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    Most folks I have seen who have done this just use a loose weave bug netting. Pretty near what you use for window screens. Not really an ideal solution but it did seem to allow the roof to shed its own leaves for the most part.

    You would better make sure that whatever you use will not allow leaves of even a modest size through or you will have a bitch of a time cleaning them out from under the screening.

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    Galvanised is waste of time, on my 1st house in NZ it lasted 4 years, my second house I built in Queensland used UV stabilised PVC and its still good, 20+ years later. Where the house is located It would get as much sun as it would here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    Galvanised is waste of time
    It depends on the galvanising, if it is properly dipped it will last for years even in a salt water enviroment, we use it a lot offshore, most cases - it's crap - better off with a decent paint job.
    If you paint galavanised with the correct paint system, it will again last well, hard to find the correct paint.

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    We had ours spray painted to match the house. Not a spot of corrosion yet after 2 years.

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    The joins on the inside are generally the first bits to corrode.

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    Here we have the guttering lady midget of Ban Chang doing some guttering for us, heating up the irons.



    Braising off the end pieces.



    And the lady at work.



    Actually she never had enough guttering, so we ended up with 4 differant companies there and about 15 workers for 30 odd meters of guttering.

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    I used plastic (PVC) guttering on my house in Saipan. After 25 years in the tropical sun there was no sign of any damage at all.

    I plan to use the same on my house here if the cost is not too huge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous Coward View Post
    I used plastic (PVC) guttering on my house in Saipan. After 25 years in the tropical sun there was no sign of any damage at all.

    I plan to use the same on my house here if the cost is not too huge.

    I would too, but I am not sure it is available or reasonably priced, if it is

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    I have seen a building done with PVC gutters here.
    He cut a 4inch PVC water pipe in half and just bent up his own brackets.
    Works fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    He cut a 4inch PVC water pipe in half and just bent up his own brackets.
    That was my first stab at guttering on Saipan. No one sold anything so I rolled my own using 4" ABS (DWV) pipe sawn in half and connected to the eaves with six inch nails. Worked fine, but looked like crap. I replaced that with proper PVC guttering that I imported from the US.

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    For keeping your gutters clean try using strips of the sun netting available everywhere in Thailand. When you install it make sure the slits run parallel with the guttering.. Works fine and about 90% efficient.

    E. G.

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    So after 7 years it is now time for me to have my galvanised guttering replaced with proper stainless steel ones.
    The size of the current one is 5" in the bottom and around 7" in the top and the guy who is gonna do the job suggested 6" bottom size and 8" in the top.

    What is a reasonable price for this, I got a quotation of 900 baht per meter which sounds a bit expensive?
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    Plastic Guttering

    Contact this guy .... GUY HALL
    mrguyhall[at]hotmail.com

    Ive recently had 56 metres of pvc ? guttering installed on the house in Phuket.
    The house is two story .. so inclusive of the scaffolding , a three man team and their cook to come down from Udorn Thani (not udon as i originally thought) , the total cost of 44,000baht installed was a bargain.
    This stuff is the ducks guts . I will post some pics when i get home and can highly reccomend the team.

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    ooops , make that utai thani ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal
    Is aluminium used at all?
    Is this not Aluminum? how can u solder stainless or Galvanised?
    They soft soldered my galvanised guttering very easily.Cost 180bht/metre, erected.

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    we have galvanised on our present house, must be around 15 years old

    slowly falling apart and leaking a bit

    cheap and cheerful, not beautiful but OK

    they do sell a steel powder coated Swedish system, but it is well overpriced

    I have fitted the galvanised to our new house, so will have to see how well done it is. There were two types, at least, thinner and thicker; the latter obviously better and slightly more expensive
    I have reported your post

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    One of the boys looking bamboozelled.


    2 styles of brackets. The first ... internal and hidden. No pics but they are sturdy.




    Downpipes are 80mm O/D ...



    These are the exposed brackets. A different style according to taste i guess.
    These are at the back of the house as he ran out of the other type on site.




    The finished job.
    Had a few quotes for stainless and continuous powdercoat steel guttering done over the last few months b4 choosing this system.
    The powdercoat , same we have in Aus was 130,000b fitted.
    Stainless was 780b per lineal fitted ++ for drainpipes.
    Im happy with the job and the price , considering 15,000b was for the labour and petrol costs to come down to Phuket.

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    Whose going to clean the gutters in a couple of years when the trees grow?

    I have to say that is a great looking home and where is the bedroom for me to stay in lovely Phuket?

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    ^^^ .... Now there's an untapped job op for those guys that train monkeys to pick coconuts .... even though i would much prefer getting hit on the head with leaf litter...

    Plenty of loom at baan shaggs for you and yours HB.
    We are pretty well booked solid for the house warming on the 9th - 12th , but can throw a few blankies in the bathtub if you like.

    Woops ... ive just been informed thats MY bed ..

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    IMO, although dated in style, the best gutter for this place is a 2 foot wide concrete and rendered brick trough cantilevered off the perimeter beam of the roof. It provides easy access for tile roof repairs, you can walk around it and shovel the shit out, position snipers in it, easy to tile or paint when it looks taty, its cheap (if designed in), can handle the worst the wet season can throw at you without overflowing, provides additional shade, lasts the life of the house and can be adored with any frilly bits you fancy eg: Satellite dishes, CC cameras, flower/tree pots, chain guns, finials, arials, lights etc.
    ~Glennerd~

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    Do you have any pictures of that Globin? It is a bit hard to get a vision of that (a 2 foot wide concrete and rendered brick trough cantilevered off the perimeter beam of the roof) in my head.

    Cheers johpam

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    Quote Originally Posted by johpam View Post
    Do you have any pictures of that Globin? It is a bit hard to get a vision of that (a 2 foot wide concrete and rendered brick trough cantilevered off the perimeter beam of the roof) in my head.

    Cheers johpam

    Sure look here http://teakdoor.com/Gallery/thumbnails.php?album=1800 for a couple of older examples on a skillion roof, in this case it is over the front porch. The pvc spigots are simple & attractive but not practical, so I usually replace these with PVC or concrete down piping fixed in a more normal position rather than poking out the front.

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    thank Globin

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    Hi:
    My name is Dustbunny and I recently moved here from the U.S. and am new to this forum.

    Dirtydog you said that you contracted with a company to put rain guttering on your house made of PVC or something like that. I am living in a house in Krabi that I had built for me on some land I rent from a Thai friend. The house does not have gutters and the rain coming off the roof has created ditches around the house where it drips (or should I say pours). I want to add gutters to a a typical Thai clay roof and I liked the looks of the guttering in your photos. I would like to know how these gutters have held up and what the name and perhaps phone number is of the company who did the work.

    As I said, I live in Krabe and have been very frustrated trying to locate any honest OR competent services here. If you can't recommend companies on this forum, you can contact me at ddukes1019[at]mac.com.

    Thanks

    Any help you can give me will be GREATLY appreciated!

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    Gutters

    Hi:
    Read your post regarding concrete gutters. Actually, your pictures look good and I don't mind that they are dated if they work. I own a house here that need gutters and I replied to Dirtydog about the ones he has on his house which I also like. How well do these concrete one work and last? Can they be added to a house already built? I noticed that you live in Krabi where I live, so I was wondering if you know of a fairly honest company around here who might be able to retrofit this type of gutter on a typical Thai clay pipe roof? If so, I would really appreciate the name and phone number.

    Many thanks!

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