Thursday, December 22, 2016

Recycling Bike Inner Tubes

 I gleaned bike inner tubes from my favorite local bike shop, Ben's Bikes, to use in lining my hand made gutters. Of course, they have been leaking, and causing some rot around the bottom of the doors. So, now that I have to fix THAT I figured I had better get up on the ladder and fix the root cause of the problem. The tubes are held to the metal gutters with butyl tape. This was always my plan, but just something I haven't gotten around to, here we go!

 Two strips of butyl on each side of the tubing..pressing it into the gutters.
 Layer of caulk.
 No leaks when it rained today! Allowed me to place the drain holes.

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