Putting up Vinyl Gutters - How to attach?


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Old 05-29-08, 11:37 AM
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Putting up Vinyl Gutters - How to attach?

I have HardyPlank and Brick on my downspout gutters. How do you attach the clips to HardyPlank? Is there a special screw?
How do you attach the clips to brick? Do you attach it to the mortar or the brick part? Thanks!
 
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I sometimes see them attached to brick with "mortar plugs":

 
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Old 05-29-08, 02:17 PM
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It's funny they are called Mortar plugs. Do you attach it to the Mortar or the brick?

What about Hardie Plank? Should you pre-drill?

I purchashed some TapCon concrete screws at Home Depot. Think they will work?
 
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Downspout

Downspout is very light weight. I attach the bands with screws. I drill a 1/4 inch hole in the mortar joint and insert a plastic anchor. Then use #8 screws. I have not had a failure yet.
 
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save yourself the lesson,get seamless aluminum gutters,use a raytec braket with galvanized screws,and use a screw moly for fastening leaders to the wall-drill the hole thru hardi and into wall insert moly sleeve,then screw,do not leave moly solely into hardi plank,secure it to the wall behind it instead

michael thomas`s "mortar plugs"are more commonly referred to as lead molys,and you are better served to use the type with a screw,as the hammered version are permanent
 

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