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THL4KEL

High airflow regarding the vac, yes a camera is handy at times.

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Pjj

Depending what you want to spend Grippatank and skyvac are the best in my book , never block works well will suck up just about anything, some of the cheaper makes have all kinds of issues most are wet and dry vacumes they arnt desighned for sucking out gutters , side entry is what you want the centre inlet ones block easily , there is one company ( better not mention there name) all they do is supply the centre inlet vac and they cut off the inside of the inlet and claim  that it is ok , they do work but will block very easily with moss , how do I know this I have had one , sold it as it was no good for the job , my personal opinion is the two makes mentioned above work well up to 60 feet I have never had a problem and we do some serious gutter clearance work , if you are going to be doing a fair bit of it invest in decent kit if you buy the cheap options you will experience problems and say like many on hear that vacs are no good for the job , they won’t be the answer to everything but 99 % of the time they will do the job easily and the cost is recouped in a couple of jobs if you price it right 

is a camera essential no it’s not but it is certainly worth having a decent one especially when quoting to see how bad it is and make sure you can get the vac into the gutter some jobs the tiles almost block access into the gutter , it also makes you look more professional as you can show the customer the problems 

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S.W. Window Cleaning

Thanks for the advice. Iooked at skyvac but there are a few models. Would you know which is a reasonable one?

Cheers,

Steve

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Depending what you want to spend Grippatank and skyvac are the best in my book , never block works well will suck up just about anything, some of the cheaper makes have all kinds of issues most are wet and dry vacumes they arnt desighned for sucking out gutters , side entry is what you want the centre inlet ones block easily , there is one company ( better not mention there name) all they do is supply the centre inlet vac and they cut off the inside of the inlet and claim  that it is ok , they do work but will block very easily with moss , how do I know this I have had one , sold it as it was no good for the job , my personal opinion is the two makes mentioned above work well up to 60 feet I have never had a problem and we do some serious gutter clearance work , if you are going to be doing a fair bit of it invest in decent kit if you buy the cheap options you will experience problems and say like many on hear that vacs are no good for the job , they won’t be the answer to everything but 99 % of the time they will do the job easily and the cost is recouped in a couple of jobs if you price it right 
is a camera essential no it’s not but it is certainly worth having a decent one especially when quoting to see how bad it is and make sure you can get the vac into the gutter some jobs the tiles almost block access into the gutter , it also makes you look more professional as you can show the customer the problems 

Do you need to connect to their wi-fi to use the inspection camera?


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Pjj
28 minutes ago, S.W. Window Cleaning said:

Thanks for the advice. Iooked at skyvac but there are a few models. Would you know which is a reasonable one?

Cheers,

Steve

Sky vac industrial 85 very good piece of kit , the brakes on the wheels are very good I haven’t seen any other vac with them , it’s really annoying when working on a slope with the vac running away 😂😂😂

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Do you need to connect to their wi-fi to use the inspection camera?


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No not with my one , I have the one Gardiners used to sell. Some use a cheap go pro copy and link it to there phone 

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Jjs window cleaning service
Thanks for the advice. Iooked at skyvac but there are a few models. Would you know which is a reasonable one?
Cheers,
Steve
Industrial 85...may aswell get the best...great bit of kit lifts anything out of gutters

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scottish cleaning service

You will pay £2200 for the Industrial Vac on its own so you would need the work to roll in.

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Pjj
9 minutes ago, scottish cleaning service said:

You will pay £2200 for the Industrial Vac on its own so you would need the work to roll in.

Yes not cheap but you get what you pay for quality kit , doesn’t take many jobs to pay for its self then it’s pure profit 😂😂 also good to set against tax 

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THL4KEL

Very weak mate the airflow is 4000 what i use is 10000, skyvac industrial is 8000

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Pjj
4 minutes ago, S.W. Window Cleaning said:

Yes it's a bit pricey. I was looking at this one. Any thoughts?

https://surecleansystems.com/product/spacevac-700/

 

 

Its center inlet , that’s not the best and the air flow isn’t great , look on Grippatank web site there numatic one is very good I have  one it’s ideal as it’s mains powered it works fine up to 60 feet very good suction I was very suprised I haven’t found anything to block it yet and it will remove large turfs out of the gutter with ease , I also have an omnivac 110 and sky vac industrial that run off a genie ideal for site work or ware there is no one in for power but it’s a pain dragging a genie around . If you want a cheaper option then look at Grippatank one it’s side entry , 2400 watts I think it’s very quite and will suck a golf ball up a garden hose and will cost similar to the one in your link 

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Just as a side point if you are looking for good quy100% carbon gutter poles look at carbon fibre tubes they are taper fit they don’t clamp but you can get 7x5 foot poles for around £600 I have been using them for 8 years they ar3 very good and are a cheaper option if you are starting out and cannot afford the more expensive branded poles they do need to be treated with respect don’t walk on them or throw them on the ground mine are still going strong and have been used on hundreds of jobs 

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Pjj
4 minutes ago, S.W. Window Cleaning said:

Yes that’s the one you can buy it with different drum sizes but the same twin motor , it’s a very impressive vac I was very suprised just how good it is , if you are just starting out doing gutter vaccing it’s a brilliant machine and will probably do anything you are likely tk come across 

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S.W. Window Cleaning

That's great thank you 🙂

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Part Timer

Sky Vac Industrial with the Elite poles, no issues of poles sticking and a far more powerful vac. 

