Drain Rods For Guttering Comes In Handy Too

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  1. Smurf

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    I could not use a drain jetter to clear the blocked gutters below the carport as the carport roofs plastic was too brittle. So I decided to rod them through instead then after removing all the sludge flush them through with a hose pipe attached to a wfp.

    Both downpipes where blocked at ground level too. Oh deep joy so I sorted them out aswell.
     
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    Now this is novel diy bodge job if I have ever seen one :Image3:
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    No wonder the water was not getting down the soakaway as the downpipe was completly blocked up with crud.
     
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    If you don't have a set of drain rods then would suggest to get a set to carry in the van as you never know when they will come in handy.

    I think mark using them when using pro-g tools too.
     
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    They work well with a pro gutter tool as well
     

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    Nice one mark...

    Will give my rods a go sometime but tried one of the tools on one of the threads and is not really that good fit so don't want to knacker the thread on the pro-g tools. Plus the drain rod set I got from wicks seems very bendy to work as good as a ridged pole.

    Guess the only way to find out is to try them out to see if the drain rods are any good or not,
     
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    I had to clear a gutter a while ago and used my stepdads gutter poles and his half moon attatchment, think he paid about 15-20 for the lot and we cleared a fair few gutters out with it but the only prob I found was once you got it so long it was hard to place being quite flexible, abit like a fishing rod lol and anything stiff in the gutter like a mound of grass it wouldn't dig in properly to pull and got quite frustrating having to keep trying to get it to pull the **** out but I'd definately have a set for what they cost and always handy to have!
     
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    Could you push the drain rods up a downpipe to unblock it?
     
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    To be honest I've never tried as for me think it would be quicker to take downspout bends apart to unblock them. Mind you if they are not that bad then a squirt with a hosepipe using tap pressure does the trick to unblock them too. Either up a ladder or can attach the hosepipe to a wfp and do it from the ground if you wanted to.


    I also have a telescopic pressure washer lance but found it makes a hell of a mess and can easaly blow downspout bends apart.
     
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