Graphical Construction Glossary >> Roofs and roofing. >> Roof Features >> fascia gutter
Also known as hanging or eaves gutters. As a general guide only these gutters should have a minimum fall of 1:600, which conveniently enough is 10mm in a 6M length.
There must be dozens of different profiles available, from half round to square. The one drawn is made to look like the old Ogee style.
These roll formed gutters can be made in any lengths, with the standard "off the shelf" being 6M. and up to 10M made to order depending on the availability
This brings back memories of jointing lengths of this stuff. Halving joints, stop ends and down pipe fittings recessed into the timber, painted with red lead and a fair amount of putty to make the joints. (no need to be too fussy). For a reason that still seems slightly "iffy" we never painted the backs, it was said to allow the timber to breath. The best of these were made out of Pitch Pine, a very resinous timber that lasted for years.
A word of caution to would be fixers. Always check the fall with a spirit level. I once fixed a 12M. run of metal gutter and gave it plenty of fall measuring the fall end to end from the fascia. As you do! The following morning the owner caught me with the comment "the gutter is falling the wrong way". He'd been up a ladder on the two storey house and tried it with a hose pipe. It turned out that the fascia and indeed the whole house was 60mm out of level. "You can't win em all."
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