Is This An Easy Job?

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  1. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    Approx 4 m of guttering to clear out

    What do you think?

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  2. Mr B shine

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    judging by the photo.......................no idea :Image2:
     
  3. scrim it

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    Straight forward. Take it out by hand and plenty of room as tiles aren't far over the gutter so lots of room. Clean out most of it then hose the leftovers along to the downspout
     
  4. Smurf

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    Was no access from the back or through the house to get a ladder in to do it.

    The wood decking was also quite slippy too for using a ladder anyway.


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  5. Mr B shine

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    so you.........................
     
  6. Smurf

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    So I had to take the guttervac kit through the house and down a steep internal staircase to get to the back as the house is built on a hill being 2 storey at the front a 3 storey at the back.
     
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    Yes indeed it was a good job was half round guttering with no tile overhang as made it alot easier to clear by guttervac at that height but still was a ball breaking job to do.


     
  8. Smurf

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    That will teach me as I gave an estimate over the phone as could not be arsed to go to the house for a quote.

    Mind you the customer did say it was 3 storey at the back and also mentiond when I gave an estimate that another chap gave a quote over the phone wanting to charge £200 just for the back by ladder including danger money :Image13:
     
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    Anyhow I knew there was a good reason why I stopped doing 3 storey work a long time ago. On that little job yesterday was a stark reminder using ali guttervac poles how heavy they are and is ball breaking work to do too.

    The **** that I had missed I ended up using a pro-g half round tool attached to an angle adator on a wfp to scrape it along and hooked it out with the same tool which made a mess but worked a treat. :Image9:
     
  10. Tattooed window cleaner

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    I'd clean it out by hand n use a bucket,at least they ain't slate tile n split ya hand to pieces,dig ya ladder in grass n go over the decking
     
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