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Drain pipe under eaves on second story

The pipe drains lots of water, which I guess in itself is ok. but the draining is constantly hitting the eves and the lower roof, which is becoming constantly wet. Is there a coupling or an addition that can be hooked on to the pipe to divert the water?

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Yes. You can buy couplings, elbows and pipes at a hardware store and divert the water precisely where you want it to go. Hope this helps.

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