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rshandyman
yes you can,try 2 go 4 the hybrid type poles like gutter sucker,alloy poles are ok,but heavy.ive had them,thats why there so cheap.

I have found them on ebay separately not from aquafed

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Tuffers
posh,smurfs right gutter sucker.go on amazon and type in gutter sucker.these are the ones you want.not a bad price.shop around though.

 

How do you find the poles, ie for sucking big stuff up? Are they wide enough? Got pi55ed off with my vac on Saturday. The inlet kept blocking with leaves and the filter bag got wet and the suction went. I'm in 2 minds whether to flog mine and stick to the progutter tools. Sick of the flexi pipe dribbling crap out in my van after a job and the whole lot takes up too much space in my garage.

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the nilfisk is a good vac 4 the money,rarely gets blocked,the inlet is 51mm.they do take up space & you still have 2 get your arse up the ladder regulary

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How do you find the poles, ie for sucking big stuff up? Are they wide enough? Got pi55ed off with my vac on Saturday. The inlet kept blocking with leaves and the filter bag got wet and the suction went. I'm in 2 minds whether to flog mine and stick to the progutter tools. Sick of the flexi pipe dribbling **** out in my van after a job and the whole lot takes up too much space in my garage.

It is still very handy equipment to have

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your right rshandyman its a way to earn more income.if you've got regular customers & you don't clean there gutters if asked, they'll find some one else,this could leave a gap 4 some one 2 take your work.this I why I bought a gutter vac which u can chuck in the back of the van.speculate 2 accumulate.

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Like I said before @Tuffers using a guttervac does have limitations to what they can do but I always carry one in the van so I have a choice of what method to use. I often use both ladders and guttervac on the same job.

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rshandyman
your right rshandyman its a way to earn more income.if you've got regular customers & you don't clean there gutters if asked, they'll find some one else,this could leave a gap 4 some one 2 take your work.this I why I bought a gutter vac which u can chuck in the back of the van.speculate 2 accumulate.

To be honest with you I am advertising gutter cleaning as my core business,I found better money with less hassle then windows.

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WWC
How do you find the poles, ie for sucking big stuff up? Are they wide enough? Got pi55ed off with my vac on Saturday. The inlet kept blocking with leaves and the filter bag got wet and the suction went. I'm in 2 minds whether to flog mine and stick to the progutter tools. Sick of the flexi pipe dribbling **** out in my van after a job and the whole lot takes up too much space in my garage.

 

Tuffers, in my experience leaves are the most likely thing to clog the vac. I also have 50mm hose and inlet and it keeps blocking with leaves. But, if you don't try to lift too many at once it reduces the blockages. Also, I know that leaves do it, and its a short part of the year so I just live with it. It's less frustrating than trying to fight it and wondering what is wrong.

 

Filter bag… I don't use a cloth bag unless the weather and thus debris is dry. I use a plastic sheet to protect the vac.

 

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Just fold the top over the edge of the drum, over the inlet and place on your motors to hold it in place.

 

The bottom of the plastic hangs free.

 

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Tuffers

I took on board your tip about the bag a while back @WWC. The wet stuff got past it this time :thumbsdown:

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Smurf

My first 4200 watt vac I ran it without the large filter in it on a few jobs. Needless to say I fooked up the motors in it very quickly. Oops! :D

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WWC
I took on board your tip about the bag a while back @WWC. The wet stuff got past it this time :thumbsdown:

These days i don't even bother with the cloth filter (except dry weather) but use the plastic only. It protects the motors, and stops the loss of suction problem of a wet cloth filter.

 

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rshandyman
These days i don't even bother with the cloth filter (except dry weather) but use the plastic only. It protects the motors, and stops the loss of suction problem of a wet cloth filter.

 

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Paul

I need to try myself

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Smurf

You will kill the motors quicker for sure not using a filter as I should know a wet/dry vac used for gutter clearing lasts me about a year if I'm lucky that is now with the filter in.:rolleyes:

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Neil

Good to know about the plastic sheet [emoji106]

 

 

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The plastic sheet/bag idea would protect that side of the drum filter from getting clogged with crud up to a point. However I would have thought it would also gets sucked to the filter and affects the performance/air flow of the vac surely?

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WWC
The plastic sheet/bag idea would protect that side of the drum filter from getting clogged with crud up to a point. However I would have thought it would also gets sucked to the filter and affects the performance/air flow of the vac surely?

I have used a sheet for many gutter cleans now. For me, it has been a brilliant idea. It doesn't cause any problems in itself. Maybe the cage around the motors stops it causing an airflow problem? Using the cloth filter gave me constant problems as it got wet easily, then I had no airflow. I have used that sheet for about a year now, and do a reasonable number of gutter clears.

 

The plastic stops both the debris going into the motors and the water causing problems. As I said though, I have used the same piece all this time. So all I can say is that the piece I use in my machine works really well. YMMV

 

 

 

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WWC
I liked the discliamer at the end :D

Been in this business too long [emoji2]

 

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