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Old 08-16-2010, 04:25 PM
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No, that's exactly what I'm buying with the 24ft pole. This is what I want to do, the first tool cleans out the muck (I might use a vacuum for that) and then he power washes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsmF7EN2FpU
It looks nice But what happens when you have a full gutter. There wasnt even a tree near by. You wouldnt last a hour.

I dont use my 24yellow pw pole any more, no reason to. But I was going to give it to my local hack. But if you want it I sell it to you.
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:34 PM
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Leaf blowers work best for cleaning gutters. Here in Maryland there is no crazy laws like that about walking roofs, either to clean gutters or wash roofs.
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:22 PM
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Leaf blowers work best for cleaning gutters. Here in Maryland there is no crazy laws like that about walking roofs, either to clean gutters or wash roofs.
Do you use a hand held blower or a back pack on the roof?

Right now Iam using the hand held blower.
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:28 PM
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i have place i do 398 ft of rain gutters i do it every year i do it with backpacker blower and i do ii with fall clean up
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:59 PM
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Do you use a hand held blower or a back pack on the roof?

Right now Iam using the hand held blower.
Personal preference. I like the hand helds. I tried the backpack and its sitting in the shed.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:23 PM
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When I,m cleaning out gutters ( in Saint Augustine FL) all my customers request that the gutters are not blown out, with the debris all over the yard, patois and walkways.
I clean the gutters out by hand, putting the debris in a bucket and than empty the bucket into a bag.
A few years ago I saw a contractor blowing the gutter out with a pressure washer and he made a giant mess.
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:53 PM
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When I,m cleaning out gutters ( in Saint Augustine FL) all my customers request that the gutters are not blown out, with the debris all over the yard, patois and walkways.
I clean the gutters out by hand, putting the debris in a bucket and than empty the bucket into a bag.
A few years ago I saw a contractor blowing the gutter out with a pressure washer and he made a giant mess.
I have customers that have them blown out with leaf blower and I have some, for additional charge removed by hand, bagged, taken away or left on their property.

A power washer, to clean the gutters would work, then you got to rise the house for free. lol!!!
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:27 PM
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I'm with you Mike B. All my gutter cleanouts are done by hand. I put the debris in buckets and either empty it into a trash bag and carry off site, or empty them into a wooded area on the property. I then flush all gutters and downspouts using the pressure washer with a ball valve. This allows alot of water flow with little pressure and no mess. By doing cleanouts this way I can charge a premium price. I wouldn't want leaves and debris blown all over my yard and flower beds, so I'm sure my customers don't want it either.
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