Down Spout Magnets?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by PR Fect, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. PR Fect

    PR Fect LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,076

    Windy day here today. And here I go again, picking up down spouts, so I can do the work. And then they fall down. And then I pick them up. And then they fall down. Is there a tool or product that holds these SOB's up? What do you guys do? PR
  2. Dixie Rob

    Dixie Rob LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    Like gutter downspouts? I don't know about that, because 90% of most gutters, and all new gutters other than copper are aluminum.
  3. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Yea it's called a sheet metal screw
  4. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    I've never seen a downspout not strapped down.

  5. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    well aren't you lucky yours are hinged! Of course I never even fold up mine that are hinged, nor remove the ones that aren't fastened with a screw... I find that's it's faster to just zip around them with the trimmer than it is to fight putting them up or removing them and then having to come back and replace them.
  6. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,873

    Put rivets in each side of the joints. Screws are ok, but show too much.
  7. PR Fect

    PR Fect LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,076

    Strapped down? You guys must really get the rain. Most of my property's have "hinged" gutter down spouts. They do not stay up. I wish they did just come off. Trimming around is not an option, would need to charge allot more. One property we have has over 60 of them!
  8. StBalor

    StBalor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 798

    Set it beside the house and tell the homeowner they need to get a carpenter to fix that. Or tell them you will fix it for a price. If they are down when i get to a yard i set it beside they house and let the homeowner know it fell down. Unless you are talking about the small elbows at the bottom, then i just slip it back on.
  9. PTP

    PTP LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,399

    You guys are talking about 2 different things here.

    PR Fect is talking about an additional spout that runs parallel to the ground. I comes just after the elbow at the bottom of the part of the spout that runs down the house. It is 6-8 feet long or so. The purpose is to get the water away from the foundation.

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