Try Sucking This Out

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by Smurf, Mar 10, 2013.

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  1. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    Wooden fascia was rotten so end clip screw had pulled out due to the weight of the sod.
    If I had tried to clear with a guttervac would have probably pulled the whole gutter run down trying. :D

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  2. Smurf

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    Anybody damaged gutters while using a guttervac?
     
  3. Mike48

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    HI SMURF, what ladders are those and do you use then for trad window cleaning.

    Cheers

    ps, you must love heights
     
  4. Smurf

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    Hi Mike, no I'm wfp so just use for gutter clearing.

    Here are the links for more info of my setup

    Microlite stand-off http://www.midlandladders.com/products/The_Ultimate_Square_Wheel_Ladder_Stay-408-25.html?gclid=COa6lMv78rUCFaTMtAodKSAAyQ

    Ankalad http://www.laddersafetysupplies.co.uk/stabiliser.shtml

    12 rung combi ladder but they sell 12 rung normal triple ladder too http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-12-Rung-Combi-Combination-Extension-Triple-Treble-3-Section-Multi-Step-Ladder-/310350003712?pt=UK_H_G_Ladders_RL&var=&hash=item48424d3e00

    Best combination for safer gutter clearing I have found to date ;)

    That was one of my jobs today £50 for 15 mins work so will soon pay for themselves in no time. Also look out on ebay for good used Ankalad & Microlite as they come up from time to time at bargain prices.

     
  5. Mike48

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    cheers smurf
     
  6. Belfastcleaning

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    £50 for 15mins work.. There's a wee baldy man called Dom looking for you
     
  7. Smurf

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    Think that's a reasonable charge myself for gutter clearing irrespective how long it takes.

     
  8. instrength

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    Have to agree with Smurf your paying for his equipment, expertise insurance etc.(Excuse the pun). Chances are it takes Smurf longer to get to the job and set up than actually doing the job in this instance.

    But can Smurf run like Dom seen the new ad on TV this morning very funny.. :D
     
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    I like the expertise bit :D

    Indeed Steve ppl do tend to forget that it is not just going up a ladder but all the added costs like travel time, fuel, wear & tear on the van and other overheads running a business.

    After saying that best to try to booking jobs in all local to each other on the same day so reduces expenses. ;)
     
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