Skyvac or Grippa Vac decision

Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by mossy, Jul 27, 2016.

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  1. mossy

    mossy Newcomer
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    Hi all, just trying to decide on buying a grippa vac or skyvac here in Australia for my new business. Both are around the 5k AUD mark, could drop the price a bit more on the grippa by buying without their camera and using my gopro with the iphone and a quadlock on the bottom. The grippa come with the gardiner clamped poles but they aren't the new V4 models and its the 40litre vac compared to the skyvac at 78L. I guess both are pretty expensive and I could try a DIY setup but could be more hassle than its worth, what would you guys buy or what have you bought?
     
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  2. Alex Day

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    Hi,

    In all honesty if you have a go pro camera then I would use that, we manufacture Gutter vacuums and sell the cameras and to be honest they are as good as the cameras you will buy from any supplier. We manufacture carbon fibre poles ourselves (both tapered and quick release clamps), our kits work out to about AUS 2K including shipping.

    Alex
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  3. Roland

    Roland Stafford PowerWash Services
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    I have a Skyvac and camera and it is excellent.
     
  4. Lewis

    Lewis Well-Known Member
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    I have a Grippavac awesome bit of kit and Gardiner make the poles for them


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  5. tench0771

    tench0771 Grand Master
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    ive got the stream vac same as grippa one its ace good suction power i use ultralite alli poles from lee at bladeright tauntion there very strong but a tad heavy for aquad angles and over 25 ft my only bug bare is that the wheels dont like stone chip drives as there is onlt 1 inch clearence between the wheels and the bottom of the vac its no biggy tho these numitic hovers are bomb proof go on for ever and the vac is not to big for the van it holds plenty of dirt to be for it needs emptying
     
  6. Alex Day

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    I'm yet to find a vac that like stone chipped drives and I've tried loads!! (Numatic, Karcher, Star and finally settled on Viper (Nilfisk!!)
     
  7. Jimroot

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    Also got the numatic gutter spec, but would try modding a used wet/dry vac next. Useful ball valve wet waste port: image.jpeg

    54mm Wide side entry:
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    Hot air blowing exhaust port:
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  8. tench0771

    tench0771 Grand Master
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    can u get a 100mm inlet as some one a x member from here now on a nother forum said theres is a 100mm inlet on his vac only reason i ask is my 50mm side inlet has blocked a few times also will it up the scution a bit if the inlet is biger?
     
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    tench0771 Grand Master
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    Jimroot the sky vac has its wheels set higher so i recken it will be very good on stone chips
     
  10. mossy

    mossy Newcomer
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    Thanks for the replies, I think I'm leaning towards the grippa as I can get it without the camera (use my own gopro) and it has a 2 year warranty on the motor.
     
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