Maintaining clean and debris-free gutters on the second or third floor of your building can be a daunting task, but with the right tools, you can make it safe, fast, and less tiresome.

Some of the best gutter cleaning tools for 2-story or 3-story houses include telescopic poles/wands, pressure washer extension attachments, tall ladders, leaf blowers/vacuums, gutter scoops, scrub brushes, protective gear, and roof safety kits to protect you from injuries. You may also need inspection and debris-prevention accessories. Read on for details.

Telescopic Gutter Cleaning Poles & Wands

Telescopic gutter cleaning tools are extendable poles and wands with cleaning attachments that allow you to clear rain gutters safely from the ground instead of dangerously climbing ladders to roof height.

They telescope out to lengths 20-40 feet, enabling reach to clear debris from most one, two, and even three-story gutters. At the extendable end is usually a curved brush, scoop, or water nozzle to efficiently remove leaves, pine needles, and other dirt from your gutters while providing a sturdy yet maneuverable aluminum pole system with comfortable handles for grasping.

Though they cannot do the entire job alone and occasional manual gutter checking is still required, telescopic tools vastly simplify and safely aid the cleaning process. Wands require pressure washers.

GutterMaster Pro Telescopic Gutter Cleaner

This premium 40ft telescopic gutter cleaning pole is made of lightweight yet durable aircraft grade aluminum and carbon fiber, able to reach 2-story rain gutters safely from the ground through smooth twist and lock extensions.

GutterMaspter Pro Telescopic Water Fed Pole
GutterMaster pro Pole

Guttermaster water wands are ideal for flushing pine needles and leaves leftover from the autumn. All you need is to clean out your downspouts first, then move on to spraying out the horizontal gutters.

It is easy to use. Just connect it to your hose, and the gutters will be dirt-free. The pole is designed to fit with most standard garden hoses, so no special attachments are needed.


  • Reaches up to 40ft to clean 2-story gutters safely from the ground
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum and carbon fiber construction is lightweight and strong
  • Twist and lock extensions are smooth and secure
  • Increases productivity by 30%+ compared to ladders
  • Reduces strain injuries from carrying ladders
  • Smooth adjustable elbow at the end

Professional gutter cleaning crews strongly recommend the GM-PRO as it increases productivity over ladders by 30% or more, allowing faster debris removal without strain injuries or falls. An adjustable elbow fitting adapts angles as needed when clearing leaves and clogs.


  • Slightly costly.
  • It may require practice to use it properly.

Though carrying a high upfront investment cost and learning curve, the exceptional build quality, security, maneuverability, and physical ease of use make the GM-PRO the top choice for commercial-grade gutter cleaning efficiency and safety.

DocaPole Gutter Cleaning Pole (20-40 Feet)

DocaPole 7-30ft  telescopic Pole multipurpose

This is one of the most versatile and highly sought-after multi-purpose telescopic poles in the market today. Lightweight and extending to over 30 feet, it is the perfect solution for all the high and hard-to-reach roof gutters requiring costly ladders or multiple poles.

In addition to reach and versatility, this pole earns popularity due to its thoughtful design features for accessibility and usability. The range to access high spots and compatibility with various tool attachments enables DIYers to safely take on gutter cleaning and other home tasks. Despite some handling challenges fully extended, its well-made adjustable pole offers excellent value.


  • Adjustable clamp levers allow rapid length adjustments from 7ft to 30ft
  • Durable metal tip attaches securely to the included accessories.
  • 180-degree hinge tip provides flexibility for hard-to-reach spots
  • The foam grip and rubber end cap enable comfortable handling.
  • Lightweight ribbed aluminum tubing offers strength.
  • It collapses to 7 feet for simple access in tight spaces, storage, and transport.


  • Versatile for indoor and outdoor uses
  • Provides up to 36ft maximum reach
  • Easy set up with clamp levers and accessory attachments
  • Sturdy yet lightweight construction


  • Initial cost plus separate accessories can get expensive
  • Some vibration/instability when fully extended
  • Challenging for overhead tasks at full extension

Overall, the DocaPole is an ideal multi-purpose extension pole that allows you to confidently tackle interior and exterior home tasks with its impressive vertical and horizontal reach. For those seeking an adjustable, rugged option, the DocaPole delivers on accessibility.

