As the in window air conditioners were obviously not original with the building it is not surprising that there is quite a bit of external electrical conduit on the freight office walls. But before I can do any modeling of the electrical conduit I need to tackle the noodle at the bottom of the spaghetti: the downspout.
It still amazes me the things I learn on this project. I had to look up what the thingie was that is at the top of the downspout. It's called a conductor head, or sometimes a leader head and it collects the rainwater, in this case from whatever drainage sloping on the otherwise flat roof, before going down the downspout.
My conductor head is just a shaped chunk of plastic square rod. I say "just" but it took me several hours before was happy with what you see- or happy enough to stop. I'm not a sculptor, Jim!
I even hollowed as much out of the top as I dare --- Hopefully the top of conductor heads were open... I'm not sure if I've ever seen one from the top. My conductor head is a little bit shorter and squater than the original but I still think it looks good.
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