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Old 02-24-2014, 01:54 PM   #1
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I have a house in Florida, and I have a screened in patio area, but no drainage if I want to clean the patio area with a hose. The water wants to drain away from the house, but the aluminum bars stop the water from leaving, the water will just sit there for days until it evaporates away. Can I drill holes through that aluminum, or maybe under the white aluminum and make drainage holes through the concrete floor maybe. Just looking for ideas since I like to spray down the area once a month to get the pollen and dirt out.

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howzabout using a squeegee & pushing it out the door instead after you brush-broom patio w/detergent-bleach solution ?

you probably won't affect the structural integrity by drilling drain holes in the right spots however dirt will fall out of suspension & lie along the alum btm chord
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howzabout using a squeegee & pushing it out the door instead after you brush-broom patio w/detergent-bleach solution ?

you probably won't affect the structural integrity by drilling drain holes in the right spots however dirt will fall out of suspension & lie along the alum btm chord
Ayuh,.... Ants, 'n other critters will use those holes, as doorways too,...
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I wouldn't recommend drill holes in anything. If you drill them in the bottoms of the aluminum base - they're hollow and the water is going to get into them

I like the idea of the broom and squeeqee. Another option is to use a wet/dry shop vac to get the residual water up.
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