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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Homesteading. (Note that this BB is part of a three-part choose your own adventure list BB called Big List. You must complete three Badge Bits in the Big List.)

In this Badge Bit, you will clean/repair/improve gutters.



Some related articles
  - How to Clean Your Gutters
  - How to Fix Rain Gutters and Downspouts
  - How to Fix a Sagging Gutter
  - How to Install Gutter Guards











To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - clean/repair/improve the gutters
      - make sure the gutters are in good repair and draining to a proper spot

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a before picture of the gutters
   - an in progress picture of cleaning/repairing/improving the gutters
   - a picture after cleaning/repairing/improving the gutters
   - OR a 2 minute video of you doing all of this
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Ok, it was the last nice day of the fall so I did the roof jobs.  Sweeping the chimney and cleaning the gutters.  I didn't clean the gutters last year and this year I had an 8" sapling growing in the gutter along with some nice microgreens
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Sapling
Sapling
Cleaning-out-the-cover-crop.jpg
Cleaning out the cover crop
Cleaning out the cover crop
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All pretty
All pretty
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Done on the other side of the house as well
Done on the other side of the house as well
Staff note (Steve Thorn) :

I certify this BB is complete!

 
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I have built a hugel and raised beds and a pollinator garden, but the plants growing from my gutter are unintentional.









I will say that when you go up a ladder, there is a tipping point.  It goes from "La La la, no problem" to "holy shit I am going to die."  Also I've cleaned the gutters the other way, being on the roof and scooping them from the top down, and I will take the ladder thank you.  Also I'm pissed because I unthinkingly covered my oregano patch in a 3 inch thick layer of guttery pine needle sludge.  I've had that patch for 5 years and now I'm not sure I'm comfortable eating any oregano from it.  Although I suppose the roof runs off to it anyway.
Staff note (Mike Barkley) :

The 3rd pic is especially impressive. Turn the house upside down to empty the gutters! BB is certified.

 
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Here is my submission for the Homesteading - Sand - Clean/Repair/Improve Gutters BB.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
  - a before picture of the gutters
  - an in progress picture of cleaning/repairing/improving the gutters
  - a picture after cleaning/repairing/improving the gutters

Went to inspect the gutter when I noticed the floor in the shed was wet.  The gutter had separated and was not diverting water away from the shed and into the garden.



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Separated Gutter
Separated Gutter
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Perspective of Gutter to be cleaned
Perspective of Gutter to be cleaned
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Looking into the Gutter
Looking into the Gutter
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Removing soil and a tree
Removing soil and a tree
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cleaned seam - reassembling
cleaned seam - reassembling
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Screwing Gutter to Drain Spout Assemble
Screwing Gutter to Drain Spout Assemble
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Clean Gutter - Closeup
Clean Gutter - Closeup
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Clean Gutter :)
Clean Gutter :)
Staff note (gir bot) :

Mike Haasl approved this submission.

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