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Guttering Installation Guide

Guttering Installation Guide Step by step with Pictures

Guttering and Downpipe Installion Guide step by step instructions easy to follow
  • To position the running outlet accurately, hold a plumb line against the fascia directly over the drain.

  • Mark the position on the fascia with a pencil.

  • Fit the outlet no more than 50mm below the level of the roof tiles.

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  • Fit a fascia bracket just below the top of the fascia board at one end of the run of guttering (opposite end of the outlet)

  • Tie a plumb line (string) around the base of the bracket.

Guttering and Downpipe Installion Guide step by step instructions easy to follow
  • Stretch the plumb Line from the bracket along the fascia board and tie it to the outlet.

  • Using a spirit level, check that there is a fall towards the outlet (1.350 is recommended) to encourage water to drain efficiently.

Guttering and Downpipe Installion Guide step by step instructions easy to follow
  • Mark the position of the fascia brackets, spacing them no more than 800mm apart (600mm in areas of heavy snowfall) and no more than 150mm from any angle or stopend.

Guttering and Downpipe Installion Guide step by step instructions easy to follow

Guttering and Downpipe Installion Guide step by step instructions easy to follow
  • Fix the rest of the fascia brackets

RECOMMENDED: Use two 25mm brass or zinc screws when fitting fascia brackets.

Guttering and Downpipe Installion Guide step by step instructions easy to follow

  • Cut the last section of gutter to fit using a hacksaw and fit a stopend.

Guttering and Downpipe Installion Guide step by step instructions easy to follow
  • Starting at the outlet, fit the first length of gutter using the �back to front� rule (see below).

  • Fit a union bracket at the other end of the first length and screw it into the fascia, then fit the next length of gutter into it.

  • Continue joining lengths.

  • Make sure all joints line up with the insertion depth marked in the fittings.

�Back to Front� Rule: Tilt the gutter to fit under the back clip and snap in at the front.

Downpipe Installation Guide Step by Step with pictures

Guttering and Downpipe Installion Guide step by step instructions easy to follow Guttering and Downpipe Installion Guide step by step instructions easy to follow
  • Hold a downpipe clip centrally over the line and mark the fixing holes on the wall with a pencil.

  • Repeat down the wall, spacing pipe clips no more than 1.8m apart.

Guttering and Downpipe Installion Guide step by step instructions easy to follow
  • Drill the fixing holes.

RECOMMENDED: Use wall plugs when fitting pipe clip screws to ensure that the application is secure.

Guttering and Downpipe Installion Guide step by step instructions easy to follow
  • Working from the top downwards, install the downpipe. If additional lengths of downpipe are required, join using a socket and pipe clip

Guttering and Downpipe Installion Guide step by step instructions easy to follow
  • Leave a 10mm gap between the end of the pipe and the bottom of the pipe socket to allow for expansion.

  • Fix a pipe clip over the joint.

Guttering and Downpipe Installion Guide step by step instructions easy to follow
  • Fit the pipe clips to the downpipe and screw them into the wall.

RECOMMENDED: Secure pipe/socket clips with two 30mm screws.

Guttering and Downpipe Installion Guide step by step instructions easy to follow

  • Fit the shoe at the bottom of the downpipe so that it directs water into the drain, if required.

  • Secure the joint with a pipe clip.

Guttering and Downpipe Installion Guide step by step instructions easy to follow

Fitting instruction supplied by Floplast