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garden shed gutter detail

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by HawkEye244, 4 Feb 2020.

  1. HawkEye244

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    Hi all,
    I want to build a water catchment system.
    The idea would be to fit some guttering (preferably timber) e.g. bamboo around the shed roof and feed it into a down pipe into a water butt.
    The reason I'm picking wood is because I want to be more environmental and not buy plastic.
    Rather than use plastic fittings, and I wanted to make some supports from off-cuts of timber.
    Can anyone suggest an ingenious simple design that I could use to fit the guttering to the roof?

    roofdetail.jpg
     
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    Would you kindly draw a diagram? It would help me a bunch
     
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    cant do any drawing or even pictures lol
    would it help if i described an "L" made from 2x1" laid on top off 2x1" screwed or nailed together that will give you a channel 1" by 2 "
    or if you but up 2x1" on to 3x1" will give you a 2x2" channel ??
     
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    What about recycled (repurposed) plastic of some description? Have a look round skips, industrial units, building sites. A decent diameter pipe cut length ways would make a gutter. You may even get lucky and find some actual guttering!
    I've was lucky in the past and been in the right place at the right time to claim a whole house worth of gutters. Saved from landfill, ideal for a shed, usually just need to buy some clips.
    Stick a wanted ad up on gumtree etc.


    Or if you want, you can buy metal guttering - cast iron, aluminium, copper etc. Will last a lifetime and be recyclable too when the time comes.
     
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    Found some plastic guttering but struggling to find clips that work with the profile of the roof .. help still needed here.. ??
     
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    I'm not understanding at all mate sorry ..
     
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    Any tips for fittings for this roof profile mate ?
     
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    Post up some photos, maybe you can make some little timber "hangers" for normal gutter clips using some scraps of 3x2 or whatever, or fit a fascia board
     
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    Diagram in my first post. It's basic half round guttering I've managed to scrounge. But how to fit it to the roof profile ?
     
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    Your happy fitting half round guttering in square brackets cos thats what your link points to?
     
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    You're right yes. I haven't looked at the actual product just so far as the profile. What I was really hoping for was something that's more of a hammock profile that the guttering can sit in, like a sling, but rigid obviously
     
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    You could probably make something up from some multi fix metal banding, if that's what you're after

    https://www.toolstation.com/galvanised-banding/p17510


    I think the recommended bracket spacing for 4 1/2" half round is about a metre, but I usually go for more like 2ft for snow!
     
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    are you looking for a well finished neat and tidy finish or a cheap practical rustic finish ??
     
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