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THL4KEL
6 minutes ago, scottish cleaning service said:

Little Nellie ( my name for my £199 Maxblaster ) came good today. Clearing a gutter on a town house and the guy said I would need a big ladder. Fitted my camera on the top and six poles and away I went along the gutter and back again. 20mins front was done and 30mins back was done and I was 80 bangers heavier. Mostly sand and water came out and no broken tiles which was a bonus. I am seriously considering cutting a pole in half because I want the pole to end at chest height and they keep coming up long or short. Any thoughts on the matter most welcome?

Also used my Belay climbing glasses :1f44c:

Did you give the pressure washer a name? 

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1 minute ago, THL4KEL said:

Did you give the pressure washer a name? 

 

Ten Pinter, takes 10 to take it out! That's why I just leave it in. :1f633:

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AGlassAct
Little Nellie ( my name for my £199 Maxblaster ) came good today. Clearing a gutter on a town house and the guy said I would need a big ladder. Fitted my camera on the top and six poles and away I went along the gutter and back again. 20mins front was done and 30mins back was done and I was 80 bangers heavier. Mostly sand and water came out and no broken tiles which was a bonus. I am seriously considering cutting a pole in half because I want the pole to end at chest height and they keep coming up long or short. Any thoughts on the matter most welcome?
Also used my Belay climbing glasses :1f44c:

How do you get on with the belay glasses @scottish cleaning service? Have you used them window cleaning yet? I get quite a lot of add on jobs which I enjoy doing, until the next day when I can barely look up or lift my pole because I’ve been working directly above me all day


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1 hour ago, AGlassAct said:


How do you get on with the belay glasses @scottish cleaning service? Have you used them window cleaning yet? I get quite a lot of add on jobs which I enjoy doing, until the next day when I can barely look up or lift my pole because I’ve been working directly above me all day


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First time using them and expecting funny looks but @Nudel said he wears them all the time. Must admit, very good and only £20 from Lepirate Model 2. Took a few weeks to arrive but I would use them when converting to WFP. Small price to pay for eliminating next day's neck pain.

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Steam

Hi Fellas am I right in thinking if you have the 110 version then I need a transformer to plug it into then that into the mains ?

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THL4KEL

Yeah either that or take a 110v generator to all jobs.

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LAMS
On 30/11/2018 at 22:58, Pjj said:

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 

What’s taper fit? . . . . .

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Pjj
10 minutes ago, LAMS said:

What’s taper fit? . . . . .

 

 

Taper fit means that the pole is bigger diameter in the length of the section going to a slightly smaller diameter for the last 8 inches on one end so you can put them all together , hope that makes sense 

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LAMS
2 minutes ago, Pjj said:

 

 

Taper fit means that the pole is bigger diameter in the length of the section going to a slightly smaller diameter for the last 8 inches on one end so you can put them all together , hope that makes sense 

Cool just trying to find one that states it taper fit

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Pjj
8 minutes ago, LAMS said:

Cool just trying to find one that states it taper fit

As far as Ime aware all carbon fibre tubes poles are taper fit 

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Part Timer
On ‎01‎/‎12‎/‎2018 at 12:10, 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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Finally got round to buying one, got a biggish job in Cambridge in a couple of weeks that is surrounded by very big sycamore trees. Their leaves are the worst I've come across for blocking the gutter vac so will let you know how good / bad or indifferent it is.

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Leaves are a right PITA. I was thinking about a bigger nozzle on the end to prevent it getting blocked. Another thing I found annoying was twigs and small branches. We need to inform customers who are surrounded by trees that they need their gutters cleared every year or it makes our life more difficult.

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DannyC
2 hours ago, Part Timer said:

Finally got round to buying one, got a biggish job in Cambridge in a couple of weeks that is surrounded by very big sycamore trees. Their leaves are the worst I've come across for blocking the gutter vac so will let you know how good / bad or indifferent it is.

Thanks, I look forward to your review. I've had a couple of jobs recently where it could have benefited me if it does as they say.

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Part Timer
On 27/02/2019 at 20:07, DannyC said:

Thanks, I look forward to your review. I've had a couple of jobs recently where it could have benefited me if it does as they say.

It does virtually the same as turning vac off, there is still a bit of a draw though. If leaves are well down the pipe you still have to knock the head. It releases the large turf lumps very easily. One word of warning when you go to shut it, make sure your hands are away from the edge as it does nip you. Not that it happened to me about 6 times today 😲

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Haha, thanks or the update. Sometimes the vac is just that couple of feet out of arms reach to get to safely to switch off. Guess I'll be buying on next one on my next order. Do you think it'll stand the test of time with grit getting in between?

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Part Timer
1 hour ago, DannyC said:

Haha, thanks or the update. Sometimes the vac is just that couple of feet out of arms reach to get to safely to switch off. Guess I'll be buying on next one on my next order. Do you think it'll stand the test of time with grit getting in between?

There wasn't any obvious signs of grit in it yesterday, but then again it was being used in a monsoon so anything would have been washed out. I assume it will be like the clamps on the poles, a bit of maintenance should preserve it.

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