Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Day 43 - Downspouts -

Hard to see but the gutters are installed
and the deck almost meets the front door.

I'll hang a wind chime on this corner of the house
to keep people from bumping into the downspout.

This old downspout will be replaced
with one with a steeper angle to hurry the water along.

An angle like this new downspout.

Now, instead of water pooling under the deck
 when it rains the duct will carry the water around and behind the house.

The workers ran water through the gutters, downspouts and duct
to make sure they all worked properly.

Unfortunately, I hear that someone's radio got a bath.

Love those long deck boards!

Bags of cement protected from rain.
We might get some moisture next week, maybe?

The hens uncovered the pumpkins.
Or maybe they are covering them back up?
Hard to tell.

7 eggs
I thought Tom was picking up the eggs every day
and he thought I was checking for eggs.
That's why I found 7 eggs today.



LindaG said...

Congratulations on the eggs!
Do you ever have drought? You may want the gutters to empty into some sort of water retaining tank for later use.

Have a blessed Friday and a wonderful weekend!

Barbee' said...

Chickens are so funny. That is quite a large project you have going there. Coming in the home stretch it's getting more exciting. Looking good, and moisture management will be so much better and such a relief, I think.

Lilia Marchi said...

It’s good to hear that the porch is coming along quite well. Having a good gutter and functioning downspouts is really important in any building because it helps prevent water from getting inside. Anyway, it’s a good thing that the workers first ran water onto the newly installed gutter and downspout. That’s a simple yet effective way to check if there are holes in them.

@Lilia Marchi