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    I got my downpipes installed inboard of the end of the shed, to make it easier to pipe to the soakwell.
    I then got a path laid ( while I was at work ) and when I got home this one was over the pathway.....

    I need to move where the outlet sits.
    Do I move the whole downpipe and leave holes where the rivets were located, ( will have to patch the gutter...will be an eyesore...)or

    do I cut and offset the existing downpipe, adding an extension so the outlet is where I want it? ( not having done this before...but seen it on u tube...lol)

    Steve

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    It looks like it would be less of an eyesore if you shifted the whole downpipe.
    If you colour match the patch , it won't be noticeable, any other rivet holes, you can just fill with a rivet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sterob View Post
    I got my downpipes installed inboard of the end of the shed, to make it easier to pipe to the soakwell.
    I then got a path laid ( while I was at work ) and when I got home this one was over the pathway.....

    I need to move where the outlet sits.
    Do I move the whole downpipe and leave holes where the rivets were located, ( will have to patch the gutter...will be an eyesore...)or

    do I cut and offset the existing downpipe, adding an extension so the outlet is where I want it? ( not having done this before...but seen it on u tube...lol)

    Steve

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/sAAaHd6pp6s99gTx8

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/wASJUJKcUPU9R64S9

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/GrR9KsoFzH7tJd9Y7
    Hi Steve,

    Only my personal opinion, but cut and offset to a new outlet as shown in your first picture ! Much easier than filling a hole in the gutter and replacing the fitting. Though I collect the water and use it for watering the garden.
    Best Regards:
    Baron J.

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    To me location comes into it a little. Many trees about? any sort of gutter guard? unblocking that dog leg could be a pain.

    Another option is fit a new down pipe, leave the old one there and block it at the top. I'll give you $1 for everyone that notices the down pipe isn't working(excluding MWF members, I'm not made of money ) If you wanted to get fancy, instead of blocking the down pipe you could extend the top by say 20mm so if its really pouring it helps a little, path is going to be wet by then anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaronJ View Post
    Hi Steve,

    Only my personal opinion, but cut and offset to a new outlet as shown in your first picture ! Much easier than filling a hole in the gutter and replacing the fitting. Though I collect the water and use it for watering the garden.
    ditto but do it at the gutter...not at ground level

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    Shorten it up and take your PVC pipe to it (where your black line is). Hit the PVC with some touch up paint to protect it from the sun. If you're worried about cleaning use a tee piece at the downpipe connection and cap the door side.

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    Thanks guys.
    No trees nearby and no gutter guard.
    Shed is new so thats a bummer...lol
    Will have to think on it some more.

    Steve

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    I reckon moving the whole thing would be the best outcome. A patch over the hole in the gutter won't be noticeable.

    Or, cut a notch out of the path and run your pvc below path level. Does it go to storm water? If not id be using a spreader.

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    I would just cut the concrete, plumb the existing downpipe in and the patch up/re-concrete the path.

    Pretty easy to do all that at ground level and any patch work will hardly be noticed.

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    Had a thought...put in a Y to vertical down at your point you want. Means adding a new outlet, but will look purpose built.

    An extra outlet wont ago astray in a down pour......even if it does lead to a single pipe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eskimo View Post
    ditto but do it at the gutter...not at ground level

    Think I'm leaning towards this option.
    Had a play in CAD to see how to get the angles right and doing at the top will look neater, but a bit harder to implement.
    Cutting out a 160mm Vee will give a 5 decline.

    Steve

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