Step 5: Solder The Seams

soldering the seams for installing half-round gutters
Photo: Matthew Benson
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On all end caps (shown) and seams, polish the metal with 300-grit emery cloth and brush on flux. Heat each seam with a torch until the flux bubbles, then feed a bar of 50/50 solder onto the hot metal. Once cool, wipe the solder clean.
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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