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Old 12-27-2011, 11:36 PM   #1
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Installing About a Foot of Gutter


I've got two sections on my detached garage that need a gutter. Each side of the structure has a gable, so the two corners needing a gutter are only about a foot in length. I've never installed such and just need the most affordable white gutter and downspouts.

I am sure I will be fine finding the things I need at Home Depot but wanted to get some information and a sense of direction before I wander in. Also, what should I look to spend?

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Old 12-28-2011, 12:25 AM   #2
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Any chance of a picture? I'm trying to imagine how one ft. of gutter is going to do any good.
A lot of work and materials for that small a job.
Your going to need to buy a full lenght of gutter, two hidden gutter hangers, a left and a right end cap, drop in down spout adapter, 3. elbows, two straps, gutter screws, gutter sealent for the end caps and the drop in.
Do you have a compound mitre saw, it would be best to cut the gutters with one, a hole saw to punch out the hole for the adapter. Hex bit and cordless drill or Impact screw driver.

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Old 12-28-2011, 08:45 PM   #3
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A photo would help, but if I understand you correctly, you will have a whole lot of roof surface dumping into very little gutter and I imagine it overflowing uncontrolled onto the ground. Perhaps there is an alternative, such as a french drain. This is usally a trench, but in your case may be four big holes filled with gravel. Your soil conditions will play a factor but I assume you are going into a drywell or storm basin with the rain water anyway. good luck.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:46 AM   #4
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I don't have a picture, but this diagram should give you an idea.



As you can see, there is a gable on both sides, thus, the corner is the only space where there is flat area available for a gutter. Right now I just have a large stone on either side to disperse the water when it hits, but the shrubbery around the building is still being flooded and washed away. Please advise. Thanks!
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I finally got around to snapping a picture. We've had some heavy rain lately and I really need to get some gutters up. Please advise.

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Section of aluminum 5" gutter, two hidden gutter screws, 1, Left and 1, right end cap, 1, drop in adapter, 3, elbows, one down spout, tube of gutter seal.
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And a small pack of hex head gutter screws.
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Any idea of an estimate on what this may cost? Thanks.
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Opps I forgot your also going to need 2 gutter straps per side to hold the down spouts to the wall. That parts list was for just one side of the roof.
Less then $30.00 would be my guess.
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Got it. I wonder if any of the guar part comes precut--I don't have the equipment to do it myself.
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Got around today to starting this project. I decided to go with a vinyl system as it seamed easier to cut and low-maintenance. Thanks for all the advice!

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Now you have 4 seams that may leak and show on the outside, exposted hangers, and the down spout is to short.
Vinyl gutters can be cut upside down with any compound mitre saw.
Sorry for being a butt head.
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The seems are necessary and sealed with a sealant, the hangers are actually hidden, but I agree the downspouts are too short. To extend, I have to buy 10 more feet of it for maybe a foot extension. I'll bring myself to buy it in time. Haha
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Ran back to Lowes for some things today. Ran back by the gutters and found a coupler that extended the downspouts to the right length. Thanks!

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