Asked on Jul 10, 2020

What can i put on my extended gutter so the water does not leak out?

Nadja StevensSharonOliva
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got new gutters but I wanted the water to run away from the house so I put an extension on it to go further out in the yard, now I see that the water is leaking out of the area where I attached the extension, what can I put on that area to keep the water from leaking out???? FLEX SEAL? 7-10-20  THANKS STAY SAFE, 6 FT, WASH YOUR HANDS....


14 answers
  • Flex seal should do it, but have you tried angling it more?

    • Sandy
      on Jul 13, 2020

      IT CAME APART, AT THE CONNECTION, 'I' MUST OF HIT IT WHEN I WAS CUTTING THE YARD... :-( 7-13-20

  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Jul 10, 2020

    It shouldn’t be leaking. Are the gutters or downspouts full of leaves?

    • Sandy
      on Jul 13, 2020

      NO like I said the water is coming OUT OF THE AREA WHERE THE GUYS PUT THE EXTENSION PIECE, I DO BELIEVE I HIT THE EXTENSION WHEN I WAS CUTTING THE GRASS.....'I HAVE GUTTER GUARDS ON MY GUTTERS"...

      THANKS ANYWAY 7-13-20

  • Deb K
    on Jul 11, 2020

    Hi Sandy, I hope these help you out, also, if the gaps are not too large, you could try to seal them with a silicone sealant

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2N4cMJv4_E


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uyuc6k0pHb0

  • Betsy
    on Jul 11, 2020

    Hi Sandy: Once the area is clean and dry, you can put bathtub caulk on it. Should work :) Good luck

    • Betsy
      on Jul 14, 2020

      I think an exterior caulk would be best. I'm thinking that the weather changes would make the bathtub caulk fail. Polyurethane caulk will last from 10 – 20 years, can be painted over and adheres well. Polyurethane spray foams are heavy duty and tend to expand as they dry. This might be a better option.

  • Cindy
    on Jul 11, 2020

    Hi Sandy. Flex seal is a good idea. I'm also wondering if a marine adhesive would work. Good luck Sandy.

  • Mogie
    on Jul 11, 2020

    Lowes has a few silicon tubes of stuff that might help.

    It is 100% water proof.

    Has 10 mold free protection.

    Is water ready in 30 minutes.

    Has a lifetime guarantee.

    Made by GE and comes in white (might be more I just am familiar with that color).

    It costs around $10 a 3 oz. tube.

  • William
    on Jul 11, 2020

    Any chance you put the extension in the wrong direction of water flow? Flex Seal will work for a while. Weather and UV rays break it down after a while. It's great for a temporary fix. They do sell gutter tape that would last longer.

    • Sandy
      on Jul 13, 2020

      When THE 'GUTTER GUYS PUT THE EXTENSION ON THERE WAS ONLY ONE WAY TO PUT IT ON AND THAT WAS FACING THE STREET...thanks

      7-13-20

  • Johnavallance82
    on Jul 11, 2020

    Hello Sandy,

    Why not fix a down pipe and direct it where you want it to go and an end cap to the gutter? These items can be found in your DIY Store or online. You may even be able to pick up instructions on how to do the job too. Best wishes

  • Vimarhonor
    on Jul 11, 2020

    Hello. We have buried gutter drains but the extension used was screwed on apparently there are special gutter screws that are short that will connect segments or parts. This might be a possibility for your problem.

    • Sandy
      on Jul 13, 2020

      I believe they did use the smaller screws, I DUE BELIEVE I HIT THE EXTENSION PIPE WHEN I WAS CUTTING THE GRASS... :-( THANKS

  • Unexpected Elegance
    on Jul 11, 2020

    You might have to purchase some gutter screws to hold it in place.


  • Oliva
    on Jul 11, 2020

    Your downspout/extension should run at least 10' from your home's foundation. Your ground may also need some attention to correct the slope to provide faster runoff. In a very heavy downpour, the average sized downspout may be inadequate for your needs.

  • Sharon
    on Jul 13, 2020

    Here in Oregon where it rains profusely, we dig down and put the extensions into the yard and then rebury them. Keeps water from pooling around the foundation.

    • Mogie
      7 days ago

      Yes that is what we did also. But we bury the extensions so they run into a french drain. That was almost 20 years ago and never a problem.

  • Nadja Stevens
    7 days ago

    Sandy...you may have popped those small screws out when you hit the extension. Check to make sure that those screws are still holding both pieces of gutter together! oh...a thought just popped into my head LoL

    does the downspout fit 'into' the extension pipe or does the extension slide into downspout??

    The downspout should fit into the extension! If it's set up the other way then water leaks out of the downspout before it even has a chance to go into the extension!

    Jeez did that just make any sense?? LoL

    Good luck Sandy!!


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