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4 minutes ago, Iron Giant said:

I wouldn't have ordered 2mm jets with a back-pack the flow from 2mm jets is painfully slow and it will take an age to rinse, I would opt for the 1.4 mm jets they offer a good flow and will help with water saving, brushes are a very personal thing and sill brushes weigh a ton, for a first brush I would opt for a Super-Lite the medium mixed would be a good first brush just enough scrubbing power and can be used on leaded windows if scrubbing side to side not up and down, this is my own personal opinion form over 11 years experience.

I wouldn't be concerned about trying different jets, pencil jets will serve you well the water goes were you want it to with fans it goes everywhere, You need a decent robust brush and a Super-Lite will do the job as you will catch the window reveals, I see a good few newbies struggling at times with a sill brush and you will more so trying to clean a window above a conservatory from the side, your shoulders and arms will ache as you get used to wfp so far better to go middle of the road with kit when starting out in terms of cost and also the weight of your wfp set up. 

Water saving is huge for me to start with as im buying my water in so thanks for the advice.

 

How long do brushes generally last?

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Iron Giant
1 minute ago, HWCS said:

Water saving is huge for me to start with as im buying my water in so thanks for the advice.

 

How long do brushes generally last?


As you are only doing the tops and don't have full rounds you will get 12 months + out of one mine usually last 6-7 months with around  400 jobs every 4 weeks https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke-pack-of-5-1-0mm-welding-tips/ these are also a jet option moving forward although I switched from these to 1.4mm jets and use the same or less water with just the right flow

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HWCS

Well thats the Credit Carded hammered for £330+ 

Looks like its gruel for xmas dinner😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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Davit

Great choice on the equipment, money well spent 👍

 

Give it 6 months and you'll be looking at the Extreme 22 and trying to justify it 😔

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J and S

Think you'll regret getting a 22....you'll be turning work away...you won't reach a lot of windows over conservatories which is a great usp.

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1 minute ago, J and S said:

Think you'll regret getting a 22....you'll be turning work away...you won't reach a lot of windows over conservatories which is a great usp.

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The bottom one I would get from the side the top one I would use a bigger pole out of the van.  I'm thinking about a 18ft for my next pole.  

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Pjj
1 hour ago, J and S said:

Think you'll regret getting a 22....you'll be turning work away...you won't reach a lot of windows over conservatories which is a great usp.

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You have to draw the line somewhere he could get a 35 foot pole but that won’t reach everything, for the type of job he will be starting out with 22 should do him ok he has been trad he’s not going to have been trading windows like that , both the pictures look like a 22 would reach to me ?.. once you get established and earning you can expand and get more and bigger poles , you don’t want to be using a huge pole for two storey 3 bed semis , to heavy and bulky 

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Davit
2 hours ago, J and S said:

Think you'll regret getting a 22....you'll be turning work away...you won't reach a lot of windows over conservatories which is a great usp.

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I've found that the SLX22 has reached every window I've tried to do so far.  Including some like in the photos there, though it is often fully extended to do them (and I've got my grimace face on for the ones over conservatories 🥵😠)

 

 

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P4dstar

I use an SLX 30 with 2 sections removed all day. I imagine that's 21-22ft. It's very rare I need to put the bottom sections on, I would be comfortable that a 22 would clean all the pictures above but for good measure it would be worth investing in a step ladder.

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Iron Giant
9 hours ago, J and S said:

Think you'll regret getting a 22....you'll be turning work away...you won't reach a lot of windows over conservatories which is a great usp.

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Puzzled by your words and photos as it looks like you are using a 22ft pole, I am 5ft nowt and can easily reach the vast majority of windows above conservatories without issue and even the top floors on a good few 3 storey townhouses on new build estates, bottom pic I would do the window from the side if the bins weren't in the way with a angle change on the brush 😉

1 hour ago, P4dstar said:

I use an SLX 30 with 2 sections removed all day. I imagine that's 21-22ft. It's very rare I need to put the bottom sections on, I would be comfortable that a 22 would clean all the pictures above but for good measure it would be worth investing in a step ladder.


I think you must have missed were he said he ain't so good with ladders after a near miss 😁

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J and S

The brown frame picture is deceptive.....that's a SLX 25 and it's a tow with that....when I do first cleans I use, where possible, a CLX 22 with a turbo brush on to get the frames up to scratch first.......couldn't get to those two when I did first clean with it...maybe with a step ladder.....the bottom picture could be reached from the side with a swivel on but it's far easier working straight on where possible.

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J and S

I have a few 3 stories where the 25 only just reaches on the front windows....have base of pole around chest height to reach.

I made the opposite "mistake" when I went wfp....bought I think it was 37 foot carbon composite pole which was a beast.

 

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I've got the SLX-22 and never had a problem with first floor windows.  On some of them extended at the back I use a hop up, it means you can stand closer without the gutter of the ground floor getting in the way.

 

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33 minutes ago, J and S said:

The brown frame picture is deceptive.....that's a SLX 25 and it's a tow with that....when I do first cleans I use, where possible, a CLX 22 with a turbo brush on to get the frames up to scratch first.......couldn't get to those two when I did first clean with it...maybe with a step ladder.....the bottom picture could be reached from the side with a swivel on but it's far easier working straight on where possible.

 

What's a turbo brush?

