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Digging about, I've found a downpipe that doesn't connect with the drain properly but I don't know how to connect it properly.

Current downpipe is 65mm white square and replaced round grey about 10 years ago.

However I found the bottom section wasn't secured when I bashed it by accident. The plastic pipe underground looks to have been sawn flush. It drops down perhaps 18" before meeting the ceramic drain. Thing is, the underground vertical is rectangular, 56 x 69 approx.

So how do I connect 65 square to 56 x 69?
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You probably don't connect one to the other........thats why its still like it is. BUT pictures always help.
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If you search around , google , eBay and Amazon , you can get round to square and also connectors for going into the clay from either for different sizes or universal.

Are ur surface water drains into soakaways or into foul drains ? If soakway the connection isn’t critical other than prevent soil and debris blocking up the soak away. Into foul is a different matter as you have health issues and of course nowadays you shouldn’t discharge surface water into the sewer system.
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Well I've not found a square to rectangular adaptor hence asking here.

Rain water goes to road drains here, not soakaways or the foul drains.
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AlwaysLearning wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 1:10 am
Well I've not found a square to rectangular adaptor hence asking here.
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=round ... AnoECAEQAg
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Yer, done that.

No rectangular adapter there unless you spotted one and I didn't.
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AlwaysLearning wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 10:34 am

No rectangular adapter there unless you spotted one and I didn't.
Sorry, my mistake, got to stop speed reading! I was looking for square to round.

I don't think I've ever seen rectangular drainage pipes.

If the rectangular piece is only dropping 18" into the salt glazed pipe, can you not replace the rectangular piece?
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I could but that would mean digging through 18" of builders rubble which turns a few minutes into a day.

What I'll probably end up doing is get a square to round and take my heat gun to it to soften the round to fit the rectangle.
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Hot water and a bit of glue.

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Oval peg in rectangular hole does go!
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