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Old 01-25-2012, 11:41 PM   #1
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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?

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

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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??
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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.
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It's worth trying, would probably work.
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Has the potential to be a bit messy finished product but I think that should work fine.
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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.
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Go buy a new down spout and replace the whole thing. Around $10.00 and less work also would look beter.
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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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