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Old 01-26-06, 03:24 PM
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Question Moderator question

I posted this question yesterday morning. I have noticed that questions posted before and after this one have been answered and that mine has been viewed nine times, but no replies. Does that mean that nobody knows how to answer the question or did I post this in the wrong forum.

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I am quoting on a reside for a commerical location. I'm replacing wood, Aluminum and Fiberglas siding with Fiber Cement. When facing the building their is a 35' long corregated down spout that needs to be replaced. It appears to be 5" diameter and it's rusted out steel. The pipe rund from the roof down to a clay tile in the landscape. Does anyone know where I can look to find a replacement for this exact product or can you explain how to replace it with a diffeent more readily available type of downspout? Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-26-06, 05:46 PM
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i'm not a moderator but i couldn't let you hang needlessly. this is an open forum not the phone company 411. it can take time. your description," It appears to be 5" diameter and it's rusted out steel. The pipe rund from the roof down to a clay tile in the landscape." could be anything from a contractor fabricated leader to one of Saddam's missing wmd. the moderators are very helpfull, but if you look around a bit you'll see that most responses come from us, the users and members. looks to me like nobody knows what you have. how about a photo ? would you accept a substitute ? and finally don't feel bad. i have responded to over 360 posts and never got an answer to the only one that was a question. nobody around here wants to give bad advice, so you may have to wait longer than 36 hours for someone knowledgable to stumble on your post.
 
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Old 01-26-06, 07:21 PM
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I apologize for the wait. Sometimes a question cannot be fully answered and it is best left unanswered rather than answered incorrectly. It may be that the experts in this Forum have other commitments at the time and since no one here is paid, they did not log in to DIY at that time. We try to get all questions answered as soon as possible.
 
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Old 01-26-06, 07:38 PM
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Red face Apology - Alidar

I'm sorry I wasn't trying to upset anyone or be impatient. I do need help. I believe the pipe I mentioned in my original post is a Galvanized pipe. The building is about 85 years old and the piupe is severly rusted. It's corrigated vertically when looking at it and is 5" round. I could use any substitutes so I am willing to listen to suggestions. The buildings owner is more than willing to let me replace it with any other options, I just don't have any to suggest. My knowledge is in the Fiber Cement Siding area and not downspouts. I do appreciate any advise and I'm sorry if I upset anyone, it was not my intention.

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Old 01-26-06, 08:13 PM
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No offense taken. I just wanted you to know how things happen. Hopefully someone willanswer your question quickly.
 
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if you want to keep the scale of what's there now you can check with a local gutter installer on commercial components. most likely will be aluminum. determine how the leader is attached to the gutter system before ordering anything. you may even want to sub it out and take yourself out of the picture.
 
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The rusted out gutter was custom made, in a metal shop. If you are going to replace it, find a metal shop in your area, give them the spec's and they will price it out for you. This is done all the time. I have gone to replacing the round 5" dia with the 5" square downspout. I have also been told that
some company makes 5" diameter steel downspout, but I do not have a clue where they are. Good Luck.
 
 

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