Ribit Downspout Flange and Gutter End Cap?

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Old 03-08-12, 12:13 PM
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Ribit Downspout Flange and Gutter End Cap?

This might be a dumb question?

Do you ribit the downspot flange to the gutter? And do you ribit the gutter end cap to the gutter?

We just bought a ~50' piece of seamless gutter from a local roofer and his direction was to use the gutter sealant and ribits to hold the downspout flange in place.

If you do that... what seals the holes through the ribits? The sealant?

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Steve
 
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Old 03-08-12, 12:21 PM
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Pop rivets can be used to hold the pieces together. There are several different types of pop rivets. One has a closed end so there is no hole through the center. The more common type is a hollow tube and when you squeeze and pop the rivet a steel ball is drawn into the rivet, swelling the end. Usually the ball is left embedded in the rivet sealing it reasonably well. Good enough for a gutter or downspout at least. Around here though most installers use self tapping screws which go in quicker and easier than pop rivets though they can catch more debris.

 
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Thanks for the info. I'll probably go ahead and use the revits.

One follow up question though... I looked at the existing gutter/downspouts on my house and there are no screws or revits where the gutter/downspout meets (I have seamless gutter that were made on site). How did the installer get the downspout flange to stay in place? Gutter sealant only and count on weight of downspout to hold it?

Thanks, Steve
 
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