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What is a through wall scupper?

What is a through wall scupper?

Description: Scuppers are used to provide an outlet through parapet walls or gravel stops on flat and built-up roofs to allow drainage of excess water. They can be used in conjunction with gutters and downspouts to divert the flow to the desired location.

What is the purpose of a conductor head?

Conductor heads are used to channel water that runs from a home’s gutters into the connected downspouts. They catch the excess water and keep the downspouts from becoming overwhelmed by directing the runoff in a more controlled manner.

What are scuppers on a pool?

In swimming pool design, a scupper is a special feature that allows water to flow into the main pool area, often from a spa area.

What is overflow scupper?

The International Building Code defines a scupper as “an opening in a wall or parapet that allows water to drain from a roof”. Overflow scuppers will let the water run freely down the side of the building.

What is a gutter and leader?

Your gutter and leaders system protects your home, basement, foundation, driveway, deck, and landscaping from water damage. Water coming off of your roof is caught by your gutters and channeled to down spouts. It is then brought down to ground level and away from the house.

What is a corner Leaderhead?

Corner Leaderhead: Copper #3141 Without a gutter, water pours off the “valley” where two roofs join. If you don’t have guttering there, consider this corner leaderhead to catch the water and direct it onto a rain chain. Comes with a removable brass screen in the top to let water in and keep debris out.

Where is the pool drain?

Main Drain: The main drain is typically located at the deepest point of the pool and is used to lower the water level, however its primary purpose is to circulate water from the bottom of the pool. It is recommended that about 1/3rd of the circulated water come from the main drain.

What is a kayak scupper plug?

Purpose Of Scupper Plugs Scupper holes, found in sit-on-top kayaks, are designed as a safety feature to drain water out of the kayak, from top to bottom, which keeps you from sitting in a puddle or even worse, making your kayak a bathtub full of water prone to capsizing.

Are overflow scuppers required?

Where roof drains are required, secondary (emergency overflow) roof drains or scuppers shall be provided where the roof perimeter construction extends above the roof in such a manner that water will be entrapped if the primary drains allow buildup for any reason.

How do you divert water on a flat roof?

One of the most affordable solutions for roof drainage is installing drainage pipes to carry water away from the roof. Scupper and internal drains behave similarly to traditional gutters. They collect water and divert it away from the roof through drainage pipes.

How is the scupper attached to the conductor head?

Scupper at Conductor Head The conductor head must be at least 2″ wider than the scupper. It is attached to the wood nailer through the fascia. The scupper spout is locked and soldered to the conductor head. All joints between scupper, conductor head, downspout, fascia and gravel stop are soldered.

What kind of sound does pool scupper make?

All pool scuppers are designed for variable flow application – 10 GPM to 40 GPM per linear foot. At lower ranges, the water flow will create a clean, quiet and translucent cascade of water. At higher ranges, the water sheet will produce a white water effect with a more natural waterfall sound. Provides a smooth water nappe.

When do you use a leader head on a scupper?

Leader Heads or Conductor Heads. Leader heads, also known as conductor heads, are used to direct and channel water from a through-wall scupper to a downspout/leader.

Do you need conductor heads and downspouts for scuppers?

They should, therefore, be placed at an elevation higher than the regular scuppers. The outside detail is similar to Detail 10.5D, except that conductor heads and downspouts are not required.