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How do you install mobile home gutters?

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To install a mobile home gutter, calculate the slope of the eaves, measure and cut the gutters, attach the gutters and downspout, and then connect all of the parts together. Keep in mind that the size of the mobile home has an impact on the size and number of parts.

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To calculate the slope of the eaves, use a line level and string, and then drop the slope about 1/4 inch every 10 feet. Measure the sides of the mobile home, and then subtract about 1/4 inch for the seams on every side. Mark the pieces at the right length, and then use a combination square to expand the mark around the gutter. Carefully cut the gutter with tin snips.

Attach hanging brackets to the gutters, making sure they are about 6 inches from the ends, and then at about every 18 to 24 inches of the rain gutters length. Screw the brackets into the mobile home below the eaves with 1 1/2 inch screws.

To attach the downspouts, cut a hole in the gutter sleeve that matches the shape of the gutter. To make the hole, trace the shape with a pencil, and then use a center punch to mark the spot. Cut the hole with a jigsaw, file the edges, and insert the sleeve into the gutter lining, and then cut the downspout to the right length.

Before placing the downspout, ensure that it fits into the hole, and then screw the pieces together. Install the end cap, elbow pieces, and then apply sealant to all seamer pieces to finish the installation.

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