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Old 11/24/09, 8:13 PM
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Default Re: slotted gutters (dispersion type): any good?

I have seen ice dams tear them apart up here in MN.
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Old 11/24/09, 8:17 PM
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I have seen ice dams tear them apart up here in MN.
There's one potential problem seen firsthand. Thanks Tad



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Old 11/24/09, 9:31 PM
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I remembers some really drenching days... actually weeks... during February and March in Ventura, and it wasn't dripping sunshine!
Quite a bit of expansive soil in parts of So CA too. Very bad in some areas. Russel, you must have seen these in action, how far do they cast roof drainage?
Ventura is a long ways from here, and if you look at the prevailing winds and the shape of California, you'll understand why Ventura gets a lot more rain than we do.

There are 10 counties official listed in Southern California, so it's a pretty big area. I'm aware of a very small area in Rancho Bernardo, Fletcher Hills in El Cajon, and Eastlake in Chula Vista that have some expansive soils, but it's because the developers brought in non-native soil to level out the area where they were building.

I have not seen them in action because I tend not to go out into the rain, one of the reasons why I live here in San Diego instead of Texas, but my tenants seem to like them, as well as my property managers and my repair persons back in Texas.



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Old 11/24/09, 11:38 PM
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Yes, you are a lot drier down there. It was in the cities just into the mountains like Oak View and Ojai near us that had real problems. We were about 5 miles in from the coast on the Oxnard plain and it was all sandy silt. For a while we were a half-mile for the shoreline and had no problem either.

Well if ice damage is the worst anyone can say about these things, gutters can get all bent by snow slides (actually, these probably can too) so they seem like no big problem.



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Old 11/25/09, 12:15 AM
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Default Re: slotted gutters (dispersion type): any good?

I am waiting for a discussion in why these things would work , other than people love them.

My question is does the devise throw the water at least 6 feet from the foundation?

If it does not it is worthless.
Either that or us telling people to run downspouts that far away is useless.
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Old 11/25/09, 1:20 AM
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Default Re: slotted gutters (dispersion type): any good?

One thing I don't like is that with any wind at all the water is going to end up against the house and on anybody walking under the eaves. In general, no control over the water. When I lived in southern california, we installed gutters just to keep the water off the sidewalk and us. Even though it didn't rain much, we were near the coast and you would get fog related dew dripping quite often.
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Old 11/25/09, 2:22 AM
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Yep..Get them Rain Diverters if there's a chance in hell a beautiful foreigner (women) will move in next to you screaming beautiful obscenities when ever the occasion my arise---

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Old 11/26/09, 5:31 AM
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You know Dale, sometimes I like to post about inspection, and sometimes I just like to let my mind wander... the human brain is an amazing organ...

and anyway... that text isn't from this thread!



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