Gutters and Drain Pipes

Gutters and rainwater down pipes are drainage systems installed by a commercial contractor that remove water from the roofs. Gutters together as the water that falls from roof edges; drainpipe tubes drain the water from the gutter to a remote place of the house where it can fall without causing problems. Gutters and rainwater down pipes must be performed using the same material. Most gutters of 5 inches (12 cm) using drainpipe tubes 3 by 4 inches (7 to 10 cm) and require an installation having the appropriate inclination for water to drain freely.

Steel, aluminum and vinyl

Most gutters are made ​​of steel galvanized, aluminum or vinyl. All formed in the same way, either semi-circle, i.e. round gutters, or what is known as K style with a flat back and a front portion curved upwards at various angles with a tongue in upper part. Drainpipe tubes are round, ranging with round or rectangular ducts, gutters for type K. The usual sizes are between 4 and 5 inches (10 to 12 cm) depending on the roof drain.

Inclinations and space

Gutters should slope at least 1/4 inch (0.3 cm) per 10 feet (3 m) to drain well. Drainpipe pipes must be installed at one end of the trough or both ends and in the center in those longer. Place the tube at least every 20 feet (6 m). Tips the gutters only in one direction, from the center to the edges, for longer falls. Use rain water drains at both ends to a further decline.

Use elbows for rainwater fall pipes

Use tubes gutters drainpipe to any technique recommended by the manufacturer. This will vary depending on the material. Metal pipes storm often join with screws; the vinyl only fit together. Uses just below the opening for the conduit tube, turned toward the house gutter elbow to go against the wall. Adjust the rain water to the wall with seals to be placed on the mouth, and nail it or screw them to the wall. The hose should be about 18 inches (45 cm) above the floor and should be used to rotate the other side, so that water go to the opposite side of the house.

Install it with hooks

Install gutter hooks, usually they buckle or snap over the sections of the gutters. the inclination to 1 inch (2.5 cm) down the tiles, as turning away the rain water begins. Place a nail there and set one end with an instrument marker. Move the location of the tube and check the tilt 1/4 inch (0.3 cm) by 10 feet (3 m), and then marking instrument fits between those points for use as a guide for hooks, which is nailed or screwed box or the ceiling board.

Check the flow

To check gutters and rainwater pipes, take a bucket of water at the upper end. Looking losses joints and repairs any loose connections. Use caulking on the inside of the channel in places where there is lost if you cannot solve the problem otherwise. Check drains where the tube; if the water away from the foundation of the house adds an extended to zoom out more.

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