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A channel at the eaves or on the roof of a building, for carrying off rain water.

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Were these gutters installed correctly?

Had these gutters installed last year. During a rain storm, water runs behind the gutter and down the fascia. What good is my drip edge doing, if it is BEHIND the gutter?
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What is this pipe near gutter?

I just bought a house and there is this pipe near a gutter. Any idea what it might be or how I would go about finding out?
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Why is there a gap between fascia and gutter?

I have a 30 year old house, which I have owned for the last five years. The gutters are getting old and I want to replace all. Other than being old and rusty they are working fine based on my ...
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Gutter brackets screwed through shingles

I had a new roof and gutters installed last year, and while cleaning the gutters I noticed that while most of them are attached like the following picture there are a few that are attached by ...
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What stops water from stagnating in a gutter drain line that has a pop-up emitter?

I'm planning on burying some rigid PVC pipe to attach guttering on my house to a few pop-up emitters like this: But the pop-up emitter makes a right angle UP, so doesn't that mean that basically ...
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Advice on gutter placement [duplicate]

I am not sure where to place gutters on my house. Any advice would be much appreciated. I have a 1x2" presumably serving as a drip edge along the top of the fascia (see photo). In the back of the ...
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Gutter installation on fascia with or without 1x2 wood drip edge

I have a similar situation to this post (What is this small strip of wood in front of fascia?) with a 1x2" presumably serving as a drip edge along the fascia. In some areas along the eaves this 1x2 ...
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What should I do about a gap between my roof tiles and the gutter?

My roof tiles do not reach the gutter. I've googled around it and people recommend an eaves guard. To install that I'd have to lift up the bottom row of tiles, which I really don't want to do. Is ...
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How do I safely place an extension ladder near windows so I can clean my gutters?

I am trying to get an extension ladder in position so I can finally clean these gutters. I have a stabilizer, but it's narrower than the span of 2 windows, and I'm very uncomfortable putting the ...
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How to replace an odd-size (2 1/4“ x 1 7/8”) downspout elbow?

An elbow in one of my downspouts is broken and I want to replace it. But the downspout's measurements are 2 1/4" x 1 7/8" which is different from the standard sizes in USA which are 2" x 3" inches or ...
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How to repair this torn gutter?

I recently had a large truck back into the aluminum gutter on my garage and tear it open. What is the easiest way to repair this damage, please? Replacing the whole gutter seems like overkill, but ...
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Best / easiest way to remove old electrical connectors?

I am planning to install gutters on my home. This means I need to remove the old and defunct 1950s style power pegs from my house (see photo). I am thinking sawzall but it might not be the cleanest ...
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Water dripping from soffit - problem with the gutter, roof, or something else?

We recently bought a house that has gutter guards installed. I noticed during heavy rain storms, water drips from the front of parts of the gutters, and ends up dripping onto the porch underneath as ...
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Connecting downspout to first floor gutter

I am looking to connect my second floor downspout to the first floor gutter. In any sort of wind, the water misses the gutter completely and makes a big mess. I found the thread here very helpful ...
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Keeping Large Channel Trench Drain Clear

My new garage has a large Channel trench drain in front of it. The architect oversized the trench drain and used a non-typical 12-inch drain. I'm confident that I won't get water in my garage. But on ...
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Downspout Clogged

I have a downspout that runs directly into the ground. My first question is where would a downspout that enters the ground like this lead to/empty out to? My next problem is that this spout is ...
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15 meter zinc gutter, flex enough to bend a little (0.5 degree)?

I have a flat roof, ~ 150 m2. The roof is under a ~ 5 degree slope. Since the roof is approx 15 meters long (by 10 meters wide), I was thinking to make (on the low side) the high point of the gutter ...
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How to prevent rain damage from neighbouring property

We've recently moved to a two story detached house which has a neighboring bungalow very close to the border. The property next door doesn't have any guttering which causes all of their rain water to ...
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Gutter pitch configuration

I have a shed withe following gutter/downspout configuration: The problem at the moment is that there is standing water in all of the gutters. The gutters are not sagging, but they are perfectly ...
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Peeling on bottom of gutter

My gutter is leaking at the corner. After some youtubing, it seems like I'd want to just re-seal the miter (essentially just caulk). However, mine seems to have a rubber-like substance along the whole ...
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Standing water in gutters

I have a 1 car garage shed with gutters around the roof. There are two downspouts, both on the same side of the structure (there is an alley on one side so both drain into the alley). I was up on the ...
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How can I prevent water from running behind my gutters and under shingles near a wall?

I've been troubleshooting some issues have been having with water getting into my basement. Today I took a hose out to try and find out how water is getting behind my gutters and believe I found some ...
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What is going on with my downspouts?

Most of the downspouts on my house (built in 1951) are routed into the foundation, like this: My questions about this situation: Why on earth did someone do this? (I just bought the damn thing and ...
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Water leaking behind gutters

I'm a new homeowner and found that water is getting behind my gutters and was hoping someone may have a solution for me. Here's the gutter: Edit: Additional pictures below Video here: https://imgur....
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How should I put a gutter downspout on a corner of my house surrounded by pavement?

I'd like to install gutters on my house to direct water away from the foundation, but one front corner is surrounded by driveway on one side and a paved walkway on the other curving back to the front ...
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How to connect backyard cover to existing roof?

