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  Reply # 1883492 14-Oct-2017 17:44
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@Kickinbac: I put the Marley Stratus coloured PVC on my house and have been pleased with it. I chose pvc because live near the coast and didn't want ot to rot out like the old steel guttering. I spent a little more on the coloured stuff as it looks far better than white pvc. Time will tell how it lasts but has a 15 year warranty. Its been up for 18 months.

If you don't mind sharing how much did it cost?

And how much difference was the coloured stuff over the normal stuff?

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  Reply # 1883520 14-Oct-2017 17:59
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Plenty of prices available on TM, Bunnings etc for the white stuff ($10/m) but I'm also curious about the colour pricing.

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  Reply # 1883551 14-Oct-2017 19:34
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I paid about $1600 for everything incl. brackets, gutters, corners, expansion joints, down pipes, joiners etc. I did the installation myself. The prices are all on Mitre 10 website. The cost was about the same as having it done in coloursteel continuous spouting. I didn't price white pvc so don't know the comparison price for the equivalent profile (Marley Typhoon).

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  Reply # 1883584 14-Oct-2017 20:31
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How many metres of spouting?



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  Reply # 1883595 14-Oct-2017 20:56
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I've read all your comments, thanks.

A friend of ours is a building site supervisor living about the same distance from the coast as us; he put coloursteel on his place. I emailed the coloursteel people for some colour samples to see how close of a match I can get to our cool grey fascia.
It looks like either option, PVC or coloursteel is pretty good.

Getting an installer is proving challenging, one is flat out and hasn't even been in our town for a year and has no ETA on when they might be coming next (they are located in a town 40 minutes away), another hasn't rung us back yet so we'll chase him up.

Meanwhile I am eyeballing draining solutions as well because I know we need more downspouts than we have. Those flexible French drain style hoses with holes with the sleeves outside to prevent soil ingress and pop top relief valves at the end look good for a couple places since we're on a slight rise (available Bunnings). I have a couple primitive dry wells done by a builder about 8 years ago I hope are going to keep ticking along. If they don't I'll go the pop top relief valve route with them too.
I'm also trying to get a quote or two on fixing our metal driveway which has pot holes. Houses are nothing but a pain!

Of general interest the guy next door whose house was built in 1960 has copper, lucky guy. It's in great nick. I wonder if this house used to? Guy next door said metal was in short supply after the war so maybe not. If I had copper I'd be keeping it.


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  Reply # 1883607 14-Oct-2017 21:32
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kryptonjohn: How many metres of spouting?


52 metres of spouting. There were three downpipes and it's a two storey house so longish downpipes. I found the quote in my email and I need to correct my earlier post as the cost was $2092.00 for everything including the solvent cement. I only needed to buy the screws fof the brackets on top of this.

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  Reply # 1884513 16-Oct-2017 18:50
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Copper sounds very expensive (about three times the price of colour steel?) is it worth it?

 

 If you want to be a target for thieves.

 

And it rusts, well tarnishes....

 

 

 

Stick with Marley.

 

 


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  Reply # 1884526 16-Oct-2017 19:25
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Rust is not protective - iron will rust till it's all converted to iron oxide. Copper tarnish is protective and stops once it's formed a barrier. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1884692 17-Oct-2017 00:56
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JayADee: I've read all your comments, thanks.


Meanwhile I am eyeballing draining solutions as well because I know we need more downspouts than we have. Those flexible French drain style hoses with holes with the sleeves outside to prevent soil ingress and pop top relief valves at the end look good for a couple places since we're on a slight rise (available Bunnings). I have a couple primitive dry wells done by a builder about 8 years ago I hope are going to keep ticking along. If they don't I'll go the pop top relief valve route with them too.

 

Check what type of soil you have. As if you have clay (especially yellow clay) It's soakage ability is basicly 0.

 

Also I doubt that that soakage pipe system from Bunnings is council compliant. Something to consider if you might ever sell the house.






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  Reply # 1884788 17-Oct-2017 08:52
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pctek:

 

J
Copper sounds very expensive (about three times the price of colour steel?) is it worth it?

 

 If you want to be a target for thieves.

 

And it rusts, well tarnishes....

 

 

 

Stick with Marley.

 

 

 

 

On the other hand, you can paint copper to remove the threat of theft, it'll still be there when your kids are grandparents, and it won't be crushed if you need to put a ladder against the house for any reason after a few years.


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