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How-to-install-gutters-this-old-house, for homes in most regions of the country, rain gutters and downspouts are necessary to collect and carry away rainwater. without them, water would erode the soil around the foundation, splash dirt onto the siding and likely leak into the basement or crawlspace.. This old house general contractor tom silva helps a homeowner install a rain gutter, downspout, and rain barrel. (see below for a shopping list, tools, and steps.) subscribe to this old house ..., this old house and ask this old house are produced by this old house ventures, llc and are presented on pbs by weta washington, dc. follow this old house and ask this old house: facebook: http ....

Assemble the downspouts according to your measurements. there should be 3 elbows; the first takes the downspout from the gutter to the house, the second bends the downspout to run parallel to the wall, and the third angles the end of the spout away from the house., a gutter collects water that would normally fall off a structure's roof and pool on the ground, and diverts that water away from the structure. gutters are normally installed on houses to protect the foundation from water damage but they can attach to any structure that has a roof, including a garden shed.