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Publication numberUS1862134 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 7, 1932
Filing dateAug 22, 1929
Priority dateAug 22, 1929
Publication numberUS 1862134 A, US 1862134A, US-A-1862134, US1862134 A, US1862134A
InventorsBoosey Edward W N
Original AssigneeBoosey Edward W N
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Gutter or roof drain
US 1862134 A
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June 7, 1932- E. w. N. BoosEY GUTTER OR ROOF DRAIN Filed Aug, '22, 1929 INVENTOR. y [www 0 M/I-/aa y A TTORNEY.

Patented June 7, 1932 PATENT orare-e VEDWARD w. T. BoosEY, or DETROIT, MICHIGAN GUTTER oR Rooi? DRAIN Application led August 22, 1929. Serial No.V 387,574.

This invention relates to gutter or roof drains, the object being to provide a very simple and inexpensive construction for connection with a drain line suchras the downspout or conductor pipe of a gutter or other drainage conduit for waste fluids. i

The purpose of the invention is not only to materially reduce the weight of such structures but to reduce the cost of installation and to secure a more eiiicient and serviceable structure for the purpose in which the'screen member is attached directly to the conductor or waste conduit either by being threaded directly thereonto or uto a member attached to the conduit or conductor..

Previous structures of this-nature include a considerable number of parts such as a bowl and fastening device of various forms to secure the parts together yrequiring considerl able machining and labor in assembly which areimaterially reduced in my improved con struction in which there are onlyvtwo parts in addition to the conductor or waste conduit andthe Hashing or gutter bottom connected therewith.

These and other objects and the several novel features are hereinafter more fully described and are shown in preferred form in y I the accompanying drawing in which- Fig. 1 is a cross section of a `gutter showing my improved sump or drain partly in section connected therewith.

Fig is a similar view of an alternative form of construction.

My improved drain or sump is vshown in Fig. 1 in conjunction with a conductoror down spout for a gutter 1. The sump consists of a cylindrical screen member 2 having verf 46 tical slots 3 in the side wall and radial slots 1- in dome shaped upper end thereof and at the bottom is provided with an internally threaded ring portion 5v which is somewhat less in diameter than the internal diameter of a hub 6 into which the ring 5 of the screen member may be readily introduced. This hub not only hasV the vertical portion indicated at 7V but also has, an annular iiange 8 extending outwardly from the vertical portion 7 forming a V shaped recess 9 into which the bottom wall 10 of the gutter may be positioned; the bottom wall of the gutter being apertured to receive the hub member. This hub member is preferably of brass and the gutter, especially in commercial buildings, is usually formed of copper and thus with this character off'rnaterial a solder i ll may be poured into the VV recess 9 to cover the inturned end of gutter bottom orroof flashing as the case may be whereby thecopper gutter bottom issoldered to the brass hub. This hub also has a threaded aperture formed therein and a short extending portion 12 adapting the same to be threaded onto. the upper end of the conductor 13 usually an iron pipe. These threads in the member 12 are pipe threads but are sufficiently large to thread a considerable distance onto the threaded end of the pipe section whereby the upper end 14 of the pipe entends upwardly into the hub nearly flush with the upper end of the vertical walls 7 of the hub.`

