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How do build a simple "clip on" guttering system in your lunch hour for less than $10  RSS feed

 
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I love design, I love simplicity. I love the idea that we can rethink cheap readily available materials and use them in a way that was not imagined by the manufacturer. So in the video below I show how I use 75 mm diameter PVC down pipe as a guttering system. Building a rain water harvesting system normally takes a complicated range of fittings brackets screws and masonry anchors.But very often the same objective can be achieved using only 75 mm diameter PVC down pipe and elbow fittings.Watch this short video to see how we use this idea at Pebblespring Farm.

 
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Great video Timothy. I really like the use of materials in unconventional ways.
 
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I love the simplicity of the idea, not blocked gutter from leaves etc may also be a benefit
 
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OK, you win! I should have done this years ago, but instead put on a conventional bracket and gutter system which has subsequently died through successive Winters of rain and snow. But I'm NOT messing around with a woodsaw to split it....a 1mm thickness stainless steel cutting disc on my angle grinder will do a much better job. Thanks for the kick up the ass!
 
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This looks so easy! Like even I could do it
When I start having chickens and build a coop, I'll try it
 
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Friends Its been really dry here so I have had to think of clever ways to test the system without waiting for rain.[youtube]
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