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Thread: Is a scupper just a square hole for water to flow out of?

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    Is a scupper just a square hole for water to flow out of?

    Hi,
    this may seem like an odd question, but I'm just trying to make sure my PB is doing things correctly.
    our contract says 12" raised beam with 32" scupper. All the plumbers did was plumb a return pipe into the cavity, and then after the gunite was poured, the tile guys cut off the top of the pipe, tiled over and around the cavity, leaving a 32" opening. The PB said the cavity is filled by water coming out of the return pipe and then flows out of the opening.
    does that sound correct? I was expecting some kind of connector to be plugged into the end of the pipe, directing the water out of the scupper opening. Is that not needed?
    Thanks.

    G
    17x31 Freeform IG Gunite. Tanning shelf with 2 bubblers. Raised beam with 32" scupper. 3.5'-6'. 13.5K Gallons.
    In process, started June 2016.

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    Re: Is a scupper just a square hole for water to flow out of?

    Can you share a picture so we can get a better idea?

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    Re: Is a scupper just a square hole for water to flow out of?

    By definition a scupper is hole or void to allow water to pass.

    From your post I think your were expecting a water sheer (aka sheer descent) which is molded fitting that ensure the water falls is a even smooth sheet.

    I doubt it's too late or very invasive for your PB to make the change.

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    Re: Is a scupper just a square hole for water to flow out of?

    Ah ok. I see. I'll ask him if he can change it. I'm fine with the scupper as well, as long as I get decent flow out of it. Just don't want it to dribble out.

    G
    17x31 Freeform IG Gunite. Tanning shelf with 2 bubblers. Raised beam with 32" scupper. 3.5'-6'. 13.5K Gallons.
    In process, started June 2016.

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