Messac, Achille, Taslim, M., Northeastern University, Department of Mechanical Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Rain gutters tend to collect many types of debris throughout the seasons and the storms they endure. This debris can cause serious problems if the gutters are not properly cleaned. The plugging of the downspout can cause a build-up of water, debris, and also ice during the winter months. As buildups increase, dangers are presented to the home, surrounding landscape, and individuals below. The objective of this design is to provide the average homeowner with a device that effectively cleans rain gutters thus avoiding resulting problems. The device must clean gutters of a one-story home without the use of a ladder or platform. It must be operable by a single person, light in weight, as well as being low in cost. This report presents our final design proposal that will successfully complete the task at hand, while being safe and efficient for any homeowner.
rain gutters, cleaning device
Northeastern University, Department of Mechanical Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Skibinski, Todd; Lauber, Hernan; Archambault, Joe; Pratt, Brad; and Pratt, Brad, "Rain Gutter Cleaning Device" (2007). Capstone Design Program: Mechanical Engineering. Paper 90. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d10010324
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