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A neighbour's builder has damaged my cast iron guttering down pipe, apparently by hitting the top with some scaffolding, which then created a force that also fractured the pipe lower down. Having initially offered a plastic replacement, which I unhappily accepted, they now appear to have reneged on that agreement, saying they are not sure if they did the damage and claiming that the pipe is heavily corroded. I think they have also realised that removing the pipe would damage the wall rendering, which they would also have to make good. A few weeks ago they did a temporary repair, which seemed to involve a bit of silicon at the top and some silver tape lower down... Question: If I have to accept a repair, what should I demand to make sure that it will be done properly and be long lasting?
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