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Old 04-22-2010, 03:02 PM   #1
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I need to take some gutter downspouts apart, and am finding this fastener (photo). How do I detach this? I've never seen these before.
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It’s a aluminum rivet, you drill it out with a 1/8” bit.

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great, thanks!

What are my options to reattach them then?
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Sheet metal screw, probably #8.
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A small screw works fine. We use the rivets because of the smooth finish on the inside. Even a short screw still has that little point sticking in there waiting to sang a leaf, and then another. You can get a cheap rivet gun and the rivets for under $20 at any hardware store.
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