Cleaning gutters.

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by Lawncutting27, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Lawncutting27

    Lawncutting27 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Which pressure washer would you recommend for cleaning the inside of gutters with an telescopic pole?

    Also, as far as cleaning the outside of the eaves, I know you need a detergent, eclover or whatever, but, do you need to scrub the gutter with a brush? and what PSI would you recommend for the power washing?
     
  2. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
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    Why don't you just take a backpack blower, get up on the roof and clean them out. It'd be way cleaner, and then when you're done you can take a preassure washer, and do it...
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  3. Lawncutting27

    Lawncutting27 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I used to do that but they have changed all the laws around here. Now you cannot walk on a roof unless it's 4/12 pitch, you need 3 point ladder contact at all times. Fall arrest for anything over 10 feet, a footer for any ladder work more then 24 feet. Basically, I want to do everything from the ground.
     
  4. JCinNJ

    JCinNJ LawnSite Member
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    where are you located?
     
  5. Lawncutting27

    Lawncutting27 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Manitoba...
     
  6. Scottwash

    Scottwash LawnSite Member
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    get a 10 ft step ladder, I would use the blower instead on the pressure washer. All down spouts use a U attach to your pw to clear them out.
     
  7. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
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    Oh no :eek: hopefully Santa won't get arrested again!

    That's a dumb law! Is that's OSHA? Or local ord.
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  8. Lawncutting27

    Lawncutting27 LawnSite Senior Member
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    You can only use a blower maybe 10% of the time. How many people are going to let you blow crap all over their yard? and what good is a 10ft step ladder? for ANYTHING? I threw out a 12ft step years ago because they are useless and big and bulky.

    The only time I use a blower is when I'm going to do the fall leaf clean up right after wards.

    This thread is about using a high pressure telescoping pole to do eaves.
     
  9. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
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  10. Lawncutting27

    Lawncutting27 LawnSite Senior Member
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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
     

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