Noob Gutter Help

Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by Andykarlaxxx, Jul 1, 2013.

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  1. Andykarlaxxx

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    Ok so the gutter cleaners,

    I notice they do 110v ones and 240v ones....

    What's the beneficial difference in the 2?

    Also if you was on site on a job, would you use a petrol generator to power it up? Cause I'm gathering with the power of these babies are you can't wire them up to your van haha....

    Cheers.

    Andy
     
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  2. Andykarlaxxx

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    Just thought its weird the 110v ones are cheaper than the 240v ones
     
  3. Smurf

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    My first guttervac was 110v 4200w from omni and when that one wore out I changed over and have been using 240v ever since.

    6 kva generator is what you need for that size vac but it's a beast of a thing to cart about :Image13:
     
  4. Andykarlaxxx

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    Thanks smurf, what's the dance with the difference in volts? Why are the 110v ones more expensive than the 240v?

    I'm no electrician but I would have thought it would be other way round? Is the 240v not the powerfullest ?

    Is powerfullest even a friggin word?

    I'm loosing my mind ahhhhhh
     
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    I'm guessing 110v wet/dry vac's are not so popular here in the UK so they can charge more. Regarding site H&S 240v can be used onsite now with an outside circuit breaker fitted to the power source.
     
  6. Andykarlaxxx

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    Right I see, think ill need to brush up on some health and safety
     
  7. Andykarlaxxx

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    Cheers smurf!
     
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    110v is far safer. That's what my man uses who does the gutter work.

    240v shock is a killer.

    110v is a lot safer.

    With it being split 55 0 55 I'd rather get a 110v shock anyway.
     
  9. Andykarlaxxx

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    Thanks damo that clears a lot up
     
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    Did not want to state the obvious as thought you would have figured that one out :Image13:

    Anyhow If 240 was that dangerous why do they still sell 240 volt gardening tools like mowers etc :Image16:
     
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