Shall I Buy A Gutter Vac?

Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by harunh, Jun 13, 2012.

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  1. harunh

    harunh Legend
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    I want to get one in a few months time... just before winter... hopefully !

    I will have about 200 customers by then... and think it could work me.... i could get my regular customers to use this service.

    I heard this is busy service that a lot of people use during the winter.

    I am looking to spend £300.00 maximum if i do get one
     
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  2. Masons

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    ....Did you just hear about them and start a thread....

    I swear they were just mentioned in the 100% wfp thread.

    They never get mentioned, so this is a big coincidence.
     
  3. harunh

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    Yeah but i want everyones opinion on it Mate :p
     
  4. Dodger

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    LOL ya gotta love Masons, I say buy a scrim instead.
     
  5. pjuk

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    harunh said

    You won't get a very good gutter vac for £300 and then what if the customers are not in how are you going to power it..

    Also please don't get sucked in by gutter vac video's as many are shown with american gutters which are bigger than our domestic gutter and also a lot of out domestic gutter, its hard to get your fingers into those you would never get a vac into...

    I would really think this through before getting a vac a ladder is the better option but like you say you won't use ladders...
     
  6. harunh

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    ^^^ True ^^^

    Im not getting one now... no point to be honest.... just stick to windows 100% :p
     
  7. All Round Cleaning

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    Oh well that idea was short lived eh big H .
     
  8. laddergarder

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    Yeah I would agree with what pjuk said, its an easy add on for a trad window cleaner, and you can make a decent wage out of it.

    Most of the gutter jobs I've done would be next impossible with a vac, as pjuk said there isn't always allot of room.

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  9. Dodger

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    Interesting replies from pjuk and laddergarder. Something good did come out of this thread as I had my good ladder nicked and need a new one made me think I really should get a triple this time as one or two windys are saying they do gutter jobs. Cheers chaps.
     
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    I have a set of 30ft triples I use for gutter but they weigh a ton, I hate using them for window cleaning, but there is a few I need the extra height, especially on the old Victorian houses with the high ceilings. Most of the time I just use a set of 20ft doubles. Its good to have them, but I wouldn't use a set of heavy triples all the time.
     
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