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    Replacement Gutters

    Need to replace a lot of cement asbestos guttering round the yard. It's stepped brickwork so dose not lend itself to a board along wall and plastic gutters. The existing brackets ( rise and fall ) are good, so I am hoping to reuse them .
    Anyone any suggestions ?
    I am thinking of half round galvanized steel, anyone any experience of fitting this ?
    The existing gutters are " normal " small gutters 4 inches across

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    Re: Replacement Gutters

    We've used half round galv gutters which come in sections and bolt together, they dropped straight in to the existing gutter brackets and have worked brilliantly. Ours came needing drilling for the joints, we put 4 bolt holes through each joint and the only tricky part was ensuring the inner profile was drilled correctly to match the outer profile. A bit of sealant between each length and they've been watertight ever since without any blockages either.
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    Re: Replacement Gutters

    Thanks.
    I think thatís the option we will try, just not sure about drilling to bolt sections together, but dropping new gutter into existing bracket certainly appeals

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    Re: Replacement Gutters

    Quote Originally Posted by FarmerP View Post
    Thanks.
    I think thatís the option we will try, just not sure about drilling to bolt sections together, but dropping new gutter into existing bracket certainly appeals
    Admittedly ours have only been up for 12 months so time will tell how well the joints hold. We avoided putting a bolt in the bottom of the gutter to try and ensure a cleaner run for any debris and so far we've not had any issues at all with blockages. The supplier (I think it was Thomas Panels & Profiles but I'll check) provided the sealant which was some properly sticky stuff so hoping it'll hold.
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    Re: Replacement Gutters

    Plastic gutters wired in place?

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    Re: Replacement Gutters

    All galvanised or cast iron 50-60 years ago and still running water. Fitted some fibre cement guttering and had fallen to pieces within 5 years not much better than cardboard.

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    Re: Replacement Gutters

    Ordered today rolled plastic coated metal gutters ( galvanized ? ), to drop into existing "rise and fall " brackets , in place of 40 year old cement asbestos gutters, from firm mentioned above. I,ll let you know how we get on fitting it , in a few weeks time.

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    Re: Replacement Gutters

    What about fibre cement, direct replacement for the asbestos?

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