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    I need to replace my gutters. Seamless aluminum seem to be the way to go but I'm not sure how to handle a 50' long gutter on my ranch-style home.

    I can see some some benefit to splitting it in the middle and having a downspout on each end of the house. In that case I'm left wondering how does one do the transition at the center where the gutter pitches in opposite directions? And what are good ways to handle 25' of gutter (or more) with just one helper?

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    Where are you going to GET a seamless gutter. All the ones I have ever seen were formed onsite by the company, and THEY did the installation.

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    We have a couple of area lumberyards that make them and then will deliver to the job site.

    I was thinking of putting together 2 sticks of 3" pvc to tape into the gutter for support while handling. Still not sure about the transition.
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    I bet the cost of having the lumberyard making them up then delivering them, would be close to the same price as having them made on site and installed by a gutter contractor.

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    If that were true the job would already be done. Labor is double the cost of materials.

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