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If you're using a perforated weeping tile, it...

If you're using a perforated weeping tile, it should leave enough room for the ice to expand without causing serious breakage.

But this is just a total guess, I honestly haven't dug up any old...
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Just to be clear, you have a typical gutter/roof...

Just to be clear, you have a typical gutter/roof style, something like this?

http://www.denver-gutters.com/denver-co-gutters-aaa-seamless-gutters.jpg

If you can, look inside to see how they...
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I would use a circular saw with a normal arbor...

I would use a circular saw with a normal arbor blade on it, as long as the aluminum wasn't too thick, and there wasn't a chance of hitting any nails. It will make the straightest cut as long as you...
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It's true, that's what we call them in Ontario....

It's true, that's what we call them in Ontario. The names are used interchangeably, but if you look up gutters in the phone book it says "see eavestroughing"
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For that price I would just get new trough. If...

For that price I would just get new trough. If your pipes are still in good shape and the right colour, ask to reuse them to save some money.

I quote at $4/ft in northern ontario for aluminum...
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I took a look in my code book (Ontario code book,...

I took a look in my code book (Ontario code book, so there are probably differences) and from the looks of things, it's ok if your knee wall doesn't fall directly over the load bearing wall if...
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When I read "fastback", the first thing I thought...

When I read "fastback", the first thing I thought of is a strongback. I'm guessing that's what your guy probably meant.

from my carpentry book:
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Your other options would be to caulk along the...

Your other options would be to caulk along the top edge where the gutter meets the fascia. That's one of the more effective solutions, but personally I think it looks like crap and it makes it a...
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I feel like I should add a few things that I...

I feel like I should add a few things that I didn't really mention in my past post.

Plan your cuts carefully, and be aware of what might become unsupported as you're cutting. You might want to...
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Not sure what type of roof you have, but I saw a...

Not sure what type of roof you have, but I saw a good video for removing a roof.

Google: Wayland-Roof-Removal (http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=wayland-roof-removal&meta=&aq=f&oq=)


It...
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I'm not a roofer, but I have to ask: Why not tear...

I'm not a roofer, but I have to ask: Why not tear off the old roof? If you're spending the money and time on new shingles, why not take the extra time to remove the old one?

It'll give you a clean...
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Can you see your rafters? It doesn't seem...

Can you see your rafters? It doesn't seem possible that there would be no opening anywhere between the top of the walls and the roof framing.

Do you have access in to your attic?
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I cut the corners off when I put up a piece of...

I cut the corners off when I put up a piece of flashing for an inside corner. I never thought about the curling, it was just something that my company always did. Here's a poorly drawn perspective...
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Just to clarify, does your roof look something...

Just to clarify, does your roof look something like this one?

http://www.ontarioarchitecture.com/dundascross2.gif
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I started using acetone to clean vinyl railings,...

I started using acetone to clean vinyl railings, but I found it did a good job cleaning up aluminum that would get scuffed up during transport.

Like I mentioned earlier, test a small area first...
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In the past I've used acetone for cleaning...

In the past I've used acetone for cleaning painted aluminum, and it works really well. You can find it in the paint section of most hardware stores. Test a hidden area to make sure it won't strip off...
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This is the basic rundown on how to size your...

This is the basic rundown on how to size your rafters
Your building is 12 wide, which means each rafter has a 6 span, plus 1 foot for projection
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Is the water coming in on the ground floor? Is...

Is the water coming in on the ground floor? Is there a basement in the house?

as always, pictures would help
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I don't see how installing new gutters with...

I don't see how installing new gutters with built-in screen would be any different than retrofitting what you already have.

I also can't understand why your local companies would be against...
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Man, I'd love to be that gutter cleaning company....

Man, I'd love to be that gutter cleaning company. Hell, I'll do it for $120!

I don't want to sound like an ad, so I'll try to keep it brief. I've been installing screen from Alu-Rex for a few...
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As far as the gutters are concerned, you could...

As far as the gutters are concerned, you could patch the hole (or install a new piece), reslope it and put the pipe either on the front wall next to the window (shown in blue), or on the side wall...
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Gunguy's advice is right on. Even better, offer...

Gunguy's advice is right on. Even better, offer them cash for the lower piece. You could end up getting a much better deal, especially if the installers plan on pocketing that cash.

Seamed gutters...
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How much overhang do your shingles have from the...

How much overhang do your shingles have from the end of your roof? More often than not short shingles are the reason for leaks between the gutter and the house.

Have you checked during a heavy...
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As an alternative to the arms suggested by...

As an alternative to the arms suggested by chandler, which is a good idea, I would recommend putting a heavy-duty hook in to the underside of your fascia.

It's true you're putting a hole in a...
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Roof vents are mandatory in Ontario, i'm sure...

Roof vents are mandatory in Ontario, i'm sure they're up there somewhere

From my code book:


The code says you need to ventilate 1/300 of the insulated ceiling area.

So if your house was...
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