Installing Copper Gutters

Bob watches as gutters are installed along the copper-roofed breezeway.

Clip Summary

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.