Gutter Cleaning Attachment

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Let it Grow, Jul 16, 2003.

  1. Let it Grow

    Let it Grow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 476

    Do any of you use the gutter cleaning attachment for your echo bp blowers? I'm thinking of getting one, but I want to make sure it will be worth it. Also what do you guys think of advertising gutter cleaning now, while it is really dry (at least it is here in SE Washington), that way they would be easy to clean?
     
  2. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    Hi Let it grow i have the attachment your talking about i don't rember what i paidgood luck but i would say if you can get it for a good price and it will work for you go for it good luck
     
  3. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    My friend got one for his Stihl BR400. He said that you better wear a rain coat while using it ,because everything comes down right on top of you. Overall, he said he doesn't like it.
     
  4. Floridalandcare

    Floridalandcare LawnSite Senior Member
    from Tampa
    Posts: 314

    Do a search on this , If I remember correctly another LCO made one out of PVC for his blower and I think he said It worked fine ,. He had pictures of the set up too ,,
     
  5. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,469

    My experience has been if you use the 180 loop around and blow straight down into the gutter, as stated, you get totally messed up and it wants to wander, making moving along the gutter very hard. If you use a 90 degree turn off the 180 and blow along the gutter it's basically impossible to keep the hose from immediately moving along the gutter (think of the bent end of a backpack blower only 10 times as bad). Last, what did work for me (marginally) was to use a "T" hooked to the 180 loop. This setup now blows air in both directions, therefore canceling the effect of the tubing to move left or right in the gutter. FWIW, even though I had the tubing hooked up to an 8hp little wonder WB blower, hand cleaning did a much better job.
    Pete
     
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    Yeah! That's what I want to do! Walk underneath a downfall of stinky muck!:rolleyes: On top of that, if you've ever blown out a gutter from on top of a roof, you would know that as it's working fine, suddenly there is a bunch that gets miossed, and you have to "shake it out" with the blower. The same thing happens up there with the attachment, but you can't see what you're doing. I would follow the other advice, and just do it by hand.
     
  7. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,194

    Gutter cleaning is just one of those things, if you're going to do it, might as well do it right.

    If possible, deal with gutters when doing seasonal clean ups, getting leaves/pine needles off roof, they'll end up in gutter anyway, just keep blowing from above. WATCH YOUR BALANCE !
    To do a really good job, you're going to have to run a nozzle of some sort along gutter path anyway to clean out dirt, roof gravel, things getting hung up on the spikes, etc.
    Have yet to see any 'from the ground' device that was anything more than superficial.
     

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