When is a gutter replacement complete?

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Old 05-24-10, 12:55 AM
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When is a gutter replacement complete?

I have had some new gutters installed and it has been a nightmare from day one.

My question is - following rain fall should there be any water remaining in the gutter?

Obviously the pitch cannot be 45 degrees so there will be some element of water remaining for evaporation - how much is too much?

Contrary to my profile, I live in Australia - there is no option for this.
 
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Old 05-26-10, 08:12 AM
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Gutters have a very slight gradient (decline) toward the downspout and it is typical for standing water to be in places. Now alot of standing water may mean that the down spout is plugged, so check that out. I usually take a water hose to unplug downspouts. There should only be small amounts of water left, 1/4" or less. Anything more than that and they may need adjusting. Then the length of the horizontal gutter 'run' has to be looked at and another downspout added if needed.
 
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