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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:18 pm 
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Hi

Long story, cut short...Cleaning out gutters but the outlet is at the other end of the street and everyone else's gutters full to the brim, so makes no difference if ours are clean.

Solution: add an outlet and down-pipe to the gutter before it reaches next door, so at least our water is getting away.

Problem: adding an outlet to the profiled cast iron gutter without removing the gutter.

Any ideas? I was thinking to chain drill an 80mm hole in the gutter, and pop a lead spigot through and seal it up. Straight forward enough to attach hopper and down pipe below there.

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Can you not grind a section out,leaving the gutters in place and fit an outlet in? I had the same problem in a terraced row,water p*ssing out over my gutters so I put an outlet in but I also cut a piece to create a stop end at the junction of my gutters so all the crap from the two either side of me didn't come into my guttering.
It didn't take long for both neighbors to get their guttering cleaned out after the water was p*ssing out of their gutters instead of mine!!


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Simple job to buy a running outlet the same profile, unbolt a section of gutter, shorten the plain end to take the new fitting and put it all back.

You'll then need a few lengths of downpipe and somewhere to run the water.

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I'm with you on this Stevie, I'm going to pop a lead spigot in, which I think I'll be able to do off a ladder.

Taking the rusty old guttering down is far more convoluted, Scruff, and would require scaffolding I would say, never mind actually tracking down a matching profile. I agree that it may be the perfect solution, but it would be far more expensive, and for little gain. The spigot will work just as well. It's not really on show anyway.

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Drill a hole in the gutter from a ladder will be fun


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thescruff wrote:
Drill a hole in the gutter from a ladder will be fun



heh! you could be right. watch this space! I'm thinking it should be fairly simple to come up through the under-side, but let's see!

On the previous point, How do you usually go about matching profiles without taking a section down to have to compare to the new? Cheers

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Measure across the top, it will be half round or Ogee, the later will be handed, whatever normally easy to get.

Personally I would hire or borrow a small scaffold tower

Of course if you just want to drill a hole you could fit a hopper directly under the hole.

http://www.castiron.rainwaterdirect.co. ... 0wodsDoD6Q

https://www.rainclear.co.uk/guttering/c ... ogee.html/


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I should have taken a photo.

I worked off the ladder. I drilled a circle and popped it out and then just set a lead spigot in acrylic resin, hopper below.

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