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Anyway.... Opened a Brexit thread, fill your boots on there before we get told off for going way way off topic 😂😂

 

 

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THL4KEL

If you do this roof cleaning of the ground what size pole you planning on using?

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P4dstar
3 minutes ago, THL4KEL said:

If you do this roof cleaning of the ground what size pole you planning on using?

I'm planning on doing it from a ladder at gutter height. I appreciate the biocide does the job of eating the moss algae and lichen but the initial scraping seems a little too intricate to do from ground level.... These are all assumptions, I have not cleaned a roof yet!

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5 minutes ago, P4dstar said:

I'm planning on doing it from a ladder at gutter height. I appreciate the biocide does the job of eating the moss algae and lichen but the initial scraping seems a little too intricate to do from ground level.... These are all assumptions, I have not cleaned a roof yet!

 

 

You will find doing it off a ladder hard work try hiring a scaffold tower and be above what you are working on it’s so much easier especially if you are going to be scraping it 

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23 minutes ago, Pjj said:

You will find doing it off a ladder hard work try hiring a scaffold tower and be above what you are working on it’s so much easier especially if you are going to be scraping it 

I know what you're saying, I've seen a chap using a conny roof ladder and he flys through them at twice the speed I can. I would probably start with a stand off working from gutter height but if I start to get a lot of bookings for it then an ally tower will pay for itself in a job or two. Either way this isn't something I can go into while working alone, need to look at this when i'm ready to step up to two man I think

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32 minutes ago, P4dstar said:

Dude the morons in the houses of parliament spent the best part of a day discussing Jeremy Corbyn saying ''Stupid woman'' today.... They are determined that if they actually let us go through with Brexit we will be driven off a cliff edge and the whole country will be in disarray. If, and I think its a big if, but if we go through with Brexit we will be made to suffer so we come crawling back as soon as possible. They are all too bloody stupid to deal with the actual problem at hand and all too busy playing games!

 

Disneyland will be there for a long time to come, I don't fancy missing the first day there because the French exaggerate border checks and keep us waiting for hours on end, especially not with a baby in tow.

I almost despair with this, if Labour had actually supported what their core voters voted for we would've gone to the EU with a unified front. We are the German car industries biggest and most profitable market. The Spanish and French fishing fleet rely on our waters. We are the second biggest contributers to the EU budget. The GBP has fallen more than the 20% duty that would apply under WTO rules. Europe exports billions more to us than we do to them. But because we might not be able to go on holiday, and we're Spains biggest customers, we have to change what we want to do. Good job the vast majority of business owners / sole traders on here don't kowtow to their customers as much as the UK Politicians have done to the EU. 

If anyone wants to argue then I'm not going to reply, all I will say is the following. Answer the following 3 facts. We joined the ERM under the guarantee that every other European Country in it would support us if the currency was put under pressure, read up about Black Wednesday. We were told if we didn't join the Euro all the multi nationals and foreign owned car industry would move to main land Europe. If we voted for Brexit within 3 months we would be in a worse recession then the financial crisis. 

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11 minutes ago, P4dstar said:

I know what you're saying, I've seen a chap using a conny roof ladder and he flys through them at twice the speed I can. I would probably start with a stand off working from gutter height but if I start to get a lot of bookings for it then an ally tower will pay for itself in a job or two. Either way this isn't something I can go into while working alone, need to look at this when i'm ready to step up to two man I think

 

 

We use a local local hire company they deliver to site and prices ar3 very good if you haggle a bit I price the job and tell the customer it will be xxxx to clean the roof + hire costs of xxxx they can then see that you are taking safety seriously and that the extra costs are justified 

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THL4KEL

Spina Clean sell the Skyscraper with a 32 foot pole, but no vids on you tube with them using it.. Cant see it being any good using it like that..

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3 minutes ago, Part Timer said:

I almost despair with this, if Labour had actually supported what their core voters voted for we would've gone to the EU with a unified front. We are the German car industries biggest and most profitable market. The Spanish and French fishing fleet rely on our waters. We are the second biggest contributers to the EU budget. The GBP has fallen more than the 20% duty that would apply under WTO rules. Europe exports billions more to us than we do to them. But because we might not be able to go on holiday, and we're Spains biggest customers, we have to change what we want to do. Good job the vast majority of business owners / sole traders on here don't kowtow to their customers as much as the UK Politicians have done to the EU. 

If anyone wants to argue then I'm not going to reply, all I will say is the following. Answer the following 3 facts. We joined the ERM under the guarantee that every other European Country in it would support us if the currency was put under pressure, read up about Black Wednesday. We were told if we didn't join the Euro all the multi nationals and foreign owned car industry would move to main land Europe. If we voted for Brexit within 3 months we would be in a worse recession then the financial crisis. 

They haven't shown a united front though mate, they're a bunch of immature children bickering over someone calling someone else stupid all day instead of getting on with the task at hand. All you ever hear is arguing, I literally can't recall either of the two major parties standing up at the lectern and saying ''Thats a fantastic idea, lets sit down and work that out'' Instead they just slate each other for hours each day, must be draining!

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18 hours ago, THL4KEL said:

Spina Clean sell the Skyscraper with a 32 foot pole, but no vids on you tube with them using it.. Cant see it being any good using it like that..

I think the Sky Scraper is the same as the Marshall one (Someone else said further up) By the look if it they would fit nicely onto a WFP. Just need a pole sturdy enough for scraping at a distance. I guess the biggest challenge would be above conservatory roof's. The pole they are selling with it is extortionately priced!

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G2G
They were the first ones I looked for mate. They seem a lot cheaper but their website doesn't load which put me off. I know you can get soft washing adapters from Gardiners which might be handy to apply the chems. I was always gonna steer clear of roof cleaning as I believed you needed to actually get on the roof to get a good finish but evidently not!
I can vouch for pete marshall. I have his full set and they pay for themselves in 1 job. There are other people supplying however I visited pete in his workshop and saw the manufacturing process first hand

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