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Old 03-22-2012, 12:05 PM   #1
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Cutting a Downspout

What is the easiest way to cut a downspout which is installed and too close to the ground?


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Use a hacksaw.


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The problem with cutting it off at the bottom is you remove the crimped end and will have a problem reinstalling the elbow. Take the down spout off the house and cut off the top. Easies way to cut is a fine tooth blade in a chop saw. (I assume we are talking aluminum gutters.)
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:14 PM   #4
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You can make your own crimped edge with needle nosed pliers. You grab the edge of the downspout and twist. If you do that a dozen or so times around the perimeter of the cut downspout then you’ll end up with a male end that will work and look clean.
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if it were me. i would use an angle grinder with a cut off wheel on it. and go slow, though it will not take much time.
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