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I have some cracked joins in my metal house gutters.

What is the better way to repair these faulty gutter joins, either buy a big lump of copper soldering iron and solder, or buy a small propane gas torch and solder?

 

Which ever way is recommended, do you know if the solder and product are available on Lazada?

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Depending how bad the cracks are, you can use this silver gutter tape:-

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If the cracks are bigger or on a structural part try Flashing tape. It's a strong sticky tape that will hold your gutters together.

 

Something like this:- https://www.lazada.co.th/products/20-3-sealtex-flashing-tape-i287430529-s469350762.html?spm=a2o4m.searchlist.list.1.4b45142aAXDVVx&search=1

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A big iron would be best but that will be pretty had to find. Using a torch in conjunction with a piece of copper bar-stock works pretty well if the gutter is galvanized.

 

Is the gutter galvanized? Painted? Stainless?

 

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6 hours ago, Yellowtail said:

A big iron would be best but that will be pretty had to find. Using a torch in conjunction with a piece of copper bar-stock works pretty well if the gutter is galvanized.

 

Is the gutter galvanized? Painted? Stainless?

 

The gutter is galvanised. I was a bit busy with other things when they put up the gutters and didn't see how they joined them. I was thunking soldered. I was up looking again last week and a few if the joins are leaking, or the soldered joint has failed. 

I could use tape or that black sealer, but not sure it would last.

 

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Another method - sealant and pop rivets.

 

 

Old joint repair...

 

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New to old joint with slightly different profile on the new section...

 

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Cheap 90 degree drill attachment used to drill rear rivet holes from inside gutter...

 

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3 hours ago, carlyai said:

I could use tape or that black sealer, but not sure it would last.

The aluminium backed bitumen sealer tape is a permanent sealer as long as you don’t have a joint that moves. 
 

FWIW I’ve also used it to help reduce noise and heat inside the cabin of our pickup, it’s been there a few years now and seems to help.

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This tape has been up for about 4 years and still does the job.

 

Any movement in the guttering and a new bit of tape will solve the problem.

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On 4/12/2020 at 4:51 PM, carlyai said:

The gutter is galvanised. I was a bit busy with other things when they put up the gutters and didn't see how they joined them. I was thunking soldered. I was up looking again last week and a few if the joins are leaking, or the soldered joint has failed. 

I could use tape or that black sealer, but not sure it would last.

 

If they're galvanized solder is the way to go, assuming you know how to solder.

 

If all I had was a torch, heating from the outside and soldering inside is how would do it. Do not overheat!

 

If you can find tinning fluid it will help...

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