November 18, 2008

iRobot Looj: Hands-On Experience

looj.jpgOver a year ago, we wrote about the iRobot Looj gutter cleaning robot. At the time, we thought it looked pretty cool, but it turns out that looks aren't even half the story. A fellow who runs a blog called der5er had some hands on experience with the tool and the results are somewhat less than spectacular.

...Add to this the fact that if a pine cone happens to be directly under a gutter support bracket, the Looj gets stuck. About halfway down the gutter I ran into this problem. I tried backing it up and ramming it forward a couple times, but I eventually had to climb up on the roof (or move my ladder) and manually remove the pine cone.

Read the entire experience here.

Read More in: Lawn/Garden

Share this Article with others: social bookmarking

Related Articles:

Came straight to this page? Visit Tool Snob for all the latest news.

Posted by Doug Mahoney at November 18, 2008 4:49 AM
Recent Comments

Thanks! I look forward to reading your readers' comments!

Posted by: Greg Epps at November 18, 2008 10:54 AM

I bought one of these pre-release. My biggest problem is I don't like the way it lifts the edges of my shingles if I want it to blow stuff out of the gutter. The other option is to have it rotate in the direction where it won't try to lift the shingles - that throws the stuff back onto the roof to get washed right back into the gutter. I need to remember to put it on CraigsList ;)

Posted by: RevRagnarok at November 18, 2008 7:27 AM
Post a comment

Remember personal info?

Please enter the letter "h" in the field below:
Please press Post only once. Submission of comments takes up to 20 seconds because of Spam Filtering.

Join the Mailing List Newsletter
Enter your Email

Powered by FeedBlitz
Subscribe - RSS

facebook_badge.jpg twitter_badge.jpg

Recent Reviews
Recent Comments
B. King: I am looking for the rechargeable electric cord for my read more
Kevin: dude is going to be in a world of hurt read more
Lawrence Ashdown: Please don't send any more catalogs - we are moving!! read more
R urich: Do Not attempt to use gorilla glue on hatd woods read more
William Gibson: I have one of the Pit Bell electric planers, model read more
Site Navigation

Visit our other properties at!


This weblog is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
All items Copyright © 1999-2016 Blogpire Productions. Please read our Disclaimer and Privacy Policy