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how to repair a sag in a gutter



 
 
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Old May 2nd 06, 06:12 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Hi, I have a 25-30 foot galvanized steel gutter run with downspouts on
each end. There is a slight dip in the middle so water collects there
and never drains. I've cleaned out any mud/debris and still I get
about 1/2 of water that can't drain. How can I fix this? I'm pretty
handy but never addressed this type of problem. Looking for advice,
tips, lessons learned, etc. Thanks.

The gutter and roof are about 5-6 years old.

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Hi, I have a 25-30 foot galvanized steel gutter run with downspouts on
each end. There is a slight dip in the middle so water collects there
and never drains. I've cleaned out any mud/debris and still I get
about 1/2 of water that can't drain. How can I fix this? I'm pretty
handy but never addressed this type of problem. Looking for advice,
tips, lessons learned, etc. Thanks.

The gutter and roof are about 5-6 years old.


It has to be raised in the center.; It may be attached with nails, screws
or brackets. Remove then, raise it, reattach.


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Ok, unfortunately, I can't raise it. It looks/feels like this gutter
has the edge that goes up onto the roof line so even if I were to
remove all the nails, the edge of galvanized that goes between the OSB
and the concrete roof tiles wouldn't allow it to go up or down. It
looks like I'm out of options. Any ideas?
Thanks

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"autonut843" wrote in message
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Ok, unfortunately, I can't raise it. It looks/feels like this gutter
has the edge that goes up onto the roof line so even if I were to
remove all the nails, the edge of galvanized that goes between the OSB
and the concrete roof tiles wouldn't allow it to go up or down. It
looks like I'm out of options. Any ideas?
Thanks



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"autonut843" wrote in message oups.com...
Ok, unfortunately, I can't raise it. It looks/feels like this gutter
has the edge that goes up onto the roof line so even if I were to
remove all the nails, the edge of galvanized that goes between the OSB
and the concrete roof tiles wouldn't allow it to go up or down. It
looks like I'm out of options. Any ideas?
Thanks


If you can't raise the center, lower the ends. The gutter should be separate from
the drip edge.

Bob

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On 10 May 2006 18:33:44 -0700, "autonut843"
wrote:

Ok, unfortunately, I can't raise it. It looks/feels like this gutter
has the edge that goes up onto the roof line so even if I were to
remove all the nails, the edge of galvanized that goes between the OSB
and the concrete roof tiles wouldn't allow it to go up or down. It
looks like I'm out of options. Any ideas?
Thanks


Drill a small hole at the low point.
Optionally, drill a large hole at the low point, and run a slanting
pipe/tube/hose to re-join the downspout.
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If you can't raise the center, lower the ends. The gutter should be separate from
the drip edge.

Bob


Thanks Bob,
Unfortunately it looks like the gutter has the 'high back' edge to go
up the edge of the roof so I don't see how I could raise or lower any
of it. Am I right or is there an option I don't know about?
(I googled and found pictures that say it is called 'high back' on this
URL http://www.austingutterman.com/gutte...half_round.asp )
This weekend I plan on using a string to see if the roof edge has a
sag.
I have a hunch that my best bet is to just seal the seam at the low
point that is leaking and in a few years when the gutter rusts out,
replace it with a gutter that does not have to exactly follow the edge
of the roof line. Where the gutter is separate from the drip edge.

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Old May 11th 06, 06:41 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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"autonut843" wrote in message oups.com...
If you can't raise the center, lower the ends. The gutter should be separate from
the drip edge.

Bob


Thanks Bob,
Unfortunately it looks like the gutter has the 'high back' edge to go
up the edge of the roof so I don't see how I could raise or lower any
of it. Am I right or is there an option I don't know about?
(I googled and found pictures that say it is called 'high back' on this
URL http://www.austingutterman.com/gutte...half_round.asp )
This weekend I plan on using a string to see if the roof edge has a
sag.
I have a hunch that my best bet is to just seal the seam at the low
point that is leaking and in a few years when the gutter rusts out,
replace it with a gutter that does not have to exactly follow the edge
of the roof line. Where the gutter is separate from the drip edge.


I'm not an expert, but I've never seen a gutter that could not be re-positioned.

You could just put another downspout at the low spot.

Bob

 




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