Gutter cleaning job on High street

Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by sllab, Oct 16, 2015.

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  1. sllab

    sllab Active Member
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    I have just had a gutter cleaning job come in. 8 different addresses of 2 story gutters on both sides of the road.

    There is parking only on one side of the road so I am thinking of running a generator in the back of the pick up and running a cable across the road to do one section of the guttering.

    The alternative is put the generator on the footpath and just run it next to my Guttervac.

    I am planning on doing it this Sunday or the next one weather dependent (I am hoping that I will mostly be sucking dry stuff out of the gutters. This would mean the road and footpaths are going to be as quiet as possible as the shops below will be closed for the most part.

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to how they would tackle the job?
     
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  2. mark

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    have some safety signs at hand
     
  3. Jimroot

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    Hi vis and PPE, signage, helper to watch foot traffic holding a broom to move any falling debris and guide the hose, business cards in pocket. Recce at the same time previous week to see what's open and how busy it is. Hi vis tape on the hose and poles.
     
  4. Neil

    Neil Grand Master
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    As above couldn't of said it better Jimroot


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  5. sllab

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    Thanks for the comments. I will be doing it on Sunday afternoon with a helper and some cones etc. assuming my generator arrives on time.
     
  6. Jimroot

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    I did quite a big house earlier this week, really tried to do it all with my vac but had to give up half way through and use ladder., tile overhang plus full of heavy mud matted with roots of weeds. Should have done the lot by ladder id have saved loads of time in this instance

    If I'd 'risk assessed' it properly before beginning I'd have worked out that ladder access was better in this case than vac
     
  7. tench0771

    tench0771 Grand Master
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    ive never tryed a vac they sound handy but the thault of having to get a genny +vac ect put me off i just use my triple with ankalad microlite i may try a vac tho in time
     
  8. Jimroot

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    They're useful for where you can't put the ladder, half the jobs I've done I can't see how I could have done all without a vac or a cherry picker, whether it's mixed level ground, hedges, other obstacles. But if there's enough window work, stick to ladder and the ones that can be done by ladder, save yourself the hassle of that extra kit as you say.

    I've got an expensive vac and hose at 54mm but mine still clogged to uselessness last week. But if it's full of dried matter, it can be very quick. Nice to have both methods I suppose.
     
  9. tench0771

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    i sapose it depends on wat wrk u have most of my jobs r prity easy some high but simple i usly use a pro gutter tool to get to the hard bits over connys ect ,can i ask how mch did u pay for ur vac ? and wate type is it could u post a link plz
     
  10. mark

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    these big companies who sell gutter vacs with big price tags-can be bought at a fraction of the price with a bit of research.the smaller (domestic)onmipole & gutter sucker vacs can be bought very cheaply,from a diy store
     
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