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Old 11-21-2012, 01:37 AM
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I do gutters also, but I use a hand held blower instead of a back pack, I feel it is a lot safer. I also ground a special scraper that threads into a paint extension so I can get to the grim a little easier. The other thing I use is a plumbers hand held rotor rooter to clear those spoutsí that are to clogged to just blow clear. I have one customer that has a tile roof that I can't get up on so I have to go around the entire house with a ladder (a real pain).

Nice work. I like your set-up. I just can't see me spending that much on a stander. It is less expensive to buy and maintain if I stick to walk-behinds. Hope you are very successful. David
i have a wb mower too u gotta start there its much better for the money but much more work if u used a stander it i dont evene feel like im workin
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:36 AM
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I know what you’re saying, but I am in my fifties and want to make sure i am getting enough exercise. I only have around 40 accounts and want to keep it that way for now. The stander would be so much more efficient as well but like I said earlier for me it is about keeping my over head down also.

I am so close to getting all my clean-ups finished. And I have to give a bid on some extra work. After that we will see if we get any snow this year.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:28 AM
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sounds good kyle
i will charge $60 at the minimum. i wont do roofs that are very high
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:31 AM
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I do gutters with a backpack too. I'd probably use a handheld if I had one. But the extra power can come in handy. Often I'm able to blow out the downspouts completely. I charge $1-2 a foot. I can do an average roof/gutters in 5-10 minutes. Real good easy money if you don't fall off.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:35 PM
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I'm jealous of that Wright, I wanted one this spring but it wasn't in the budget. Gutters are awful, I had to do some at a seasonal property I do a cleanup at. Well, a kid that works for me cleaned the gutters, I started doing the cleanup.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:28 PM
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I do gutters with a backpack too. I'd probably use a handheld if I had one. But the extra power can come in handy. Often I'm able to blow out the downspouts completely. I charge $1-2 a foot. I can do an average roof/gutters in 5-10 minutes. Real good easy money if you don't fall off.
that is useful information

how do you get that ladder up high with it being secure? i have a werner telescoping multiuse 21' ladder. when i get to a tall roof i feel it could fall out from under me when i am transitioning from ladder to roof..
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:50 PM
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I just go up very slow. If it's too tall or too hard to get the ladder secure I'll have someone come with me and hold it. If it's tough to get onto the roof from the ladder sometimes I will tie a rope to the blower and just pull the blower up once I'm on the roof. The tube on the blower is a pain when going up the ladder/getting onto the roof. Maybe I'm just short
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:22 PM
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Great work! Can you post some more equip pics?
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:48 AM
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just picked this baby up 2 weeks ago just got i back from the mechanic 02 checy 3500 dump !! much bigger upgrade from my f150 with side boards!
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:50 AM
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I'm jealous of that Wright, I wanted one this spring but it wasn't in the budget. Gutters are awful, I had to do some at a seasonal property I do a cleanup at. Well, a kid that works for me cleaned the gutters, I started doing the cleanup.
its worth it!! great machine
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