Rainwater Diverter Kit Questions

27 Mar 2012
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United Kingdom
I have a query that I'd like advice on if I may. There have been other posts on this but I have a few questions to still ask if possible?

I want to fit a downpipe rainwater diverter kit, to my water butt, from my metal downpipe. It is black painted, and I think cast iron.

I am planning on as mentioned, cutting through with a good hacksaw with sharp blade.

My concern is, when I have cut the small piece of pipe out for the diverter to fit, will I be able to squeeze it onto the pipe? Or will the pipe have to be removed from the wall? As it's cast iron it looks trick yo remove.

Lastly, will the pipe below the diverter need a newe bracket to support it to the wall?

Thanks for helping in any way you can

All the best

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Well I have cut the cast iron pipe with a hacksaw, it took a while and in the heat was a bit tiring! But now my query is, I cannot get the diverter over the pipe! Will I have to remove the lower part of the down pipe from the wall, and fit a new bracket after, so I can slide it into the diverter? Thanks for any help kindly offered!

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