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iRobot 12501 Looj 125 Remote Controlled Cordless Electric Gutter Cleaning Robot With Belt Clip (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Belt clip to free up your hands and make it easier for you to climb a ladder.
  • Works with standard K-style, aluminum, copper, metal or vinyl gutters
  • Internal antenna provides great range and reliability up to 40-feet away
  • Smart speed moves slower going forward to clean thoroughly and faster going backwards to finish its mission quicker
  • Flexible auger delivers the power needed to blast through clogs

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  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B001R4CPME
  • Item model number: 12501
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #99,504 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Cleaning gutters can be a dangerous and time consuming job but it is an essential part of home maintenance. Gutters need to be cleaned regularly to avoid water damage, overspills and ice dams. Plus, dirty gutters create a breeding ground for carpenter ants, mosquitoes and other pests. Now there's an easier way to maintain your gutters. The new and improved Looj blasts through dirt and debris and brushes your gutters clean. Avoid climbing and repositioning a ladder multiple times while juggling tools and over reaching from dangerous heights. Simply place the ladder in one secure spot, put iRobot Looj in your gutter, remove the remote control, and let it go to work. The iRobot Looj’s wireless remote control has up to a 40-foot range, moves the Looj forwards and backwards, and changes the rotational direction of the auger to ensure complete debris removal. Looj attaches to an included belt clip to free up your hands and make it easier for you to climb a ladder. Less than 2-1/4” high, 3-1/4” wide, iRobot Looj propels itself through your gutters, under gutter straps and over downspout holes. It uses a three-stage flexible auger to break up clogs, lift out the debris, and brush your gutters clean. Spinning at 500 RPM, the high velocity auger delivers the power needed to dislodge, lift, and toss wet leaves, pine needles, and other debris out of your gutters and away from your home. The iRobot Looj cleans up to 150 feet of linear gutter on a single charge. Waterproof up to 1 foot of water, clean-up is fast and easy; simply remove the wireless remote control and hose off any leftover debris. Now there's an easier, faster way to clean your gutters and protect the investment in your home.

Product Description

Looj blasts through debris, clogs and sludge and brushes your gutters clean. Stop repeated ladder repositioning and over reaching from dangerous heights.

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Before you decide whether you want to invest the money in a gutter cleaning "robot" do yourself a favor and measure your gutters to see if the Looj will fit. iRobot has a really convenient print out that shows the dimensions and will allow you to cut out the template to easily measure your gutter's width/depth and whether the Looj will make it under your gutter straps, nails or however they are hung. You can find it on iRobot's website in the Looj 125/135/155 product description. I had a link to the PDF but Amazon wouldn't let me include it in my review. Sorry.

Once you know the device will fit in your gutter and won't get stuck, then read the reviews and decide if it's worth the money.

For me, the Looj has done a great job on my gutters. It will, however, NOT save you ANY time and could potentially take longer than it would if you repositioned the ladder. The difference is that the Looj makes the process of gutter cleaning an order of magnitude safer than what most people are accustomed to. The Looj is also technically not a robot; it's more of a remote controlled car that works for you. You can't set it and forget it like you can iRobot's Roomba.

The way the device works is you first must charge the battery. This requires you to plug it into the outlet with just the bare battery; you cannot plug the Looj into the wall as you would with iRobot's other 'bots such as the Roomba. The reason being is that the Looj is waterproof up to 1 foot (12 inches, or roughly 31 cm). In order to accomplish this, iRobot couldn't design this as affordably as it is given the need to waterproof the electrical plug as well.

The battery requires a charge of at least 15 hours. I'm unsure as to the reasoning behind this, but it could be because of battery "memory.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Mark on June 16, 2009
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I have an older home with box gutters. The last time I was on the roof, the ladder moved as I tried to get off the roof which spooked me. A distant neighbor had a serious accident as well. As a result, I usually pay a roofer to clean the gutters. Unfortunately, they can take several weeks to come out and do the cleaning and I am an impatient person.

