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  2. Ian Sheppard

    Controller just stopping for no reason

    While Split relays are very useful at helping keep batteries topped up. Depending on mileage, alternator output and other factors a battery will need to be bench charged every so often to help keep the battery lead cells in good condition. As a general rule leisure batteries can be discharged up to 50% of their capacity at which point they need charging. For example if the battery is an 80 AH this gives 40amps of usable energy running a flow rate of 80 a pump will draw 3 - 4 amps an hour. In this instance a battery would need bench charging after 10 hours use give or take. A Variable split relay might put back between 5a and 7a an hour while the engine is running. Over a day if the engine runs for two hours it will put back 10amp to 14amp, Lets say the pump runs for 5 hours and will use 20amps. If the battery started at 80 amps with a split relay at the end of day one its now at 74a. after day 2 its down to 68amps. In this case the battery would still need bench charging after 10 to 12 days to maintain its condition Cheers
  3. Ian Sheppard

    Controller just stopping for no reason

    Hi If the controller is showing Bat then the issue is most likely due to low battery capacity ( amps) The controller has a built in volt meter that reads volts across the battery terminals. If the controller has stopped the pump and is displaying bat at that point battery voltage is 10.5V or less. Can I ask how is the battery charged and how old is it. also what is the AH size of the battery. Third what voltage is shown on teh controller when the pump is running If for example the battery is only charged via a vehicle split relay over time the relay may not be putting back all the current used. And over a relatively short period the battery will have low capacity. A worn battery that is not under load ( pump not running) will show a higher voltage than when the pump is running For example with the pump off the battery might show 12.5V. When the pump runs and current is drawn the voltage wil fal a little to 12.1v to 12.3v a good condition battery will stay close to this level for 2 - 4 hours. But if the battery volts drop more than 0.5 of a volt as the pump starts or the volts fall quickly this is a sure sign of a worn/Low battery If the battery is relatively New then it may be recoverable by bench charging it for 12 - 24 hours using an mains charger
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  5. Baldmonkey

    Controller just stopping for no reason

    It runs fine then stop, just showing the number it's set too 80, then I kill the mai.switch and turn back on, if I do that straight away it flashes 80 then de then bat then stops
  6. What is displayed on the controller when it stops? First thing I would do is to try re-calibrating the controller. Could be related to the hot weather we've been having....
  7. Hi all, I have a spring controller and over the past few days it has just decided to to keep stopping, I have a one shot remote, and that doesn't respond when it stops. Only way to get it going again is to turn the master switch off, leave 10 seconds then restart. Trouble is it only runs for a minute and does the same. Whilst running the battery is showing 12.4v could it be the battery is low so its stopping it? Ta
  8. Morning All I'm being made redundant next month, and after 30 years of office work I think its time to be in charge of my own destiny. I've been trawling the forums for the last few days for an idea of the equipment, the way to run a business, the issues facing this sort of business etc, and I guess I'm struggling to collate the wealth of information that's on here! So to begin, I'm hoping that someone can help with equipment I'll need to get the business off the ground. I want to start a domestic round using WFP, soffit and fascia cleaning and gutter clearing. I have a reasonable budget and ill be working on my own. I don't want to go stupid with what I buy, but I'd like to know its up to the job and will last me a good few years. Whilst window cleaning is obviously a crowded space, there is certainly a gap in the market where I am to be punctual and offer a decent service....something that appears to be lacking. Apologies of this has been repeated elsewhere, I'd be happy to look myself if someone can provide a link, otherwise thanks in advance for your help.
  9. dazmond

    Tough year and end of last year

    I just like sticking to regular window cleaning these days....short days then off home...easy stress free work.....I do clean the odd add on but it's only a few here and there.....
  10. scottish cleaning service

    Websites and Website leads

    Less stress, I run my business by myself and don't take on anyone's problems, I like it that way.
  11. wezza13