YThis provides a projecting pipe end onto which the internally threaded ring 5 at the bottom of the screen member may be threaded and anything passing the screen flows directly into the conductor or waste conduit 13 instead of into a bowlas has usually'been the practice. Ifforany reason it is necessary to examine the interior of the conductor or A nation has y been completed it is simply screwed back to place andthe relationship of the parts otherwise is undisturbed. Furthermore, due to the absence of a bowl or catch basin as has been usual heretofore in which dirt accumulates, there is ordinarily less necessity for examination of the sump made according to my improved construction as such material is discharged from the gutter or roof practically as rapidly as it accumulates passing to the waste pipe which is of ample capacity to carry fluid containing considerable solid matter. By thus disposing of the same practically as rapidly as accumulated it does not pile up and finally prevents operation of the sump as is the case with Iordinarily used structures which' definitely provide for an accumulation of waste late in the gutter or on the roof about the screen member without flow through the screen member being stopped. It is oftentimes convenient. to run-the usual iron pipe formed with a hub atone Yend to the roof or gutter as thel case may be and I have indicated such an arrangement in Fig. 2 in which the iron pipe is indicated at 20 having the hub 2l into which the roof flashing or gutter bottom 22 may be inturned. To connect my screen member 2 therewith, which is the same screen memberY as shown in-Fig. l, Ifusea short length of pipe 23 preferably with a flanged end 24 of the same internal diameter as the pipe for seating on the shoulder of the hub. vThis may be caulked in place as by caulking 25 and theY upper end thereofis threaded to receive the threaded ring 'of the screen member in the same manner as the Lipper threaded end of the pipe l3-of Fig. l is used.. The roong or flashing 22, or-inl the case of use of the device of Fig.;2 with aV gutter the gutter bottom, will have itsr edge about the opening therein for the waste conduit inturned into a hub 21 of theipipe 2O and in caulking the pipe 23 in place the inturned edge of the flashing or roofing or gutter bottom is secured in place within the hub.

In this latter construction the screenm'ember may be removed without disturbance of the remaining parts as is the case withV the construction shown in Fig. 1 and all the objects of the invention are attained by either form of the device illustrated. p From the foregoing description it is evident that the device is of extreme simplicity and inexpensiveness of construction, Y and that thedevice is of even greater efficiency than the usual devices for this purpose,vand a repair or cleaning of va clogged outlet is very readily accomplished by either of the structures described.

Having thus briefiy described-my invention, what I claim is-v l. In a gutter or roof drain in which a ForY kthis screen member is associated with a conduit for the discharge of waste fluid material, aV

-i trie therewith into which the screen member .may be introduced.

2. In a gutter v'or roof drainV in which a screen member is associated witha conduit for the discharge of waste fluid material, a hub member adapted for threaded relation with the end of thevwaste conduit and positioned with the end thereof practically flush with the end ofthe conduit and providing a cylindrical recess permitting introduction of the end of the screen 'member thereinto, a tubular screen member having a lower open end threaded for engagement with the end of the conduit and lying in the recess and extending vertically above the conduitA end, said hub member further having a flange to receive the edge of the yfiashimgf orl gutter bottom, and means for securing the same therein in water-tight relation.

3. In a roof' or gutter idrain in which a wasteconduit extends to practically flushV with the roof'flashin'g or gutter-bottom, a brass hub member having a threaded end portion for engagement with the threaded upper end of the conduit, the end of the hub being positioned practicallyflush with the end of the conduit and plane of the flashing or gutter bottom, said hub being of a form to provide an annular' recess aboutthe conduit at the end, a tubular screen member having a lower open end threaded for engagement with the end of the conduit and lying in the recess and extending vertically above the conduit end, an integral flange extending outwardly from the hub providing an an-A Y nular recess yinto which the gutter bottom or roof flashing may be inturned to below the hub end, and a solder in the recess covering the end of the flashing.

4'. Inaroof or gutter drain having a conduit for the ydischarge of Waste fluid provided with 'a threaded end, a brass hub thre'adable on the conduit providing an annular recess-between the end of the conduit and the inner face of the hub, the axis of which coincides With the conduit axis, Va tubular screen member having a lower open end threaded for engagement with the end of the conduit and lying inthe recess and extending vertically above the conduit end, an integralupwardly inclined flange terminating practically flushI with the upper end of the hub into which the turned, the arrangement providing that the upper end of the conduit and of the hub are practically flush with the roof flashing or gutter bottom, and a solder in the recess for securing the gutter bottom or flashing in place and covering the inturned end thereof.

In testimony whereof I sign this specification.


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U.S. Classification210/163, 285/189, 52/12, 210/166, 285/192
International ClassificationE04D13/04, E04D13/08, E04D13/076
Cooperative ClassificationE04D2013/0413, E04D13/0767, E04D13/076, E04D2013/0436, E04D13/0409
European ClassificationE04D13/04B20, E04D13/076C, E04D13/076