Installing Copper Gutters

Project: Victorian Restoration, Episode 6, Part 3



Bob joins contractor Charlie Tomaszewski on the third floor of the main house to install an ODL tubular skylight to help brighten what will eventually be an office. Also, Bob takes a look at how the new triangular peak windows from Pella were installed.

Outside, a team from Harraseeket Restoration, Inc. is installing new copper gutters and roofing on the addition connecting the main house and the barn. Finally, painting gets underway on the backside of the main house.
Part 1: Skylight and Gable Window Installation
Part 2: Installing Standing-Seam Copper Roofing
Part 3: Installing Copper Gutters
Bob meets with Bob Fulmer, Sr. (of Harraseeket Restoration, Inc.) to watch new gutters being installed along the copper-roofed breezeway. The gutters are single-bead, half-round copper gutters, which attach by circle-type fascia hangers.

Creating the outlet for the gutters' downspout is the first step. To cut the hole, the installer punches out a hole in the gutter and, using aviation snips (called clinks), cuts a circle in a spiral till it's large enough. Next, he solders the outlet into the bottom of the half-round gutter to achieve a watertight connection.
Part 4: Exterior Prep and Painting
Located just five miles from downtown Boston, Bob's scouts discovered a Victorian-era house in a neighborhood of family homes on tree-lined streets that was past due for a full-scale renovation.

The home's new owners, a work-at-home family, have set goals to modernize the home's floor plan, update the building's mechanical and electrical systems, and add home office and work spaces for two busy professionals.

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