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Old 04-08-2011, 05:40 PM   #1
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Oh man..I am living right! Gutter Damage

We had a huge storm blow through here on Monday.....well family finally got out to our property where I store the trailer and I got "the call"...you better come look at this...the roof is about to slide down on your camper....

Well we have a 30 year old barn that has withstood many storms, but the roof is no more....It pealed it back right next to the TT and some how it managed to only minor damage to the gutter. I guess I am living right....who knows....

See the pic below of the gutter...I am thinking about just using a board and a hammer and slowly working it back into shape. Any other suggestions?





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Old 04-08-2011, 06:35 PM   #2
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Wow! Dodged that bullet. Murphy must not be following you around right now.
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The board and hammer sound like a plan to me. Agree that you dodged that bullet.
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Sorry to hear/see about your gutter, but it could have been alot worse. The board and hammer should do the trick. Good luck with the repair.
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Yeah buddy you came out of that pretty well all things considered. Your board and hammer method should do the trick.The barn on the other hand will take a little more sweat equity to get it back in shape! We also had bad storms and winds blow through, no fun out on the water! Good luck.
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:52 PM   #6
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Yep, the Jayflight will be OK but your barn is toast.
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Board and hammer. Also put solid tube / rod inside the gutter before hammering on the outer board. Thus, getting a round shape inside the gutter. Do "little hits" at a time - until the appropriate force is found. re: Hitting too hard isn't always needed.

Good luck. Actually, your TT already had good luck. A few more inches closer to the barn and its roof surface would have gotten top skinned. OUCH!!!!

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You are lucky. Just do a little at a time, you don't want to smack the roof membrane now.
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Also put solid tube / rod inside the gutter before hammering on the outer board. Thus, getting a round shape inside the gutter.
Now that is an excellent idea! I will have to look around the barn, I think I have some all thread around somewhere that might work.

I am still looking at this thing with amazement....

On the right side of the barn is about a 14x20 piece folded over to the left side where about a 14x16 piece flew up. They are all mashed together in a stack and all it hit was the gutter on the TT - which is like 1/2" wide. If it had moved even 1/4" more toward the camper it probably would have taken a chunk out of it.

I think what saved me was my jack leg electrical wiring in the barn...It stopped pulling out rafters where I ran my romex....ripped about 3 staples out and part of the rafter, but it held....if it had not, most of the debris would have landed on the TT....

That was some wicked storm..... Right after the storm we made a pretty good house fire, two houses with trees through them, and a bunch of injuries. Our county had over 50,000 homes without power....so all in all....I am still feeling lucky......
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Wow... Lucky is right. I too like the board and rod idea. Continue on with your good luck!
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