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How to install or replace your gutters and downspouts using vinyl snap-together components.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1978 (v.56#5) pg. 116

Cleanup and care tips for gutters and downspouts.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1979 (v.57#5) pg. 58

Tips to keep downspouts and gutters in good repair. Covers clearing downspouts, correcting sagging gutters, repairing rust holes and installing gutter screens.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1987 (v.65#4) pg. 114

How to clean, mend and maintain gutters and downspouts.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1971 (v.61#9) pg. 48

Vinyl gutters. Photos show the installation process.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1984 (v.7#11) pg. 16

Eavestroughing options. A review of the choices open to the do-it-yourselfer. Looks at galvanized, aluminum and vinyl gutters.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1987 (v.10#7) pg. 55

Eavestrough maintenance. Some tips.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1988 (v.11#12) pg. 70

Eavestroughs. A simple how-to guide for replacing or repairing your system.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1993 (v.16#8) pg. 23

Leak-free eavestroughs. Repair tips for aluminum gutters.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul-Aug 1997 (v.20#10) pg. 60
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1997 (v.20#11) pg. 12

Overview of the latest options in eavestrough systems.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1998 (v.21#7) pg. 44

Repairing roof gutters and downspouts.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #87 Aug 1965 (v.15#4) pg. 32

Repair the ravages of winter. Includes repair of gutters and downspouts, driveway, roof, flashing, caulking, screen doors and screen windows.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #97 Apr 1967 (v.17#2) pg. 46

The merits and demerits of the various kinds of gutters (galvanized, aluminum, and plastic) and how to install the kind you like.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #103 Apr 1968 (v.18#2) pg. 34

Roof repair. Repairing and replacing torn shingles, flashing, gutters, and downspouts.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #109 Apr 1969 (v.19#2) pg. 52

How to maintain wooden gutters.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #135 Apr 1972 (v.22#4) pg. 50

How to inspect and repair roof shingles, flashings, gutters and downspouts.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #137 Aug 1972 (v.22#6) pg. 48

How to maintain and repair gutters and downspouts. Includes information on patching gutters with fiberglass cloth.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #144 Apr 1973 (v.23#4) pg. 46

Guide to the repair of flashing, roof shingles, gutters and downspouts.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #171 Mar 1976 (v.26#3) pg. 42

How to care for and repair gutters. Covers unclogging gutters, correcting their pitch, resetting gutters and fixing leaks.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #181 May-Jun 1977 (v.27#4) pg. 20

Tips on installing gutter systems.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #189 Apr 1978 (v.28#4) pg. 44

How to install vinyl gutters and downspouts.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #208 Apr 1980 (v.30#4) pg. 36

Tip: How to patch a leaky gutter.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #209 May-Jun 1980 (v.30#5) pg. 59

Tip: Make a gutter cleaner from an old leather belt.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #235 Jan 1983 (v.33#1) pg. 62

Make your gutters work and look like new. How to repair and repaint.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #241 Sep 1983 (v.33#7) pg. 65

How to unclog rain gutters and keep them free of leaves and debris.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #241 Sep 1983 (v.33#7) pg. 78

Tips on shingling over a tin roof and replacing built-in wooden gutters with aluminum gutters.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #251 Sep 1984 (v.34#7) pg. 20

Tips on cleaning and repairing gutters and downspouts.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #251 Sep 1984 (v.34#7) pg. 80

Installing plastic gutters. Some tips.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #276 Feb 1987 (v.37#2) pg. 50

Tips on repairing loose gutters.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #300 Jul-Aug 1989 (v.39#7) pg. 14

Vinyl gutters and downspouts installation tips.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #310 Jul-Aug 1990 (v.40#7) pg. 68
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #314 Jan 1991 (v.41#1) pg. 8
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #315 Feb 1991 (v.41#2) pg. 15

How to repair leaky aluminum gutters.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #316 Mar 1991 (v.41#3) pg. 12

How to seal a leak at an aluminum gutter seam.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #317 Apr 1991 (v.41#4) pg. 16

Gutter-cleaning scoop is made by cutting away bottom of rectangular plastic motor oil container.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #333 Nov-Dec 1992 (v.42#10) pg. 79

Tip shows how to straighten bent spikes that secure a gutter.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #334 Jan 1993 (v.43#1) pg. 83

How to make an extension from PVC pipe for a garden hose that allows gutters to be cleaned while standing on the ground.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #339 Jun 1993 (v.43#6) pg. 77

How to patch a leaky gutter.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #341 Sep 1993 (v.43#8) pg. 68

Fold-up downspout extensions facilitate lawn mowing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #348 May 1994 (v.44#5) pg. 86

Gutter saver. Tip on resting a piece of wood on top of your aluminum gutters to take the load of a ladder.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #349 Jun 1994 (v.44#6) pg. 81

Tip on installing a long gutter single-handed.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #352 Oct 1994 (v.44#9) pg. 40

Installing vinyl gutters and downspouts which look like metal but are easier to install.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #357 Apr 1995 (v.45#4) pg. 70

Tip on reinforcing a gutter to take the weight of a ladder.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #359 Jun 1995 (v.45#6) pg. 89