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HWCS

12x 25ltr containers £56 😯😯😯😯😯

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P4dstar
9 hours ago, Iron Giant said:


Puzzled by your words and photos as it looks like you are using a 22ft pole, I am 5ft nowt and can easily reach the vast majority of windows above conservatories without issue and even the top floors on a good few 3 storey townhouses on new build estates, bottom pic I would do the window from the side if the bins weren't in the way with a angle change on the brush 😉


I think you must have missed were he said he ain't so good with ladders after a near miss 😁

I took an educated guess that @HWCS was still carrying on working just shaking at the knees a little. Besides, a step ladder is a bit different. Smart ar5e 😂

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HWCS

Yeah still working, will be fully up n running WFP on Friday 1st Nov.

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P4dstar
Just now, HWCS said:

Yeah still working, will be fully up n running WFP on Friday 1st Nov.

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Called it!! 

 

Kudos to you for carrying on mate. Why so long to be set up?

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HWCS
Just now, P4dstar said:

Called it!! 

 

Kudos to you for carrying on mate. Why so long to be set up?

Pole and backpack being delivered Monday

12x 25lt containers coming Wednesday

350lts Zero TDS being picked up Thursday afternoon

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P4dstar
1 minute ago, HWCS said:

Pole and backpack being delivered Monday

12x 25lt containers coming Wednesday

350lts Zero TDS being picked up Thursday afternoon

Exciting times man. I doubt you'll look back. Van mount next year then.

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HWCS

Just put this on my facebook page, informative or pointless?

Anything youd have added?

 

For health and safety reasons we have invested in even more new equipment this week at HWCS hq.

We are adding to the ever growing list of equipment, a brand new WFP (water fed pole) system.

This will be used predominantly on 1st floor windows and higher, this will also allow us to clean some windows that are unaccessable with the traditional method of cleaning.

Recomendations are that WFP cleaning should be done with purified water, rest assured that we will be following these recomendations. So you, our customers recieve cleaning to the high standards that you come to expect and recieve from HWCS.

Water in the North Norfolk area has an average TDS reading of over 300, the water we will be using will be purified down to a TDS reading of 0-10

Q: What is TDS?

A: TDS stands for total dissolved solids, and represents the total concentration of dissolved substances in water. ... Common inorganic salts that can be found in water include calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium, which are all cations, and carbonates, nitrates, bicarbonates, chlorides and sulfates, which are all anions.

 

If you have any questions about our new equipment or cleaning techniques, dont hesitate ask.

 

This equipment will also enable us to now do thorough cleans on gutters, fascias, soffets, barge boards and also offer a full conservatory clean including those sometimes awkward roofs.

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DavidJames

I’m being picky and it’s only my 2pence worth, but these are the changes i’d consider: 

 

Unaccessable -> inaccessible (If staying with Unaccessable, it should be Unaccessible)

high standards -> highest standards

This equipment will also enable us to now do thorough cleans on - > This new equipment will now enable us to offer even more high quality services including:

gutters

- fascias

- soffets -> soffits

- barge boards

- full conservatory clean including those sometimes awkward to access roofs

 

Hope that helps a little, just my suggestions is all.

 

Cheers,

Dave

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HWCS

Opinions on this sack truck for my backpack?

Or links to any better upto £50

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HWCS
48 minutes ago, High-tower said:

To bulky mate im working from a zaffira atm

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Master Jedi Alejandro
4 minutes ago, HWCS said:

To bulky mate im working from a zaffira atm

This is what I used when I was working from my car. 

 

https://www.diy.com/departments/foldable-hand-cart-max-weight-80kg/1362659_BQ.prd

 

I had posted on a thread images and  instructions of what I made years ago. I had to replace it after a year as it broke. To be honest it worked well to get me started but I can’t comment on longevity or how it compares to others as I quickly moved to a van mount. I found though the handle was high enough when fully extended to pull fairly comfortably. I’m 6ft for reference. 

 

Heres the thread:

 

 

 

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HWCS
8 minutes ago, Master Jedi Alejandro said:

This is what I used when I was working from my car. 

 

https://www.diy.com/departments/foldable-hand-cart-max-weight-80kg/1362659_BQ.prd

 

I had posted on a thread images and  instructions of what I made years ago. I had to replace it after a year as it broke. To be honest it worked well to get me started but I can’t comment on longevity or how it compares to others as I quickly moved to a van mount. I found though the handle was high enough when fully extended to pull fairly comfortably. I’m 6ft for reference. 

 

Heres the thread:

 

 

 

Thats brilliant, looks like ill be going all MacGyver next weekend.

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P4dstar

It's worth investing in something strong. I got one from Screwfix for £30 with a much higher weight rating. It doesn't fold but you just play a bit of Tetris and you're away. I too worked from a Zafira for a short period while the van was out of action and it worked well.

I think it was this one... Not quite as cheap now but even so.

 

https://www.screwfix.com/p/heavy-duty-hand-truck-300kg/3602p

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Joshyouare
On 27/10/2019 at 13:12, Master Jedi Alejandro said:

This is what I used when I was working from my car. 

 

https://www.diy.com/departments/foldable-hand-cart-max-weight-80kg/1362659_BQ.prd

 

I had posted on a thread images and  instructions of what I made years ago. I had to replace it after a year as it broke. To be honest it worked well to get me started but I can’t comment on longevity or how it compares to others as I quickly moved to a van mount. I found though the handle was high enough when fully extended to pull fairly comfortably. I’m 6ft for reference. 

 

Heres the thread:

 

 

 

Can also say this trolley is very good, used to put it in the front foot well of my car instead of the boot though (some times was a bit heavy to lift over the lip of my boot).

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