My house has copper gutters. They are green of course but they are
obviously old and quite solid compared to aluminum gutters. The
vertical section that brings water down to the ground has a hole in it
that lets water escape.
How would you repair this hole?
If your wife would object to duct tape or an epoxy patch, get a piece of
sheet copper large enough to cover the damaged area, smooth out the area
around the hole, form the copper sheet to the pipe and sweat it on to cover
On Mon, 12 Jan 2009 09:00:38 -0500, "badgolferman"
For a 1/4" hole, I'd just use JB Weld and put a copper penny over the
hole. JB Weld is strong stuff and the penny will match. If the
gutter is still on the house, use Quick Dry JB Weld and hold the penny
on with some duct tape till it drys. Or you could solder the penny on
if you're handy and have a large soldering iron and lots of flux.
If you use an OLD penny. (pre-copper clad zinc...)
I'd still probably buy a small piece of sheet copper. If nothing else
the scraps can be used to back up welds in sheetmetal so you don't
blow through/put a big glob on the back of your panel.
Around here copper gutters are stolen every day, I dont know if you
have that issue but if you do secure it better, a hole the size of a
quarter, you could go to the trouble if its visable of getting copper
sheet, I think muriatic acid will get it to green faster.
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