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paul1

HI, hoping to do gutters as well as windows, can anyone recommend the best gutter vac system and poles to go for getting mixed messages and getting confused, was looking at skyvac and they assured me they were the best but since been told and heard they are not and their poles split easy etc, was also looking at guttercleaningsystems who say they actually use their kit on real jobs not just selling

 

Any advice on very best to go for preferably least blocking, best carbon poles etc etc? budget of around £800 - £1200

 

thanks

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Smurf

Rather than buying a complete package a few on here went about putting one together themselves. That way you can pick & choose what type wet vac & poles you want yourself. It may not work out any cheaper depending what you get but at least doing it that way you have a better choice than having to go with one gutter vac supplier.

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paul1

ok thanks smurf just emailed gardiner about their poles for gutters, what is the best vac to go for anyone ? wanting quality and reliability as always???

 

also when washing gutters and fascias will I need an inline chemical mixer for my pole? seen on spinaclean website do an inline chemical mixer will I really need this or will pure water be enough? if do where can I get one to add to my own poles that will be getting?

 

cheers

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Smurf

I've used quite a few wet vacs as the motors don't last me very long so now I just by the cheapest triple 3000 watt vac I can find at the time. I think the last one was around £200 same as this one which does the job I need it to do. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WET-AND-DRY-VACUUM-VAC-CLEANER-INDUSTRIAL-80LTR-3000W-STAINLESS-STEEL-/361097390179?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item541314e863

 

To be honest there is no point in buying an expensive vac as I've found they will not last any longer than the chepo ones when used for gutter clearing as they get a good bashing. Now I just throw them away when the motors start to packup instead of farting about trying to repair them.

 

When using wfp to clean outside of gutters etc I just use a bucket and dip the brush in it if I need to use any chems.

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paul1

Cheers. Do you use virosol for gutters cons?

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Smurf

You can but best you try different chems yourself and see which works best for you as is down to personal preference really.

 

But best you don't use any harsh chems like virosl etc anywhere near so say selfcleang glass or you could end up with loads of hassle

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sampit22

Smurf, apart from the vac above mentioned from ebay and a set of poles its that a up and running setup? any adapters etc, needed to connect the poles to that vac hose supplied?

 

Ive been and had a look at a karcher 65/2 today, nice bit don't get me wrong and a 12 month warranty but going on smurfs advise and experience I have decided it probably will be a waste of money buying an expensive vac when they all tend to knacker motors due to the job they will be doing, constantly blocked ends heating up the motors due picking clogs of soil and roots etc i have used vacs for year cleaning cars out never had a problem,but gutter cleaning with a vac is pure abuse If I was buying a vac for clearing dust and bits from cars different story, but when you can buy close to three of these vacs for the price of a karcher.65/2 makes sense.

 

smurf how many gutters would you say that vacs done for you so far?

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Rascal
To be honest there is no point in buying an expensive vac as I've found they will not last any longer than the chepo ones

 

Are you talking about onmi vacs smurf? Might be expensive but that doesn't mean good......

 

I have been using Numatic vacs for about 4 years now. I have two a 110 and 240. Both second hand both still working perfectly.....

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paul1
Are you talking about onmi vacs smurf? Might be expensive but that doesn't mean good......

 

I have been using Numatic vacs for about 4 years now. I have two a 110 and 240. Both second hand both still working perfectly.....

 

Which is best rascal? Where you get those from and where do you get all rest of kit from to go with it? Cheers

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Smurf

If I can get a year out of each one I buy then I'm happy but don't for get gutter clearing is the main service I offer not window cleaning so they get hammered.

 

Smurf, apart from the vac above mentioned from ebay and a set of poles its that a up and running setup? any adapters etc, needed to connect the poles to that vac hose supplied?

 

Ive been and had a look at a karcher 65/2 today, nice bit don't get me wrong and a 12 month warranty but going on smurfs advise and experience I have decided it probably will be a waste of money buying an expensive vac when they all tend to knacker motors due to the job they will be doing, constantly blocked ends heating up the motors due picking clogs of soil and roots etc i have used vacs for year cleaning cars out never had a problem,but gutter cleaning with a vac is pure abuse If I was buying a vac for clearing dust and bits from cars different story, but when you can buy close to three of these vacs for the price of a karcher.65/2 makes sense.

 

smurf how many gutters would you say that vacs done for you so far?

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Rascal

One of these, it has the 50mm cyclonic entry. Any twin motor 2400w numatic wet vac will do but the cyclonic entry is a must. Shop around. You can get the cyclonic entry and fit yourself.

 

Gardiner poles either direct from them or order from grippatank. Grippatank sell all other bits as well but gardiner don't 'officially' sell gutter gear.....

 

https://www.averncleaningsupplies.com/WVD900-GD-Gutter-Vacuum-Cleaner-Drain-Numatic

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R Harrison

What do need to buy to connect 50mm gutter vac poles and where from if buying a vac separate?

 

Cheers

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paul1

Thanks what about the hose and length you use etc

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DCCleaner

How did you get on with your new kit ?

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paul1

Got a gutter vac kit from Jason at gutter force. They are setting up in sales now and can't recommend them enough.

 

Top quality products. There carbon fibre poles are great and much better and stronger than sky vac seen both, Jason is really helpful and even brought my kit to me, nice guy.

 

I just got a compact system and wireless camera which is bang on for what I need but they do everything website coming soon,

 

Fantastic quality stuff from gutter force

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DCCleaner

Ok sounds like you got great service, do they have a website to have a look at what they offer ?

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paul1

It's in process of being finished think Jason said about a month or 2 it's www.gforcesystems.co.uk and there main business site ishttp://www.gutter-force.co.uk/

 

Carbon poles are stronger and bit thicker than sky vac all seems top quality kit. Just ring Jason and mention Paul in barnsley who bought one if anyone looking

 

Cheers

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DCCleaner

What vac units are the selling ?

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paul1
What vac units are the selling ?

Not sure on full range but I just went for a compact system and its a nilfisk

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Drivewayman

Hi Paul

 

Waiting on Jason sending me some pictures and prices over from GUTTERFORCE looking to get a commercial vac from him. Going to call again tomorrow and chase him up. Can you tell me what do you think of his guttervac and poles. How was the cost.

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paul1
Hi Paul

 

Waiting on Jason sending me some pictures and prices over from GUTTERFORCE looking to get a commercial vac from him. Going to call again tomorrow and chase him up. Can you tell me what do you think of his guttervac and poles. How was the cost.

nice one mate he was good with me finding mine ok but only got a basic small one as I mainly do windows, but seems ok up to now, he is a good guy, think was about £950 ish for full package and cameras etc

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Drivewayman
nice one mate he was good with me finding mine ok but only got a basic small one as I mainly do windows, but seems ok up to now, he is a good guy, think was about £950 ish for full package and cameras etc

 

Cheers mate.

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Drivewayman

Hi Paul

 

Still waiting on Jason sending me over some pics and prices. If i dont hear anything in the next day or two going to buy an Omnipole Guttervac. Was wondering how much are Gutterforce selling their camera system for and are they any good.

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paul1
Hi Paul

 

Still waiting on Jason sending me over some pics and prices. If i dont hear anything in the next day or two going to buy an Omnipole Guttervac. Was wondering how much are Gutterforce selling their camera system for and are they any good.

I find it fine mate not sure on price but my whole kit including camera cost about £900 think its same camera system but slightly better than sky vac one and that is £400 ish plus vat, worth waiting alittle must admit he is slow but think he really busy, keep trying mate, all the best

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