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Question DetailsAsked on 5/4/2015

Do flip clean gutters work well

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Well - first time I have seen these since the 70's or so - I think they were called Flip and Spray Gutters then - meaning you flipped it, hosed it out from ground level with a spray nozzle to remove dirt and stuck leaves, then flipped back. Don't know if these are same design, but problem with those were sticking rusting steel hinges, brackets were too weak so broke under ice buildup or if flipped hard, and leaked at the downspout connection where gutter connected to downspout.

These all might have been solved with nylon bushings and heavier duty construction or such on current model - I don't know. Have not seen them for scores of years - back then they were the cat's meow and used only on higher-end projects. One thing - I would guess (though can't say for certain) they might not work well during freezing conditions, with ice buildup - might be too heavy to flip easily, or might break when flipped over with an ice load in them.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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