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Old 09-06-2019, 08:38 PM
 
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I didn't understand that comment either.

I bought a shop vac with attachments that can reach to the 2nd-floor gutters. You can certainly see from below that they are blowing out the dried leaves, pine needles, etc., but even if you couldn't tell from down there, you can just go to a 2nd-floor window and look and see that the gutter is now basically clean. And of course, the next time it rains you can see that the gutter is working as it's supposed to be. So what on earth did he mean?
How can you see inside the 2nd floor gutters from a 2nd floor window? Makes no sense.
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Old 09-06-2019, 08:39 PM
 
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You blow the dirt out into your yard. Nasty, often rotten stuff. Then you need to clean the yard.
Eeeek... Not me.
You use an umbrella with your free hand.
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Old 09-06-2019, 08:57 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Would it be feasible to use a 5' stepladder for gutter cleaning on a single story home? I really hate being on extension ladders.
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Old 09-07-2019, 07:26 AM
 
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We've got a handyman who lives on our street. I used him before to clean my gutters. $12 and we're good to go. The guy is able to make it just doing odd jobs in our neighborhood.
Wow- nobody would even stop a car/talk to you for $12 here...
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Old 09-07-2019, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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The guys who wash my windows also clean gutters. They’re also firemen. They know ladders.
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Old 09-07-2019, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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I don't only have gutters, I have a downspout that drains under the yard. All kinds of debris is flushed out when my gutters are cleaned and that has to be removed. I just watch Groupon for a coupon. This is not something I am going to bother with myself.
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Old 09-07-2019, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Wow- nobody would even stop a car/talk to you for $12 here...

Why $12. Why not just $20?

Must be a very low cost of living area or the person cleaning the gutter must be slow and getting taken advantage of
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Old 09-07-2019, 12:05 PM
 
Location: equator
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Gee, a ladder isn't really all that expensive.
It isn't cost. My 40 y/o nephew died on one. Can happen to anyone.
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Old 09-07-2019, 08:22 PM
 
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It isn't cost. My 40 y/o nephew died on one. Can happen to anyone.
Yes. So sorry for your loss.
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Old 09-07-2019, 08:23 PM
 
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How can you see inside the 2nd floor gutters from a 2nd floor window? Makes no sense.
Drone.
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