Cleaning Gutters in the rain with a Vac

Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by Tony Hall, Sep 28, 2015.

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  1. Tony Hall

    Tony Hall Active Member
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    Hi all,

    Stupid question really but I want to ask the guys who use a Vacuum to clean guttering, what do you do when you have a job and it rains ? I know that its pointless when its pouring down as its a danger with the electrics but what about light rain. I did think about using a pop up gazebo as I don't want to keep turning down jobs because of the British weather so any tips you could give me would be brill.;)
     
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  2. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    Why can't you do it in the rain? I have and do all the time?
     
  3. Tony Hall

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    What with a Vac ?
     
  4. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    Yep
     
  5. MrBump

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    I assumed it and the cable would be waterproof considering its a wet and dry vac and so would be designed to be around moisture when in use anyway, so I'd still use it if not windy etc, same as diwrnach does
     
  6. Diwrnach

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    Just make sure you have a waterproof socket on your extension lead.
     
  7. Jimbo

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    Unless you're Uncle Fester.
     
  8. Tony Hall

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    Thanks guys for all your advice, have ordered a waterproof socket as well as a waterproof cover for using the genny in the rain.:thumbsup:
     
  9. Diwrnach

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    When I first started I used to use a genny, these days I just arrange for them to be in, much easier lol
     
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  10. Jimroot

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    My customers seem to want to be in anyway to see the work being done as it's not pocket change money.
    If they ever ask, I'd say the added cost of a generator would add far more to the bill than a 2000w vac for 20 minutes
     
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