Tip shows how to straighten the spikes that secure gutters to the soffit without removing them.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #366 Mar 1996 (v.46#3) pg. 72

Gutter cleaner, made from PVC pipe, attaches to a garden hose. Est. cost: $5.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #366 Mar 1996 (v.46#3) pg. 74

Tip shows how to straighten and reattach gutters.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #371 Sep 1996 (v.46#8) pg. 6

Better gutters. A guide to good gutter system design. How gutter systems break down and how to spot and fix problems early.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #380 Jul-Aug 1997 (v.47#7) pg. 100

Tip: How to construct a valley gutter out of copper.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #19 Feb-Mar 1984 pg. 8

Tips on installing cedar gutters.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #22 Aug-Sep 1984 pg. 12

Recommended design for building a wooden box gutter.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #27 Jun-Jul 1985 pg. 10

Tips on fabricating a curved wooden gutter. Included in an article on constructing a "Victorian Modern" house.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #31 Feb-Mar 1986 pg. 71

Singular details. Rebuilding the cornice of the 1860's Octagon house (New York). Construction details show how a copper-lined gutter is an integral part of the cornice.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #53 Apr-May 1989 pg. 54

Replacing an inlaid gutter. How a sheet-metal contractor fabricated and installed a lead-coated copper drainage system.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #61 Jun-Jul 1990 pg. 46
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #63 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 4

Replacing rain gutters. A professional's advice on installing aluminum and galvanized-steel gutters.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #67 Apr-May 1991 pg. 38
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #69 Aug-Sep 1991 pg. 4

Tip on dampening after-rain dripping noises in downspouts by installing foam rubber in the elbows.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #70 Oct-Nov 1991 pg. 32

Rethinking the cornice return. Using standard ogee gutters to mimic this classical detail.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #77 Oct-Nov 1992 pg. 46

Building gutters for a Victorian house. Tips on Yankee gutter and built-in gutter box.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #90 Aug-Sep 1994 pg. 18
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #91 Oct-Nov 1994 pg. 8

Add a PVC pipe extension to a leaf blower and use it to blast debris out of gutters.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #125 Aug-Sep 1999 pg. 32

All about rain gutters. An overview of the various material choices, designs, and proper installation techniques.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #125 Aug-Sep 1999 pg. 96

Details of a V-shaped wooden gutter system which features a copper liner and uses concealed copper downspouts. Designed to be compatible with 18th century architecture.
HARROWSMITH #92 Jul-Aug 1990 (v.15#2) pg. 60

Rain chain hangs from gutter and guides rainwater to the ground.
HOME MECHANIX #806 Jun 1996 (v.92) pg. 80

How to connect upper-level downspouts to lower-level gutters.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1987 (v.12#9) pg. 65

Gutter upkeep, with emphasis on keeping debris out of gutters and downspouts and repairing leaks.
HOMEOWNER Sep 1988 (v.13#7) pg. 57

How to replace gutters and downspouts yourself.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #1 Spring 1976 (v.1#1) pg. 72

How to install vinyl rain gutters.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1979 (v.4#5) pg. 39

A reference guide to gutters and downspouts.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1979 (v.4#5) pg. 75

ABCs of gutter and downspout maintenance.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1982 (v.7#2) pg. 98

Keep your gutter shipshape.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #420 May 1963 (v.59) pg. 90

Installing lightweight vinyl plastic gutters.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #445 Jun 1965 (v.61) pg. 102

How to install the new PVC gutter and downspout systems.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #647 Apr 1982 (v.78) pg. 84

Step-by-step guide to cleaning and maintaining gutters.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #108 Nov-Dec 1987 pg. 118

Gutter wear and care. How to clean and repair gutters and downspouts.
NEW SHELTER Oct 1982 (v.3#8) pg. 60

How to patch and maintain metal gutters.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1979 (v.7#9) pg. 101

Maintenance of old-house gutters. Part 1.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1979 (v.7#10) pg. 109

Maintenance of old-house gutters. Part 2. Deals with hung wooden gutters.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1979 (v.7#11) pg. 129

Tip: How to maintain wooden gutters with linseed oil.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jun 1980 (v.8#6) pg. 70

Gutter expansion joint for metal lining in a built-in wooden gutter.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jun 1980 (v.8#6) pg. 71

Tip: Maintain wooden gutters by cleaning them twice a year and applying a coat of linseed oil thinned with turpentine.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1986 (v.14#1) pg. 31

Ten pages of articles on traditional gutter systems. Begins with sketches that explain the components of five styles of gutters. Two articles explain various gutter repairs.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1987 (v.15#2) pg. 24

Gutter talk. Answers to often-asked questions about gutter maintenance. Looks at wood, copper, and galvanized gutters.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1990 (v.18#3) pg. 32

Half-round metal gutters. How to design and install a system to protect your old house.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1992 (v.20#4) pg. 34

Tip on fabricating roof gutters (Yankee gutter, Philadelphia gutter, flush gutter, ...).
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1993 (v.21#1) pg. 24

