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How old is too old



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Den

just wondering At what age would most of you guys think you will retire I'm 47 and hopeing to start getting into window cleaning the next couple of months I feel I have got a few years in me hopefully lol.

What's the worst that happens to window cleaners (not falling off ladders) examples like repeatative strain injury etc.

 

Den.

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Taxlossloz

Prob will never retire

Someone will find an old dead guy amongst some wet cloths ...

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Taxlossloz

Repetitive strain is def an issue

You have to adjust technique to sort

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Den

Having had a chance to go through the forums so many posts lol but was think repeatative strain injury could be a problem I have a bit of a ankle and knee problem but not enough to stop me at the moment but who knows in ten years times.

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mark

don't think about retiring,alot can happen in 1 year when building your business,and when or- if you retire you could rent or take someone on who is trustworthy to help run your business and still earn money.buy the lightest poles,brushes etc from the outset.standing further back from cleaning a property or properties will help eleiviate neck strain

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Den

Thanks Mark good advise regarding standing back what about doing trad cleaning using ladders and any other equip etc.

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Duncs

you could always keep just afews jobs when your going to finish always gd pocket money and your meeting folk

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mark

i also suffer with bad knees from time to time.i take cod liver oil tablets and -is it glucostamine tablets every day.i strap my knee up when it starts causing me pain,it comes and goes.i find my problems with aches and pains start when im not cleaning windows as apposed to cleaning windows.again decent light equipment.dont buy twice,buy once

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Duncs
i also suffer with bad knees from time to time.i take cod liver oil tablets and -is it glucostamine tablets every day.i strap my knee up when it starts causing me pain,it comes and goes.i find my problems with aches and pains start when im not cleaning windows as apposed to cleaning windows.again decent light equipment.dont buy twice,buy once

yeh mark my knees are strapped every day at work helps loads

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Duncs
Ladders knacker your shins knees ankles and shoulders

yeh tax WFP knackers your arms shoulders kneck not much hope for us

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Taxlossloz
yeh tax WFP knackers your arms shoulders kneck not much hope for us

I've got a hairy right shoulder from ladder carrying

And hairs rubbed away off me shins and knees where rungs were

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Guest Solarpanelcleanington

I started window cleaning as it's easier on the body than real grunt work. Don't plan on retiring.

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Taxlossloz
I started window cleaning as it's easier on the body than real grunt work. Don't plan on retiring.

Exactly - spend a day doing some ground work or labouring then you remember Windows is a breeze

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Duncs

tax what would you say hammers your body the most WFP or trad

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Taxlossloz

I pull up to some houses and think (WFP) ahhh

I used to think ( trad) - ohhh can't be arsed

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Dave B

I have issues with my shoulder, knee, lower back, elbow, neck and sciatica

Still going strong lol

It all hurts at some point or other but wfp doesn't make it worse or trigger it

just keep going as it's when you stop that it all catches up with you

Give me a week in spain and i ache more than when I'm working

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adamangler

I dont plan to be doing much physical work over the age of 50.

 

im 34 so got 16 years to get some plans together, better get cracking

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11Gray11

Same, lol.

I've got a hairy right shoulder from ladder carrying.....

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steve garwood

My pension kicks out at 57 but no way am I going to sit in watching Jeremy Kyle all day or gardening. I intend to work 3 days a week. The attitude will be, I'm going to work because I want too, not because I have too

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Taxlossloz
My pension kicks out at 57 but no way am I going to sit in watching Jeremy Kyle all day or gardening. I intend to work 3 days a week. The attitude will be, I'm going to work because I want too, not because I have too

I see loads of customers get fed up taking wife to supermarket etc

I will work along as I physically can as that's what we're meant for - Cart horse !

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Guest boarcity

on ladders the lighter you are the easier this job is . youre going to have to be/ get down to a reasonable weight or you will fail erly on guaranteed if your fat on ladders it doesnt work

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Dave B

I plan to be busy when i hit my 60s but busy running my business while my employees do the work

Just doing the quotes and admin etc and checking up on staff randomly

my plans all depend on me expanding in a couple of years time and building on that

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Markyboy 50

I will just carry on as I am doing my 3 days a week. I have no aches or pains doing trad. And no hairy shoulders!!

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Den

Thank you all for the answers.

 

P.s. Boarcity I'm quite a big boy but fortunately my son isn't so he get the top Windows lol

 

Den.

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