Vacuuming roof

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  1. bill

    bill Active Member
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    Has anybody used their guttervac to remove moss from roofs and is their an attachment to make it easier many thanks
     
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    Yes I have and I think you would be wasting your time trying as would take ages to do even a small area as moss is usually stuck on house roof tiles like superglue. You may find some lose moss up there but you would still need to scrap most tiles first to free the moss growth bond with each part of the tile including the tile edges and gaps then try sucking it up.
     
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    Still I find a vac very handy for various jobs around properties not just for house gutter clearing.;)
     
  4. Jimroot

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    I used mine to demoss a pitched garage roof. It was a lot slower going than the gutter clear, I had to scrape and suck each stuck on clod. I got about 80% that way. Wouldn't like to try on a first storey roof, or rather the quote would include scaffold tower and a day

    A home made end piece with protruding filed down base scrape section would Prob make it easier, bent to the correct angle for the pole angle in operation
     
  5. bill

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    Thanks smurf wit other uses
     
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    Loads especially when frank is about :D
     
  7. Frank Feck Up

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    You called ::-P:
     
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  8. Utterly Gutterly

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    I have scraped/vacuumed the odd roof if I don't want to go on it due to safety reasons. I use the Wolfgarten patio scraper attached to a 4m pole and as long as the roof is fairly steep most of the moss will fall down to the gutters and I vac them out. I can also vac the roof (after scraping) from the top of my ladder using normal vacuum tools and a 3m plastic (waste) pipe plugged into a 75mm downpipe which is fixed to my ladder!! You need to be harnessed on though as you need to use both hands to do the job. (Or work off a scaffold tower)
     
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    What kind of harness do you use Utterly Gutterly ?

    Do you harness for hand tool gutter clears or just the vac roof clears? Be good to see a pic of your ladder set up with the down pipe :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks utterly I'll order the scraper wit price do you charge for roof deck moss
     
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