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Old 05-22-2013, 08:27 PM   #1
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as you can see from pic, this gutter connection leaks. how do i fix it? this was installed before i bought the house.



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Your bigger problem is going to be all the debris coming down that vertical on the right and hanging up on that thing and creating a very hard-to-remove clog in your downspout.

Besides that, best way to seal that thing up would be clean and dry and a good gutter sealant.

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Please back up and take another picture so we can see why someone thought this was a good idea to tie into the sdie of a down spout.
That's a first for me.
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Please back up and take another picture so we can see why someone thought this was a good idea to tie into the sdie of a down spout.
That's a first for me.
LOL, me too
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:45 AM   #5
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Please back up and take another picture so we can see why someone thought this was a good idea to tie into the sdie of a down spout.
That's a first for me.
see updated pictures in first post. how would you fix that leak? obviously, there should be another downspout for that large section of roof.

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If the elbow that extents into the downspout - is too long into the downspout - that could create a problem.
Unscrew it and check.

You could put a "wye" there.
Or - another downspout.

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The cheapest way is to buy a funnel, the whe's are around 40 bucks. I would connect them underground. I love when people tie the downspout into the end cap of the lower gutter.
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I would remove them both, slope the gutters the other way and put a downspout on the end of each run on opposite ends of the home. Having downspouts right in the middle of your home is not very attractive.
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The cheapest way is to buy a funnel, the whe's are around 40 bucks. I would connect them underground. I love when people tie the downspout into the end cap of the lower gutter.
what type of funnel and where would it go? the best solution is what jagans said, but i don't have the budget for that fix now.
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I have never seen anything like this. Your going to need some good heavy duty sealant
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http://www.guttermaterials.com/Downspout-Funnel.html
Cheap, easy and quick repair. You will want to replace the pipes at the same time, of course.
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yeap, that is the funnel. That much of a budget you can make them out of old pieces of flashing. I think they are 3 dollars at the bigbox. Cut the main downspout near where the side discharge enters, pull side pipe into the funnel then cut the main downspout so they all discharge into the funnel together. At this point I would say, pull that top strap, pull the downspout away from the wall and seal all around that downspout seam with some cheap chalk that comes in its own tube.

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where can i find these longer elbow A? these have 7 ridges on the side while the ones at home depot have 6.




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Is this a repeat question? I noticed the forum does strange things with the posts. If you are asking this question again, did we not answer it the first time?
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Is this a repeat question? I noticed the forum does strange things with the posts. If you are asking this question again, did we not answer it the first time?
sorry, i didn't get an answer on where to buy that longer elbow A from that other thread.

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