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Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by markie76, 26 Aug 2011.

  1. markie76

    markie76

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    Hi Guys,

    My landladies house has a slight guttering problem which the guys doing the wall insulation said they would sort out but either they didn't or didn't do a permanent fix.

    As money is tight, I'm up for giving it a go as long as its doable with a normal ladder and common tools equipment.


    The problem:

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    When its raining most of the water drips onto the ground next to the porch where it forms a deep puddle due to lack of drainage.

    I notice the downpipe isn't plastic and I don't think its cast iron but some other material.
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    Would appreciate any advice on the correct way to fix this.

    Thanks,

    Mark.
     
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    Looks like an aluminium rainwater pipe.
    connect the pipe back into the running outlet and fix the swan neck/ offset bend into place with either lead or linseed oil putty.

    Or drill a hole through both outlet and rwp and fix with a self tapping screw.
     
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    that downpipe looks like asbestos to me i wouldnt drill it or touch it without gloves and a mask on
     
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    Definitely asbestos. If you are pulling it around then wet it first (or paint it). and wear a mask.
     
  7. markie76

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    Oops, I did tap it a couple of times with my finger... sounded like cast iron but didn't look like it :cry:


    er, for the time being I'm not going to touch it again :(

     
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