Downpipe protector

Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by Taxlossloz, Jul 28, 2015.

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  1. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    Once i cleared downpipe I want to fit something to stop it happening again
    Any recommendations ?
    I want to keep a few in van as many gutters don't have them in
     
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  2. TolishAPurd

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    They're called gutter balloons mate. :thumbsup:

    I charge a fiver for each one I install, they only cost £2, and you're up there anyway so it tops up a job nicely when theres a few downpipes to do.;)
     
  3. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    Perfect ! Where does one acquire such things?
     
  4. TolishAPurd

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    From a gutter balloon shop! ..duh.
     
  5. TolishAPurd

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    :D You can get them in any big diy place mate, make sure you get the plastic ones though, as the metl ones are a PITA, don't store well, and can scratch things up up the back of the van.
     
  6. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    Ok mate thanks
     
  7. Posh

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    Yeah I do the same. Buy mine off eBay & charge £4 a piece to put them in. I don't actually buy them a mate of mine who cleans out gutters buys loads & let's me have some at the price he pays. Thonk there about £1.50-£2
     
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    Each to there own but I personally hate these and rip them out
    Every gutter I clean that has them installed are clogged up round with moss slime etc then acts as a plug stoping the natural flow of water down the down pipe!
    I mentioned a big church gutter recently that I did that had them installed as soon as I removed it it was like a tidal wave down the downpipe I actually videoed it to show client resulting in contract for all the St. Peter's churches
    If a gutter is clear off all debry and bits of the roof should flow nicely down the pipe anyways
     
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