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  1. Tuffers

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    OK, so I ordered a 35' gutter vac half an hour ago. I've just checked my emails and I've got to quote for the gutters on this.

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    Will 35' poles reach and how much?
     
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  2. mark m

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    35ft poles should fit that ok , price is a hard one does it look really bad ? sometime I have gone to a job and it has been clear sometimes it is a pig .If I have to get my vac out I charge min £80 for doing so
     
  3. Tuffers

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    Mark, not been to see it yet. It's a square building with some lower level gutters somewhere, which he's managed to get at. There is a tree growing out of the gutter so he says. If that's so, it's going to be bad me thinks. I was thinking £25 for each side and throw the low level stuff in for free as a sweetner.
     
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    [SIZE=10.5pt]Make sure you do a gutter cam survey during the quote so you can see how bad it is and price accordingly. If the guttering is full of sods then you will struggle like hell at that height trying to remove them especially if the gap between the tiles and guttering is narrow. Not to mention clearing any blocked downspouts using a guttervac.[/SIZE]


    [SIZE=10.5pt]I persanally would say don't run before you can walk as guttervac clearing can be hard enough on 2 storey properties let alone 3 [/SIZE]

    Good luck with that one :Image3:
     
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    £25 per side that's bonkers cheap mate :Image16:
    More like that job is worth £300 if it can be done at all using a guttervac
     
  6. Tuffers

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    £300??? Jeez

    How the hell do you break that to them whilst keeping a straight face?
     
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    Why are trees growing out of the guttering?

    I've turned down loads of 3 storey work including large management housing contract enquires because of the issues and limitations I've found using a guttervac as they don't want to pay for access equipment and/or scaffolding if required.

    So my advice is gain experience on 2 storey properties first using a guttervac then be careful what 3 storey work you decide to take on.
     
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    That reminds me I need to order an ogee progutter tool for that one to see how well or if it works at all on that profile of guttering. :Image16:
     
  10. Window Cleaning Rayleigh

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    I've got the ogee tool and works lovely smurf, makes cleaning them much quicker when on the end of my 4m pole. Just drag and collect!

     
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