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Watch the full episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVCfwHxIblA This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install a rain gutter, downspout, and rain barrel. (See below for a shopping list, tools, and steps.) Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse Shopping List for Installing a Rain Gutter: - Aluminum gutter - Aluminum downspout - Aluminum elbows, end caps, mounting straps, and downspout outlet - Gutter hanging brackets, for securing the gutter to the house - Sheet metal screws, used to fasten together the gutter and downspout parts - Gutter sealant, for creating waterproof connections between gutter parts - Two 2-inch-thick concrete pavers, used to create a solid base for the rain barrel - Rain barrel and diverter, used to collect rainwater Tools List for Installing a Rain Gutter: - Chalk line - Tape measure - Drill/driver - Level - Caulk gun - Crimping tool - Hacksaw and tin snips - Hammer and cold chisel (or hole saw), used to cut a hole in the gutter - Ladder Steps for Installing a Rain Gutter: 1. Snap a chalk line across the fascia, creating the proper pitch toward the downspout end. 2. Measure the fascia to determine the length of the gutter. 3. Apply gutter sealant to an end cap, then press the cap onto one end of the gutter. 4. Secure the end cap to the gutter with a crimping tool. 5. Use a hacksaw and tin snips to cut the gutter to length. 6. Use a hammer and a cold chisel (or a hole saw) to cut a round hole in the gutter for a downspout outlet. 7. Apply gutter sealant to the flange of the downspout outlet, then screw the outlet to the hole in the gutter. 8. Temporarily screw the gutter to the fascia, positioning it about 2 inches below the chalk line. 9. Install hanging brackets onto the gutter, positioning one in front of each rafter. 10. Raise the gutter to the chalk line and fasten each hanging bracket by screwing through the fascia and into the rafter tail. 11. Set two 2-inch-thick concrete pavers on the ground directly below the downspout outlet. 12. Set a rain barrel on top of the concrete pavers. 13. Use a hacksaw to cut and assemble the downspout and elbows. 14. Screw the upper end of the downspout to the downspout outlet protruding from the gutter. 15. Fasten the downspout to the house with mounting straps. 16. Install a diverter in the downspout, positioning it even with the top of the rain barrel. 17. Attach a short length of downspout to the underside of the diverter. 18. Connect the diverter's flexible hose to the port on the side of the rain barrel. Follow This Old House and Ask This Old House: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldHouse Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisoldhouse https://twitter.com/asktoh Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thisoldhouse/ G+: https://plus.google.com/+thisoldhouse/posts Instagram: http://instagram.com/thisoldhouse Tumblr: http://thisoldhouse.tumblr.com/
Watch the full episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCZXj9uUxzA This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner solve a driveway drainage dilemma. (See below for a shopping list, tools, and steps.) Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse Shopping List for How to Install a Channel Drain: - 4-inch channel drain, to collect excess water - End cap and offset outlet, for attachment to channel drain - 4-inch-diameter plastic drainpipe and assorted fittings, to carry water away from channel drain - PVC primer and cement, for gluing together plastic pipe and fittings - Ready-mix concrete, to form a setting bed for the drain - Asphalt cold patch, for patching the driveway - Grass seed, to plant along trench line Tools List for How to Install a Channel Drain: - 4-foot level, to mark cutlines - Water-cooled circular saw with a diamond blade, for cutting asphalt driveway - Shovel - Wheelbarrow - Small sledgehammer and brick-set chisel, to chop out rocks - Pointed brick trowel, for smoothing concrete - Rubber mallet, to tap down the drain - Reciprocating saw, for cutting plastic pipe Steps for How to Install a Channel Drain: 1. Mark a straight cutline across the corner of the driveway to indicate the position of the channel drain. 2. Cut through the asphalt with a water-cooled circular saw fitted with a diamond-impregnated blade. 3. Pry up and remove the severed piece of asphalt with a shovel. 4. Use a small sledgehammer and brick-set chisel to chop out any rocks along the edge of the just-cut driveway. 5. Dig a 6-inch-deep trench along the end of the driveway. Shovel the excavated dirt into a wheelbarrow. 6. Glue an offset outlet and a 90-degree elbow onto one end of the channel drain. 7. Glue a short section of 4-inch-diameter plastic pipe and a 45-degree elbow onto the 90-degree elbow. 8. Glue an end cap onto the opposite end of the channel drain. 9. Mix up a bag of concrete in the wheelbarrow. 10. Fill the trench with wet concrete. Smooth the concrete with a pointed brick trowel. 11. Press the channel drain down into the concrete, then check it with a level to ensure it's sloping slightly toward the drainpipe. Tap down the drain with a rubber mallet. 12. Use the trowel to spread an angled wedge of concrete against the back of the drain. 13. Dig a 12-inch-deep trench out from the channel drain and across the yard. 14. Use a reciprocating saw to cut plastic pipe to extend from the drain along the trench. Glue the pipe and fittings together. 15. Check the drainpipe with a level to make sure it's pitched down and away from the driveway. 16. Backfill the trench with soil to conceal the drainpipe. 17. Line the end of the drainpipe with flat stones to deter erosion. 18. Sprinkle some asphalt cold patch between the channel drain and the driveway. 19. Compact the patch with the small sledgehammer, then add more asphalt and compact it again. Repeat until the patch is flush with the surface of the driveway. 20. Plant grass seed along the backfilled trench. Follow This Old House and Ask This Old House: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldHouse Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisoldhouse https://twitter.com/asktoh Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thisoldhouse/ G+: https://plus.google.com/+thisoldhouse/posts Instagram: http://instagram.com/thisoldhouse Tumblr: http://thisoldhouse.tumblr.com/
This video shows you what to do and what NOT to do when installing aluminum gutters. Learn how to install guttering that is not seamless, the 10' sections with overlapping instead of gutter slip joints.
We put this together for those who are handy and can disconnect their downpipes from the Toronto sewer system. Link to our blog for more helpful info on disconnecting your pipes and some helpful links: http://torontoeavestroughing.blogspot.com/2011/04/mandatory-downspout-disconnect-due.html We do not usually come to homes for services this small in nature but want to be of service via a video. This is because we can see the city wide benefits in water quality if we all disconnect our downpipes. If we all make a few small changes it can add up to some big results. If you would like a free estimate on replacing your eavestrough system and optimizing so that maximum water is contained on your property call us, North Shore Eavestroughing at 416 615 0443.
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This week I show you how to tackle installing gutters on your house on your own using materials you can pick up from a big box store.
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