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Re: The DIY Repair Thread
« Reply #90 on: August 07, 2018, 11:10:55 PM »
I have two jobs I want to do tomorrow
1. Redo the silicone for the bulkheads of my kayak
2. clean the gutters out on my house.
I get on the roof and use the leaf blower. I have ~120m of gutters.

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Re: The DIY Repair Thread
« Reply #91 on: August 08, 2018, 07:52:58 PM »
We have had a lot of rain recently and the stuff in the gutters was wet. I had to first remove what I could by hand and then sprayed it down with a water hose. Might try to put screen on the gutters. 

The silicone I had was hardened so ended up getting some marine sealant at Lowes. I have resealed one of the bulkheads but not the other. Could not get the calking gun in to get all areas so ended up using a strip of plastic to put it on by hand to get some areas.
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« Reply #92 on: August 08, 2018, 09:22:12 PM »
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Re: The DIY Repair Thread
« Reply #93 on: August 09, 2018, 05:18:09 AM »
We have had a lot of rain recently and the stuff in the gutters was wet. I had to first remove what I could by hand and then sprayed it down with a water hose. Might try to put screen on the gutters.
Yeah I wait until it's been dry for bit but even so, the blower I have is powerful enough to blow the wet crap out. I won't go up unless the roof is dry. Too risky otherwise.

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Re: The DIY Repair Thread
« Reply #94 on: August 09, 2018, 12:55:36 PM »
We have had a lot of rain recently and the stuff in the gutters was wet. I had to first remove what I could by hand and then sprayed it down with a water hose. Might try to put screen on the gutters.
Yeah I wait until it's been dry for bit but even so, the blower I have is powerful enough to blow the wet crap out. I won't go up unless the roof is dry. Too risky otherwise.

Uhg stop with the leaf talk it reminds me of what is coming in a few months  ;)
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Re: The DIY Repair Thread
« Reply #95 on: August 09, 2018, 01:33:45 PM »
We have had a lot of rain recently and the stuff in the gutters was wet. I had to first remove what I could by hand and then sprayed it down with a water hose. Might try to put screen on the gutters.
Yeah I wait until it's been dry for bit but even so, the blower I have is powerful enough to blow the wet crap out. I won't go up unless the roof is dry. Too risky otherwise.

Uhg stop with the leaf talk it reminds me of what is coming in a few months  ;)

Probably going to try to get leaf guards in by that time.
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Re: The DIY Repair Thread
« Reply #96 on: August 09, 2018, 01:52:28 PM »
I am currently taking out a drop in stove and replacing it with a slide in stove.  I have cut up the countertop and the moulding, and removed the old stove.  Last thing to do is put a plug in.  (The current stove is just spliced and twisted onto the powerline).

Also, anyone know a durable, yet reasonable floor covering for a bathroom.  Mine currently has carpet.   :P
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Re: The DIY Repair Thread
« Reply #97 on: August 09, 2018, 02:42:47 PM »
Mine currently has carpet.   :P

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« Reply #98 on: August 09, 2018, 02:42:50 PM »
I am currently taking out a drop in stove and replacing it with a slide in stove.  I have cut up the countertop and the moulding, and removed the old stove.  Last thing to do is put a plug in.  (The current stove is just spliced and twisted onto the powerline).

Also, anyone know a durable, yet reasonable floor covering for a bathroom.  Mine currently has carpet.   :P

Vinyl tile; some looks like wood. Or linoleum. Our kitchen and bathroom linoleum have lasted 15 years, the floor they replaced (parquet) lated about 3 years, thanks to a couple water leaks.
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Re: The DIY Repair Thread
« Reply #99 on: August 09, 2018, 07:04:59 PM »
Yeah, vinyl tile is the cheapest and easiest to install provided you have a good subfloor.  I did ceramic tile in my bathroom, but it's a lot of work.
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Re: The DIY Repair Thread
« Reply #100 on: August 09, 2018, 10:52:31 PM »
I hear good things about cork, but figure there must be a mouldy side?
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Re: The DIY Repair Thread
« Reply #101 on: August 10, 2018, 04:18:54 AM »
We have had a lot of rain recently and the stuff in the gutters was wet. I had to first remove what I could by hand and then sprayed it down with a water hose. Might try to put screen on the gutters.
Yeah I wait until it's been dry for bit but even so, the blower I have is powerful enough to blow the wet crap out. I won't go up unless the roof is dry. Too risky otherwise.

Uhg stop with the leaf talk it reminds me of what is coming in a few months  ;)

Probably going to try to get leaf guards in by that time.

On my last house I tried a couple of different leaf guard systems.

My experience was not great.

If the guard system was good enough to keep the leaves out it meant that moderate to heavy rain water just flowed straight over the gutter and was not drained away.

If the guard was such that it still caught and drained moderate to heavy rain, it was useless at keeping the leaves out.

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Re: The DIY Repair Thread
« Reply #102 on: August 10, 2018, 05:59:06 AM »
We have had a lot of rain recently and the stuff in the gutters was wet. I had to first remove what I could by hand and then sprayed it down with a water hose. Might try to put screen on the gutters.
Yeah I wait until it's been dry for bit but even so, the blower I have is powerful enough to blow the wet crap out. I won't go up unless the roof is dry. Too risky otherwise.

Uhg stop with the leaf talk it reminds me of what is coming in a few months  ;)

Probably going to try to get leaf guards in by that time.

On my last house I tried a couple of different leaf guard systems.

My experience was not great.

If the guard system was good enough to keep the leaves out it meant that moderate to heavy rain water just flowed straight over the gutter and was not drained away.

If the guard was such that it still caught and drained moderate to heavy rain, it was useless at keeping the leaves out.

they make a robot that will do it for you

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001RTSAPK/?tag=whois03-20

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Re: The DIY Repair Thread
« Reply #103 on: August 10, 2018, 08:03:47 PM »
they make a robot that will do it for you

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001RTSAPK/?tag=whois03-20



My gutters have braces inside the gutter that would stop it from moving. The videos show them going under the braces on the gutters they clean but that's only for those sorts of gutters.

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Re: The DIY Repair Thread
« Reply #104 on: August 10, 2018, 08:22:45 PM »
Yeah, there’s no way that would go through my gutters.
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