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Richard iSparkle

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i'm looking at doing some more gitter clearing and currently use an 8 year old grippa vac for the job.

for the chaps who do lots of gutter josb, which machine would you buy if you were buying now?

i want some thing thats going to make our life as easy as possible for the job

my budget is around about 3000 for the machine alone

i already have a decent genny

cheers

R
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Elfyn

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Re: which new gutter vac (for the people who do loads of gutter jobs)
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2019, 07:53:30 am »
Can't go far wrong with one of these.
https://www.spinaclean.com/skyvac-industrial-85-wet-dry
I've had mine about 8 years and it's worked well.

Richard iSparkle

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Re: which new gutter vac (for the people who do loads of gutter jobs)
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2019, 10:11:52 am »
Can't go far wrong with one of these.
https://www.spinaclean.com/skyvac-industrial-85-wet-dry
I've had mine about 8 years and it's worked well.

thats exactly the machine I've been eying up.

have you had any other gutter vacs?

have you needed to replace anything and if so is it expensive?

how is their customer care?
iSparkle Window Cleaning

SB Cleaning

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Re: which new gutter vac (for the people who do loads of gutter jobs)
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2019, 11:50:42 am »
I bought a second hand gutter sucker for 300 quid with 40ft carbon poles and camera pretty sure spinaclean make them it's been a brilliant vac get the odd blockage as poles are only 38mm in diameter.

I owned a grippa vac for years which was good but there is no way I would spend thousands on a  vac when the cheaper ones do the job just fine ;)

Smudger

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Re: which new gutter vac (for the people who do loads of gutter jobs)
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2019, 12:28:18 pm »
sky vac are probably the best (most expensive) brand left - only ever heard good things

We also have a second hand gutter sucker  virtually unused - its excellent but I did need to mod it for a side entry (bits available from grippa at 40) and being an older model came with 38mm pipes - these are to narrow pipes need to be 50mm

Darran
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Jonny Swirljet

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Re: which new gutter vac (for the people who do loads of gutter jobs)
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2019, 07:07:08 am »
I've got a SkyVac - It's a good machine, looks impressive and customers love to see it when you unload it off your van, it oozes professionalism. - It can tackle most jobs. The company has a good reputation for customer service and have always gone that extra mile to help me. The three main guys all started on the tools driveway cleaning and have given me great advice when i started in 2012.   

Richard iSparkle

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Re: which new gutter vac (for the people who do loads of gutter jobs)
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2019, 07:31:44 am »
I've got a SkyVac - It's a good machine, looks impressive and customers love to see it when you unload it off your van, it oozes professionalism. - It can tackle most jobs. The company has a good reputation for customer service and have always gone that extra mile to help me. The three main guys all started on the tools driveway cleaning and have given me great advice when i started in 2012.   

which skyvac have you got?
iSparkle Window Cleaning

Richard iSparkle

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Re: which new gutter vac (for the people who do loads of gutter jobs)
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2019, 07:37:40 am »
I bought a second hand gutter sucker for 300 quid with 40ft carbon poles and camera pretty sure spinaclean make them it's been a brilliant vac get the odd blockage as poles are only 38mm in diameter.

I owned a grippa vac for years which was good but there is no way I would spend thousands on a  vac when the cheaper ones do the job just fine ;)

is your gutter sucker better than the grippavac one was?

i feel my gutter vac isnt quite strong enough
iSparkle Window Cleaning

SB Cleaning

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Re: which new gutter vac (for the people who do loads of gutter jobs)
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2019, 07:43:29 pm »
I bought a second hand gutter sucker for 300 quid with 40ft carbon poles and camera pretty sure spinaclean make them it's been a brilliant vac get the odd blockage as poles are only 38mm in diameter.

I owned a grippa vac for years which was good but there is no way I would spend thousands on a  vac when the cheaper ones do the job just fine ;)

is your gutter sucker better than the grippavac one was?

i feel my gutter vac isnt quite strong enough
No

Less blockages with grippa but still does the job.

Plankton

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Re: which new gutter vac (for the people who do loads of gutter jobs)
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2019, 07:49:37 pm »
Am I mistaken or are grippa selling a 500 vac for 1100?