The bottom half of the downpipe from my roof gutter needed replacing as it is still the old zinc (iron?) type which had split causing it to leak into the wall.
I thought this would be fairly straightforward to replace the bottom section with plastic pipe. The problem I have is connecting the different sizes, 68mm to 76mm (3 inches in old money).
As a temporary measure I put in a 68mm connector upside down and filled the gap with plimbers mait. This did not work as it started to rain in the evening and water was spurting out of the joint.
This morning I phoned my local plumbers merchant who had nothing in stock but gave me the number for a plastics company. I spoke to them and apparently I was the second person with this problem this morning but they reckon there is nothing available to solve it.
I would really like to avoid having to replace the whole lot at the moment. Does anyone know if a connector/reducer is available or how I could join the two pipes and make it watertight?
Thanks in aticipation