I've made some changes based on my recent experiences of, safely and easily, single-handedly removing rotten cast-iron gutter from my 1938 house and replacing it with plastic. (Maybe Victorian gutter was sterner stuff?)
--John Stumbles 14:48, 31 March 2007 (BST)
Some people have tried to remove gutter single handed and nearly landed themselves in hospital, so surely pointing this out is only wise. NT 17:18, 31 March 2007 (BST)
Sure: the article says
- Gutter sections can be deceptively heavy, and care is needed in removal.
- which I hope strikes the right balance between a heads-up warning and nannying "kids don't try this at home".
--John Stumbles 17:35, 31 March 2007 (BST)
Reason I changed the wording is that some iron gutters can simply knock a person clean off a ladder, which can be nasty. And I didnt think that take care really conveyed the potential problem. Hopefully whats there now will do. NT 07:23, 2 April 2007 (BST)
- Shouldn't be working off a ladder anyway! :-) --John Stumbles 16:09, 2 April 2007 (BST)
Sure, but IRL some will do so. 22.214.171.124 01:53, 3 April 2007 (BST)
Any chance of a clarification on the comment in the section on lead lined stone gutters? As it current reads it seems to say this is how it is done, don't do this! --John Rumm 14:34, 27 August 2012 (BST)
Indeed... best ask someone that knows more about them I think NT 00:21, 28 August 2012 (BST)