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I had a nice gutter job today or so I thought. Going along the cast iron gutter with my vac and couldn't help thinking something wasn't right. At one point I had to go up the ladder and bolt a joint together again. That's when I noticed an aerial cable lying in the full length of the gutter. Never understood why folk do such a thing. 

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Diamond geezer

They do it to cause a resistance,so that the dirt wont flow away properly then they can say"of course we look after our local gutter cleaner".

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Part Timer
On ‎10‎/‎02‎/‎2019 at 18:27, scottish cleaning service said:

I had a nice gutter job today or so I thought. Going along the cast iron gutter with my vac and couldn't help thinking something wasn't right. At one point I had to go up the ladder and bolt a joint together again. That's when I noticed an aerial cable lying in the full length of the gutter. Never understood why folk do such a thing. 

Cosmetic reasons, their customer wouldn't like to see it hanging down so rather than fasten it out of sight along the back edge of the gutter they run it along the gutter. We had 4 separate cables in one gutter in Gosport, that was a nightmare. 

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Part timer,i don't have a machine yet,and would consider doing a side entry but the lift on the sky vac industrial is impressive,i cant afford one though.My research is the lift of the atom is 110" the Grippa max102"unsure about the lift of the cheaper vacs that benefit from side entry.

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28 minutes ago, Diamond geezer said:

Part timer,i don't have a machine yet,and would consider doing a side entry but the lift on the sky vac industrial is impressive,i cant afford one though.My research is the lift of the atom is 110" the Grippa max102"unsure about the lift of the cheaper vacs that benefit from side entry.

I would buy a Kiam and convert it to a side entry. Probably cost you circa £500 including side entry conversion 

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scottish cleaning service
3 minutes ago, Part Timer said:

I would buy a Kiam and convert it to a side entry. Probably cost you circa £500 including side entry conversion 

 

Yes, buy a Maxblast for £200 and convert it to a side entry for a ton from Spinaclean. Doing a big gutter clear on Monday and the woman wants me to full the gutters with that hedgehog thing. I told her they were **** but didn't have the answer why? Is it to do with blocking up the gutter with debris? Thanks

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I clear a customers gutters.They get totally full of dry leaves,the trees over hang you see.I told him about the hedge hog,he didn't like the initial cost.Prices have come down now,and iam shure it would stop the leaves,making real economic sense for him.Dont fit them where there not necessary,only where theres a real problem with leaf fall!

                    Ok buy a kiam or maxi .Its going to have a bigger capacity,but maybe if youre only doing semis etc, you don't need so much.Or is it about air flow,userbility and longjevity?You seem to be satisfied with yours.Earlier on in this subject,some one said u might struggle with turves and an Atom but if its got a slightly bigger lift than a Grippa,how can this be?Are the poles smaller on the Atom,diameter wise?

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My Vac can lift turfs of grass and my poles are 50mm carbon fiber. Not had any problem yet but its paid for itself. I personally think the Industrial Vac is overpriced but if you use it every week then its a must. Problem with our job is the consistency that's why many folk concentrate on windows.

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1 hour ago, scottish cleaning service said:

 

Yes, buy a Maxblast for £200 and convert it to a side entry for a ton from Spinaclean. Doing a big gutter clear on Monday and the woman wants me to full the gutters with that hedgehog thing. I told her they were **** but didn't have the answer why? Is it to do with blocking up the gutter with debris? Thanks

 

 

Gutter hedghogs get coverd in leaves and other debris then seedsget on them and the whole lot grows like a6 feet long piece of turf , you can  hook them out of the gutter with a gutter hook but it makes a hell of a mess down the walls of the house , it’s far easier to vac out the gutters once a year or every couple of years , we have removed literally hundreds of meters of the stuff over the years 

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Thanks for the insight PJJ.Scottish cleaning servicesWhat do you mean exactly by

25 minutes ago, scottish cleaning service said:

. Problem with our job is the consistency that's why many folk concentrate on windows.

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Time it takes to get your money back. Buy a £20 squeegee and two jobs you will have your money back. I bought a £4k power washer and attachments and 8 months later I have only had half my money back. Bought a Maxblast and attachments which cost a grand but got my money back in 3 months. It all comes down to rate of return if I had bought a Spinaclean Industrial and attachments then I would be only half way there. Your first couple of years in this career all comes down to spending money on equipment. I have only been in this game for two years but now its all downhill because I have bought everything I need. I must have spent over a grand now on my website alone. Then there's the van and signage on the van, near two grand on that. In the end it all comes together and word of mouth takes precedence that's what I am noticing. I don't intend to over extend myself by taking too much work on and I'm not cheap anymore.

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38 minutes ago, scottish cleaning service said:

Time it takes to get your money back. Buy a £20 squeegee and two jobs you will have your money back. I bought a £4k power washer and attachments and 8 months later I have only had half my money back. Bought a Maxblast and attachments which cost a grand but got my money back in 3 months. It all comes down to rate of return if I had bought a Spinaclean Industrial and attachments then I would be only half way there. Your first couple of years in this career all comes down to spending money on equipment. I have only been in this game for two years but now its all downhill because I have bought everything I need. I must have spent over a grand now on my website alone. Then there's the van and signage on the van, near two grand on that. In the end it all comes together and word of mouth takes precedence that's what I am noticing. I don't intend to over extend myself by taking too much work on and I'm not cheap anymore.

As I said to you before its all relative, I paid £4k in October and by January I was in profit. 

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