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Old 10-13-2013, 09:36 PM   #16
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first off, what is the connector piece called ? this is the piece, with the screws going up into, holding it to the gutter. these screws.

seems to me that they would come up with something better....... hmmmm


i just had an idea. geeze i could modify one to work = no screws.

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Old 10-13-2013, 09:45 PM   #17
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That's the 'outlet'. The screws or rivets go DOWN through it, not up.
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That's the 'outlet'.

The screws or rivets go DOWN through it, not up.
i was googlin. they were calling it a "drop outlet".


ok. the ones i have seen, drop down through the hole cut into gutter.
you are saying the screws should go down through the outlet, grab the gutter and tighten ?

i found they already make a version of my idea.

http://www.guttersupply.com/file_are..._539945881.jpg
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That would be fine. Use Lucas Gutter sealer around the underside of the lip before you pop it in. Then, seal around it again after it's in.
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yeah, i will get those, if they have them.

now, about the screws.
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yeah, i will get those, if they have them.

now, about the screws.

just 1/4" hex head stainless screws, or the little phillips pan heads. seal up the screw heads with the gutter sealer when done
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that isn't what i was asking. tinner says the screws go down from inside the gutter. all i have seen, including mine, the screws go up through the gutter and into the holes on the outlet, clamping the gutter in between. but the problem with that, is the screws catch the leaves.
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the problem with that, is the screws catch the leaves.
Which is why I only use rivets. Less than 20 bucks for a decent rivet gun, only $5 from HF.
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Historically, outlets are marked and cut on the outside of the gutter, the gutter flipped over, and the outlet pushed down into position.
Water and ice load, such as frozen downspouts just pull them in tighter. Mounted on the outside, all the pressure, if any, is on the screws.
Screws or poprivets go in from above too.
The outlet you posted also goes in from above. The pushouts on it go through the gutter and the 1/8" lip sits on the lip of your cut. The pushouts prevent it from backing out.
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update

first, let me say i have spoke about this in several threads. this is the first of MY threads.


i just finished installing the 3 3x4 downspouts . as it turned out, later that night, a tree right by one of the downspouts decided to drop many leaves, i saw them the following morning. then, later today we had a heavy rain . all of this would have surely clogged the old 2x3 DP entrance. but the new 3x4 DP's had a nice pile of leaves at their ends ! ... fall is on the way so time will tell if these only help the problem as i am sure they do. or if they eliminate the problem = probably not.
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I wouldn't rely on an oversized downspout to handle debris like you are thinking.

There are some other models out there called the "wide mouth" that work pretty well but you are really going to need a gutter cap if you have any appreciable debris collecting in the gutters.

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they put everything but the kitchen sink in there .
but i don;t have pine needles. small and medium leaves with the occasional twig. and like i said, i am not "counting on my fix". just hoping.

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