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FourSeasons
12-17-2007, 11:24 AM
For those of you cleaning gutters what has been has worked out best for cleaning them out and keeping your hands warm?

Leafblower, pressure washer, or just scooping them out and using a garden hose?

landonkade
12-17-2007, 11:31 AM
Quote[/b] (FourSeasons @ Dec. 17 2007,11:24)]For those of you cleaning gutters what has been has worked out best for cleaning them out and keeping your hands warm?

Leafblower, pressure washer, or just scooping them out and using a garden hose?
go to this thread it should help

robot gutter debris cleaner

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum....cleaner (http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=1;t=6280;hl=gutter+cleaner)

ritchiem
12-17-2007, 11:36 AM
I just use the ol' scoop and rinse...I have used a leaf blower but make a #### of a mess. I once had to clean off an entire side of a house...got crap and leaves all over the siding and windows, arg.

Steve
12-17-2007, 11:48 AM
I'd love to make a vacuum attachment with a long pvc pipe to suck out leaves. That would be awesome. Connect it to a shop vac.

FourSeasons
12-17-2007, 11:53 AM
Quote[/b] ]robot gutter debris cleaner

I wonder what would be more time consuming? Using a bucket and scooping the debris out or the robot and cleaning it up off the ground out of beds or whatever. I guess a tarp would help.
The robot would keep your hands warm though. It looked like all those demos were on dry gutters. Most the ones i do are soaking wet.

Steve
12-17-2007, 12:05 PM
I am thinking they are water proof but I couldnt say for sure. If these things worked I think they would be a time saver.

Do you have any idea how much they cost?

ritchiem
12-17-2007, 12:12 PM
I thought I read they were only $100 bucks...could be wrong...but yeah what about the soaking wet leaves...I really don't see how it could work...too light.

realhuntin
12-17-2007, 12:21 PM
Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ Dec. 17 2007,12:05)]I am thinking they are water proof but I couldnt say for sure. If these things worked I think they would be a time saver.

Do you have any idea how much they cost?
check out this link it has a great attachment for shop vac's *used for gutter cleaning.


http://www.sears.com/shc....Level=0 (http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00916935000P?keyword=gutter+vac&sLevel=0)


READ THE REVIEWS!

Steve
12-17-2007, 12:27 PM
Yea that gutter vac might work.

Rob are you going to be experimenting with any of these products? I'd love to hear some of your results.

FourSeasons
12-17-2007, 12:42 PM
No, it seems like none of these gadgets or whatever never work in real situations. I'll stick with cleaning them out by hand and flushing them out.
Just wanted to see if anyone had anyideas or tips. I did read about using a half gallon milk jug to scoop.

FourSeasons
12-17-2007, 12:45 PM
oh the robot was 170 and its water proof but i meant how effective it would be cleaning out wet leaves that have been sitting there for a long time decomposing.

Steve
12-17-2007, 12:55 PM
Well maybe someone will experiment and tell us what they find. I have seen a lot of people getting hurt on ladders even 1 story up and it ruins an entire season, so I am all for anything that keeps you on the ground.

pmblair
12-17-2007, 06:21 PM
I'm going to try the gutter vac idea as soon as I can... I don't even own a shop vac, but I will have to get one after the first of the year. Looks good to me... one guy said in the reviews that it not only sucked up the wet leaves, but the standing water, too!

Right now, I have a scoop that I'm using... it sucks, but it works.

Steve
12-18-2007, 06:28 AM
Let us know how it works out.

Some of those shop vacs are amazingly powerful! I am sure some could suck up standing water no doubt.