Why use the Prefab Outlet vs Wrap-around Outlet – what’s the difference?

The prefabricated outlet was initially introduced to make things easier and swifter for DIY customers.

Regular installers of the Infinity Galvanized steel (copper and zinc) rainwater system were accustomed to cutting out a hole in the gutter anywhere along the gutter length that they required a drop to a downpipe.

Image 1. The prefabricated outlet – requires a gutter union on either side (unless the integral 300mm gutter length is the perfect length to sit at the end of the run, sealed off with a stop-end.

Image 1. The prefabricated outlet – requires a gutter union on either side (unless the integral 300mm gutter length is the perfect length to sit at the end of the run, sealed off with a stop-end.

Image 2. The wrap-around outlet – in this case the outlet needed to be ‘wrapped around’ a gutter angle instead of a length of gutter.

Image 2. The wrap-around outlet – in this case the outlet needed to be ‘wrapped around’ a gutter angle instead of a length of gutter.

The brief video instructions for gutting and prepping the hole in a gutter length for the wrap-around outlet can be found here: https://youtu.be/f55JHPnO_xo

Screenshot of the brief video instructions for cutting galvanised steel gutter for the wrap-around outlet

Screenshot of the brief video instructions for cutting galvanised steel gutter for the wrap-around outlet

Download the wrap-around outlet gutter cutting guide here: https://www.rainclearsystems.co.uk/steel-wrap-around-outlet-gutter-cutting-guidance

Image of half of the downloadable Cutting Guide PDF

By contrast the prefab outlet comes with the hole, pre-cut in a 300mm gutter length and the outlet already wrapped around it.

Image 3. Dimensions for both outlet versions

Image 3. Dimensions for both outlet versions

Really it is entirely up to you to choose which one suits your needs best in any gutter run, in any project. Having to two options just gives you more choice.

Just remember to order two gutter unions for each prefab outlet (unless it sits perfectly at the very end of the gutter run).

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