Installing additional downspout

Old 01-31-05, 05:41 AM
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Installing additional downspout

We have a gutter that runs the full 36 foot length of the house with one downspout at the corner. The gutter is pitched to that one downspout but during a heavy rain, the gutter overflows at the high end. Can I add another downspout somewhere at the top of the run without removing the gutter from the house? What kind of tools do I need to make an opening for the downspout in the aluminum gutter? It's easily accessible from the back deck so I don't need more than a 6-foot step ladder to reach it.

As always, thanks for the advice and counsel.
Old 02-07-05, 05:58 AM
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Locate a Home depot or Lowes which would have the ROUND gutter outlets Then take that outlet over to the tools section and match it up with the same size metal hole saw cutter. This attaches to a drill. Just drill a hole in the bottom of gutter and, if you picked out the right size cutter, the outlet should just "snap" in place by pushing it in the hole from the inside of gutter. You might need to gently tap it into place with a hammer.

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