Introduction: Rain Gutters Out of 3″ PVC Pipe, DIY How To!

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This is a post on how I created gutters for my house using PVC pipe! So, quite awhile ago, I stumbled on to the coolest thing online: Rain gutters made out of 3″ PVC pipe. Since then I cannot find it online ANYWHERE! The only thing I can find online about it is forums of people like me who want to try it and other people telling them to just hire a crew to put up seamless gutters because apparently: we’re all rich. Not that I wouldn’t love to be able to afford seamless gutters!

Initially I was going to just cut the pipe completely in half so one pipe would make two gutters but the more I thought about it the more I realized I wanted a “deeper” gutter then that. I had a buddy come over and give me a hand feeding the pipe through my table saw. It was kind of a pain in the butt and I was glad to have an extra set of hands. I ended up cutting off about 1/3rd of the pipe in one pass.

Step 1: Screwing Your New Gutter Into Place

I used steel screws and went directly into the back INSIDE of the pipe and into the end rafters of my house. I could tell where they were by finding the nail heads on the outside fascia board.

Step 2: Finished Gutters

I am so impressed with them! I’m also pleasantly surprised by how nice they look because with no hangers, no parts, no joints etc. they are totally seamless and no one in my family has even noticed that they’re there lol They work great and I think this is a great alternative to other gutters.

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