Tools and Gadgets That Every DIY Person Needs: The Ultimate Rain Gutter Cleaning Tool

Jerry WalchStarred Page By Jerry Walch, 6th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1kmll0n_/
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If the last couple of days are any indication of what lies ahead for us here in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, spring truly is right around the corner. We have had a very mild winter this year and for the last couple of days the temperatures have been in the high 60s. Yesterday and today we have had a high of 68 degrees Fahrenheit. It is time to start thinking about cleaning the debris from those gutters. You need the Ultimate Rain Gutter Cleaning Tool.

The safe way to clean out your gutters.

Working off of ladders can be hazardous to your health. Every year more than 220,000 home owners end up in the emergency room because of falls from ladders. That is the bad news, the good news is that if you live in a single story home you can now clean out those gutters without ever stepping one foot on a ladder. The Ultimate Rain Gutter Cleaning Tool makes it possible for you to clean the gutters while standing on the ground. With a street price of less than $30, this tool is so affordable that you have no good reason to not have one in your yard tool collection.

Extension poles not included.

Everyone is use to seeing the blurb, “Batteries not included” on the boxes containing the toys that we buy for our children and grand children, well in this case, it is the extension poles that are not included. That is no big deal because you can resolve that problem in two ways. You can use an old push broom handle that you may have on hand or you can purchase standard extension handles at any hardware store or at any home center for a very reasonable price. A pole from a tree saw, rake, or pool sweeper will work too. My personal favorite are the telescoping aluminum handles that allow me to adjust their length to the exact length needed to reach the gutters I am cleaning. The aluminum, telescoping poles are not only more durable than wooden poles, they are easier to store.

Fully adjustable to fit your gutters.

The 2 and ½ inch paddles on The Ultimate Rain Gutter Cleaning Tool are adjustable for a spread of up to 16 inches. When using The Ultimate Rain Gutter Cleaning Tool, you are in complete control. Watch this video to see it in action.

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Extension Poles, Gadgets, Gutter Rake, Ladder Safety, Ladders, Tools

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Jerry Walch is a 71 year old freelance writer for hire living in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He has been writing since the late 1970s, and writes for both the print and online media. He specializes in

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
7th Mar 2012 (#)

We had a mild winter too, and yet... on the weekend... at least a foot of snow! More than we had all winter! I never have to worry about cleaning the rain gutters, they seldom need doing where I live now and if they did, my wife would be up on the roof cleaning them by hand. She loves that sort of thing.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
7th Mar 2012 (#)

I should add that I am terrified of heights myself and would prefer the gadgets!

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author avatar Jerry Walch
7th Mar 2012 (#)

Thanks for moderating, reading, and the comments, Mark. I can only try to imagine what it must be like for you to be terrified of heights. That phobia must put a real cramp on your lifestyle. I now that it would put a real serious cramp on my lifestyle.

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author avatar Denise O
7th Mar 2012 (#)

Dan is also afraid of his heights. When we went to a amusement park back in the early 90's. Him and Mama sat in the picnic area, while the rest of us went and hit all the tall and fast stuff. Also he is a klutz, big time! He will be the first to tell you this. Great information all us home owners/renters should know. Nice work as always. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Jerry Walch
7th Mar 2012 (#)

Glad you dropped in,Denise. thanks for the read and the comments.

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author avatar richardpeeej
8th Mar 2012 (#)

great idea my friend ..I attach a trowel on the end of a stick and attack it from the top of a ladder...thanks for this..

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author avatar Jerry Walch
8th Mar 2012 (#)

You are most welcome, richardpeel.

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author avatar Buzz
8th Mar 2012 (#)

Wish we had that kind of tool in my country, Jerry. Thanks for sharing this great star page.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
8th Mar 2012 (#)

Buzz, you can order it online and have it shipped to you. The shipping and handling charges shouldn't be that much. You wouldn't have to order the poles since almost any pole, even an old push broom handle, will work with it.

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author avatar D in The Darling
9th Mar 2012 (#)

I'm so flimsy when it comes to handwork. I guess I got to enroll with you. These are great tips.

Thanks for sharing and God bless.

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author avatar D in The Darling
9th Mar 2012 (#)

Meant to say, "I'm so flimsy in ideas when it comes to handiwork." I don't know why "in ideas" decided to go into hiding? Lol!

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author avatar Jerry Walch
9th Mar 2012 (#)

Thanks for reading and commenting, D. If you're not a tool kind of Guy, don't sweat it, no one can be an expert on everything. We all have our fortes and our foibles, even me. :-))

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author avatar Delicia Powers
9th Mar 2012 (#)

Very helpful information...thanks Jerry!

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author avatar Jerry Walch
10th Mar 2012 (#)

You are most welcome, Delicia.

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author avatar Spicy
11th Mar 2012 (#)

Very needful and useful information Jerry. Thank you for the sharing this information.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
11th Mar 2012 (#)

My pleasure, Spicy.Thank you for reading and for commenting.

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author avatar Jules Castillo
11th Mar 2012 (#)

great addition to your DIY collection

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author avatar Jerry Walch
11th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you, Cowboy.

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