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Anyone use guttercleaningsystems.co.uk vacs?

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Cristian

No worries, for upto 3 stories what I picked and built does the job. Look at the water lift capability not just the watts. Try and stick with a known brand as allot of the vacs being sold are Chinese junk with unknown capability that's just made up by the seller in my opinion. Get a vac that's also got at least a 50 litre drum as on most jobs you will fill it in no time. 

 

 I fitted a Numatic 51mm side entry onto the Hyundai pro using the original small outlet. This turns it into a cyclonic action, keeps all the **** away from the motor by spinning everything to the outside of the drum.

 

It also improves suction and allot less blockages, I only use the foam filter provided from Huyandai around the bottom of the motor housing. The vac has a metal float cut off for water, but to be honest I never sucked that much water up with it to ever activate it. The hose,poles and tool end are all 50mm for the best flow and I used only 5mtrs of vac hose to cut down on suction loss as the more hose you have the more suction drop off you will get. 

 

You have to take into consideration the length of the poles and tool head as well regarding suction losses. The shorter the pull the more suction available. And yes, some of the companies selling gutter kits are taking the pee regarding prices!! 

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Guest MikeNW

Is anyone still waiting for stuff they have ordered?  Anyone recently ordered poles that can tell me how long they took to arrive?  Ive tried to ring a few times over the last few days and never get an answer.  In fairness I havent left a message (mainly because i dont really want them ringing me back when im out cleaning windows).

 

Im in two minds - should I place an order for the 40' carbon fibre pole kit and hope it arrives in a sensible time or should I buy a set of poles from https://www.carbonfibretubes.co.uk/   then make up the other bits myself?  If i buy a metre of 50mm alloy tube, plus the silicone 135 degree bend, a few clips etd I will only be saving myself about £20 over the gutter pole systems set and will have 39' instead of 40' (although i might be getting better carbon fibre!). 

 

Any advice!? Really dont want to wait weeks! 

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THL4KEL
On 06/10/2017 at 21:52, Cristian said:

No worries, for upto 3 stories what I picked and built does the job. Look at the water lift capability not just the watts. Try and stick with a known brand as allot of the vacs being sold are Chinese junk with unknown capability that's just made up by the seller in my opinion. Get a vac that's also got at least a 50 litre drum as on most jobs you will fill it in no time. 

 

 I fitted a Numatic 51mm side entry onto the Hyundai pro using the original small outlet. This turns it into a cyclonic action, keeps all the **** away from the motor by spinning everything to the outside of the drum.

 

It also improves suction and allot less blockages, I only use the foam filter provided from Huyandai around the bottom of the motor housing. The vac has a metal float cut off for water, but to be honest I never sucked that much water up with it to ever activate it. The hose,poles and tool end are all 50mm for the best flow and I used only 5mtrs of vac hose to cut down on suction loss as the more hose you have the more suction drop off you will get. 

 

You have to take into consideration the length of the poles and tool head as well regarding suction losses. The shorter the pull the more suction available. And yes, some of the companies selling gutter kits are taking the pee regarding prices!! 

How come you selling it Cristian?

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Tuffers

@Moor, they do sell the 3000w vac separately. I emailed them because I dropped mine out the back of my van and cracked some of the plastic causing lack of suction. He quoted me £350 inc VAT & delivery.

 

BTW, if you want a 3000w vac that needs repairing, 50mm hose and 7 alloy poles let me know. I'm not far from you.

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Tuffers
12 minutes ago, MikeNW said:

 

Probably made in the same factory but rebranded. What you need to be aware of is that the outlet needs to be 50mm so that the hose and poles will connect. I emailed 2 suppliers on eBay asking if their outlets were 50mm. Neither bothered replying. Gutter cleaning systems add a 50mm outlet onto their vacs.

 

As for people saying about bad customer service, I've contacted them twice via email and they responded both times. The first email I sent I asked if they could supply a thumb screw as I had lost one on my first ever job. They sent one out free of charge!

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Moor

Thanks tuffers but im

no appliance engineer unfortunately.

I'm still massively confused, they also sell a Karcher setup for £1400, the vac can be had separately for £504, poles are £60+vat per 2m length from carbonfibretubes.co.uk it all adds up to more than I want to spend though really. 

Im further away from a purchase now than when I started.

I think I might just bite the billet and go with the original choice, seems the best value.

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Good stuff!  I guess they are just busy!  I have emailed them this evening.  If I get a reply I will order from them!  Nice to hear some positive reports.  Not heard anything bad about them untill this thread, some of the stories are a bit off putting!

 

I rang the ebay seller of that vac, they said it was a 50mm inlet.   Ive got a smaller vac im hoping to use anyway though. 

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Moor
4 minutes ago, Tuffers said:

 

Probably made in the same factory but rebranded. What you need to be aware of is that the outlet needs to be 50mm so that the hose and poles will connect. I emailed 2 suppliers on eBay asking if their outlets were 50mm. Neither bothered replying. Gutter cleaning systems add a 50mm outlet onto their vacs.

 

As for people saying about bad customer service, I've contacted them twice via email and they responded both times. The first email I sent I asked if they could supply a thumb screw as I had lost one on my first ever job. They sent one out free of charge!

 

Have you got the tapered poles or clamped versions?

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2 minutes ago, Moor said:

Thanks tuffers but im

no appliance engineer unfortunately.

I'm still massively confused, they also sell a Karcher setup for £1400, the vac can be had separately for £504, poles are £60+vat per 2m length from carbonfibretubes.co.uk it all adds up to more than I want to spend though really. 

Im further away from a purchase now than when I started.

 

haha sounds like we are in exactly the same boat! 

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Philip

I found persistence pays off. It took a week to get my vac and poles. Keep trying the mobile number as Alex does finally answer the phone. When my vac came it was damaged I emailed them and there sending out a replacement this week.

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Tuffers
1 minute ago, Moor said:

 

Have you got the tapered poles or clamped versions?

 

Clamped alloy poles.

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Moor
1 minute ago, Philip said:

Another thing I wondered is it possible to buy vac poles that are the same as wfp as in they slide into each other?

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Carbonfibretubes do a telescopic pole, I would imagine the bore would be considerably reduced at the top though.

 

 

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Moor
2 minutes ago, Tuffers said:

 

Clamped alloy poles.

 

How do you find the clamps? I’m presuming it’s a similar design to the clamped carbon poles. I’m still reluctant to drop £700 without knowing what they are really like, it’s a shame they aren’t more forth coming with information or at least have a picture on their website.

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Tuffers

Normal house with no extension or conny and using 3 poles they are fine. Using 5 poles at an angle is hard work and they flex where they join and this makes them hard to keep control of.

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Cristian
2 hours ago, THL4KEL said:

How come you selling it Cristian?

Need to raise cash :1f911:

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Cristian
1 hour ago, Tuffers said:

Normal house with no extension or conny and using 3 poles they are fine. Using 5 poles at an angle is hard work and they flex where they join and this makes them hard to keep control of.

My alloy poles are not that bad, where did you get your poles from? 

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Tuffers
8 hours ago, Cristian said:

My alloy poles are not that bad, where did you get your poles from? 

 

Gutter cleaning place mentioned in this thread.

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Moor

Well I found a picture of the anti jam poles, it’s on the homepage (yellow box right hand side) rather than the carbon pole/kit page.

http://www.guttercleaningsystems.co.uk/

What’s peoples opinions, regular tapered push fit or the kit with clamps and internal sleeves?

 

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