This is an image I found on the internet My roof in the backyard is very similar where it sloping down toward the yard. I want to make the cover like the photo. Few questions: From the photo, look ...
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Downspouts smaller than 2x3?

I have an old metal overhang from when my home was built back in the 60's. It has in integrated gutter and currently no downspouts to direct the water. I went to Lowes and purchased the smaller ...
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Screwed up gutter install, best next steps?

First I thought it would look alright but on closer look, I see the gutters are not just behind but under the drip edge and have the exposed facia. While I paid with CC and can just charge back the ...
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Upper roof downspout emptying onto lower roof

I have an upper roof downspout emptying onto a lower roof. the downspout exit sits near the side of the lower roof, and water falls off the side before continuing down to fall into the lower roof ...
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How do I repair or replace a fascia gutter end caps?

I have a fascia gutter with no endcap at all over a window. When it rains, water pours down over the Window which seems bad... What I'm struggling with is locating an end cap to fit the gutter. ...
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Proper gutter downspout location on sloped ground for shed

I built a shed last year on sloped ground, using concrete piers. I didn't get around to adding gutters, and was contemplating not doing it. But, the water seems to be eroding some areas of the soil ...
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Is there any reference (or probably web/online calculator) to figure the size for downspout pipe for a known flow rate

The total flow rate of water collected by the gutter of my roof is known (50 L/minute). I need to figure the safe size for my downspout pipe for this roof. What's the minimum diameter for the ...
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Gutters overflowing!

My gutters always overflow during even moderate rain. I have large roof sq. footage and steep angle. My gutters are standard 5". I'm thinking i need at least 6". Will this help? Will 7" be even better,...
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Can I approximate flow rate of a roof with known flow rate of another roof?

My main building roof I need to know the flow rate (FR, for example Litre per minute) of water coming out from the gutter of this roof. The easiest way would be catching the flowing water coming out ...
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Proper shingle placement in corner

I had my roof replaced about a month ago and recently noticed that when it rains, a strong stream of water pours from the roof onto an adjacent window in the corner. In this problem area, I have one ...
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What's a better option: Half Rounded or k-style gutters? [closed]

I've been going back and forth about gutters, what size, style and cover I should buy. I recently saw rounded gutters and loved the look. But are they better?
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Name for wooden board that supports fascia, drip edge, soffit, and gutter?

QUESTION What is the name of the wooden beam that supports fascia, drip edge, soffit, and gutter? The nomenclature is important because it is hard (if not impossible) to Google anything without ...
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When is it necessary to paint a wooden fascia (barge) board?

Context: a Florida roof and gutter is to be replaced, however the fascia wood was rotten and replaced. The plan is to be covered by aluminum fascia and has a drip edge. When does it make sense to ...
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Underground downspout extensions - Are pop up emitters needed?

To move rainwater further away from a foundation than the standard 2~3 foot above-ground downspout extensions, what are the underground options? Example of standard downspout extension: (Photo from ...
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Why is water leaking behind my new rain gutter?

We had gutters installed by a contractor and we noticed water leaking from the back. The water appears to be rolling from the roof, over the roof apron, over the fascia, and then down the back of the ...
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Correct gutter installation to prevent ice dams?

We had new guitars, downspouts and gutter guards installed and now there's a huge ice dam. Should the downspout that collects water from upper levels be sitting in the valley? The downspout empties ...
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How to prevent water coming off the edge of a roof with no gutter?

On the side of our house that is perpendicular to the main roof ridge the roof (the ladders?) extends further by the ridge than it does down by the eaves. As a result, rain that hits close to the end ...
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How can water be diverted away from the street curb in front of my house?

How can water be diverted away from the street curb in front of my house? Several of my neighbors are draining water from their sump pumps onto the road and it runs down the curb and collects in ...
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Calculate rainfall intensity

To help size drainage, I'd like to calculate the maximum rainfall intensity for my particular location. How do I do that? I've found data sources that will give me the average number of inches of ...
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Rain chains at an angle from the vertical

I'd like to hang a rain chain, but not quite vertical straight down -- at a slight angle from vertical. What angle from vertical can I hang the rain chains, and still have them work? Are there any ...
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How to Install Gutters Under This Roof

Looking for advice on how to install (or if I should install) gutter under this roof. This is a back porch that sticks out from the house. Unfortunately the basement does extend under the porch, so ...
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Water puddle in backyard causing leaking in garage concrete wall

This is what I saw in the backyard of a split level home after a light rain The water was there due to overflow from gutter. I can clean the gutter but the puddle situation must be fixed as it will ...
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Move or remove a downspout inside brick wall

I just moved into 1912 townhouse in DC. It has cast iron drain lines for the gutter downspouts. One of the lines is clogged, but I assume it eventually connects to the sewer. At some point in the ...
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How do I calculate the size of the downspout I need for a gutter?

From what I've read, a 2x3 rectangular downspout is meant to drain 600 square feet of roof. But surely that depends on the rainfall intensity, doesn't it? 600 square feet of roof in Idaho is going ...
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Need help IDing this gutter part

this part that connects to the gutter downspout is a cap of some sort that goes over a receiving part that goes to sewer drains. I'm not sure what it is called. My home was built in the late 1920s. I'...