Orbit Cleaning wand

This retractable cleaner can be extended to cover a substantial height from the ground. It is designed to clean the hard-to-reach places on the roof, including gutters.

Orbit gutter cleaning wand tool

It has a 4-point ratcheting head connected to a sweeper nozzle for efficient and easy cleaning. This nozzle is made of zinc metal for maximum durability.


  • Shaped nozzle that creates a powerful sweeping spray
  • Extends up to 72″ and the head pivots 360° to enable cleaning gutters and hard-to-reach areas
  • Robust aluminum construction and non-slip foam grips make it easy to hold
  • Easy to operate flow control dial


  • It is safe as cleaning is done from the ground.
  • The equipment is long-lasting, which makes it cost-effective in the long run.
  • The rotating nozzle makes it easy to clean inaccessible places in the gutters.
  • It has a lightweight design, which makes it easy to maneuver.


  • Using this equipment effectively might require much time and practice, especially cleaning the high-up gutters.
  • You might need an additional extension tool or ladder for very high gutters.

The Melnor-Vortex Cleaning Wand

Gutter cleaning wand for Gutter
Melno Vortex Cleaning Wand

This gutter cleaning tool works by blasting away debris from your clogged gutters. Interestingly, it is not a pressure washer but instead maximizes your faucet’s water pressure in a flat fan-like spray pattern that acts like a liquid broom. The greater your water pressure (40psi or more), the better the cleaning wand performs.


The wand is fully adjustable in length from 40″ out to a maximum of 72″.

The head rotates a full 360 degrees, which makes it easy to clean the hardest-to-reach locations, like behind the garden furniture on your patio or those hard-to-reach downspouts.

Made with Melnor’s quick connect system, it makes connecting and disconnecting watering tools a snap. Includes an adapter that stays on the wand, so it’s easy to attach to the hose end when needed.

When not in use with a quick connect system, attach the threaded end of the wand to any standard garden hose.

The rod can be extended to cover up to 16 feet to increase the height accessible from the ground.


  • You do not need a source of expensive pressure for cleaning
  • Versatile
  • Easy to use
  • Can reach hidden parts of the gutter
  • Lightweight and durable


  • Low pressure for heavy dirt
  • Relies on your faucet’s water pressure.

Ezy Flo High Reach Gutter Cleaning Kit

This tool has a retractable pole that can be extended up to around 16 feet, making it convenient for cleaning gutters high above the ground.

It uses high-pressure water from an adjustable nozzle, ideal for cleaning debris and clogged gutters.

This tool also comes with a stiff brush that can be used for scrubbing sticky dirt. The equipment is designed from high-quality aluminum metal, making it durable and lightweight.

Ezy Flo Gutter Cleaner kit
Ezy Flo Cleaner


  • It is safe to use without the need for climbing a ladder.
  • Its design makes it practical for cleaning gutters.
  • Lightweight and durable.
  • Easy to assemble and disassemble


  • The water inlet valve connection to the hose does not fit some available pipe designs.
  • You cannot tell how clean the gutters are immediately after cleaning unless you use a ladder or a gutter inspection camera.

Sturdy Ladder 

Using a ladder to clean two/three-story house gutters enables safer, more thorough cleaning while avoiding dangerous stretching.
The elevated working position provides complete access to remove debris along the entire length of gutters without missing hard-to-reach spots.
Standing above also grants clearer visibility to identify any maintenance issues requiring repair.

For two and three-story house gutters, you need a ladder extending to at least 20 feet and 30 feet, respectively.
Steel ladders have good load capacity, while aluminum ladders are lightweight, sturdy, and don’t rust.
Overall, a proper ladder allows complete cleaning of high gutters while minimizing strain and risk of injury from attempting to access areas overhead from ground level.

Louisville and Little Giant are some of the reputable ladder manufacturers. Ladders from these two brands meet all OSHA and ANSI standards.

The Louisville FE3232 and Little Giant Velocity M26 are ideal ladders for two-story gutter cleaning. Following is a highlight of the features that these ladders come with.

