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I need to put continuos gutters on a 12/4.
Square cut rafter tails, 2x6 facia, no soffit.

two thoughts...

-I am thinking of making a triangle trim to nail onto the entire facia, about 1-2" up from the bottom to make the gutter plumb.

-or just nailing some square stock where the bottom of the gutter will land.
(the easier solution, but creates a void in the back for bee's ect.)

I know they make gutter triangle clips, but I believe those are for non facia installs.

If anyone has done this before and can lend some advise I will be grateful.
 

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Ive done it both ways with wedges and and one long piece of wood along the bottom like you described. Both will work but just remember going into end grain with gutter is not as strong in my opinion as into regular fascia so id add a few more screws
 

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On a 12/4....:eek:

Typo I presume.

But I'd run the continuos shim... for both stability and underside appearance......

but of course if it's a cheap rental.....who knows.

Are you using gutter spikes/screws/hangers??????
 

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sorry read it wrong thought you had no fascia. Id still go with the wedge on bottom of gutter
The continuous wood wedge? Or metal gutter wedges at every rafter?
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4/12:whistling
 

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If the aluminum wedge is the perfect angle prob quicker just to throw that one on gutter before you install. Quicker and will accomplish same thing
 

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appearance wise.....I think there will be little difference visually between the 1x3 and the triangle. Only the bottom inch or less will be seen.

With the metal wedges you will be able to see the back of the gutter through the gap between the gutter and facia. I think I've ruled that option out.
 

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If the aluminum wedge is the perfect angle prob quicker just to throw that one on gutter before you install. Quicker and will accomplish same thing
Even with the facia?
I will take your word for it as you are a gutter guy.
I've never seen an example of any of the options I have described.
Thank you
 

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For me its a time thing. Easier to just pitch the gutter with the wedge attached for us than trying to pitch a wavy 1x2 piece of wood and then hoping you dont need add more pitch cause fascia isnt level.
 

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This job finally came around. Thought I would follow up.
I went the easy route and it turned out great. Nailed a 5/4 x 3 on the bottom of the facia, which made things plumb. Hit the ends with wood wedges to keep the bees out.
I think the metal triangles would have been a touch simpler, but would have made a painting nightmare with the 1" gap created.
 

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Is it ripped like a wedge or just flat stock?

I've ripped 5/4 for a solid wedge. Worked great. I personal HATE aluminum wedges.

TRUSS Building Products manufactures and sells T-Wedge I like a lot better, versatile.
 

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Is it ripped like a wedge or just flat stock?

I've ripped 5/4 for a solid wedge. Worked great. I personal HATE aluminum wedges.

TRUSS Building Products manufactures and sells T-Wedge I like a lot better, versatile.
Looks good totes. Good thing was a small run. Id hate to have to do that option with a few hundred feet of gutter. Im starting too see more companies selling the T wedges in catalogs etc. Might have to give them a try next time i run into these angled fascia PITA's. Usually thankfully only a handful times a year.
 

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Looks good totes. Im starting too see more companies selling the T wedges in catalogs etc. Might have to give them a try next time i run into these angled fascia PITA's. Usually thankfully only a handful times a year.
I'm going to order some T wedges from Raytec today just to have on the trailer and give them a try next time one of those jobs rolls around.
Not a fan of the jobs you have to wedge or use strap hangers. I really hate penetrating a roof if there's a way around it.
 
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