Category Archives: Gutters

Cleaning Leaves Out of the Gutters – You’ve Gotta Do It

Today was my semi-annual day to climb up the big ladder and, while trying not to wet myself, blow all of the junk out of the gutters. We’ve got two huge old Water Oak trees on the corners of our … Continue reading

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Drainage Practice Run – Dry Fit Success

So this little monsoon just came through, soaking the already saturated earth and testing out my new drainage system, installed yesterday. I dug all the trenches, connected the pipes, and waited for a really crazy storm to test it out … Continue reading

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Take Down your Gutter Downspouts and Replace them with Rain Chains and Barrels – DIY

Gutters are ugly. There’s nothing else to be said on that topic. You should all remove your gutter downspouts and replace them with rain chains, which are not ugly. They also help the environment. See, when water falls ten feet … Continue reading

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