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    • ktcoil
    • By ktcoil 7th Sep 17, 10:13 AM
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    Clean gutters without a ladder? 2 storey house
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    • 7th Sep 17, 10:13 AM
    Clean gutters without a ladder? 2 storey house 7th Sep 17 at 10:13 AM
    Hi Guys


    Can anyone suggest something I can use/buy for cleaning gutters on our house, we was originally going to purchase ladders/then hire ladders and now after reading a lot of comments about the safety of going up on a ladder we don't want to.


    Is there certain pressure washers/poles that will reach up? not too much in cost.


    I seen this but not sure what pole I would need to make it long enough and also do I need a pressure washer or can you just use a hose pipe?


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Green-BB-GC150-Telescopic-Gutter-Cleaner/dp/B002C3D9F6


    thanks
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    • MoneyMate
    • By MoneyMate 7th Sep 17, 11:46 AM
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    Just had a look at youtube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opOZ82h7PeM

    Looks a little messy to me.
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    • dggar
    • By dggar 7th Sep 17, 11:47 AM
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    Do you have any idea as to height of your gutters from ground level? That would be a good starting point for working out the length of poles.


    Have you thought about how you would view whether the water you've put into the gutter has cleared any debris. You might want to get a drone to check what is going on.
    • Lorian
    • By Lorian 7th Sep 17, 12:12 PM
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    It's messy but no-one gets hurt in the process (hopefully!)

    I'd recommend a Harrison 5M pole, I think it's about the longest you can buy, and its good for the money.

    Be aware it's 6 foot long when storing.

    You can get quite a few things to attach to the end, but if taping on a hose it will be quite heavy because of the water, so it's probably then a two-person activity.

    I can paint at full height with one of these easily (up to a gable end). But remember never use it at an angle unless you want a hard time - try and keep the pole vertical as much as possible.
    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 7th Sep 17, 1:47 PM
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    • 7th Sep 17, 1:47 PM
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    My window cleaner did mine using his normal long pole with a brush on the end. He does it when it is raining as he cannot clean windows in the rain - well he can but customers complain they get dirty again straight away. Make sure you clean gutters before cleaning windows!!
    • kaya
    • By kaya 7th Sep 17, 3:40 PM
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    go to the local fishing tackle shop and buy a catapult and a couple of pints of maggots, catapult the maggots onto the roof and they will all roll down into the guttering and bury themselves in the moss and dirt, the birds will come along and dig all the muck out of your gutter to get at the maggots
    • phatbear
    • By phatbear 8th Sep 17, 2:14 AM
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    we hired a gutter hoover for a couple of days when we had a moss build up, i think it was about £60'ish for a couple of days.

    It was like an industrial henry hoover with multiple sections of really wide hose, which then had a bent end which you slipped into the gutter for hoovering out.

    It was unwieldy but it got the job done
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    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 8th Sep 17, 8:50 AM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 8:50 AM
    we hired a gutter hoover for a couple of days when we had a moss build up, i think it was about £60'ish for a couple of days.

    It was like an industrial henry hoover with multiple sections of really wide hose, which then had a bent end which you slipped into the gutter for hoovering out.

    It was unwieldy but it got the job done
    Originally posted by phatbear
    I've got somebody booked to come and clean ours on a 4 bed house for £60.
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