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the noz box 01-26-2012 12:41 AM

Repairing downpipe (gutter drain pipe/downspout)
 
The bottom of my aluminium down pipe is dammaged and I thought I could take it off(the whole downpipe) and pop it back out-I cant because the bottom is connected to an agi pipe Do I have to cut out the dammaged bit and if so, how does the existing downpipe fit into the new section when they are the same size?

mae-ling 01-26-2012 12:51 AM

pictures may help.
Usually new pipe will come with crimping on one end to make it fit inside.

the noz box 01-26-2012 02:57 AM

Thanks

Its basicly a huge dent in the bottom of the downpipe

What about if I drill a hole in the dent,put in a metal screw and pull the dent out with pliers, then put a rivit and sealant in the hole.Do you think that might work??

Slyfox 01-26-2012 07:04 AM

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Originally Posted by the noz box (Post 834991)
Thanks

Its basicly a huge dent in the bottom of the downpipe

What about if I drill a hole in the dent,put in a metal screw and pull the dent out with pliers, then put a rivit and sealant in the hole.Do you think that might work??

It's worth trying, would probably work.

Windows on Wash 01-26-2012 07:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Slyfox (Post 835028)
It's worth trying, would probably work.

+1

Has the potential to be a bit messy finished product but I think that should work fine.

newmanager12 02-04-2012 08:26 AM

The down pipes purpose is to allow the water from the roof via the down pipe. Unfortunately most houses do not have a gutter guard installed this device stops leaves and debris from entering the down pipe which flows directly to your storm water line; this increases the chance of a blockage in the storm water line.

joecaption 02-04-2012 08:33 AM

Go buy a new down spout and replace the whole thing. Around $10.00 and less work also would look beter.

HomeSealed 02-06-2012 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Windows on Wash (Post 835038)
+1

Has the potential to be a bit messy finished product but I think that should work fine.

Exactly. Should be able to pull it out and function fine, but it will still look crinkled up, similar to pulling out a dent on a car.


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