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Old 11-02-2010, 08:21 PM   #1
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Where to install a rain gutter on my house?

Anyone with experience installing rain gutters please help!

I have an area of my roof which needs a rain gutter. The rest of my house has gutters everywhere. I am debating on how to install this and wanted your advice.

I can simple take a full 10' piece, put both ends on, then have a short 12" down pipe that will flow directly on to the roof. That will cascade down on to the next roof, which goes down to the gutter.

I can also take the same full 10' piece, then 1/2 way down, I can put a short elbow, then come back, attach to the stucco, then come down the wall with brackets, then have the spout pour directly in to the next rain gutter. This option will cost about another $10-12$ in parts I would guess, and also more work. But it may be the right way? Not sure...


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Old 11-02-2010, 09:15 PM   #2
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Option 2 would be better. You don't want water cascading down your shingles and eroding away the stone. It's probably not a good idea to have such a volume of water running down along your step flashing either.


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If anything, make sure that the aluminum is close to the color of the house, and the downspout is large enough to handle the volume of water that may come down during a torrential rainstorm. If they insist on going with option 1, then have them run the downspout along that roof line close to the other gutter.
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