Little Giant Ladders, Velocity with Wheels, M26, 26 Ft

Little Giant Velocity M26 Ladder
Velocity M26


  • it is a multi-position ladder that easily converts to an A-frame, extension, trestle-and-plank, 90-degree, and staircase.
  • Rock Lock adjusters quickly alter your ladder into different configurations.
  • Tip & Glide wheels for easy transport from job to job
  • Weight capacity 300 pounds
  • Lightweight constructed of a special alloy
  • A true two-person ladder

Louisville Ladder FE3232

Louisville FE3232 fiberglass extension ladder
Louisville FE3232

This ladder comes in an elegant design and smooth finish. They are lightweight, sturdy, durable, and reliable.

  • FIBERGLASS is non-conductive when clean and dry
  • 300-pound load capacity.
  • It comes with options that extend up to 40 ft. Ideal for two and three-story roof gutters
  • Swivel Safety Shoe with Metal Shield for safety and stability
  • D-shaped rungs are more straightforward to stand on and add more comfort.
  • Mar-Resistant Rail End Caps to protect your landing surfaces

Further Reading:

Gutter Scoops, Rakes, and Scrapers

Scoops, rakes, and scrappers allow you to remove the wet/dry leaves while clearing caked-on debris and handling corner buildup.

Scoops have shallow shovel shapes that let you quickly scoop out loose leaves and dirt. Their widths cover more area for quicker gutter clearing.

Rakes have plastic or metal tines angled to reach into corners and snag tricky wet debris that evades scoops. Their extended teeth can grab debris screens.

Scrapers have thick rubber edges that conform to the curved gutter trough shape to scrape off stuck-on gunk-like dirt, peeling paint, and mud that other tools glide over.

Getter Gutter Scoop Kit

Gutter Getter Cleaning Kit is one of the most effective tools for scooping. You can use it to rake the dirt from the gutters, then use the scooper attachment to collect and discard the dirt at your convenience.

Gutter getter Gutter cleaning tool
Gutter Getter

The tool’s packaging includes a gutter debris remover and an extension handle. The tool design is durable and long-lasting for heavy performance.


  • It has a competitive price
  • It has a great quality design.
  • It is simple to use
  • The small size makes fitting under the gutter frames convenient and easy.


  • The scoop design is somewhat unreliable.
  • You will need a ladder for high gutters

EZ Smart Mini Rake

The EZ Smart Mini Rake is a compact 3-inch wide plastic rake that attaches to extension poles to allow you to clean gutters, remove debris from roofs, and access other hard-to-reach spots up to 21 feet high without needing a ladder.

 Gutter Rake
Ez Mini Gutter Rake

Key features include an adjustable pivoting head to angle the rake head as needed, standard attachment fitting most extension poles, a lightweight and durable plastic design, and multi-use functionality for roof/gutter cleaning and gardening and landscaping work. The rake aims to provide an easy way to clean and maintain areas that require climbing up on ladders.

Gutter Sense Cleaning tool

This tool uses a pole to scoop dirt from the roof gutters. It is designed with a plastic scoop pivoted at an angle and controlled by a set of strings operated from the ground. At the pivot is a screw where the extension pole is attached.

Gutter sense gutter cleaning tool
Gutter Sense

This equipment can clean all dirt from the gutters, including large leaf particles, tiny dust particles, and even pine needles. The prongs can comfortably open up to cover up to 14 inches of dirt space.


  • It is lightweight.
  • This tool is quite effective as it leaves the gutters very clean.
  • It does not involve climbing a ladder.
  • It is cheap to acquire and hence cost-effective.

Gutterwhiz Cleaning Tool

The Gutterwhiz cleaning tool is relatively cheap and effective for cleaning gutters without a ladder. It works the same way as the gutter-sense cleaning tool.

Cleaning is done by two prongs operated using a rope attached to the tool and extending down to the ground.

Gutterwhiz  cleaner tool

As the user pulls the rope, the two prongs close and pick up the dirt from the gutters. The tool is manually operated and does not require a power source such as electricity or gas.

The packaging includes safety eyeglasses to protect the user’s eye from falling debris and dust. The cleaning prongs are supported by a pole that is attached to the pivot of the prongs. The length of this pole is selected according to the height of the gutters.


  • It is relatively cheap and affordable.
  • It is easy to use without the need for technical expertise.
  • It is designed with durable material, which makes it long-lasting.
  • It has an attractive design.
  • It does not require a ladder.


  • It cannot clean small dirt particles.
  • There is no proper method for disposing of the collected dirt.
  • The warranty period is very short.

