AU637740B2 - Valley roof gutter construction - Google Patents

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AU637740B2
AU637740B2 AU10982/92A AU1098292A AU637740B2 AU 637740 B2 AU637740 B2 AU 637740B2 AU 10982/92 A AU10982/92 A AU 10982/92A AU 1098292 A AU1098292 A AU 1098292A AU 637740 B2 AU637740 B2 AU 637740B2
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04DROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS
    • E04D13/00Special arrangements or devices in connection with roof coverings; Protection against birds; Roof drainage; Sky-lights
    • E04D13/04Roof drainage; Drainage fittings in flat roofs, balconies or the like
    • E04D13/0404Drainage on the roof surface
    • E04D13/0445Drainage channels
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04DROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS
    • E04D13/00Special arrangements or devices in connection with roof coverings; Protection against birds; Roof drainage; Sky-lights
    • E04D13/04Roof drainage; Drainage fittings in flat roofs, balconies or the like
    • E04D13/0404Drainage on the roof surface
    • E04D13/0445Drainage channels
    • E04D2013/045Drainage channels on inclined roofs
    • E04D2013/0454Drainage channels on inclined roofs at the intersection of roof surfaces, e.g. roof valleys

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o37740 P/00/011 Regulation 3.2
AUSTRALIA
Patents Act 1990
ORIGINAL
COMPLETE SPECIFICATION STANDARD PATENT Invention Title: VALLEY ROOF GUTTER CONSTRUCTION The following statement is a full description of this invention, including the best method of performing it known to the i. Applicant:- This invention relates to valley gutters of the kind provided at the internal corner intersection of two non-aligned parts of a pitched roof.
The valley gutter normally extends from a high point or ridge of the roof to a perimeter gutter at the edge of the roof. Thus, rain water 5 received by the valley gutter from the roof cladding on either side of it, is fed into the perimeter gutter, which, in turn conducts that water to a down pipe. Typically, the perimeter gutter is affixed to the outer, vertical face of a fascia plate extending along the edge of the roof to enhance the appearance of the roof.
A prior proposal for the construction of a valley gutter in a steel framed roof is described in the complete specification of Australian 2 patent No. 577132. The primary advantage of that gutter is its duality of function, in that it serves both as a roof structural element and as a drain.
The gutter described in that specification suffers from a number of disadvantages in practice:- It is essentially a structural component of the roof and is preferably built into the roof by the steel worker erecting same.
This can cause on-site friction between personnel, as roof gutters are normally installed by a plumber who bears the responsibility 10 for the effective drainage of the roof.
So that the roof cladding may also discharge rainwater directly into the perimeter gutter, the cladding must project over the top of eoeoe the fascia plates and is usually supported thereon. Therefore, it is desirable for the fascia plates to be installed with their top edges S 15 high enough to meet the under side of the projecting cladding.
Where the cladding comprises rows of overlapping cladding *elements, this calls for the top edges of the fascia plates to be above the plane defined by the top faces of the tile support battens by an amount equal to the effective thickness of the 20 cladding elements at the battens. It follows that the lowest part of the trough body of the prior art valley gutter fouls the top of the fascia plates and has to be bent up by the plumber to enable it to clear them and discharge into the perimeter gutter. If the cladding elements are concrete or terra-cotta tiles this may require quite significant deformation of the valley gutter. Because the prior art gutter referred to is a structural member it is relatively thick and 3 difficult to bend up as needed. This does nothing to reduce the likelihood of friction mentioned in Should the gutter become perforated, due to corrosion or otherwise, water may leak from it directly onto the ceiling of the room under the roof. This may cause staining or other permanent damage before the leak is observed and rectified.
Therefore, an object of the present invention is to overcome or alleviate the above indicated disadvantages of the prior art while retaining the advantage of a gutter trough adapted to function as a 10 structural component of the roof.
The invention achieves that object by providing a double layer gutter trough comprising a lower layer furnished with a plurality of longitudinally extending, upwardly projecting stiffening ribs, a plain upper layer resting on the tops of the ribs of the lower layer, and fastening means securing said layers together; said upper layer substantially covering said lower layer and projecting beyond one end thereof.
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By way of example, an embodiment of the above described invention is described in more detail below with reference to the 4*ee accompanying drawings.
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a portion of a steel roof frame showing a valley gutter incorporating a gutter trough according to the invention.
