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Rain gutter using bamboo

Posted by henrik (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 5, 06 at 4:23

I have seen on some pics of japanese homes that they use large bamboo poles cut in two as rain gutters. And then attach a rain chain to them so the water can flow into the ground or drain....

How common is this in japan? I have built a roof over my deck, and now its time to put the rain gutters into place. I think making them out of bamboo would be a nice touch indeed. And if I conserve the inner with some kind of sealant it should be pretty durable.

kind regards

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RE: Rain gutter using bamboo

Why let the bamboo contact the water at all? You could easily line it with roofing rubber, sheet copper, asphaltum, etc.

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