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Old 04-05-2011, 07:42 AM   #1
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Don't know which category this best fits in, but I have a large round front porch. How do I install gutters and downspouts over it? Right now it has just one piece of straight gutter (no down spouts) and the rain water drops right down at both ends and onto my porch, rotting the wood.

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I'm sure there's a way, but I have no idea what that might be. I'd suggest a call to some place that does the seamless gutters - I'm sure they would know.

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I'm sure there's a way, but I have no idea what that might be. I'd suggest a call to some place that does the seamless gutters - I'm sure they would know.
I'm sure they would know and also charge an arm and a leg. I'm looking to do it myself.
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Whatever you do, you at least need downspouts and extensions out.

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Whatever you do, you at least need downspouts and extensions out.

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Yep I believe I said that in my original post.
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Yank -

Sorry, I just read too fast.

Get a couple of quotes since you may be surprised because they can do it quickly in their sleep with the right materials, hangers and supports.

No need to get up on ladder. - I spent almost 2 months in the hospital after some one moved my ladder and improperly re-set it while I was on an 8' high garage roof, but I came down much too quickly.

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Yank -

Sorry, I just read too fast.

Get a couple of quotes since you may be surprised because they can do it quickly in their sleep with the right materials, hangers and supports.

No need to get up on ladder. - I spent almost 2 months in the hospital after some one moved my ladder and improperly re-set it while I was on an 8' high garage roof, but I came down much too quickly.

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I thought this was the DIY Chatroom??..lol I have every intention of doing this myself.
Oh I know the experts can do this quickly, They also can deplete you wallet quickly.
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You'd be surprised at how cheap some companies install gutters. There are guys in my area installing them for about what I pay in materials!.... But... if you insist on diy, a pic would really help.
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THis is one job you don't want to do as a DIY project. Seamless companies will have them up and done in a couple hours, you won't have any seams to worry about & you'll be happy and dry for years to come.
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this is a gutter for a round roof ,no how no way is it going to be cheap or seamless

you can start here ,what your looking for are radius gutters
http://www.radiusgutters.com/Curved_...ters/home.html
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this is a gutter for a round roof ,no how no way is it going to be cheap or seamless

you can start here ,what your looking for are radius gutters
http://www.radiusgutters.com/Curved_...ters/home.html

That's exactly what I'm talking about. I can't use the everyday run of the mill cheap gutters. My former neighbor worked for a seamless gutter company and he said they couldn't do a house like mine. He said half curved gutters are only now made in copper and no longer available in tinned steel.

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Here's a photo of my 130 year old house. I don't know if you guys can see it, but the porch has a single straight gutter across just the front of it with no downspouts. The porch is more rounded than it looks in the pic. The single gutter protrudes just beyond the edges.
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First of all: Cool house!

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the porch has a single straight gutter across just the front of it with no downspouts
Wait... help me out here... so it just fills with water and sits there - full?
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Wait... help me out here... so it just fills with water and sits there - full?
No, the rain water pours straight down at both ends of the single gutter and splashes onto the porch.
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this is a gutter for a round roof ,no how no way is it going to be cheap or seamless

you can start here ,what your looking for are radius gutters
http://www.radiusgutters.com/Curved_...ters/home.html
I think Tom has you headed in the right direction.
They may do a cut and drop for you where you give them all the critical information, they fabricate the gutter and downspouts and drop it off at the house. You install and are fully responsible for everything.

Are you asking how to make one yourself?

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