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Posted by lucinda002 (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 6, 09 at 8:35

Hi,

I am not sure if I am posting at the correct forum...I have no idea what a "smelter" is.

We have house gutters that are totally blocked in the downspouts. They are welded gutters in one piece. How could we disconnect the downspout and the replace it? We have tried and tried to figure out ways to clean these downspouts, but nothing we have tried has worked. Any suggestions? We can't afford a new gutter system.

If I have posted in the wrong place, please tell me where I should post. Thanks.


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RE: Not sure if i am at the right forum

You could cut the downspout below the weld
(about 6-8 inches) with a tin snips. Drill a starter hole first and it should be easy.Then crimp the upper piece with a metal crimper available at most home inprovement stores(heating and ductwork sections).
Then when you are done slide the piece up and run a screw or 2 into the joint to secure it. This is what we do in the sheetmetal trade.
Dave


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