A Carpenter’s Journal

April 20, 2012

Fir Gutter

Filed under: Job Progress — Fran Maloney @ 7:57 pm

Stainless screws


Lead Outlet

This is how I hang a fir gutter.  First, the outside is painted and the inside oiled with linseed oil. The lead outlets are placed in their holes and nailed in place into a mortise cut around the hole with a 3/8 chisel.  I use 1/2 inch brass annulated nails for this.  The heads are big enough to hold the lead down.  I use geocell caulk to seal them.  The gutter can be nailed with 16d galvanized spikes, but I prefer to use stainless 3″ screws.  They are adjustable and easier to get into the space between the gutter and the roof.  I screw with an impact driver into the rafter tail.  The screws are placed into a predrilled hole and a 1/4 inch spacer made of pvc is tacked to the back of the gutter where the rafters are.

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