Fixing leaking gutter connected to buried drain pipe

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Fixing leaking gutter connected to buried drain pipe

I am looking for advice on best, most professional leak repair.
During heavy rain I have to leaks at the gutter drain.
1.) water coming out on top of the black gutter to drain connector
2.) there is a tear in the front of black pipe where water is coming out.

I have a hunch that the upper leak is caused by the sharp angle of the black adapter connector.

What woudl be the best way to repair pipe? Cut above ground and connect new pipe? Or get a gutter connector and extend gutter down?
 
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Old 09-05-19, 03:44 PM
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Disconnect the corregated pipe and adapter and stretch it out next to the downspout to see how high it will reach. Then if it seems like it would reach another 4-6", cut about 4" off your aluminum downspout so that the black adapter can slide up the neck as far as it will go with less kink.

Don't know what to say about the hole in the pipe. Maybe some gorilla tape and flex seal spray. Or some black silicone or black polyurethane caulking.
 
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The crack in the front (visible on first image) is leaking. Water is spraying out during heavy rain from it.

How would I repair without tape? i.e. cut the pipe?
 
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Old 09-05-19, 08:59 PM
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Home Depot has a product called flex drain... that and a couple couplers would probably put you back in business, just cut out the damaged pipe and replace with the flex drain.
 
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Ho about if I cut top part of pipe and install an offset?
https://www.guttersupply.com/m-Recta...-Offsets.gstml
 
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I don't know if that would be long enough to catch all of the damaged pipe but it might.
 
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BTW. what is the best way to cut black drain pipe?
 
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Use a sharp utility knife.
 
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The pipe should definitely be replaced. You could dig up some of it of need be depending on how far the damage extends. Ideally if you're going to have drain pipes hooked up the downspouts like that you want the pipe to go straight down into the ground looking as if the pipe and gutter are one straight line into the ground from the side of the house.

I believe the offset would be a good start to get you out away from the foundation since it sticks out like that. You can probably find a short piece of pipe for sale some where to patch it with.

A hack saw works great for cutting the pipe as well, better than a utility knife impo.

You can use couplers to connect the new and old pipe together or you can cut a slit in the new pipe and stick it inside of the old pipe a couple notches and let it expand back out into place and they should lock together. Make sure to follow the flow of water when connecting things together, upper pieces inside of lower ones.
 
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