Gutter Brushes

Gutter cleaning brushes are ideal for removing light dirt from your gutters, such as leaves and dust. You can also use them to scrub the inside and exterior of your gutters. To use a brush, you only need a ladder to climb your roof and manually clean the gutters.

If you have no ladder, you can attach the brush to an extension/telescopic pole like the Docapole and then do the cleaning while standing.

Some of the best brushes for your gutters include;

Daisypower Gutter Cleaning Brush with Telescopic Extension Pole

Daisypower brush for gutter cleaning

This is a special angled/bent brush designed to reach the dead spots of the gutters. It has a telescopic pole extending from 2ft to 5.5ft, making accessing your gutters (first floor) easy without a ladder. It collapses to 2ft; short enough for easy storage.

The nylon brush and pole are strong enough to remove big chunks of leaves and debris.

UNGPIPE – StarDuster Pipe Brush

UNGPIPE gutter cleaning brush

This brush is angled and sturdy. It is ideal for cleaning leaves off gutter covers or guards. It fits standard extension pole threads. For two/three-story-house gutters, you will need a longer extension pole or a ladder.

Pressure Washer & Attachments

Pressure washers utilize strong spray nozzles that blast water at high pressure to knock off debris and buildup from rain gutters. This allows for deep cleaning.
Standard attachments used with pressure washers include rotary brush attachments, angled wands, and gutter scrubber nozzles. These attach to the wand end and help scour gutter surfaces.

While using pressure washers reduces manual scrubbing, the high pressure can damage fragile gutter systems if not used correctly by an experienced operator.

AgiiMan Gutter Cleaning Tool Pressure Washer

AgiiMan Gutter Cleaning Tool

This is an easy-to-operate, install, and disassemble gutter cleaning tool made of long-lasting brass and stainless steel. Working pressure and temperature of up to 4000 PSI 140 ℉, respectively.

The AgiiMan cleaning tool consists of 6 straight rods to facilitate adjustability. It includes one curved rod to ensure you can easily access hidden surfaces. The rods can extend to a total length of 102 inches(8.5 ft)

It has five high-quality nozzle tips for many uses: soap nozzle and 40, 25, 15, and 0-degree nozzles.

The extension features a non-slip handle that provides a comfortable grip and prevents it from slipping down, elongating the service life of the pressure washer.

It also comes with 10 quality O-rings that provide excellent sealing performance for enhanced leakage prevention and easy replacement.

The brass connector provides a high-quality fit without leaking at all. You can attach it to the end of any rod without using any adapters.

The extension wand has M22 14mm male thread end and can change to 1/4” quick connect with an included coupler.

It can be used with a pressure washer gun, pressure washer machine foam cannon, water broom, surface cleaner and cleaning brushes.

Complete Package includes

  • 6 x Straight Wands, Each Wand Length: 15 inch
  • 1 *x gutter cleaner
  • 10 x O-Ring Washers
  • 5 x Different Degree Color Spray Nozzle Tips, red: 0°, yellow: 15°, green: 25°, white: 40°, black: 65°

Selkie Pressure Washer Extension

An alternative to Agiiman gutter cleaner is the Selkie Pressure Washer Extension Wand. The only difference is that Selkie costs more but comes with more rods.

Selkie pressure washer wand cleaning kit
Selkie Kit

Leaf Blower & Vacuum Extensions for High Gutters

Another way to clean gutters on a 2-story house is to use a lead blower or vacuum. Unfortunately, getting your blower or vacuum to high areas may be challenging. The solution is to use extension kits alone or with a ladder.

Further Reading: How to Clean Gutters with Leaf Blower

The following are some of the best extension kits for blowers and vacuums

BLACK+DECKER Gutter Clean Attachment for Blower

Black Decker Gutter cleaner leaf blower attachment
  • Attachment system designed to fit most blowers for lawn care
  • Quick-connect extension system includes 4 tubes for up to 12 feet of reach (Based on a 5’11” person holding the pole in a straightened position at chest level)
  • Flexible tube allows for maneuverability while in use
  • Clean leaves and debris from the gutter while standing on the ground
  • Ideal for blowing leaves and debris from gutters

Husqvarna Leaf Blower Kit

This extension kit can be attached to a blower to help clean dry leaves and twigs from gutters. It has four extension tubes that can extend the length to cover up to 12 feet from the ground. This means that to access the two story gutters, it might require the help of a short ladder.

