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How to connect to rainwater downpipe

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by henry1, 3 Feb 2021.

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    I've got a lean-to roof around 2 m high and want to fit guttering to it. There's a rainwater pipe nearby. What is the proper way to connect to it?

    Would it be a tee connection like this?
    The downpipe below it would need a spigot at the top then, which means replacing it?

    In any case, my downpipe is square and made of aluminium and I couldn't find the equivalent tee fitting for it.

    I've seen hoppers being used but it would look odd to have a hopper 1m from the ground!
     
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    Get an aluminium branch in square.
    There are a few companies online selling alloy products.

    Or get one made
     
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    OK, just found it. But looks like I still need a spigot on the downpipe for connection...
     
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