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  2. Iron Giant

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    @Gav is your man
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  4. Dave Shaw

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    Why is the forum app not in apples App Store anymore?? Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
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  6. P4dstar

    Leaking Hose Reel Help

    I guessed the Proloc and power up were the same thing. Really tempted by the power up HD, maybe i'll hold out with the Agratti until spring, it's not the time of year to be spending £400+ on a hose reel. I emailed window cleaning warehouse to ask if the Proloc has a 3/4 connection either side... I 💩 you not they assumed I meant on either side of the reel... Like on the side where the handle would be too 🙄 I've ordered the pro lock stuff, it will be here tomorrow. I only use 6mm hose so that won't be an issue if I do get the Proloc. What connection do you use on the end of the hose to the reel dude?
  7. P4dstar

    Winter wear

    Quite self conscious about my weight actually 😂
  8. P4dstar

    Winter wear

    Mate what you doing.... You ruined my next that's what she said joke. Also why doesn't Garwood give you grief, you're on here as much as me 😂 Least I don't sit telling you my war stories every day like Scottish does though eh. It's the weather, nothing better to do with my time than talk about cleaning windows while i'm unable to clean any actual windows. Plus I think about you all day and just have to come speak to you 😘 haha
  9. Part Timer

    Winter wear

    Hope he doesn't claim she said that as well 😀
  10. chris clean

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    Look at you big man! 😂
  11. steve garwood

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    Blimey, I think Scottish has a rival, your on here more than him now 👀
  12. Like some of the ideas on your page but how are you eco friendly? You pump 1000s of litres of water a week on windows lol! You have a section for what to do if your unhappy or have a complaint (something like that)! Doesn't fill a customer with confidence that you need to highlight that.
  13. P4dstar

    Winter wear

    That's what she said 😂😂
  14. P4dstar

    Winter wear

    All these soft ar5es chatting about thermals, i'm still wearing shorts 😂
  15. P4dstar

    Hello everyone!

    This is true, it comes with us coming out of recession and away from austerity. In 2008 when the last ''recession'' hit us I worked in a call centre for Carphone Warehouse. All of a sudden people started calling up wanting a cheaper deal on their contract, panicking! It was ridiculous. You wake up one morning and the TV and radio are telling you there is a recession, you have the same job as yesterday, you're paid the same as yesterday, your car is the same... Literally nothing has changed but consumers panic. As things seem on the up, at least in comparison to 10 years ago, people are willing to invest in quality. I've picked up some customers who just weren't happy with the quality of the last windy I haven't been doing this long enough to compare trends and say how this stacks up but I see no shortness of customers wanting a quality job and willing to pay a small amount more for the privilege. Jurys out on the north south divide, i've seen that mentioned so much over the last year it's quite repetitive but even the chaps up north arguing they couldn't get those rates would agree they can charge more than most if they provide a good quality service.
  16. P4dstar

    Pressure washing FSG

    Theres a guy round here that does that. One of the pro roof cleaners called him out on Facebook about it. He was proudly showing videos of his lads pressure washing a roof. The pro guy has done some top notch stuff round here.
  17. Watch this video mate. It will show you everything you need to build a website. The guy updates the video each year. At one point he had random video of his family in between sections, not sure if its still there but other than that its spot on. The entire video is an hour and a half long. Also I wouldn't recommend host gator as your hosting provider as they are US based and you will have UK traffic, doesn't make a major difference but personal preference. 123-Reg are my choice.
  18. Looks very good. Just noted the following..... Why do you have a background picture of the inside of an office on your Home page? You have this Eco-conscious badge displayed but don't say why you're eco-conscious The photos on the Our Services pages are out of focus (would be nice to see some photos of you cleaning rather than stock pictures) Personally I wouldn't advise putting prices on your website - also the prices are quite low particularly since your going out in teams of two
  19. P4dstar

    Split Charge Relay

    I have a 110AH Bosch leisure battery I bought from Euro. I bought a split charge but I haven't bothered fitting it just yet.... It's on the long list of adaptations I want to make to the van. My battery is under the passenger seat, i've got a new dispatch so the passenger seat springs up which is a cracking space for the battery. I got chatting to an AA bloke who was recovering my old van, he told me how his mate down in Bristol is a window cleaner and was having trouble with his battery, where he bench charged it every day the battery sometimes ran too low and caused damage. He had just installed a split charge with him but he removed the relay thing. He said he removed the relay because modern alternators kick out far more power than one battery needs, there should be no need to have it only charge your leisure battery when the van battery is full. I wonder if the guys not doing much mileage but never charging their battery have a faulty relay which means they are constantly charging the battery 100% of the driving time.
  20. dmw

    Split Charge Relay

    I've never had to charge my battery so far. It's a 110 Numax and I work 7 hours a day, (albeit on my own) and it's 18 months old. I do about about 10/20 miles per day and a 40 mile motorway run at weekend (gives the DPF a blast). Access to the battery is a bit of a pain so it's more of a disincentive to charge it regularly, so I'm just going to see how it goes until it dies. If I get 2/12 to 3 years out of it I'll be happy. If it dies tomorrow I'll have to pull my finger out and charge it more often. Sent using the http://Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  21. Thought of that P4dstar mate. Washed it out and rinsed several times with pure 00 before resin went in.
  22. Scots lad

    Split Charge Relay

    Ive a split relay as well and charge battery on driveway but i dont even go 1 miles to work most days but ifive forgot to charge battery i can run van and it keeps the battery going to finish Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  23. I've never bothered removing the resin from the vessel, I just roll it around the garden, I can normally get a bit longer out of it that way. Personally I would be concerned that whatever I put it into would contaminated the resin. The idea isn't so much that you can find untouched resin, its to remove water channels which may stop the resin from working.
  24. Thanks Adam. I gona start vblogs soon and link them to site and blogs on there, all in the name of seo. How are you?
  25. Nice blogs chris. You certainly put the effort into your website.
  26. spruce

    Split Charge Relay

    I would love to know why some seem to be able to do this and most of us don't, even with a variety of different vans. For us we take between 20 and 30 amps a day from our battery. For us never to need to recharge it we have to replace exactly what we take out everyday. Our to work and return home takes us on average 15 minutes each way. There could be another 15 minutes traveling between jobs/engine running during the day. If so I would need to replace that 20 to 30 amps in 45 minutes. That means I would have to charge my leisure battery at between 26 and 40 amps an hour. My volt/amp meter gauge will only tell me I'm charging my battery on the way home at 7 or 8 amps. Even if I take the ride back to work the following morning I'm not putting back what I took out the previous day. Numax once told me that Its not recommended to charge a leisure battery at more than 10% of its capacity. So the maximum I should be charging my battery is 11 amps. The other 'negative' is that the fuller a battery gets the lower the charge rate it will accept. So if I draw 4.5 amps for an hour from my fully charged leisure battery, it will take much longer for the van's alternator to replace the current drawn as that battery will only accept a small charge of 2 or 3 amps on recharging. .
  27. Tuffers

    Winter wear

    Pair of Showa gloves with a pair of disposable gloves underneath, extra t shirt and a hat.
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