The most difficult part of gutter cleaning for me is muscling the
extension ladder around. I use a very expensive, high-tech tool to
extend my reach to about 5 feet on each side.
It's a piece of curtain hanger, the kind for hanging a light weight
curtain about 2" from the wall. After emptying what's at arm's length,
I use the bent end to reach under the hangers and drag the mass of
leaves, acorns, and pine needles close enough to grab.
Then I leave it in the gutter with the end sticking out, which shows me
how far I can move the ladder.
Hope someone else finds this useful,
I do something similar. I use one of those cheap, flat snow brushes. It
easily fits under the hangers. I find having the brush on the end helps
drag the small stuff close enough to grab and it cleans the gutter well.
I've got you beat by 15 feet. <g> I do mine from the ground. Pool
skimmer pole with shop-vac nozzle duct taped to it.
[Sears has the nozzles for $20.-- #00916935000
- or on Ebay - Buy-it-now $12 - $8 shipping - item #130172816736 ]
I've been using the shop vac blower- but this year I used a fernco
coupler to attach the shopvac hose to my gas-leaf blower.
I have 4 30" hard extensions, and 2 lengths of flex hose to blow
through. I might replace one of the flex hoses and the series of
extensions with some 2" thinwall pipe of some sort and lose the pool
pole. But this works so well I'm not real motivated to try and
It cleans the gutters [and a porch roof] of all my maple, oak & long
In the time it used to take to set the ladder up once, I'm done
blowing both 2nd story eaves and a porch roof.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.