Rain Gutters


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Old 10-17-00, 01:12 PM
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I need to replace 5 1/4 fascia gutters and am thinking I could do the Home Depot galvinized iron in 10 foot lengths...BUT
I'm wondering about the joints. Do they still solder the joints together? I remember about 30 years ago using an acid flux, bar solder & I've forgotten how we heated it. Propane torch? Can I use my pop-rivter on the joints? Should I use sheet metal screws?
Also, in painting the galvanized iron, I'd like to come up with a paint scheme that makes it look like copper with patina. Any thoughts on that and how it might be accomplished? Thanks if you can be of help.

Larry Ward
 
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Old 10-17-00, 07:17 PM
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When you could have continuous gutters INSATLLED for about $3.00 a foot, that have a baked-on enamel finish inside and out, and have no joints that ARE GOING TO LEAK sooner or later, and they would be in place in less than half a day, WHY are you even thinking about doing them yourself?? BTW -- you can paint them however you like afterwards.
 
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Old 10-18-00, 09:55 AM
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Lefty, thanks for your quick response. I was considering DIY because my lowest bid was $630 for 127 feet. 4 bids range from $1500 down to the $630, but I can't even get the low bidder to call me back. Rain gutter companies in the yellow pages arn't even taking any new business. BUT, you do have me re-thinking this whole "risky scheme". I'm going to check your contactor forum. Thanks for your speedy reply.

Larry Ward
 
 

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