    Upto 50 customers

    If you get this done, make sure to spell "conservatories" correctly! Nothing more unprofessional looking, than sign writing that's misspelt.
  12. Cghwindowcleaning

    Websites and Website leads

    Out of interest what is that makes you want to downsize? With 3 vans you are already set up for everything like being LTD,VAT ,insurance, health and safety,HR and the management side of it so why not come off the tools and just replicate what you already do and add another van.
  13. Lee Trevino was struck on a golf course. He was asked what he would do next time. He said he'd get his 1 iron out and point it to the sky because even God cant hit a 1 iron
  14. First time I've seen that. Thanks. Most informative. Nobody would had siphicated equipment to test this in Africa. Sadly people who got killed by lightning were ones who took shelter under trees.
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  16. Limitless Pro Clean

    Knocking doors post lockdown

    Hi guys, with things getting back to some degree of normality I just wanted to see what peoples opinions/experiences are with canvassing by knocking doors? I've done some leaflet drops myself recently but really want to knock doors again as I've had much more success with it. I'm just thinking of the odd older person or someone who is high risk that still hasn't ventured out much and how they might react with me knocking on their door. Anyone else been out knocking doors? Thanks
  17. ched999uk

    Roof Cleaning setup

    Have a look at da components as he does spray nozzles.
  18. Pjj

    It’s to hot for working

    If you want to see seals go to godrevy there are a couple of hundred of them on the beach at the top end of the national trust field car park . Usually there all year .
  19. steve garwood

    It’s to hot for working

    It is in the summer, stunning. When I go down there in the winter to visit my dad, it’s all so quite and dead. I don’t like it then
  20. Dave B

    It’s to hot for working

    It is lovely round that way.
  21. steve garwood

    It’s to hot for working

    I was in St. Ives two weeks back. Wife took this picture from the sea wall. Beautiful (the seal not the wife)
  22. Luda

    Roof Cleaning setup

    Hi Guys, I have had a read of various topics/posts on the forum and I am just looking for confirmation I am going to have everything i need to take care of a roof clean of my own property. My roof is starting to be taken over by moss and it will make a perfect place to practice roof cleaning before potentially offering it as an add on service. From reading posts on the forum I will need : Skyscraper Waterfed backpack and pole (already have this) Softwash nozzle AlgoClear I have had a look on Rutland Pumps for the nozzle which is recommended however it is out of stock, Any other which are recommended. AlgoClear...how far will 5l go? Anything else required that I am missing? Cheers
  23. scottish cleaning service

    Hard water spots

    I had the same on brown uPVC fascia board and tried plenty stuff in the beginning but to no avail. I bought HG Professional Limescale Remover and it removed it but i had to spray it on and wait 15mins till it softened it up. Will always use it if its hard to shift.
  24. Markyboy 50

    It’s to hot for working

    Went into the sea to help her 14 year old son and his friend who were getting into trouble on a kayak. Got caught by a rip tide. Game over. It’s on the Internet somewhere. Edp news website I think.
  25. Dave B

    Hard water spots

    Killrock from the range will shift it.. it's acid so you need to wear a glove and rub on with a cloth.
  26. Dave B

    It’s to hot for working

    Not good mate. What happened?
  27. scottish cleaning service

    Tough year and end of last year

    Aye, its a bit boring cleaning windows day in and day out but if no one is home you don't get any hassle. I PW a roof and also the driveway and this morning went back to clean the windows and unblock a drainpipe. We got talking round the backdoor area and now they want the patio and sandstone softwashed because it doesn't look as clean as the roof and driveway. Add-ons can have this effect on customers once you start cleaning an area they generally want the rest cleaned aswell but it plays havoc with our diary that's the reason I work weekends.
  28. Markyboy 50

    It’s to hot for working

    On a very sad note Dave. One of my daughters colleagues drowned in the sea just up the road from hemsby ( at waxham) on Sunday. She was only 37!
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