Tip on locating gutters to avoid being damaged by sliding snow.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1994 (v.22#7) pg. 20

Tip on using a rope as a "shingle lifter" for gutter removal and installation work.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1995 (v.23#3) pg. 18

Rebuilding box gutters. How to bring built-in roof drainage back to life.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1996 (v.24#3) pg. 30

Catchbuckets under downspout trap debris.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1963 (v.120#3) pg. 156

Cleaning and repairing flashing, gutters and downspouts.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1965 (v.124#5) pg. 158

How to install gutters and downspouts.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1969 (v.132#3) pg. 164

How to keep gutters and downspouts functioning. Covers cleaning, repairing and patching of gutters and tips on making splash blocks and drainage for water discharge at ground level.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1973 (v.140#4) pg. 100

Tip on how to repair holes in gutters.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1976 (v.145#4) pg. 34

Fifteen quick spring fix-ups you can do. Includes cleaning, repairing holes and sealing a blacktop driveway. Also covers repair work on house siding and gutters.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1979 (v.151#4) pg. 151

Tip: Fabricate two tools for cleaning out rain-gutters.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1981 (v.156#4) pg. 58

How to install vinyl gutters.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1987 (v.164#3) pg. 131

Modify your gutters to drain water through the bottom during the winter in order to prevent ice dams.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1990 (v.167#12) pg. 53

Gutter maintenance. Advice on cleaning, repairing, installing gutter screens, downspouts, and splash blocks.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1992 (v.169#4) pg. 65

The Lockbox House. Part 5. Installing the hidden grid suspended ceiling (Integrid) and the gutters and downspouts.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1972 (v.201#5) pg. 116

Photo illustrate step-by-step installation of vinyl gutters.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1973 (v.203#3) pg. 104

How to select and install no-maintenance vinyl guttering.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1978 (v.212#4) pg. 158

How to paint galvanized gutters to lengthen their life.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1979 (v.214#5) pg. 144

Tip: Use a bricklayer's hammer and some sand to crimp corrugated downspouting.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1980 (v.216#3) pg. 181

Tips on selecting and installing vinyl gutters.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1980 (v.216#5) pg. 123

Tip: How to form corners in vinyl gutters at angles other than the conventional 90-degree.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1981 (v.218#5) pg. 143

Plastic (vinyl) gutters. What is available and tips on installation.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1985 (v.227#1) pg. 95

Installing vinyl gutters. Tips from a professional.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1986 (v.229#2) pg. 93
Added Info POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1986 (v.229#4) pg. 6

Make a long wand for your shop vac from PVC pipe. Use it to vacuum leaves and debris from your gutters.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1987 (v.231#4) pg. 134

How to repair old wood and metal gutters. Includes tips on preventive maintenance.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1986 (v.1#1) pg. 63

Homeowner's guide to gutters. Tips on materials, installation, and maintenance of a typical gutter system.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Apr 1987 (v.2#4) pg. 62

How to make Japanese "gutter chains" or "chain drains" which serve the same purpose as downspouts.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1990 (v.5#8) pg. 8

Gutter talk. What you need to know before you buy gutters. Includes advice on cleaning gutters.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1991 (v.6#9) pg. 16

Tips on installing gutters & downspouts.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Fall-Winter 1978 pg. 77

Tip: Make and install a small gutter over a picture window to keep rain from streaming down the glass.
SUNSET May 1980 (v.164#5) pg. 182

Tip: Make a scoop for cleaning a gutter from a slender plastic bottle.
SUNSET Nov 1987 (v.179#5) pg. 123

Tip shows end of gutter cut to look like a dragon's head.
SUNSET Feb 1995 (v.194#2) pg. 96

Tip shows how to make a durable gutter patch.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #815 May 1997 (v.93) pg. 24

Gauging gutters. Advice on materials, shapes, and installation.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #823 Mar 1998 (v.94) pg. 49

Tip on bending and straightening the spikes which hold gutters in place without removing them.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #834 Apr 1999 (v.95) pg. 18

Repairs for damaged gutters. (1) Patching a hole. (2) Fixing leaky joints. (3) Curring sagging gutters.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #834 Apr 1999 (v.95) pg. 78

Installing a vinyl gutter and downspout system.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1965 (v.21#5) pg. 38

How to install gutters and downspouts.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1977 (v.33#4) pg. 44

Installing vinyl gutters to supplement or replace your existing gutters and downspouts.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1980 (v.36#4) pg. 72

Tips on installing replacement vinyl rain gutters.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1983 (v.39#4) pg. 22

Solving rain gutter problems with vinyl plastic products. How to modify vinyl rain gutters to fit specific roof designs and solve special water problems.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1986 (v.42#4) pg. 12

Tip on cleaning out downspouts using a plumber's snake.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1990 (v.46#6) pg. 18

Rigid hose extension made from PVC pipe lets you wash out gutters while standing on the ground.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1992 (v.48#3) pg. 76

How to install gutters so they are sloped for proper drainage.
WORKBENCH Oct 1997 (v.53#5) pg. 6

Tip on using long screws in place of spikes when hanging gutters using the ferrule system.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1998 (v.54#5) pg. 14