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Old 09-29-2012, 06:37 AM   #1
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Gutter Extensions Tear Thru Winter Cover

Anybody have any thoughts about how to stop gutter extensions from tearing a hole thru my winter cover? I just bought a new cover and I don't want it to happen to me again. I'm thinking about cutting a small piece of a swimming pool noodle and sliding it over the end of all 4 corners, then taping it on so it doesn't come off. Another thought is cutting a hole in a tennis ball and taping it on.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:54 AM   #2
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texas79-- Just punch a hole in a plastic baseball & stick over the spout. Works great. Larry ps I tried tennis balls but they collapsed with the weight of the cover.
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Are they removeable ? Mine attached by simply loosening the end screw in the drip rail and sliding in behind. I don't use a cover, but think it wouldn't be much trouble to remove them and replace in the spring. JMHO
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I use a tennis ball.
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Are they removeable ? Mine attached by simply loosening the end screw in the drip rail and sliding in behind. I don't use a cover, but think it wouldn't be much trouble to remove them and replace in the spring. JMHO
Agree! Easy on, easy off...
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I use a tennis ball.
Tennis balls also
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:32 AM   #7
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I just snap mine off and then use part of a swim noodle over the remaining gutter to protect the corners.
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Cut hole in tennis ball and use duct tape
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thinking about putting tennis ball or plastic baseball too. But have more underlying doubt.
Do you think the weight of the cover itself is enough to pull down the gutter spout and break the gutter ?
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I use 1/2in [inside diameter] or smaller pipe foam insulation cut to length. It's already slit and has adhesion inside. Open it at the slit, remove the tape covering the adhesive and wrap the gutter. Easy and cheap and comes right off in the spring. I bought a 4ft section and after 2 years still have most of it left. We have the extended gutter spouts and no problems with gutter breakage or holes in the cover.
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