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Old 01-25-2012, 12:00 PM   #1
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I've had a new oil tank installed and the fill valve (outside) gets dripped on from an overhang when it rains heavily. It's so annoying. Tink! Tink! Tink! TINK!TINK!TINK! all night long in the rain. Do they make some sort of spongy cover or something I can put over/on the cap to soften the sound of water hitting metal? I don't want to damage the cap or piss off the tank filler man. Thank you!

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Old 01-25-2012, 12:04 PM   #2
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Why not change/add the drip edge at the overhang instead to redirect the water away from the filling port?

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Hang something from the overhang..."rain chains" is the term you can google. The water's surface tension keeps it following the rope/chain down...you can divert it to some extent without it dripping off the rope/chain...
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Rain chain, eh? Very interesting...
extending the drip edge sounds like an expensive proposition, especially since I just had the soffits re-done. I'll check into both, thank you!
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Looked up rain chains - very cool - but there's not gutter there to hang it from. (don't yell at me lol! Believe it or not the bsaement has been much dryer since I removed the gutters last year)
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Looked up rain chains - very cool - but there's not gutter there to hang it from. (don't yell at me lol! Believe it or not the bsaement has been much dryer since I removed the gutters last year)
You only have to hang it from the spot that it's dripping on the cap. You can nail it up under the first course of shingles. You'd only need a little nail.

As for the gutters....sounds like you had downspout discharge issues rather than gutter issues if you've dried up since...
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Oh, now I see what you mean! Thanks!

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