Need to have new gutters and down spouts installed...


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Old 02-12-09, 05:36 AM
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Need to have new gutters and down spouts installed...

I'm having new gutters installed finally - its on a simple new england raised ranch with just straights no extra peaks or "mini" roofs near the center.

My biggest question (besides how much LOL) is we have a finished basement and its on the side of the house that has a slope and when ever it rains hard the water run off from the current gutters makes a mess of the yard and I worry it will leak into the basement. Is it OK or even doable to have all of the water track to one side of the house; example. Have only two down spouts vs the "normal" 4 at each corner? The other reason is that we have a underground water hook up on the other side of the house which carry's the water underground near the garage side of the house.

Not sure if this even makes any sense?

any input would be great...


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Old 02-12-09, 06:23 AM
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Do not skimp on the number of down spouts. Having a sufficient number will prevent gutter over flow during heavy rains. All downspouts should be piped away from the house with under ground drain pipes.
 
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Old 02-12-09, 08:50 AM
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How long is your house?
On a typical house with say 150' of trough, I will often put both pipes on the same side of a house.

It helps if your house is level, or at least crooked in the right way. Sometimes it is just impossible to get the water to where you want it. The golden rule is you can't make water flow uphill.

I'm not sure how the rain is in your area, but I've never heard of any problems with this where I am on the north shore of superior.

I always put my pipes on either corner of the wall.

For example (x's indicate downspouts):

__x______x__
|___________|
|___________|
|___________|
|___________|
|___________|
 
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Old 02-16-09, 06:36 AM
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Rob C -- thanks for the info and drawing.

my house is not big nor complex shape; its about 2000sqft and each longest side (where cutters are placed being the same sides) is about 60ft each. using your drawing see my version.

I'm in southern New England here is an average I just found

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High 34 37 46 58 70 78 82 80 74 64 51 38
Avg. Low 14 15 24 34 44 52 58 56 48 38 30 20
Mean 24 27 36 46 57 66 70 68 61 51 41 28
Avg. Precip. 3.5 in 3.3 in 3.8 in 4.0 in 4.3 in 3.9 in 4.0 in 3.9 in 4.0 in 3.9 in 4.3 in 4.1 in


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Old 02-16-09, 02:17 PM
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Assuming you've always had 5" K like most residences, see how 6"K would fit and use 3x4 downspouts.
With hangers every2', the gutters should be able to handle the extra water. Doubt a 5'K would work well.
 
 

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