11:50AM | 05/14/00
Member Since: 05/13/00
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I need to install new gutters on my 40' long cape. My problem is; everyone says to correctly install gutters they should drop down about 1/8" every 2' or so. I don't think this is feasible with a 40' run? Any suggestions would be greatlt appreciated. The old gutters have been up for about 20 years or so and are badly damaged, so I dont think I can use them as a guide.

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08:40PM | 05/16/00
Member Since: 05/15/00
21 lifetime posts
They should be installed with a raise in the center and gradually slope down to the corners. As long as the water runs down to the corners then you did it correctly.


09:20AM | 08/31/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
One 40-foot run = a 2-1/2 inch slope. Two 20-foot runs = a 1-1/4 inch slope. If that's a problem, you might think about having a downspout on each end AND one in the middle, assuming the house layout permits.
That way you could effectively have four 10-foot runs and the slope would be just 5/8 inch for each.

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited August 31, 2000).]

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