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AndoTheMando
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this is the easiest and fastest way for who's willing to take that risk

thats what I do ... then pick up the leaves with the mower

some roofs are slippery , to easy to make a mistake and hurt yourself for a couple of bucks


Posted 12 April 2019 - 07:05 AM

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I gave gutters away last year. Ha d a couple scares.

 

I was asked to do a long drive way and my home pressure washer wasn't powerful enough so I went and purchased a decent one. First job more than paid for it but what a #### of a job it is. Ive done one other courtyard since then. I don't chase that kind of work though, its noisy, wet, everything gets dirty and you get hand cramps and neck pain from looking down for so long. That first job I mentioned was asphalt- what a nightmare.

Just specialize in mowing lawns.

Not to mention the long driveways etc are so boring, even with a swirlaway. After mowing at a reasonable speed and then getting behind one it just seems so incredibly slow. 


Posted 12 April 2019 - 11:10 AM

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Another service we provide in winter is driveway painting its good coin and easy work.

Most houses in the areas i work are 20 to 30 years old with stencil or coloured concrete that hasnt been painted or sealed since the day it was laid.

The colour sealer costs around $ 200 from a concrete supplier for a 20 litre drum that normally does around 40 m2.

Its a simple job just pressure clean the drive way and leave it to dry for a day or 2.

Once its dry get a paint roller and roll the paint on 2 coats is usually enough.

Its as easy as that and you can charge a few grand for colour sealing a driveway.
Posted 12 April 2019 - 04:53 PM

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Another service we provide in winter is driveway painting its good coin and easy work.
Its as easy as that and you can charge a few grand for colour sealing a driveway.

thats a good idea...  I like the sounds of that


Posted 12 April 2019 - 08:07 PM

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this is the easiest and fastest way for who's willing to take that risk

that's how I did em when they are dry.


Posted 12 April 2019 - 09:15 PM

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Also justa warning. There are asbestos gutters out there. Ive only encounted one but just be aware.


Posted 12 April 2019 - 09:19 PM

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this is the easiest and fastest way for who's willing to take that risk

Yes, if they're dry.

Prob is, many times they are not.

They don't have them cleaned for years so the leaves just sit there, they break down & turn into organic matter, it then rains on them & they turn into mud !

Its quite time consuming then, not to mention wet & sometimes smelly.

Also, the gutters may be double story, too steeply pitched to walk on, slate roof tiles (easily breakable), over hanging branches, other obstacles, too narrow to get your hands in, sharp, not enough room to get correct angle on your ladder, etc, etc.

If you're gunna quote on gutters, my advice would be to have a good look in/around them first, too many variables.

 

Cheers Fred.

ps, if your gunna do it with a blower, battery makes it far easier.


Posted 13 April 2019 - 10:10 AM

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On gutters you definitely need to have a preview first and you MUST have an awesome ladder, preferably with one of these. 

 

http://www.ferno.com...-gutter-bracket

 

 

On blowers in gutters I am am able to use mine on  every 1 in 4 jobs, I really wish I'd get some gutter jobs now as they would be nice and dry and good to do with the blower.


Posted 16 April 2019 - 05:26 PM




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