Step 4: Hang The Gutter

hanging the gutters for installing half-round gutters
Photo: Matthew Benson
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With a helper or two, set the gutter into place on the brackets, taking care not to scratch the soft metal. Hook the back edge to the bracket, then hold down the front edge using spring hooks, screws, or stainless-steel pop rivets (shown).
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    Tools List

    • ladder
      Ladders
    • pencil
      Pencil
    • water level
      Water Level
    • 30-foot tape measure
      Measuring tape
    • chalk line
      Chalk line
    • drill
      Drill/driver or Impact driver
    • hole saw
      Hole saw or Metal shears
    • pop rivet gun
      Pop-rivet gun (if using pop rivets)
    • emery cloth
      300-grit emery cloth
    • propane torch
      Hand torch
    • tack cloth
      Wiping cloth

    Shopping List

    Gutter brackets
    Screws (included with brackets)
    Gutters
    Flux
    50/50 solder