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Looking at buying Skyvac atom, what pole lengths would people who already have the skyvac advise.. Iam looking at doing residential properties for now, no three storeys.

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Part Timer
42 minutes ago, Chriscp said:

Looking at buying Skyvac atom, what pole lengths would people who already have the skyvac advise.. Iam looking at doing residential properties for now, no three storeys.

Thanks

You have to remember getting over conservatories as well so minimum 20'

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Chriscp

Part timer so if I go for the 9m reach roughly 30 feet, would you say this is more than adequate, cheers

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2 minutes ago, Chriscp said:

Part timer so if I go for the 9m reach roughly 30 feet, would you say this is more than adequate, cheers

Hard for me to say as I'm 99% commercial regarding gutters but considering 30' would get most 3 storey houses I can't see why not.

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Chriscp

Okay cheers,

what would you charge for your average two up two down terrace house just out of interest? 

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9 minutes ago, Chriscp said:

Okay cheers,

what would you charge for your average two up two down terrace house just out of interest? 

That's why I'm 99% Commercial, where I live the local trad guys will do them for a tenner a side. My target price is £50 per man hour so if 2 of us turn up a £100 an hour, with a £50 minimum charge. By the time you've loaded the van with the extra gear you need to be charging a good rate

 

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Chriscp

Cheers, I was looking at charging £40 upwards per terraced to start off with,maybe I should up it, I was quoted £70 On a similar property.They are charging £15 to clean the windows on a terrace round here, so could probably get away with it. Just ordered Vac, next step is to get my Gopro mounted on it, any suggestions for a clamp? Don't really want to start drilling into the nozzles...

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1 hour ago, Chriscp said:

Cheers, I was looking at charging £40 upwards per terraced to start off with,maybe I should up it, I was quoted £70 On a similar property.They are charging £15 to clean the windows on a terrace round here, so could probably get away with it. Just ordered Vac, next step is to get my Gopro mounted on it, any suggestions for a clamp? Don't really want to start drilling into the nozzles...

I think @THL4KELsuggests using jubilee clips, I'm sure he'll be along soon saying different 😁

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THL4KEL

Price for terrace depends on what's in them and the time of year. Like now it's getting to the point where it's freezing and everything in the gutter will soon be solid.. That can make it a very long job.

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Ash87

I know you say you have ordered but just to give you my opinion - get the longest set you can , i think if your buying a gutter vac why limit yourself to only 2 floors ? the Atom is awsome for little 2 story jobs but it still holds its own at 40ft and thats where the money is .

If a ladder cant reach it the vac can justify a good price for your time, 

i bought the atom and the first two jobs i did were both at 30/40 foot, total work time was less than 6 hours out my door and back home and i was in profit - having the extra lenth of pole tube paid for the vac and themselves .

Pricing aside if you have the longer pole set your not limited and have a bigger scope for work.

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Chriscp

Thanks ash, can see your point. I have already ordered it, I guess I can get extension poles at a later date. 

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Ash87

@Chriscp no worries , its still a great bit of kit my advice now would be make sure your customers know you have it and offer them the chance to have it done before the wet weather comes in . 😁

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Chriscp

Ash

Have you got a camera on yours? Do you use a lot?

 

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Ash87

I havent got a camera , i will get one though i just havent yet, im not bothered about having an all singing all dancing one personally just a cheap one that allows me to have a better idea whats going on and so im 100 percent iv cleared all the debris- you can feel it but i think its good to see ,

Iv not had it long but i use it alot - once if not twice a week easily , I always used ladders to clear gutters and for some reason in the past 3 years iv really lost my guts with them , so since having the vac i just mention to my customers iv been really busy clearing gutter because its a good time to do it and iv got this great machine and they usually say actually mine need doing ...... and so i book another Job ! .

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7 hours ago, Chriscp said:

Cheers, I was looking at charging £40 upwards per terraced to start off with,maybe I should up it, I was quoted £70 On a similar property.They are charging £15 to clean the windows on a terrace round here, so could probably get away with it. Just ordered Vac, next step is to get my Gopro mounted on it, any suggestions for a clamp? Don't really want to start drilling into the nozzles...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B012UN43M0?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title# 

Its perfect 

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