Fixing crack in rain gutter...

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13 years 4 months ago #16914 by Andrea
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A very long crack has appeared oh-so-conveniently [xx(][B)][:(!][}:)]:( in the guttering just above our front door over the last week, and the mess is getting annoying to say the least. The rest of the guttering is fine, so I'd hate to have to replace the length of it, so was wondering if anyone could suggest a good way to repair it.

Andrea
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13 years 4 months ago #252391 by sod
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What is it made of first?

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13 years 4 months ago #252392 by grannie Mary
Replacethe split piece with a new peice & use joiners.

Weve just had to do that as "the bright spark" was up on the roof & let his hammerr slide down & straight thru the spouting!!!

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It empties today of its strength."

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13 years 4 months ago #252409 by Andrea1
It's made of metal. On closer inspection this afternoon, it looks like it's been a long time coming, as it is quite rusted, and I noticed another spot next to one of the things that hangs the guttering (like straps to hold it to the house... they're the only reason we didn't lose any rain gutters in the heavy snow a couple of years back) which also looks like it's going to rust through soon.

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Andrea
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13 years 4 months ago #252414 by wyseyes
What kind of metal? Galvanised Iron, or Copper?

If it is galv, then if you can find a piece of the same profile guttering, silicone the piece in on top of the rust. Lotttts of silicone.

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13 years 4 months ago #252415 by cantyguy
glue a piece of butynol inside over the split.

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13 years 4 months ago #252428 by Andrea1
I think it's galv iron (sheet metal type). Definitely not copper. Thanks. Wyseyes, that was my first inclination, and I think there's a piece of the same old guttering as on the old house buried in long grass out back of the garage. Hopefully it's in good enough shape to work. If that doesn't work, thanks CG, I happen to have some on hand, meant to use for pond liner, so a good thickness.

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Andrea
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13 years 4 months ago #252429 by LongRidge
A good quality duct tape might work.

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13 years 4 months ago #252495 by The Kats Place
if you use the water to fill you tank then I guess you need to get it fixed. Or do you have town water?
Maybe you can get a lenght from the recycle place?

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13 years 4 months ago #252497 by Jack
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Gidday

There is a special paint that is bitumum based that's just made for that sorta thing. But a new guttering may be cheaper.

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