1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Gutter & Down pipe - Is this OK?

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by eastender3, 30 Sep 2017.

  1. eastender3

    eastender3

    Joined:
    16 Aug 2009
    Messages:
    233
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hi Folks,

    This photo is back of the house.
    In the event of a heavy rainfall, my guttering overflows through a hole in a soffit at the back of the house. I am wondering the down pipe arrangement on my side of the property may be carrying too much water for me and my neighbor, who has a kitchen extension and his guttering is on the right as well his chimney pipe, all coming to my down pipe. Is this normal? His house is end terraced.

    I moved in to this property five years ago and changed the old timber glazing with a french balcony door. The neighbor thinks it's perfectly ok for this kind of arrangement. He hasn't go a downpipe in his back yard.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Sponsored Links
  3. Just which part of the guttering is overflowing; on the section attached to the neighbours kitchen, or the guttering above that. Have you checked for blockages, and have you been up there whilst it's been raining.
     
  4. eastender3

    eastender3

    Joined:
    16 Aug 2009
    Messages:
    233
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    The left part, my side of the guttering, there is a hole in the soffit, the water sprouts from there. There is no blockage. No I have not been up there while there is a downpour.
     
  5. So I'd be right (just clarify things) that the neighbours extension is a red herring, as it's the rain comming off the roof, and going into the gutter on your property that's causing the issue. And would I be right in thinking that the downpipe on your property also catches the rain from your neighbours roof. If that's the case, then it could well be that the rainstorms we have are too much for the lower gutter to handle, and you might need to see if you can continue that upper pipe down to the drain in a continuous piece. Alternatively, you could upgrade your lower gutter that's overflowing, to a highflow gutter.
     
  6. eastender3

    eastender3

    Joined:
    16 Aug 2009
    Messages:
    233
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Thanks for the reply.
    Can you please explain what you mean by 'upper pipe down to the drain in a continuous piece' do you mean the pipe coming down from the roof of the neighbour's house going directly to my down pipe? and what is a highflow gutter?
     
  7. ^woody^

    ^woody^

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2006
    Messages:
    33,344
    Thanks Received:
    4,521
    Location:
    West Mids
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    If it not blocked, then you probably have too much water concentrating in one place at the outlet, rather than too much water per-se.

    Extend the downpipe vertically to a running outlet in the upper gutter, then have the neighbours gutter branching in to the downpipe just as it is now.

    Or take the stop-end off your gutter, put a tennis ball in the outlet, and then all the water will run onto his roof and then drain down into his gutter more smoothly, and then down the spout
     
  8. A high flow (also known as a deep flow) gutter, is designed to handle a greater amount of water. And maybe this is a better idea to handle the disharge off of the roof, rather than trying to get the roof run off down to the drain in one go.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  9. Mw Roofline

    Mw Roofline

    Joined:
    30 Oct 2005
    Messages:
    3,178
    Thanks Received:
    352
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    There isn't any need for that upstairs pipe to continue down the tiles and into the outlet. People do it this way to avoid spray/overflow but the flat roof is there to take that. Everything is being forced into that outlet.
     
  10. Sponsored Links
  11. eastender3

    eastender3

    Joined:
    16 Aug 2009
    Messages:
    233
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    The neighbor does not want any water to run on his gutter, as he does not have a gutter drain but a waterbutt to collect water. He is suggesting I fit two downpipe, extra 1 to my existing downpipe but it will look unsightly.

    Replacing the gutter with a deep one, will be time consuming and expensive, and no has fitted them in our back yard.

    Is it better to have the roof pipe coming down directly to the downpipe? Sorry I'm not too technical and prefer a graph/picture for remedy.

    Thanks.
     
  12. ^woody^

    ^woody^

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2006
    Messages:
    33,344
    Thanks Received:
    4,521
    Location:
    West Mids
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I don't understand none of that.

    Who's house is who's?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. Mw Roofline

    Mw Roofline

    Joined:
    30 Oct 2005
    Messages:
    3,178
    Thanks Received:
    352
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Let me help.

    1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
    2. Place the flour and sugar in a large bowl and mix well. ...
    3. Place the fruit in a large bowl and sprinkle over the sugar, flour and cinnamon. ...
    4. Butter a 24cm/9in ovenproof dish. ...
    5. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes until the crumble is browned and the fruit mixture bubbling.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  14. JohnD

    JohnD

    Joined:
    15 Nov 2005
    Messages:
    72,768
    Thanks Received:
    4,168
    Location:
    Crossgates, Europe
    Country:
    Cook Islands
    needs butter.
     
  15. I think you need to get a roofer to have a look at the job.
     
  16. ^woody^

    ^woody^

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2006
    Messages:
    33,344
    Thanks Received:
    4,521
    Location:
    West Mids
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Cheers. That's finished the patio quite nicely. (y)
     
    • Like Like x 2
  17. I just love those, not sure what it is till it comes out of the oven recipies, and when you're not even sure of the quantities, well the exitement really gets overwhelming.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  18. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
Loading...

Share This Page