We now have downpipes on the studio and the ground floor sunroom. Four new downpipes for multiple rats to ascend simultaneously. The downpipes are very wide. Twice as wide as the downpipes I normally see on houses. More than big enough for a rat. I’m hoping too wide for any rat to climb.
The ground floor side sunroom got a new gutter and downpipe too. You can see the old downpipe in the picture that wasn’t attached when we bought the house. I’m hoping that we will not have a small leak on the front wall from now on. Basically the water was leaving the gutter and flowing down the wall and making its way in at the bottom of the window.
Finally the box gutter on Cliftoria’s roof has been replaced. The thing we have been most concerned about with water flowing through the front first floor kitchen ceiling when it rains is now changed. I’m hoping that this solves that problem but we will have to wait for another heavy rain to see.
West side of the box gutter
A reminder of what the kitchen ceiling looks like. We have a big esky set up to capture the water that drops from this hole and usually get a litre or two when it rains. It doesn’t leak water when there is a light drizzle. Hopefully the water issue will be solved and then we can get to repairing the ceiling. We are awaiting the next decent rain with added interest.
Thus ends the current saga of the roofers with all scheduled roof work now completed.