Asked by: Margaux Sigmundt
asked in category: General Last Updated: 26th January, 2020

How do you make wood gutters?

How to Make Wood Gutters
  1. Cut mini notched rafters called "lookouts" from the 2- by 6-inch roofing lumber stock.
  2. Nail each lookout to a rafter.
  3. Nail 1-inch thick lumber to the top of the notched edge of the lookout to support the bottom of the metal liner.
  4. Nail a fascia strip to the outside end of the lookout.

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Likewise, people ask, how do you make wooden rain gutters?

How to Make Wood Gutters

  1. Cut mini notched rafters called "lookouts" from the 2- by 6-inch roofing lumber stock.
  2. Nail each lookout to a rafter.
  3. Nail 1-inch thick lumber to the top of the notched edge of the lookout to support the bottom of the metal liner.
  4. Nail a fascia strip to the outside end of the lookout.

Furthermore, how do you seal wood gutters? Like the outside, the inside of the gutters must be sealed yearly with a non-drying oil, to keep them from drying out and becoming cracked. I use shingle oil, or lightweight motor oil. Clean the gutter first, then use a stiff brush and apply the oil liberally to all bare wood, allow it to soak into the wood fibers.

Also, how do you make your own gutters?

Here are a few planning tips:

  1. Locate downspouts in unobstructed areas where water can be directed away from the house.
  2. Place downspouts in inconspicuous locations if possible.
  3. Install oversized 3 x 4-in.
  4. Slope long gutter runs (40 ft. or more) down both directions from the middle and put a downspout on each end.

Can you use PVC pipe for gutters?

PVC Downspouts In place of aluminum downspouts for your gutters, consider using simple PVC pipe. Pipe with a diameter of 1 1/2 inches should fit nicely on the bottom of existing gutter systems, and can be screwed into the wall using PVC pipe hangers.

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