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Monday, December 10, 2012

Rain Gutters

It’s time to catch up on our posts before we’re too busy to write. This week we’ll have our Christmas party so we’ll have a gazillion things to do beforehand.

Turning the clocks back to about a week ago, I installed gutters on the back side of the house. I’m not sure why the house didn’t come with gutters. My guess is that it has something to do with the severe pitch of the roof and most log cabins are not used on a day-to-day basis. Anyway, the brackets which hold the gutter consist of a large nail that is welded to a curved piece of aluminum. Installation is straightforward.
First mark the slope of the gutter, 5/8” for every 10’, and pound in the brackets every 24”. The plastic gutter slips into the brackets and the downspouts are glued in. I still need to install the second story gutter, but I may have to wait for awhile. The snow has arrived and climbing a ladder is not a good idea. To be continued…       George


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