2 Quick Gutter Questions


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Old 12-30-18, 09:43 PM
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2 Quick Gutter Questions

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1. I had to replace my fascia and now I am ready to put a gutter back up. I am wondering if I should put up a new one or rehang the old one. The old one is old, dinged up, slightly bent and twisted, and needs a couple of small patches. The inside corner is also a bit chewed up, but I could probably fix it with a piece of sheet metal. It is seamless. The advantage of this would be that I would not have to go through the headache of putting together a brand new gutter. However, I am thinking that if I put up something new it might be easier to hang myself as I can do it in pieces if I want. The gutter is 21 feet long with a corner piece and isn't easy for me to hang myself. I also may have to put my downspout on the opposite side which leads me to my next question.

2. Is this a dumb spot for my downspout? It goes right into this Mulch box (for lack of a better term). It does not have concrete under it so the water does go into the ground, however I think it is also making my concrete dirty from water seeping out of the sides during very heavy rains. I do not mind using a power washer every now and then. I really do not want to move the downspout on the opposite side of my gutter, but I am wondering if it may be a wise thing to do while I am messing with the gutters. I am open to any suggestions with this. During the spring, summer, and fall I have bulbs that grow in the mulch box.

 
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Old 12-30-18, 10:46 PM
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The old one is old, dinged up, slightly bent and twisted, and needs a couple of small patches.
So, based on that description, I think it's time to replace, yes!

I vote to move the gutter to the opposite end, you are just trapping the water close to the house and that is never a good option.

If you relocate the downspout you would not need to go around the corner and the small section could be removed also!

Go to a siding store and they can run you a single gutter so all you need to do is install a couple ends and the downspout fitting, a minimal amount of work!
 
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Old 12-30-18, 11:38 PM
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My guess is they have the downspout on that side so the water wouldn't drain next to the walkway and possibly freeze or cause a slipping issue. Agree the drainage into an enclosed planter bed isn't ideal.

Would you be able to add an nice extension (like what is in your planter bed currently) during the wet season to get the water out past the walkway? Then put it away when not needed?
 
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Old 12-31-18, 06:54 AM
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I would move the downspout to the opposite end of the porch and install a drain pipe to pipe the water away from the house.
 
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Old 12-31-18, 03:17 PM
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It's obvious from the new pic why your fascia rotted. There doesn't appear to be a drip edge at the top of the new fascia. You need one to overlap the gutter when you install the gutter.
 
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Old 12-31-18, 05:26 PM
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Thanks guys. The only thing is I'm not sure how I can fit a single piece of gutter that long in my vehicle.
 
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Old 12-31-18, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by beelzebob View Post
It's obvious from the new pic why your fascia rotted. There doesn't appear to be a drip edge at the top of the new fascia. You need one to overlap the gutter when you install the gutter.
EXACTLY! I have to redo all of the fascia on the front of the house as there is no drip edge. Should be easier than than the current section I'm dealing with. Lucky for me there is a drip edge along the back of the house! Do I put on the drip edge before or after I put up the gutter? I'm thinking after so it doesn't get in the way while i am attaching the gutter but I'm no expert. Thanks.
 
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Old 01-01-19, 12:51 AM
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not sure how I can fit a single piece of gutter that long in my vehicle.
Ive brought home a whole hose worth of gutters once, just wrapped them up and strapped them against the side of the car.

Looked kind of dorky but beat a $100 delivery charge!
 
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Old 01-01-19, 06:04 AM
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The drip edge normally is installed onto the roof sheathing before any roofing material goes on. There are two types of drip edges. One for the rake edge and one for the gutter edge. Get the gutter edge type. Slip it between the sheathing and roofing material. You may need to trim the top side if you run into nails, etc.. Since you can't nail it to the sheathing, you will need to hold it in place with the gutter mounts. Good luck.
 
 

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