Christmas eve, before we know it it will be here. Do you ever think time is running faster than it did before? Not that we are older and busier just that time has kind of ramped up on us. You know like the dollar can be worth less.
So in Canada we call them eaves, in the states I believe you call them Gutters.
Why I ask is I have only so much to work with on my facia number one. If I mount it one way I gain, if I mount it the way it was I have less drop. This is important and there is a detail profile on the bottom so I lose 3/4 of an inch facias are 6 3/4 wide.
I am entertaining putting the roof board over the facia so it is lower down which gives me more possible drop, I also had entertained this thought that I would like to put the eves on the rear and if so then high front lower to the ends then it also has to travel down the sides of the home around the back corner.
Yes this is getting a bit picky but visually with the downspouts off the home it looks very clean, otherwise I put four on and two are seen on each side, It may be a stupid idea but so far mentioned to a few people and they like the idea if it works.
I get it if water flows that is what you need but someone must be able to put a number on it, is 1/4" over 30 feet useless, that kind of thing, I have 3/4 of a inch to work with before I hit the profile but will double check tha, that is with the high point just under the drip edge.
I was going to post the drip edge info as you guys and Aaron had talked about rake and gutter being different, everyone up here including the dealers all tell me what you use for rake they say are for eves. I gave up asking and planned on asking the roofer who was going to show yesterday…
I understand the concept water does not run up hill unless with capilarry action but there must be some minimum slope for an even to work.
The way they were put on the home orginally they were like a snake so water always sat and they only drained when it hit a certain level, as well
they were too high at least accroding to the drawing I saw in the master manual, will get it out later, after all I am getting older and memory not as sharp as it once was.
Now for my spelling well Cerberus yeah I get busy getting the thoughts down and the execution gets sloppy. Had a lady friend who I have watched over the years and is now head of a very large corporation, her spelling was worse than mine yet she was so good they fired a guy and she did both her job and his, on her off time she did work in nursing homes with old people and also battered woman shelters. She was wealthy, a good mom and just a massive achiever. She could not spell but she moved mountains.
I am guilty always of gettting thoughts out in a coarse sort of way, not using the right terms and of course a few spelling errors here and there, just always seem to be on the fly which does not help.
Will take a chunk of eve today and knock it off level and see how it performs. I got my 5/12 pitch thing answered without having to call Kreskin so maybe if there is a drop amount per running foot it will appear, they have it for plumbing and other things so.