"pseudo" rain gutters?

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Old 02-22-07, 01:44 PM
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Question "pseudo" rain gutters?

I recently had my backyard re-landscaped, but we didn't modify the existing patio in an effort to save costs.

It appears that the previous homeowners covered the patio using corrugated panels--very much like the method described here:

http://www.naturalhandyman.com/iip/infxtra/infcorroofpanels.shtm

Unfortunately, the rain that drains off the corrugated panels now hits areas of the landscaping that aren't meant to get a lot of water. Therefore, I'm trying to figure out how to redirect some of this runoff. I don't think I can use standard rain gutters because those would be too big, and I wouldn't know how to mount them to the existing setup. I'd also imagine that they'd be ugly on a covered patio. (I can take pictures if this will help better convey my setup. Just let me know if anyone's interested.)

Off the top of my head, I'm wondering if this might a be less ugly approach than using clunky rain gutters: Buy some ~2" PVC, then cut the pipes in half lengthwise. Figure out a way to mount this "half-pipe" to the affected areas where the unwanted dripping occurs, and angle the pipe downward to where runoff is acceptable. However, I have no idea how durable this approach would be considering it'd be exposed to the elements 24x7. (BTW, I live in San Jose, CA.)

If any of you have suggestions/tips/comments, I'd appreciate any feedback.

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Old 02-22-07, 02:25 PM
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The pcv is not UV so it wont last to long. Might look around they do make a 1/2 round metal gutter that you could use there.
 
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Old 02-22-07, 07:11 PM
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I uploaded some pics. Note that I am seeking runoff ideas for areas on 2 different sides of the patio cover.

side 1:
http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs412&d=07085&f=side1a.jpg

side 2:
http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs412&d=07085&f=side2a.jpg
 

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Old 02-22-07, 11:03 PM
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Id go to a sheet metal shop. Have them bend up a small U gutter for you that woul fit up there for you . We do some little stuff like that all the time.
 
 

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