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Drone for cleaning roof gutter?

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  • 21-12-2015 11:59am
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    Registered Users Posts: 265 ✭✭


    Any suggestion for a drone strong enough to hold a trowel to carry say 0.5 - 1 Kg muck and the precision to drive along a gutter to clean it out?

    25ft is too high for me to reach by ladder and tradesmen don't come when called.


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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 17,642 Mod ✭✭✭✭Graham


    This isn't aviation & aircraft related but there's this non-flying gutter robot:

    http://www.irobot.ie/home-robots/gutter-cleaning

    You will need to climb a ladder to drop it in place initially though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 265 ✭✭Sysmod


    Gosh, that looks cute. But I couldn't reach the gutter to put it in in the first place.

    I think I may have overreached myself thinking of a drone when in fact an extendable pole might be enough, although the longest I have seen advertised is a Gardena at only 3.9m, c. 12 feet. I'll ask again in DIY, sorry for the mispost.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 17,642 Mod ✭✭✭✭Graham


    Sysmod wrote: »
    Gosh, that looks cute. But I couldn't reach the gutter to put it in in the first place.

    I think I may have overreached myself thinking of a drone when in fact an extendable pole might be enough, although the longest I have seen advertised is a Gardena at only 3.9m, c. 12 feet. I'll ask again in DIY, sorry for the mispost.

    I'm not sure you did mis-post, I've no idea where drone related discussion would go. My response was definitely not aviation related though :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,729 ✭✭✭martinsvi


    none of the drones out there for consumer market can carry much load. Get a decent ladder, google is your friend, there are some companies out there who will rent ladder out for as little as 12-14 euros per day


  • Registered Users Posts: 265 ✭✭Sysmod


    Thanks martinsyl but no way am I going up a ladder that high.
    Apart from anything else, it can only be leaned against the wall under the gutter and that still leaves a high gap, no place to be working without hands if I need two to hold the cleaning tool.

    I take the point about the drone's capacity. I'll look around for more extensible pole ideas.

    Thanks
    P


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,729 ✭✭✭martinsvi


    perhaps you can hire a scissor lift or something similar - http://www.loxam.ie/fleet/electric-scissors

    I've no idea what they cost, but I can't imagine them being too expensive


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,004 ✭✭✭Pat Dunne


    Graham wrote: »
    This isn't aviation & aircraft related but there's this non-flying gutter robot:

    http://www.irobot.ie/home-robots/gutter-cleaning

    You will need to climb a ladder to drop it in place initially though.
    Sure that yoke wouldn't even get around the corners :D

    PM sent to you Sysmod.


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