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.

No Comments

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Powered by WordPress