Can you believe this gutter job?

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  1. canettos

    canettos Surprise Advanced User Premium Member

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    Paid a company to install seamless gutters on back of my house (no gutters on back when I bought it).

    Check this out. I'm no expert, but this is just retarded.
     

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  2. crabu2

    crabu2 Learning to Drive General User

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    No idea what could have been changed to not have a down spout there, but yes I believe it...
     
  3. patscogs

    patscogs Flying Beginner User Premium Member

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    well you'll never have to worry that the pool's water level is too low
     
  4. canettos

    canettos Surprise Advanced User Premium Member

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    run it through deck and into back yard or extend it along bottom of house and away from foundation.
     
  5. Driver66

    Driver66 Probably driving Beginner User Premium Member

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    They ran it down the steps?! That's just lazy **** right there. Either cut a hole in the deck and go through or use a couple 45's and come back around to get it under the deck and run it off to the NON PATIO SIDE. I have no patience for this either. That's just sheer laziness. I'd bring them back to fix it.
     
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  6. oldcelt

    oldcelt lurking in the tall grass Advanced User Premium Member

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    The entire point of gutters is to divert water away from your foundation. Leaders (which is what your picture is of) commonly and incorrectly are left where the water still is against the foundation, but in concentrated pools. Stupidity at its finest. You might want to check the pitch (1/4 bubble minimum on a 4 ft level) of the gutters as well.
     
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  7. WNCmotard

    WNCmotard Premium Member General User Premium Member

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    This seems like a case of they ran out of materials and wanted to get paid that day anyway. Still unacceptable though.
     
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  8. Andrew21

    Andrew21 "All Blade, All The Time" Administrator Premium Member

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    If you paid for this, where were you when you inspected the job before you finalized payment?
     
  9. Choose Life

    Choose Life 35.5 hater Advanced User Premium Member

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    You pretty much have to become an internet expert if you have work contracted so that when you inspect

    You don't get screwed

    Sorry
    That sucks
    Call em
    Let em know they suck
    And all your buddies think they suck too
     
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  10. mswlogo

    mswlogo Premium Member Advanced User Premium Member

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    Good luck running it through the deck there.

    Looks like he is in NY so you have to deal with freezing.

    I think you should have discussed plans first.

    Perhaps it could have been pitched the other direction for easier drainage.
     
  11. canettos

    canettos Surprise Advanced User Premium Member

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    lol, I should have said hired a company to install seamless gutters. I haven't paid them yet. They are coming back.
     
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  12. milkman

    milkman Premium Member Advanced User Premium Member

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    That is a good deal. Now when they come back, they can do the job right and then get paid.
     
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  13. patscogs

    patscogs Flying Beginner User Premium Member

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    If I were you I would cancel the payment and just pay for the work that was done so far to show good faith - let him know the job is incomplete and you won't pay until he finishes or you'll hire someone else to finish it


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  14. canettos

    canettos Surprise Advanced User Premium Member

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    Yeah. The problem is the owner and guy who does all the estimates, didn't actually come to my house and install the gutters. He has 10 employees and I guess he wasn't specific enough on his instructions to them (apparently they didn't want to cut through the deck). So that's how they left it. He was pretty honest that it was a Sh*t job and came back next morning to fix it.

    This is what he said would keep the water away from foundation the best...

    I don't think this meets the pitch requirement "check the pitch (1/4 bubble minimum on a 4 ft level) of the gutters as well." @oldcelt

    I'm gonna be that guy outside analyzing his gutters during the next rainstorm.
     

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  15. Deacon

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    Instead of putting the downspout on the appropriate corners he just ran additional spout tubing along the ground that far??

    I bet he was very happy you agreed to that instead of fixing it properly, which is to redo at least that side of the house with downspouts in the proper location. I can't imagine the kind of clogs you can expect from presenting a neat cave like that to critters and drain surface for leaves and debris to cling to before they emerge out the end.
     
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  16. canettos

    canettos Surprise Advanced User Premium Member

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    I think I need to show you guys the back of the house. I'm not an expert, but not sure where to run the downspout besides along the back or out through the deck.
     
  17. mswlogo

    mswlogo Premium Member Advanced User Premium Member

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    I was thinking the same thing. That will clog like crazy running horizontal that far (depending on what trees are around) and freeze. Personally, I think that's worse than it was.

    I wasn't thinking about critters, they will love that new cave you built for them.

    I don't know the distance and other constraints. But I would have pitched the whole thing to the other end with one drain. Might not follow rules for spots per distance etc. But that would be the best compromise. The distance doesn't look that bad to pitch it all to the "left" (facing it).

    This is why I do stuff like that myself. The plastic ones at Lowes work great. They just pop right off for painting too.
     
  18. canettos

    canettos Surprise Advanced User Premium Member

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    leaves and debris won't be an issue, I have covers on the gutters. I also plugged the gutter downspouts with screens.
     

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  19. oldcelt

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    By *screens*, I hope you are referring to 1/4 inch or smaller grid hardware cloth...................chipmunks/mice will chew right through regular window screening (presuming you're blocking the bottom/ends of the leader extensions)
     
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  20. grayman

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    I have a buddy with a gutter business, I cant wait to send him these pics.

    @canettos there has to be a better option than that. Post up a picture of the house from back there.
     
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