Gutter vac tubes!

Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by andy w, Jan 23, 2015.

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  1. andy w

    andy w Well-Known Member
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    Has anyone else ever got the gutter vac tubes stuck together ? :swear:
    If so how did you get them apart ?
     
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  2. Tuffers

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    Yes. With difficulty. Clean the joints when you free it.
     
  3. Smurf

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    Oh the joys of using a guttervac...Yes I know that so well.:D
     
  4. andy w

    andy w Well-Known Member
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    So whats the secret to getting them apart Smurf ?
     
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    I've had customers and even passers by in the past playing tug of war with me trying to separete poles stuck together. :D

    Best way to try first is flush the poles through with a hose then try twisting them apart. If that falls then play tug of war which can be quite fun :laugh:
     
  6. andy w

    andy w Well-Known Member
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    Yep i went through a game of tug of war today with them, i thought with them being carbon there would be less chance of them sticking together (i was wrong) oh well it was a learning curve with a few strong swear words :D
     
  7. Smurf

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    It's the fine particales of tile grit that makes them stick together and there is not much that you can do to stop it happening.
     
  8. Jimroot

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    On the bright side, if all this was easy, there would be no work, or no money to be made anyway
     
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    very true :D
     
  10. rshandyman

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    Actually there is a way...they got stuck on the job I was separating them with big clamps.Now I use vaseline on them or any kind of grease and no more problems.
     
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