Gutter vac + pine needles = nightmare

Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by Iain kinnell, Mar 6, 2015.

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  1. Iain kinnell

    Iain kinnell Member
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    Had a cracking day today. Remind me in future to look out for pine trees.
    Ended up doing a 4 hour gutter vacuum was thinking I would nail it in 2 hours.
    Blockage after blockage. Body is going to pay for this lol.
    Back of house had two conservatories which made things easier?
    Anyone else had any pine needle experiences?
     
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  2. Tuffers

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    Yep, had the same problem with pine needles. I clear them by hand if they have needles in now.
     
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    yep me got one not done for a bit..but I clear by hand in my true style all over the place and sweep up afterwards..

    used to do one twice a year completely clogged all the way around I think they said larch not sure but wow....they certainly like to clog up gutters..

    me in the :turd: on wednesday as I was cleaning the car with the vac for its mot ..well its only cleaned once a year..and I was admiring the suction as its not normally this good but wasnt watching what I was doing and ...clunk..well I thought it was a pound coin ...but any way that was the end of my vac work...I tried to strip it down but couldnt find anything..

    well the wife is good with vacum cleaners...:rolleyes: any what had cheapie hoovered up under his seat...

    hmmm its something I can never find when I want it...a bloomin pen...oops

    some serious loading unloading of the dishwasher later and alls good now...
     
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    Not come across one yet? but I did do some the other day with really big leaves that blocked the vac up constantly that I ended up doing by hand.
     
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    Big leaves are also a pain & to be honest anything else that keeps blocking it up it's sometimes easier/quicker for me to do by hand.
     
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    It was only single storey so just pulled the step ladder out, it was a couple of out buildings on a massive house, had a big ass tree overhanging both buildings, after it got blocked up the second time it was gloves and step ladder.
     
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