On our house, the gutters are 40' from the ground, so there isn't a convenient way to use the looj from the ground. I can access the gutters from the roof via dormers so my method of using the looj was to tie a rope to the looj and drive it into the gutters that were 3 or 4 feet below me.

Prior to looj'ing, I had 3 main problems around the downspouts. Roofing companies put small wire traps over the gutter to keep the downspouts from clogging. Three of these were clogged at the trap. The first one was relatively straight forward although I kept getting caught on the trap. Usually backing up and going forward would resolve the problem, but frequently I needed to use the rope with forward motion on the looj to get it to figure out how to get around the trap. This worked relatively well and after 20 minutes I had cleared the gutter. Unfortunately, I had also worked the trap free and had no way to retrieve it.

I moved to the second gutter to repeat the process. This one was pretty easy although, again, I had to convince the looj to bypass the gutter trap.

During the cleaning of the third gutter, I lost the auger twice. Luckily, I was able to drag it back using the looj and retrieve it and resinstall it.

During the cleaning of the fourth gutter, I lost the auger once and eventually lost one of the treads. I was unable to retrieve the tread, so I need to go to irobot.com and order another two.
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31 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Michael A. Behr TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 9, 2009
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After noticing that my new house had completely clogged gutters, I rushed to the computer to buy the Looj. I'm a huge iRobot fan, and the price point was low enough I didn't have to ask my wife's permission!

I couldn't rush out and use "my new toy" because the battery takes 15 hours to charge.

I just used it for the first time, and was pretty impressed. First-off, it is definitely NOT a toy. It's pretty darned effective, when it works.

However, there were a few complicating factors.

1) Some of my gutters are too thin for the Looj, so I have to do them by hand.

2) The house has these nifty ice melting wires right on the edge of the shingles... and the Looj kept getting caught in them. I was usually able to free it by turning the auger backwards (slinging muck on the side of the roof) and reversing direction, but I had to free it up by hand a few times.

3) For really mucked up areas, even the mighty Looj was outgunned.

4) What it got, it did really well. But that auger... just slung the muck away from the roof. Onto me (even though I was standing 15 feet away), onto the car (which had to be washed anyway), and onto the patio (which my wife is ready to kill me for!)

So all in all, iRobot has a really good start here, but not everyone can use it... and even for those that can, I'd suggest waiting until they come up with a model with a built in garbage bag before you get one!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Peter Chenoweth on December 8, 2011
I received my Looj 125 as a gift, but now that I've used it, I think it is worth the money.

Other reviewers have done a great job at the details, so I'll just share a couple of insights...

The most important thing you need to realize is that this isn't a "robot" in the sense of iRobot's other products. The Looj is, simply, a remote-controlled tank with a spinning brush on the front. Nothing more, nothing less. You control it from the remote while standing on your ladder, commanding this "rabid squirrel" (to quote a neighbor). Usually with most of your neighborhood trying to figure out what in the heck you're doing. The iRobot itself isn't too noisy, but when that auger is spinning in an aluminum gutter, your whole neighborhood will hear it banging around. Cleaning one's gutters with a Looj is not a covert operation. ;-)

There is a little bit of technique to using it. You can't just blindly run it down the gutter on one pass. Unless, I suppose, you had a minimal of just dry leaves to clear (who has dry leaves in a gutter?). Think of the process as shoveling snow. You have to work through tricky sections slowly, sometimes reversing the auger, frequently backing up and plowing forward a few inches at a time. Just watch it & control it, and you'll find success.

Some people complain of their Looj flipping itself over. This does happen; mine did it several times. The torque of the auger can be enough to rotate the Looj itself. If this is happening, I think you're trying to plow through stuff too quickly. Slow down and take 'nibbles' at the debris. But really, it doesn't matter if it flips onto its back; it still does the job. The treads still work.
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