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Put V3 poles instead of Elite

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Green Pro Clean Ltd

I'd personally use a 1986 model Nick. Gets into any type channels and comes with built in visual inspection system.   Does smoke a bit though when you're not watching. 

 

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1 hour ago, Green Pro Clean Ltd said:

I'd personally use a 1986 model Nick. Gets into any type channels and comes with built in visual inspection system.   Does smoke a bit though when you're not watching. 

 

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My preferred clearing system too👍

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DannyC

I use a Skyvac Industrial 85 with Elite poles. Had it for 2 years this month. I have burnt out a couple of motors during this time but it is used for hours every day of the week. The chasis is great for moving over all types of surfaces and going up and down steps even when the vac is full. Changed to the Elite poles end if last year and they are brilliant compared to the older tapered poles. I had loads of problems with them jamming together then breaking/splitting when trying to separate them. I have had to buy 1 new Elite pole in the last year after it broke but it was my fault I stood on it. I cut it down and its now permanently in the rubber hose cuff so the poles attach to the hose easier. I have only had one pole stick but it was easy to separate by knocking the lip of the blue clamp with a rubber mallet. I bought 13 replacements of the old ones in my 1st year!
I also have an Atom, bought it 2nd hand for £200. It's great carrying through houses if there is no back access. It does the job but does take longer and blocks sometimes I can't knock it for power. Also, I would say the service from Spinaclean is brilliant. I've contacted them a few times on a variety of things and each time I have had fantastic customer service. Yes the kit is expensive compared to others but mine gets abuse that I don't think others would take.

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Part Timer
3 minutes ago, DannyC said:

I use a Skyvac Industrial 85 with Elite poles. Had it for 2 years this month. I have burnt out a couple of motors during this time but it is used for hours every day of the week

Do you have the 230v or 110v? Have you seen the latest tool, think I'll be buying one of these. Would this be something for you @THL4KEL

 

 

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Do you have the 230v or 110v? Have you seen the latest tool, think I'll be buying one of these. Would this be something for you [mention=4842]THL4KEL[/mention]
 
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I have the 230v Skyvac Industrial. I have seen this. A great idea if it works but a bit unsure of it at the moment. I usually switch off the vac to drop the tufts if working on higher up gutters but I find that sometimes the tufts are stuck too far up the nozzle and have to lower it to the ground to pull it out anyway. I also wonder about how rigid it really is? If I have 6,7 or very occasionally 8 poles there is quite a bit of flex when lifting. If this is in the bottom pole section would there be more flex? It would be a lot of pressure/weight on a part like this. Also, if grit gets in between would it not stick and make it harder to twist? So many questions... will probably buy it sooner or later, I'm a bit of a sucker that way! Would be great if somebody had it and could give us an honest review? I see it is coming as standard in their pole sets now.

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4 minutes ago, DannyC said:

I have the 230v Skyvac Industrial. I have seen this. A great idea if it works but a bit unsure of it at the moment. I usually switch off the vac to drop the tufts if working on higher up gutters but I find that sometimes the tufts are stuck too far up the nozzle and have to lower it to the ground to pull it out anyway. I also wonder about how rigid it really is? If I have 6,7 or very occasionally 8 poles there is quite a bit of flex when lifting. If this is in the bottom pole section would there be more flex? It would be a lot of pressure/weight on a part like this. Also, if grit gets in between would it not stick and make it harder to twist? So many questions... will probably buy it sooner or later, I'm a bit of a sucker that way! Would be great if somebody had it and could give us an honest review? I see it is coming as standard in their pole sets now.

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I have the 110v as @THL4KELadvised me the motors were less likely to burn out. Will probably buy this next month as I have a busy first 4 months of the year when I do most of my Vac work

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I have the 110v as [mention=4842]THL4KEL[/mention]advised me the motors were less likely to burn out. Will probably buy this next month as I have a busy first 4 months of the year when I do most of my Vac work
I didn't know that about difference between the 110v/230v motors. The new motors are awkward and quite time consuming to fit. I have been knocked back for a couple of jobs on commercial sites because I'm not 110v. I have thought about asking Spinaclean how much it would be for a 110v vac head unit only (not drum, chassis etc) but not got around to it yet.
If you buy this part please post a review when you've used it. I'd be very interested if it saves time and is easy enough to use.

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scottish cleaning service
26 minutes ago, DannyC said:

I have the 230v Skyvac Industrial. I have seen this. A great idea if it works but a bit unsure of it at the moment. I usually switch off the vac to drop the tufts if working on higher up gutters but I find that sometimes the tufts are stuck too far up the nozzle and have to lower it to the ground to pull it out anyway. I also wonder about how rigid it really is? If I have 6,7 or very occasionally 8 poles there is quite a bit of flex when lifting. If this is in the bottom pole section would there be more flex? It would be a lot of pressure/weight on a part like this. Also, if grit gets in between would it not stick and make it harder to twist? So many questions... will probably buy it sooner or later, I'm a bit of a sucker that way! Would be great if somebody had it and could give us an honest review? I see it is coming as standard in their pole sets now.

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That's a great simple idea. Would like to get the 230v Industrial next year as well as the extreme and a tank in the van. Picked up another customer this morning so I'm up to 30. 

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