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Old 28-09-2002, 02:12 PM
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Default Removing Ivy Grippers from Brickwork.

Hi,
After removing a ivy (climbing hydranga type with aerial roots) I'm
left with the furry grippers all over the brickwork. The ivy was removed
about 5 years ago and I thought the elements might clean it, but to no
avail.
Is the only solution a wire brush and elbow grease? The bricks and
mortar are in good order and the house is about 15 years old.



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Old 28-09-2002, 03:04 PM
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Hi,
After removing a ivy (climbing hydranga type with aerial roots) I'm
left with the furry grippers all over the brickwork. The ivy was removed
about 5 years ago and I thought the elements might clean it, but to no
avail.
Is the only solution a wire brush and elbow grease? The bricks and
mortar are in good order and the house is about 15 years old.



Removed a load recently using a pressure washer, held the lance about 2" off
the brickwork watching out for the pointing.

HTH

Tony


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Old 28-09-2002, 03:32 PM
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I seem to remember this subject being raised earlier this year. Apart from
the dexterous use of a blow-torch, there's no easy way of removing those
furry grippers.

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After removing a ivy (climbing hydranga type with aerial roots)
I'm left with the furry grippers all over the brickwork.
Is the only solution a wire brush and elbow grease?



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Old 28-09-2002, 03:48 PM
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Did you hire the pressure washer?

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Hi,
After removing a ivy (climbing hydranga type with aerial roots) I'm
left with the furry grippers all over the brickwork. The ivy was removed
about 5 years ago and I thought the elements might clean it, but to no
avail.
Is the only solution a wire brush and elbow grease? The bricks and
mortar are in good order and the house is about 15 years old.



Removed a load recently using a pressure washer, held the lance about 2"

off
the brickwork watching out for the pointing.

HTH

Tony




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Old 28-09-2002, 07:16 PM
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Did you hire the pressure washer?

"TonyK" wrote in message
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"Top Cat" wrote in message
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Hi,
After removing a ivy (climbing hydranga type with aerial roots)

I'm
left with the furry grippers all over the brickwork. The ivy was

removed
about 5 years ago and I thought the elements might clean it, but to no
avail.
Is the only solution a wire brush and elbow grease? The bricks

and
mortar are in good order and the house is about 15 years old.



Removed a load recently using a pressure washer, held the lance about 2"

off
the brickwork watching out for the pointing.

HTH

Tony






Went one better... borrowed my F-I-Ls! Only a B&Q Karcher job though, about
100 I'd guess. I'm gonna buy one though, maybe a cheapy.

Tony




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Old 28-09-2002, 08:46 PM
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"TonyK" wrote in message ...

"Top Cat" wrote in message
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Did you hire the pressure washer?

"TonyK" wrote in message
...

"Top Cat" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
Hi,
After removing a ivy (climbing hydranga type with aerial roots)

I'm
left with the furry grippers all over the brickwork. The ivy was

removed
about 5 years ago and I thought the elements might clean it, but to

no
avail.
Is the only solution a wire brush and elbow grease? The bricks

and
mortar are in good order and the house is about 15 years old.



Removed a load recently using a pressure washer, held the lance about

2"
off
the brickwork watching out for the pointing.

HTH

Tony






Went one better... borrowed my F-I-Ls! Only a B&Q Karcher job though,

about
100 I'd guess. I'm gonna buy one though, maybe a cheapy.

Tony


I was also going to suggest a pressure washer, having recently done sucha
job with Virginia Creeper suckers or whatever they are called. I have a
Karsher (sp?) one as well, not that high powered (cost about 100) but it
does the job though you do have to get close, that ivy is tough!! Wear old
clothes and be prepared to get wet! Also, yep, watch out for the mortar I
nuked a few bits

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Tumbleweed

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Old 29-09-2002, 08:33 AM
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I seem to remember this subject being raised earlier this year. Apart from
the dexterous use of a blow-torch, there's no easy way of removing those
furry grippers.

'Mungo'
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After removing a ivy (climbing hydranga type with aerial roots)
I'm left with the furry grippers all over the brickwork.
Is the only solution a wire brush and elbow grease?


Wanna bet them Power washers will take Paint of yer Car, I hit the Paintwork
on Me window sill took it down to the bare wood in parts.

Drew.M




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