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Standing water in the gutter

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by molko, 8 Apr 2012.

  1. molko

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    Hi

    I have just cleaned the gutters around my house this morning, getting rid of all the leaves and sludge etc.

    I noticed that one section of the guttering had a lot of standing water in it - even AFTER I had cleaned it. It looked to be draining the water ever so slightly away from the downpipe !

    The gutters are all one peice and are attached to aluminium braces on the wall just under the tiles.

    I was wondering what my options are to stop the water from standing and drain properly.

    THANKS
     
  2. JohnD

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    make it slope down towards the downpipe.

    probably tinker with the brackets,
     
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    Because guttering is visually more appealing with less fall, it is fairly common to find water standing in any 'dips' between brackets etc.

    We always fix brackets to a taut line and ensure that there are plenty of brackets.

    You sound as though you may have aluminium guttering, yes/no?
     
  4. molko

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    Yes, its aluminium guttering, a single peice that wraps the house.

    Can i adjust the slope ?
     
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    I wouldn't worry about it - take a look in terrace guttering that sits on the decorative corbelling and you'll see they are full of water.
     
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    Not really. I wouldn't worry about it.
     
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