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arthurhandson

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:17 pm Reply with quote

Hi all, has anyone ever fitted a rainwater diverter onto a cast iron downpipe? Is it tricky?
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arthurhandson

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:51 pm Reply with quote

oh, so the normal kit I got from wickes won't fit then?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:09 pm Reply with quote

The stuff you have will be for plastic, you may get lucky, probably not.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:26 pm Reply with quote

what can I do ? I am stuck !!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:35 pm Reply with quote

You could change your down pipe for plastic.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:50 pm Reply with quote

possibly an idea, thanks for the help it's much appreciated icon_smile.gif where do I change it from? There is a hopper head that feeds it
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:14 pm Reply with quote

Cast is 65mm plastic is 68mm so will probably fit. However, it will likely look s**t. Just order the diverter from the link. 48hr delivery, job done.
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arthurhandson

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:19 pm Reply with quote

thnaks for your reply. Does the cast iron diverter kit have to be joined by the traditional way though as I have not caulked etc before and not sure how to?

If I did use the normal one, as you say it may look s**t, even if I did "try it", after cutting the 30mm of pipe from the down pipe, would it be possible to slide the diverter on without removing the bottom part of the downpipe from the wall?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:31 pm Reply with quote

arthurhandson wrote:
thnaks for your reply. Does the cast iron diverter kit have to be joined by the traditional way though as I have not caulked etc before and not sure how to?

If I did use the normal one, as you say it may look s**t, even if I did "try it", after cutting the 30mm of pipe from the down pipe, would it be possible to slide the diverter on without removing the bottom part of the downpipe from the wall?
You don`t caulk cast rainwater pipes icon_wink.gif they just fit together loose - the big pipe nails hold them firm enough , even for cat burgulars. Either way you`ll have to take the pipe away from the wall to insert a diverter - you can use screws and washers instead of pipe nails when replacing
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arthurhandson

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:39 pm Reply with quote

ok i see! thanks for your help again icon_smile.gif The only problem is from the cast iron rainwater diverter in the link, the connection to the water butt is on the wrong side for me!!

Not only that, but if I cut the downpipe brackets to get the lower part of the downpipe from the wall, it will look a right mess after surely??
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:07 am Reply with quote

you have to cut the fixings from behind the brackets - or maybe lever them out icon_wink.gif
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arthurhandson

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:37 am Reply with quote

o tank or your help ! One last q - what a normal plastic downpipe clip fit a cast iron pipe as well, in case I need to secure the lower pipe from the diverter back to the wall? Or are there special clips?
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