100mm gutter

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by Wooster, 20 Jul 2010.

  1. Wooster

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    Hello
    The plastic guttering on my house is 100mm. I have a broken gutter bracket. Went to B&Q to buy a replacement - but only 112mm brackets are available. This obviously won't fit my existing gutters.
    Is there a solution to this - or do I have to replace all the gutters with the 112mm design? (Seems a bit excessive!)
    Your thoughts would be appreciated!
     
  2. big-all

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    take an origional bracket to your local plumbers merchant or builders merchants
     
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    Use the larger one. At least it will support the gutter even if it does not clamp it into position.

    You could always fire a screw through the very top of the bracket to prevent the gutter from lifting.

    Meanwhile search for the correct size to suit yours or modernise your gutter at a later date.
     
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    Any marks /names on bracket :?: can you post a pic . You may have a real old/obscure make :cry:
     
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    sounds like an old marley gutter ..easily broken when old.
     
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    Yes, you are correct - it's Marley guttering. But it's all very serviceable. I just have a broken bracket...
     
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    breaks very easily, carefull leaning ladders on it.
     
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    Marley with a triangular back and 2 screwholes ? -
     
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    OK - thanks for your help. I (think) I've fixed it.
    Following a suggestion here, I used the new 112mm bracket with a small hole drilled in it, near the top. Used a self tapping screw to hold the gutter / take up the gap. It's in place and it looks like a bit of a bodge (which it is) - but it works. So thanks again.
    Yes I know it's not the most robust gutter - they must be 25 years old.

    Can anyone shed any light on why 'they' chose 112mm? Seems like such an obscure dimension to me.

    Regards to all.
     
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    i reccon when some manufacturers make things different from the norm,its to make sure you have to go back and buy their spares.
     
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    Bigger is better
     
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    All you need to find is your local trade plumber supplier with the old stock fittings.B&Q will only sell the current supplies of new stocks
     
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    Hi,

    Did you ever find any 100mm Marley brackets to do a "Proper job"? If you are interested I have a few, and other bits of Marley 100mm in grey that I kept when I replaced my guttering a fey years back with modern white, as I knew they were impossible to find and may be useful to someone! (And I hate throwing stuff away) Anyway let me know if you are interested, free to a good home for cost of the postage! they are probably 40 years old +, but OK although as you have found a little brittle.

    Cheers


     
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    Hi Chrisnw,
    Do you still have any 100mm grey Marley gutter bits? Looking for some brackets and coupling straps. I don't know how this forum works - please advise regarding contact. Thanks.
     
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    Yes I still have them. "Wooster" had found some elswhere.
    Private Contact via the "Messages" button at the top of the forum page when logged in I think. I'll go and check exactly what I have and send you a message via that route later.
     

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