We recently had the opportunity to replace two runs of 6” copper half-round gutters on a home right outside of Madison in Waunakee. This was my first opportunity to watch (and even help!) as John soldered the end caps and outlets on copper gutters. It was fun watching him use an electric soldering iron, which proved to be very convenient and easy to use, to seal the joints on the gutters.
The existing gutters that we were replacing on the home had come unfastened and were struggling to hold on, as you can see in the picture. John got up on the roof and after fighting off some wasps that had nested in the damaged gutter, pulled it down and got to work on putting up the new copper half-rounds. He got them pitched and fastened and they look great!