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Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by Diwrnach, Aug 16, 2014.

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  1. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    Bit of advice, I have a gutter to clear tomorrow afternoon, I was stupid and didn't ask enough questions on the phone, but I drove past it earlier as it is just round the corner and the gutter is quite high above a garage so I don't think I can physically get to it.

    Now I do have a gutter vacuum which WILL reach, it has come with some attachments, a hook type thing, and one with a fork on the end (like you eat your dinner with) but I have not really tried much to get REALLY blocked sods out with it, is it possible? this gutter is overgrown like I have never seen, I am worried it will be too tough to suck out, maybe try and hook it out with the attachment?

    Any ideas very welcome, thanks.
     
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  2. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    It is a 3000watt gutter cleaning systems gutter vacuum.
     
  3. rshandyman

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    It might be hard to do it. Overgrown sods are tough so you might need to do a ' runner' on this one. Let us know how you get on.
     
  4. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    I'm fairly new to the business so usually when I get a overgrown bit I hop up the ladder and grab it out.

    Are they impossible to remove with the vac? even if I spent ages on it?
     
  5. rshandyman

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    You need to loosen them up first, maybe with that fork tool or something...
     
  6. Smurf

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    Do you have a pic so I can see the front of the house maybe taken from google maps

     
  7. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    Its down the side Smurf, I had a look on google maps but you can't see it.
     
  8. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    Also the garage roof is really low in comparison to the gutter, I would have to climb onto the garage roof, then put the ladder on the garage roof itself to get to it.

    I don't do standing on roofs, I lift a lot of weights, I am quite big, I weigh over 20 stone....
     
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    I don't have a gutter vac, as I think it would take a long time to pay for its self. However, I reach hard to get to guttering by going up at the corner of the building with a stand off fitted and dragging the debris back towards me with a harris pole fitted with a single metal prong.

    I did one not so long ago that had a glass roof in front of it. The ladder angle had to be wide but I parked the van on the drive, placing the ladder against the tyre.

    I have often turned up to awkward jobs and with a little thought, have always completed them.
     
  10. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    So are really overgrown gutters pretty much impossible with the vac on its own?

    The reason I have always removed them by hand before is because it is quicker, just wasn't sure if it was 100% impossible with a vac only.
     
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