Husqvarna Leaf Blower Gutter Kit
Husqvarna kit


  • The price is amicable.
  • It is very effective for cleaning dry leaves and pine needles.
  • It is easy to use and fits with any leaf blower.


  • It requires a ladder to access two-story gutters.
  • It is not convenient for clearing wet debris and vegetation.

Toro 51677 Gutter Cleaning Kit

The Toro gutter cleaning kit is a convenient tool to help clean gutters without a ladder. This equipment works with a pressure cleaner or a vacuum cleaner.

Toro Gutter Cleaning kit
Toro Kit

The kit is packaged with a shoulder strap, a connection collar, a gutter nozzle, and five extension tubes that enable the user to access heights up to 103 inches high.

The connection collar fits the cleaner tubes to the vacuum machine or the pressure cleaner. The kit is compatible with most of the standard blower models. The shoulder strap makes the kit easy to handle when in use.


  • It can remove wet, clogged leaves and debris from the gutters.
  • It is easy to assemble and disassemble.
  • The kit is made from rigid material, which makes it long-lasting.
  • It works very fast and reduces the time spent on cleaning.
  • Purchasing the kit is easy and hassle-free, and the company offers excellent customer service.
  • It is safe to use since no climbing is involved.


  • It might prove challenging to effectively clean the gutters at the entire kit stretch using all the extension tubes.
  • This method requires the use of a vacuum cleaner or a blower hence energy is consumed.

Other Accessories & Kits

Following is a collection of more tools you might need to clean your high gutters effectively and safely.

Essential Protective Gear

Protective gear is crucial when cleaning 2-3 story gutters to ensure safety and prevent injuries at height. Key items include:

  • Hard Hats – Protect the head from debris falls or pole knocks while working off ladders. Essential for avoiding concussions if an unexpected fall occurs.
  • Safety Harness & Rope – Full body harnesses clipped to anchor points are vital fall protection if working atop roof edges or lifts. Safely catches workers if balance is lost.
  • Gloves – Durable rubber gloves allow the grip of poles and brushes while avoiding skin cuts from sharp gutter edges or debris. Necessary for tool control.
  • Goggles – Sealable goggles shield eyes from dirt, leaves, and mold that may fall or drift during overhead cleaning. Critical for maintaining sight.
  • Boots – Slip-resistant boot treads and ankle support reduce footing loss on ladders, roofs, or lifts from steep angles. Reinforced toes also help.
  • Long Sleeves and Pants – Act as physical barriers from scrapes against the home exterior near gutters.
KwikSafety TORNADO Kit

Using protective gear guards injury-prone body areas like the head, eyes, hands and feet while servicing 2-3 story elevation gutters. They provide the last line of defense if unexpected slips or tool mishaps occur when working high off the ground.

Roof and Ladder Safety Accessories

Equipping additional ladder and roof safety accessories can greatly aid productive gutter cleaning while minimizing the risk of working at a two-story roof height.

Roof Brackets – Brackets securely anchor to roof edges, allowing tie-off points to clip safety harnesses when working on roof sections near the gutter edge.

Ladder Stabilizers – Devices that affix to ladders and roof edges for additional frontal support and anti-shift weight on angled roofs. Improve ladder security.

How to stabilize ladder on roof-Stabilizers, hooks and extension

Scaffolding Planks – Temporary supported scaffold boards at the roof level create stable platforms for walking and working alongside edges rather than leaning sideways off ladders.

Gutter Inspection Tools

Inspection tools help maintain safety while thoroughly checking for roof drainage system health, needed repairs, and hidden blockages along the full gutter network from the ground. Essential gutter inspection tools include;

  • Camera – A camera on an extension pole allows close visual inspection of inner gutters without ladder climbing. It helps identify blockages and needed repairs.
  • Mirror – Angled mirrors on poles view hard-to-see bends in gutter runs from a safe ground-level vantage during an inspection. Check for debris accumulation.
  • Flashlight – Bright flashlight illumination aids visual gutter checks for cracks, leaks, overflowing debris, mold, and other damage, especially in dimly lit areas.
  • Bluetooth Endoscope – Pair camera phones to long snake-like cameras fed through gutter piping. Checks pipe integrity and debris clogs out of the line of sight around bends.

