Friday, March 16, 2012

Gutters need to be larger..... or tennis balls smaller

I'm not going to pretend I'm surprised by this.   I just thought it was one of those 'guaranteed to have' experiences that comes with being the dad of three boys.

During a heavy rainstorm a few days back, we noticed that water was gushing from all sides of our back patio gutters.. and not so much from the down spout.  Now, being the end of winter, this 'could' have certainly been due to normal gutter muck, leaves and what not.  But I know better

I humored the notion and tried hosing everything out, trying to force water pressure into the downspout to unclog the 'leaves' that were stuck within.  This of course did not work.  So dismantling ensued.

Sure enough, something was jammed half way through the two elbows into the downspout.

So I guess I was a little surprised. Only that there were two tennis balls in there, and not just one.  I need gutters that are wider than a tennis or baseball. Really I do.


  1. Ha ha i had that happen a few months back but it ended up being your regular ole gutter muck.

  2. lil suprised, should check mine{asap}