
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A gutter system to remove storm water from a roof of a dwelling comprising: a shortened downspout extending from a gutter; a lip extending from the forward side of the downspout, where the lip helps to guide the fall of water from the downspout; a collection basket positioned just below the downspout; and a screen over the collection basket, where the screen allows water to flow into the collection basket. The collection basket may further include an exit spout and may be attached to a wall of the dwelling.

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    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • 1. Field of Invention
  • The present invention relates to a system to provide an easy system to maintain a clean gutter.
  • 2. Description of Related Art
  • It is well known gutters are used on dwellings to move water that flows from the roof into a drainage system such as a storm sewer or discharge area away from the building. Gutters are usually secured to the fascia boards near the eaves of the dwelling and at least one downspout is provided for channeling the water into a drainage system or discharge area. Over a period of time gutters may be become obstructed due to the accumulation of debris such as leaves, twigs, dirt, sand or other items that may accumulate in the gutter over a period of time. As these items accumulate the gutter system will eventually overflow and prevent the flow of water into the downspout and out into the drainage area as desired. This overflow of water in the gutter system consequently causes damage to the building and therefore it is important to maintain a clean gutter system so that water may flow throughout the channeling to a proper drainage area. Many gutter systems include the use of screens that are placed over a gutter to prevent the accumulation of debris within the gutter. Screens may be effective over a period of time in preventing the clogging of a gutter but however many times the screens and the gutter need to be maintained or cleaned by individual to keep the gutter functioning properly. Many times individuals must manually climb onto the roof or near the gutter and use a hose, rake or other similar device to remove debris from the gutters. Further specialized tools have been developed in order to clean the gutters where the tool allowa individuals to reach the gutter from standing at ground level and therefore remove debris through the use of the cleaning tool. Regardless of the method employed it is essential to maintain a clean gutter for a properly functioning drainage system of rainwater off a roof and through the gutter system.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • The present invention relates to a gutter system to remove storm water from a roof of a dwelling comprising: a shortened downspout extending from a gutter; a lip extending from the forward side of the downspout, where the lip helps to guide the fall of water from the downspout; a collection basket positioned just below the downspout; and a screen over the collection basket, where the screen allows water to flow into the collection basket. The collection basket may further include an exit spout and may be attached to a wall of the dwelling.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWING
  • FIG. 1 depicts a side view of a gutter clean out system according to the present invention.
  • FIG. 2 provides a top view of the screen and receiving basket in accordance with the present invention.
  • FIG. 3 depicts a front view of the gutter clean out system according to the present invention.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION
  • The present invention relates to a clean out gutter system that provides a low maintenance rain water gutter system. The gutter system according to the present invention does not require manual flushing and prevents the clogging of leaves and other debris within the gutter system of a residence. Water is allowed to flow out of an existing gutter system at the downspout, which is shortened just beyond the lower edge of the gutter and therefore allow for the free fall of water into a receiving basket. The receiving basket then collects water and allows for the flow of the water into a desired discharge area.
  • In reference to FIG. 1, a side view of the gutter cleaning system according to the present invention is depicted. As shown, the system according to the present invention includes a receiving basket (32) that is positioned below a downspout (20) of an existing gutter system. The downspout (20) is shortened and open to allow the free fall of water from the gutter. A short lip (22) is attached to one side of the downspout (20) to help direct the flow of water into the receiving basket (2). At the top entrance of the receiving basket, a screen (30) is provided. The free flow of water (23) is also depicted in FIG. 1. This flow of water (23) goes onto the screen (30) and collects in the collecting basket (32). The water flows from the bottom of the receiving basket (32) to an exit spout (35) that is provided at the bottom of a collecting basket (32). This system to collect rain or storm water helps to alleviate some of the clogging and debris collection within a gutter system normally associated with a traditional system.
  • FIG. 2 depicts a top view of the screen (30) as it is placed upon the collection basket (32). Also seen in this top view is the exit spout (35) that exits from the bottom side of the collection basket (32). This system of rain water collection and distribution helps to alleviate the clogging and backing up of a gutter system that is normally experienced with a traditional downspout.
  • FIG. 3 depicts a front view of the gutter system according to the present invention. As seen a free flow of water (23) flows from the opening of the downspout (20). This water goes through a screen (32), which consequently collects any debris, or other items that flow through the gutter system prior to the water going into the collection basket (32). The collection basket (32) is attached to the wall of the dwelling through any traditional means such as brackets or bolts. The screen (30) may be easily cleaned because it is placed at a lower height and therefore is accessible by any user. This avoids the necessity of having to climb on a ladder or use special tooling to clean debris that may be clogging the gutter system of the building. Further use of the screen (30) helps to maintain an even flow of water through the collection basket (32).

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1. A gutter system to remove storm water from a roof of a dwelling comprising:
a. a shortened downspout extending from a gutter;
b. a lip extending from the forward side of the downspout, where the lip helps to guide the fall of water from the downspout;
c. a collection basket positioned just below the downspout; and
d. a screen over the collection basket, where the screen allows water to flow into the collection basket.
2. The gutter system according to claim 1, where the collection basket further includes an exit spout.
3. The gutter system according to claim 1, where the collection basket is attached to a wall of the dwelling.
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