Greenhouses forum: Beta Test: HF Greenhouse Gutter/Drain Project

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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Feb 16, 2016 11:08 PM CST
Here are some photos and my thoughts of the installation of the HF Greenhouse Gutter Piece. I cleaned out the gutter before installing but as you will see, it still needs some good spring cleaning. It would be obvious to most which end is up. But being a real live Construction Dummy, it was only obvious to me after installation. No worries. It was a quick and easy fix. Luckily I am a Fast Learner. The opposite end went on perfectly, as if I'd done it once before? Now, without further delay....

The gutter end parts. A pretty Beta Bright Green. But i think i would prefer black to match the other HF GH components:
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I chose to install the 2 parts on the South-facing wall of the GH simply because observations would be easier from that side.
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The gutter was cleaned of debris and provided HF gutter end caps were removed.
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Look at the bit of caulking on the left. It was placed there to seal the gap from water. This will become a slight issue during installation of the beta piece on one side.
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I cant believe I actually took a picture of my ineptness. Here it is installed upside-down! Kids! Do NOT attempt to do this at home!
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Here we go! I am used to Do Overs.
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The drain fits well into the corner of the GH. I am thinking inserting a hose or tube into the hole to a receptacle would be nice?
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Had a little trouble getting a good fit on the left side. The applied caulk got in the way. But the silicone was soft and it was easy to manipulate it out of the way.
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Horizontally, it is a perfect fit.
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Vertically, it was a bit short causing the part to tilt downward a tad making a tight, secure fit impossible without a shim of some type.
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Lifted into position beyond the small gap, it would sit perfectly horizontal.
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Now I sit and wait for a rainy day so i can report how the past works. Or I may get busy on a sunny day and clean the outside of the GH with the garden hose.




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Name: Lucky
Sacramento CA (Zone 9b)
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luckyzl230
Feb 17, 2016 9:23 AM CST
Very nice. It looks like it fits pretty good. Can't wait to install mine. I'm being rained on today thru Friday so hopefully I should be able to put mine on next weekend.
Had to take things slow so not to re injure my back but it's starting to feel really good now.
Lucky Patrick
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
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ShadyGreenThumb
Feb 29, 2016 12:25 PM CST
Well, I wasnt home and missed the 1-1/2" of rain we got last week to document the add-on's ability to handle a downpour. There's a small chance of rain tomorrow. If I'm home when it happens, I'll take pix of the add-on in action. Thumbs up

But on the upside, the add-on stayed put during our 40 mph wind gusts last Wed.
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
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ShadyGreenThumb
Mar 9, 2016 7:11 PM CST
It was hard to catch drops falling but the piece works great in a light rain. Here it is tonight in a heavier rain.
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You can see it even let's debris fall freely out of the gutter instead of clogging.

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Name: Lucky
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luckyzl230
Mar 10, 2016 12:53 AM CST
Oh how I wish I had a few more days before the rain came and I could be posting pics and the details of mine that I got as well.

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Looks like I might be able to start back up next weekend if it stays clear
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Lucky Patrick
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Ecscuba
Mar 31, 2016 4:39 AM CST
@shadygreenthumb where'd 'ya get those from?
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
Plumerias Ponds Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level
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ShadyGreenThumb
Apr 2, 2016 10:18 AM CST
@ecscuba marsfrogie is the invemtor of these little gems. He was on the HFGH thread Jan. 31 and asked for installation testers i was lucky to be chosen. They are nearly perfect in size and work like a charm. I hope @marsfrogie markets them. I'd buy them!
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AnnetteBrown
Jun 23, 2016 3:33 AM CST
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
Plumerias Ponds Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level
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ShadyGreenThumb
Dec 3, 2016 9:21 AM CST
Update.
I've had the gutter pieces for almost 4 seasons. The original fitting issue, the fact that it won't install completely level has become an issue. The piece will not stay on the gutter ends tightly and I often find them on the ground. Perhaps, it is the shrinking of the original material from which it was made? Seems any gush of water and debris will dislodge them now. Recently, I cleaned the gh and the gutters are free from debris. With the coming rains, I will watch and see how it works. Otherwise, I have a hankering to wedge that sucker in with something because I do like how it directs the water flow.
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