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  2. Part Timer

    RO

    More info required, tap tds and tds after RO, before DI. Water pressure would help as well
  3. Part Timer

    Advice on build your own system

    Large Di Vessel full of resin connected to outside tap, 18' CLX pole and a standard sill brush with 30 metres of microbore.
  4. Thanks for your input guys, really appreciate it. You confirmed what I was already thinking.
  5. I use one of these transfer pumps they're great not the fastest but saves lifting i have one from ebay £18 and plugs into cigarette lighter so no need for extra battery also it's 38mm correct diameter for lid of containers 50mm is too big will not fit which is the gardiners pump diameter. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12V-Submersible-Water-Pump-38Mm-Water-Oil-Diesel-Fuel-Transfer-Pump-Cigarette-/223072045282?hash=item33f02148e2
  6. Today
  7. Mark H

    6mm or 8mm hose reel

    Just rang them up and yes they do a lime green one 100m @ £59 inc VAT and delivery. It’s not made for window cleaning but many cleaners have found it good. Seems to be a suitable product though Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  8. Hey guys, I've been quoted £15 per month to clean my windows. I didn't ask for a price for the fascias and outside of guttering which needs doing. Living near a busy road the windows get dirty fast. I am considering purchasing my own equipment; i think i could break even after about 1 1/2 to 2 years and have the benefit to clean my windows whenever I want whilst owning some nice gear. My question is; if you guys was going to put together a decent set up for the home what would you choose? Area Cardiff - water is soft. House - get to window and guttering with 5 meter pole Thanks
  9. dan2016

    Winter prep

    Hi guys So thinking of coming winter and keeping van warm overnight, live in a flat and can’t run extension lead. So was thinking of getting something like this BESTEK 300W Power Inverter DC 12V to AC 230V 240V Transformer Car Charger Lighter Adapter with 3 Pin Plug and Dual USB Ports https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00INW611Y/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_api_PsbDBb4FGE7F3 And run it from a second leisure battery in order too run a 60w greenhouse heater? Any thoughts? Works out it will use 5amps per hour according too my calculations? [emoji848] Then every couple days just charge the leisure battery. Means will give me some ambient temperature at night time. Any thoughts?? Regards Dan
  10. Dave Shaw

    Window cleaning in winter

    Tell him he’s talking [emoji90] and crack on[emoji106]. It’s the bad weather and limited working hours that will affect you more during the winter rather than customer preferences. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  11. Cameronmalson1985

    Window cleaning in winter

    Hello I have only been window cleaning for afew months and I have just had a mate ask me how I’m going to manage for money come the winter. He’s mentioned how people’s not going to want there windows cleaned cos if I clean them and it rains they will be dirty again. What do everyone think of this thanks
  12. You need a female swivel then convert to connectors we had loads of these old brass parts my old man kept but I can’t find them in the stores at the mo Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  13. jayjay76

    RO

    Morning Going through resin quicker could this mean my 4040 ro needs changing? Thanks Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  14. scottish cleaning service

    Strange brown stains on UPVC frames uncovered by cleaning

    Looks to me that the sill and ingoes were wood and someone stained them brown. Later on they painted everything white and even the pvc to cover it up. I would buy pvc cleaner from Nu-stock and go back and remove it. Well worth taking photos of before and after from now on if you land in a small claims court. If on the other hand your chemical cause it, then why is the full window not covered in it? No, someone is just chancing their arm but I wouldn't work for the letting agent again, they should know better.
  15. The only cleaning chemical I know of that can cause orange/brown staining is neat/strong bleach solution It would have faded back to white within a few days though and wouldn't come off with a fingernail as it would be a proper stain That looks like something sitting on the surface of the upvc
  16. Gardiners sell a backpack battery, would probably do the job. You charge it with a battery charger.
  17. Thank you, do gardiner sell the battery? or any recommendations, it will be only used to fill up back pack for barrels, how is is charged? Thanks
  18. Yesterday
  19. Applepicker

    Scratch nightmare

    You meant rub your hands through brush ten times?
  20. Lennie

    Why UPVC Doors are so profitable

    From my experience, the magic sponge and some unger rubout does a good job but they just don’t last long enough. I have found that the green scourer is a little too course and has scratched sills in the past. I prefer to use the small sponges with the white scourer on the reverse, gets the job done and last a reasonable amount of time. Gardiners sell big thick white scrubbing pads that attach to one of their swivel pad attachments. I also buy these and cut them into smaller pieces and these seem to do a good job with some unger rubout.
  21. Incheck

    Why UPVC Doors are so profitable

    Oh yeah never buy them from the stores man, your profit is going to them then! I know you can buy them at £1.50 each or £3 for 2 in some superstores. It’s throwing money away. This is why the online market is such a threat to the high streets. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  22. PureShine

    Why UPVC Doors are so profitable

    I hadnt thought of ebay. I was buying boxes of 6 or 9 for i think around £5 from homebase, cant remember exactly as it was about a year ago. If theyre only 8p each theyre worth a go. I will have a look on there for some now. Nice one. Definately havent got the arms so i need whatever is the shortcut to least amount of scrubbing Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  23. Incheck

    Why UPVC Doors are so profitable

    Yeah the magic sponges dissipate in to nothing, but they get the job done, and at 8 pence each you can’t go wrong. I bulk buy them in packs of 100 off ebay. They’re crude but effective in large numbers. Microfibres are very good with rub out particularly on the “lip” of the sill which is often where the worst staining is. You need biceps like pop-eye mind, and there is the chance you’ll scrub so hard the sill could fall off if you put too much weight on it. I’ve taken the chance once or twice! Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  24. PureShine

    Why UPVC Doors are so profitable

    Haha the carpet cleaning story cracked me up [emoji1360] yes i see what you mean and probably very true. I tried the magic sponges bit were a pain as they constanly broke into tiny little bits, used around 2-3 magic sponges per window, with microfiber it was fine but needed a lot more graft. I will give the rub out and scourer a go over the weekend to see what the outcome is like Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  25. Incheck

    Why UPVC Doors are so profitable

    The original variant (yellow bottle) is fine i believe. But it stinks and is generally unpleasant on the hands especially if you haven’t got gloves on. Rub out is a bit more forgiving and better stuff. As for the green scourers, never tried it on pvc as i always use either a magic sponge or a microfibre cloth. It does have an abrasive edge as do many things? If we want to get things clean there must be a certain amount of abrasion used i guess. + as has been mentioned earlier in a post regarding glass, how do we know that we are not simply washing dirt out of existing scratches, therefore revealing them. I think we are both in the same mind that we are referring to a “professors eye glass” situation here (minor scratches normally not visible to the eye) unless in direct sunlight. You’ll be surprised how bashed about these things get before & during installation (warehouse storage, transportation, fitters who are working on price per unit therefore wanting to get it fitted asap rather than taking care and consideration) and the general exposure to the elements. Look at any item hard enough & there will be minor imperfections you know... I did once use a green scourer to clean a stain off a carpet (what possessed me to do this i don’t know) as the green dye from the scourer came off and stained the carpet just as bad. Amateur carpet cleaning at it’s best [emoji51] Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  26. PureShine

    Why UPVC Doors are so profitable

    Very interesting. I didnt know that. It was the original variant. I wont be using it again. Thanks for the heads up. Iv not tried the unger rub out but will give it a go and try on my back door with the green scourer. Then il know for sure. Cheers mate [emoji1360] Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  27. To me I'd say it looks like either nicotine staining or heavy greasy, likely the first. As above confirm the products used are safe for plastics then pass them to the insurance. You won't be working for the customer after this anymore so balls to them [emoji106] Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
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