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handy man88 01-20-2011 05:57 PM

Gutter cleaning
 
What special tool, homemade or store bought, do you use to clean out jammed downspouts/elbows?

I've tried some like a twisted clothes hanger, Romex, etc.

I think the 1 gal shop vacs have flexible enough and small diameter enough hoses to jam in there and suck the leaves/crap out.

packer_rich 01-20-2011 06:03 PM

I use my leaf blower

Michael Thomas 01-20-2011 06:49 PM

If a clog is more than a foot or two down into a downspout, or around the corner of an elbow, I insert a running garden hose from the gutter end.


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