Oops Another Mishap Today

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by Smurf, Feb 11, 2013.

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  1. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    While loading my onmi guttervac into my van earlier on after a late job I managed somehow to drop it and the plastic trolley base broke in half away from the vac :(
     
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    ooh not good can you get spares for it?
     
  3. rcproperty

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    maybe your getting to old for the job now! lol
     
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    Maybe rc as I feel totally knackered tonight :D

    No jimbob as it is a crappy star make that onmi stopped selling shortly after I brought it a few years ago.

    Never mind as I have two more guttervacs so will be ok to work tomorrow ;)

    Will probably mount that broken one on a diy trolley base when I get time. Might even work out less expensive to look out for a knackered vac that I can use the base or might just get instead a heavy duty sack truck with folding handle as found they are better moving 3 motor vac about on gravel drives etc. :D


     
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    I am not sure if it can be done but I did think it a while ago but could you put a extra motor on a vac and make it more powerfull ?
     
  6. Smurf

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    Thanks Mark, all depends on the size of the motors as all are different. So some just don't fit into the plastic head assembly properly.

    I've got two 4200 watt guttervacs plus another 3000 watt guttervac. You can also swap over just the heads as omni and ets 3 motor type vacs as I've found out will fit both stainless steel trolley bases too.
     
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    why have you got 3 guttervacs ?
     
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    Because most of my work I do is gutter clearing & exterior property deep clean so have built up a collection over the years,
     
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  10. Smurf

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    They are ok but ideally need to run them from a 6kva generator as when you use mains power with all three motors running for any length of time puts too much load on a 16 amp socket.

    To be honest just using a 3000 watt triple type vac I've found work well enough for most 2 storey jobs I do now. Also is sometimes quicker to clear sods out by hand especially in corners as using a guttervac it can't get under the flashing to unblock the guttering properly. Slipped tile and narrow gaps etc can also a problem using a guttervac too.
     
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