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Leaking Gutter

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by Raji, 27 Jan 2014.

  1. Raji

    Raji

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    Hi the roof line gutter on the front of my house is leaking at the joint between two separate sections. My house is a mid terrace so the gutter runs along the front of all the houses. I guess the easiest thing to do is take the join piece down and replace it with a new one but I have a feeling that the profile of this gutter is different and I may not be able to get a join piece that is exactly the same. Is there a way of cleaning it all up and applying some form of silicone or waterproof compound to make the seal again?

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    Plastic, cast iron or what?
     
  4. Raji

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    Im sure it is plastic
     
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    It amazes me how many people in terraced houses change the old cast iron guttering which was put on when the house was built, to put plastic up but don't seen to care whether its the same profile or not as there neighbours and then wonder why it leaks. My advice is change your guttering to the same as your neighbours then you will find a suitable jointing piece.
     
  6. Raji

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    I think you have misunderstood, the gutter is the same as the neighbours, the join I am talking about is in the middle of my house. What I am saying I believe that I wont be able to get a join that is the same as this. If I change the whole guttering then I will have a problem with the join with both of the neighbours?

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    Why not get a ladder out and check the brand , then you will know if you actually have a problem to post.
     
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    It sounds like you need another union, If you are going to do it yourself then once up the ladder unscrew the union take it to a supplier of guttering and buy the same type and then refit the new one.
     
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