Figure 2 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 2-2 of figure 1, drawn to a larger scale.
The partial roof frame of figure 1 comprises two portions 5 and 6, each for sections of tile clad, pitched roof meeting at an internal 900 corner. Roof portion 6 comprises a top wall plate 3 supporting three roof trusses with top chords 4 and a plurality of tile support battens 7.
Roof portion 5 comprises a similar truss with top chord 8 and a saddle truss with top chord 9. Both portions of the roof would normally be fully sarked, but only a fragment of a sarking membrane 11 interposed between the top chords 4 and 5 is shown, to enable the roof structure to be better seen. Likewise only a few of the roof's cladding tiles 12 are shown. The lower edges of the roof portions 5 and 6 are finished with fascia plates 13.
As can be seen the planes defined by the upper surfaces of the respective top chords 4, 8 and 9 intersect in an inclined line, being in the vertical centre plane of a valley gutter trough 10. The fascia plates 13 also intersect in that centre plane.
S•The gutter trough 10 comprises a ribbed lower layer 14 of a generally shallow V-shaped cross-section and a plain upper layer 17 of •a shallow V-shaped cross-section. Both layers may be may be cold roll-formed from sheets of steel coated with a coating containing zinc.
The lower layer 14 is furnished with two longitudinal edge flanges 15 and six, longitudinally extending, upwardly projecting, flat topped, stiffening ribs 16. By virtue of its thickness and ribbed formation it is able to function as a continuous beam spanning the roof trusses (or the corresponding rafters in other roof constructions) and carry the end parts of the tile battens 7 which are fixed to its flanges 15 by conventional fasteners 18. The lower layer itself is fixed to the top chords by similar fasteners 19.
The upper layer 17 rests upon the flat tops of the ribs 16 and may be secured to the lower layer 14 by hold down clips 20 and fasteners 21 or other conventional means. For preference the fasteners are such that the upper layer is not pierced thereby. Once secured to the lower layer 14, the upper layer 17 contributes markedly to the beam strength of the gutter trough as a whole.
It will be seen that the bottom end of the lower layer 14 stops short of the fascia plates 13, whereas the upper layer 17 extends beyond that end of the lower layer and projects over the top edge of the fascia plates at 22.
o Because of the depth of the lower layer 14, due to the ribs 16, the upper layer 17 either clears the fascia plates or may be readily deformed by the plumber to do so, in customary manner. Furthermore, the upper .oo.ei layer 17 may be of light gauge material which, of course, facilitates such bending.
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1. A gutter trough comprising a lower layer furnished with a plurality of longitudinally extending, upwardly projecting stiffening ribs, a plain upper layer resting on the tops of the ribs of the lower layer, and fastening means securing said layers together; said upper layer substantially covering said lower layer and projecting beyond one end thereof.
2. A gutter trough according to claim 1 wherein the fastening means comprise a plurality of hold down clips engaging over the edges S 10 of the upper layer and fixed to the lower layer by fasteners which do not pierce the upper layer.
3. A gutter trough according to either claim 1 or claim 2 o. oI wherein the ribs of the lower layer are flat topped.
4. A gutter trough according to any one of the preceding claims wherein said lower layer comprises longitudinally extending laterally projecting edge flanges adapted to support the ends of tile battens.
A building roof frame incorporating a gutter trough according to any one of the preceding claims as a structural element spanning spaced apart supporting members and itself supporting a plurality of battens. 7
6. A gutter trough substantially as described herein with reference to the accompanying drawings. Applicant JOHN LYSAGHT (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED Date 14 February 1992 Attorney ROBERT G. SHELSTON F.I.P.A.A. of CARTER SMITH BEADLE *ee *eoo oe *1 o ABSTRACT A shallow V-sectioned gutter trough (10) comprises a lower, coated steel layer (14) furnished with a plurality of longitudinally extending, upwardly projecting, flat topped stiffening ribs (16) and longitudinal edge flanges a plain upper layer (17) resting on the tops of the ribs and fastening means, comprising hold down clips (20) and fasteners securing said layers together; the upper layer (17) substantially covers the lower layer (14) and projects beyond one end thereof and the entire trough is adapted to function as a roof frame member supporting a plurality of tile battens Figure 2. A** A
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AU1978467A (en) * 1966-04-12 1968-10-10 R. H. Robertson Company Improvements in or relating to roof guttering
AU577132B2 (en) * 1984-08-27 1988-09-15 John Lysaght (Australia) Limited Ridge roof valley gutter

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
AU1978467A (en) * 1966-04-12 1968-10-10 R. H. Robertson Company Improvements in or relating to roof guttering
AU577132B2 (en) * 1984-08-27 1988-09-15 John Lysaght (Australia) Limited Ridge roof valley gutter

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