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Posted on: 07-1-2010 by: admin
Tim Carter, of AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates two truly simple approaches to safely clean the gutters at your house.
Video Rating: 4 / 5
Categories: Gutter Cleaning Tags: Cleaning, Gutter
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key is to do it after a couple of warm and sunny days use the blower at a fairly low rpm (to direct the leaves rather then diperse them) and do the muck seperatly on a rainy day from the ground or an orchard ladder…this video is a good demonstration of how important it is how and when to use a tool…
This is a good video. Always be careful.
tim thank you i was stuck
In Australia we have very tight safety laws which restrict tradespeople from working at heights.
@AsktheBuilder yeah any more than 8-12 and i tie off
@lucasmorter It’s actually a 6-12 pitch/slope. :-> Very easy to walk around.
@skoalmen143 its like a 4-12 pitch roof that he is on lol no real way to fall off unless you arent paying attention or someone pushes you. i do roof and gutter maintenance as a full time job and will tell you if you use a leaf blower to clean the gutters be prepared to clean off the outsides of the gutters as well because if you hit a spot with water in it that will make a mess on the outsides of the gutters and your siding and windows
that hose attachment to clean eaves from the ground is a joke and makes more of a mess than you’ll want.
With proper training, the right conditions and confidence you can be on roofs with little danger. As Clint Eastwood said, “A man’s got to know his limitations.”
I think you are crazy to stand on top of your roof. The risk is so not worth the inconvience of having leaves out of your gutters. Not even close. One fall and your worries will be on a LOT of things other than leaves. It would be easier to heat your home with a BBO grill in the living room but I wouldn’t advise that either. Being cheap is one thing. Being stupid is another.
Here in Southern California I always use the leaf blower to clean out DRY debris before the 1st rains in December. As mentioned, if the gutters are wet the blower can make a big mess.
Good observation. I’ve had that problem in the past, which is why I used to do it when the gutters were dry. I don’t ever have to do it again, as I discovered two years ago a gutter guard that keeps all the debris out of the gutter. I have the case study at my AsktheBuilder webstie. Type: Gutter Guard Truth in my search engine.
most gutters are full of muddy water. Do the leaf blower and see what kind off mess you get. It get’s all over the house windows, neighbors house. spend more time cleaning up the mess then cleaning gutters. Fail
Thankfully the US does not have gutter brackets, with deep narrow gutters
thats what u all get for living of natur
in nature all the fallen leaves get taken care of my insects and the soil but since we always have to build non efficient stuff like houses the leaves wont get taken care of by for example insects
if we would have leave killing insects on the roog we would just freak out and kill the insects
been doing that for a while. it is sooo much easier then doing it by hand, of course the clean up on the ground sucks…. wish i could just snap my fingers and leaves disappear. love your videos !
Just saw you on the Adsense Blog. Interesting site and the content is a lot of fun!
As quicky as I get a idea, my dreams get crushed. They already have the idea I was thinking of.. a leaf blower attachment that has a 15ft hose for cleaning out the gutter on the ground. Darn!!
I get flooded with new products to test all the time. I am currently testing one now that seems to be the best gutter guard I have ever seen. I intend to do a video about it within a few months when the test is complete.
that looks like allot of fun, I have seen so many ways from gutter rakes that you use from the ground with or without water, to covers that allow water but leaves slide off.. I live in a area where the roofs are 4-12 and 6-12 being the norm.. I have a idea for a invention to solve this problem..interested?
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