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Rainleader Disconnections for Residential Properties

Inspection and permit requirements

An inspection is required and can be made by calling 612-673-5681 or 612-673-3543.

There is no fee for a disconnection permit, but it is required before you can begin work. Download the Residential Rainleader Disconnection Application to apply.

Estimate for typical residential downspout disconnection costs


Cost (each)

10' steel downspout


Front / side elbow


Downspout strap


10 pounds of quick setting cement



4" soil pipe gasket


 Actual labor time for a disconnection is about 45-60 minutes.


Want to do it yourself?

For more information on How to Disconnect Your Downspout , download this guide.

Tools and materials needed

How to disconnect your downspout

After work is complete

Call 612-673-5681 or 612-673-3543 to have a Rainleader Disconnection representative approve the disconnection work before it is concealed.

Want to hire a contractor disconnect your downspout?

Last updated Feb 21, 2019



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