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    Guttering in Thailand

    Generally only 2 materials are used to manufacture guttering in Thailand, Galvanised Steel or Stainless Steel.

    Both of these are bought as flat sheets and then shaped by hand over an iron form, very few places actually have the presses.

    Galvanised guttering lasts about 4 years here as most people can't be bothered clearing out leaves and other debris which creates damp patches that stay damp for long periods, I am not sure how long the stainless guttering lasts as we have only been using it for about 6 years.

    The guttering is made into 2.40 meter lengths which just so happens to be the length of the sheets, and is then cut down to the lengths that are needed.

    Guttering costs between 250baht to 700baht per meter length, that is the fitted price.


















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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Generally only 2 materials are used to manufacture guttering in Thailand, Galvanised Steel or Stainless Steel.
    Is aluminium used at all?

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    How much for bamboo?

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    Bomboo is nicer I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal
    Is aluminium used at all?
    Is this not Aluminum? how can u solder stainless or Galvanised?

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    DD,

    What kind of wood is that framing the under part of the roof of the house? Teak? What does this wood cost ?

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog


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    Hard to believe galvanized only lasts a few years, lasts a long time in Canada. I wonder if it was painted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal
    Is aluminium used at all?
    Nope, too expensive.


    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    How much for bamboo?
    30baht per meter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Storekeeper
    What kind of wood is that framing the under part of the roof of the house? Teak? What does this wood cost ?
    Just cheap ordinary wood, that sort of thing in teak would be about 800baht per square meter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanuk Canuk
    Hard to believe galvanized only lasts a few years, lasts a long time in Canada. I wonder if it was painted?
    99 percent of the time it is never painted nor maintained.

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    I would guess that soldering it would screw it up fast too. Dissimilar metal corrosion and all.

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    If you get the galvanized and keep the leaves out of it, take care of it, how long do you reckon it will last?

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    I just had some galvanised guttering done, 1500bt for 9 meters including drop pipe and installing.
    The joints look like they've been brazed and then painted steel-colour.

    The existing gutter has been up 10 years and is still fine.

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    i ddint realise they had any guttering at all in thailand....

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    It's a 'luxury' option here in the village.

    Most houses just have part of one side of the roof done, enough to divert some rainwater into the tank.

    Since we got it all done and have a large water tank, neighbours get their drinking water from us during the dry season.

    So they've got to be nice to the farang, or I'll start charging them by the liter.
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    I cannot even boil and egg.

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    Another thing to look at is the width of the guttering. I think it comes in 3" and 5". My buddy had the smaller size and the water would go right over it. But the 5" size caught the water, even in the heaviest of downpours.

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    If you have a heavy leaf problem try putting screens over them, reduces the efficiency but it keeps the leaves out.

    Do they not have plastic gutters in Thailand yet? They are all the rage here. There is some additive to make them resistant to damage from UV rays and they clip together like a lego set. Only the mounting brackets get screwed into the eaves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanuk Canuk
    They are all the rage here.
    Nice to see Canada catching up with the UK. We've been using plastic guttering for the last 40 years or so....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Nice to see Canada catching up with the UK. We've been using plastic guttering for the last 40 years or so....
    Perhaps but it is only in the last 10 years or so they have them able to withstand our winters. The new stuff is a flexible poly-vinyl compound that remains flexible to 40 below C so they don't crack in the winter. I think the UV protection has only been around for 10 years or so as well.

    But then again us colonials are always a few steps behind. After all we couldn't give a flying fukc about cricket, soccer or that lawn bowling crap!

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    Well here is a picture of some of the corner pieces made into nice small manageble sizes.





    And here they are just finishing off the job.






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    Big roof - small gutter..
    And the 90 degree bends (ok 85 maybee) on the downpipes are as made for leafs to clogger in them.

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    This is actually a very high roof, there are no trees any where near that height within 500 meters, also the guttering goes all the way round the roof and is continuos, I shall have to count up how many downpipes there are, but there is quite a few.

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    I never thought guttering would be so interesting!!!

    Anyway, DD, why not plastic, surely that would be cheap and do the job????

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    All that stainless must get expensive fast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA
    why not plastic, surely that would be cheap and do the job????
    Plastic products are expensive here, plus they don't seem to last very long in the sun, one company started bringing over garden furniture from South Africa that had uva protection, but they went bankcrupt

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    An insight into the Thai mind.

    I tried to get someone to come and do my gutters over Christmas/NY but all my enquiries were met with the same answer. "It's not time yet".

    Then the rains start and everyone goes into the gutter business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanuk Canuk
    If you have a heavy leaf problem try putting screens over them, reduces the efficiency but it keeps the leaves out.
    Any idea of what to use as screen ?
    I thought of using the thin metal net , available in rolls, which I think is intended for wall rendering.
    The holes are around 10 mm which seems a bit big, I guess leafs will get stuck there.

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