Inspection camera for gutter
Endoscope inspection camera

Inspection Mirror
Ez-Inspection Mirror

Gutter Cleaning Robots

 Gutter cleaning robots are battery-powered automatons with rotating brush or paddle assemblies that can autonomously clean two-story roof drainage piping. They quickly and swiftly clear away leaves and debris, eliminating common safety issues and bodily strains of manual operation at height. The iRobot Looj 330 is one of the most popular gutter-cleaning robots.

Gutter robot
iRobot Looj

Debris Prevention Tools

Equipping your gutters with defensive reduces the inbound debris that can clog drainage systems. This prolongs your gutters’ functionality between manual cleanings while limiting risk factors involved when cleaning high up there. Some tools to prevent dirt from getting into your gutters include;

  • Gutter Guards – Mesh or perforated filters fitting over gutter trough openings allow water in while blocking leaves and debris. Reduces cleaning frequency by preventing buildup.
  • Gutter Screens – Added secondary layer under shingles with small holes that filter out debris before reaching gutters. Hence, fewer clogs.
  • Leaf Diverters – Plastic deflectors installed above gutters divert wind-blown debris off the roof edge before it can enter the gutters. They prevent debris accumulation.
  • Spike Strips – Raised spike strips atop sloped shingles deter pests and leaves from traversing to clog nearby gutters. They deflect debris.

Choosing the Right 2-3 Story Gutter CleaningTool

Following are the factors to consider and features to look for when selecting the right tool to clean your multi-story gutters

Consider the factors below.

  • Gutter Types & Materials– Aluminum gutters require non-abrasive cleaning to avoid scratches—plastic tools are better suited than metal-bristled brushes. Vinyl gutters vary in durability – match pressure used to material integrity.
  • Roof Pitch & Accessibility– Steep pitches make reaching gutters difficult. Extendable tools from 20-40 ft are safer than tall ladders. Walkboards may aid in flatter roof access. Consider fall protections like harnesses.
  • Debris Types & Buildup– Wet organic debris requires scooping or pressure spraying, whereas dry leaves benefit from brush sweeps. Examine buildup amounts and match techniques accordingly before assuming the job scale.
  • Overall Safety and Convenience-Repeated 2-3 story commercial gutter cleaning encourages equipment investments like lift buckets over riskier ladder use. Evaluate liability and training for working at heights through OSHA.

Key features for multi-story gutter cleaning tools

  • Long Reach – Telescoping poles that extend 20-40 ft are for cleaning 2nd- and 3rd-story gutters from the safety of lift buckets or ground. Reduces ladder misuse.
  • Sturdy Materials – Lightweight aluminum and carbon fiber materials withstand weather and repeated commercial use without breaking, chipping or leaning.
  • User-Friendly Designs – Ergonomic handles and smooth extension locks/releases for safe operation at heights and angles.
  • Durability & Quality – Invest in professional quality tools built to last through years of frequent gutter cleaning use.
  • Extension Compatibility – Standard fitting sizes allow add-ons like brush heads to affix to ordinary gutter cleaning poles most companies already own.

How to Properly Store and Maintain Your Tools

Properly storing and maintaining gutter cleaning tools helps preserve function, prevent damage, and extend their usable lifespans. Following are some tips:

  • Clean tools after each use, removing dirt, debris, and moisture which can deteriorate materials.
  • Apply lubricating oil or vinyl protectors to metal and plastic components to prevent corrosion, rust, and cracking over time.
  • Store tools in a cool, dry place out of the elements when not in use. Protect from exposure to weather and UV rays.
  • Hang long poles vertically on properly mounted wall racks to keep them straight and elevated off damp floors.
  • For extension poles, reset tightened locking mechanisms to a loose position – keeping them tightened can weaken locks over time.
  • Consider fitted pole caps on wall racks to keep dirt and moisture out of pole ends.
  • Check for any cracks or damage after the cleaning season and replace compromised parts; don’t store broken tools.

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  1. Typo? “This curved wand measures 16″ fully extended. Combined with your own height, this is long enough to reach most second-story gutters.” Did you mean “16 feet” instead of 16 inches?

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