Trying to block off a 2.5" square downpipe

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Old 06-22-19, 07:16 AM
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Trying to block off a 2.5" square downpipe

Sorry to hijack this post but just joined and cannot see how to post a new thread! I'm looking for a way to block off a 2.5" square downpipe. Fitted a rainwater diverter but water from the gutter still comes out the bottom of it, all over the patio which I'm trying to keep dry! I only want water in the butt. It's plastic. How can I block off the bottom of the downpipe so I only get water in the water butt?
 
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Old 06-22-19, 08:08 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

I moved you to your own thread in the correct forum.

A picture of what you are working on there would be a big help...... How-to-insert-pictures.
 
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Old 06-22-19, 11:47 PM
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I only want water in the butt
Hmm, I hesitantly wonder what you are referring too!
 
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Old 06-23-19, 12:39 PM
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The "butt" is another name for the water containment jug or barrel.

Typically a diverter is used so that when the barrel is full..... the excessive water goes down the downspout. You can use a fitting to divert all the water into the barrel but you'll need to have a plan for when the barrel is full.
 
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Yep that's what I need - can't find one! Water butt - probably an English term! I'm posting from the UK - forum only gave me US as a choice when I joined.
 
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Old 06-24-19, 03:38 PM
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In your case..... you'd put non US in your bio.

In the picture below are several ideas for connecting directly from the pipe to the barrel.
The fitting on the bottom left is exactly what you are asking for and is available at ACE hardware.

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Go to a home improvement store and go over the different PVC fittings available.
 
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Many thanks all. Will do.
 
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