good gun-for gutter repair

im talking about a cartridge gun ,not a gun gun. id been looking for a really good Cartridge gun to apply butyl gloop up on the gutter line . it had to meet several criterios ,when you work on a ladder it has to be right first time.These were my criterias

1-has to be nifty and light 2-have a hook on it to hang on a ladder 3-be a non dripper 4-just had to feel right in my hand wickes.

The hunt took a few weeks, reading online reviews got me part of the way .The best way ultimately was to go and test out the various guns in the stores themselves.After a little searching i settled on one in Wickes building supplies store in Ipswich ,i dont know who made it for Wickes or where it was made [guess/sense it is made in the UK] but whatever it suits me and my way of working.colch

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cleaning and mending gutters

 

 

October has been very good.A new sideline income is guttering cleaning// repairs, we have gotten very busy very quickly with this add-on work . Ive had to buy a few additional new tools and repair bits n bobs to carry from job to job.

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broken gnomes

in my travels to clean windows i quite often see broken garden gnomes in folks gardens. Theyve been there at least as long as ive been cleaning windows,ten years plus.I never touch them but i always look over ,do sometimes say Hello to them .

Whats the back story to them,how did they arrive like that ? Do i want to know?its the mystery factor i will never know the back story

gnome2 It got me thinking…. theyre not perfect-bit like people,nobody is perfect nor should they be – but theyve all still got their place in life .

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unusual egg clusters

close up to houses cleaning the windows i often see Spiders and their webs , this time of year [late summer] Photo-0012 (25)Photo-0013 (22)Photo-0014 (18)Photo-0015 (11)they are busy making their egg sacs. This cluster of egg sacs looked weird and the momma was hung below one of the sacs. Not sure what species,she didnt look like a false widow

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mag signs

i bought a couple of magnetic door signs for the work van.  They came from Holland and Vistaprint made them.  i like the idea to peel them off if i want to call a halt to gutter work. i dont always want to do this add-on type of work, it can be gruelling and dangerous  due to its nature you never know whats facing you till you are up by the roof – so i dont want to commit to doing it every week especially in Winter .Anyhoo im pleased with the signs . Photo-0012 (11)

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old van leaves

i always get this end of life scrap dismantler to take away my old vehicles when im done with using them. oh what tales that old window cleaning van could tell!  in its last few months it sure drove me mad [mind of its own]  but hey what about all the good times !  i patted the front wing lightly and said my goodbyes to it .Strangely as it got winched onto the back of the truck one of its wheels got caught hard on summat-as if to say “dont let me go jonny!”

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rain gutter clean outs

in recent times we have been doing a lot of these. Its a job where you have to take care because it can have hidden risks.Last week as i got up close n personal to a gutter a dove flew out from a hidden nest on the roofline and almost hit me square in the face. Shit me up!!!  Ive now

invested in a selection of gutter cleaning tools to make the actual job easier in the long run

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