Gutter vac

Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by sullybeans, May 6, 2015.

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  1. sullybeans

    sullybeans Member
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    Just wondering how many guys use gutter vacs and how many just do it by hand? I personally still do it by hand. is it worth investing in a gutter vac? some of them are really pricey but seen some at about £300ish.
     
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  2. Smurf

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    I use both methods as some awkward jobs I get I can't do safely by ladders even if I wanted too.
     
  3. sullybeans

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    do you charge more using the vac? if you dont mind me asking have you got a low end or high end one? if low end...does it still do the job as good as by hand?
     
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    I charge quite a bit anyway whichever method I use but really awkward jobs I tend to charge more.

    I've used quite a few over the years from expensive omnipole 4200 watt vacs to really cheap 3 motor vacs which all do the same short of job.
     
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    thank you.
     
  6. Tuffers

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    I've got a vac, it's a 3000w thingy. Like Smurf said, they are good for hard to reach gutters but a ball ache to use I find. Plus I find that it leaves stuff in the gutter when you've hoovered over the same bit of gutter a couple of times. If it's that powerful why the frig doesn't it suck everything up in sight?
     
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    Think a will stick to doing it by hand. Cheers lads. Don't do to many but might invest if I get busier with them.
     
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    If you are risking using ladders to clear guttering working on your own then best invest in an ankalad stabiliser & microlite standoff as not only does it make the job safer to do but makes the job much easier. Even more so when using a pro gutter tool on a pole.
     
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    #9 Smurf, May 6, 2015
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    Here are some example pics to show you what I mean.

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    That gutter run & downspout was cleared with just two ladder sets, Then flush through with a hose to clear the bits and water test the fall of the guttering checking joints were ok too
     
  10. sullybeans

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    do you like the pro gutter tool? saves alot of time going up and down the ladder. i dont have any of the stabiliser or standoff. do these fit all ladders? always 2 guys working so someone is always at the bottom.
     
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