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harunh

I have a 350litre tank of water and i go through it all nearly everyday now... my flow rates always on 40... ive noticed am doing 20+ houses per day and im starting to carry an extra 3/4 containers with me now just so i dont run out which takes me over my 600 payload :(

 

Also i thought that i could turn the water flow down from 40 to 20 everytime and just use 40 for first cleans but i think using 20 would slow me right down...

 

wat wud u all do ? get a bigger van ? flow down ? hmm

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Window Cleaning Rayleigh

I've got my flow on 26 at the mo, perfect flow for me, and if anything it speeds me up! If I have my flow to high it's too much pressure and goes everywhere! At 26 it just runs down the window nicely! But I still use loads of water cos I rinse a bit too much I think!

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rcproperty

turn flow down, 250-350lts gets me through a day without a problem.

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harunh

i rinse a lot aswell... but this is also the reason why i never get complaints for spotting ;)

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Guest OoO

I used 350 lt yesterday by about 12pm!

I was the same on Monday. Did about 650L

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Belfastcleaning

I only done 13 houses.. Had been wfp tops trad bottoms but are now all wfp

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Don Kee

Im impressed your doing 20 houses with 350 litres!!

Personally id get bigger tank & van.

They might be 'too big' for you at first but you'll grow onto them

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Smurf

Thing you could try H to conserve water whilst doing wfp work is

 

1. Use fan jets instead of pencil jets on your brushes

 

2. Turn the flow rate down to 25-35

 

3. Use an aqua-dapter so can turn water off easily when not needed e.g. moving between windows, raising and lowering the pole etc can save you quite a bit of water too.

 

4. Stop any leaking connections on your hose reel etc.

 

After saying that it will come to a point that you will need a bigger payload van & tank the way you are going. Alternatively you could try using a trailer with a tank setup in it aswell as long as it stays within the towing capacity of the van.

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Guest OoO

Running off a hose uses more water.

 

"Nobody sees your perfection"

 

You feel u have unlimited water and rinse everything and flush everything.

 

Running off a trolley teaches you to clean to a certain standard.

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TobySampson

I really get that quote... Nobody sees your perfection...

 

BUT, since using a tank and hose on some jobs it sped me up by over an hour! Not having to walk back and forth to the van etc.. (I do massive houses mainly though)

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HotWash Window Cleaners

Flow 20 for hot wash, got 400l tank last 30 to 40 houses. But hot water cleans quicker and easier for me so use much less water.

As Smurf said fan jets use less water, but you have flow rate higher.

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Guest OoO

30 to 40 houses, is that a day?? @ £ 10 each that's £300 - £400 per day? MORE if you have a few at more than a tenner.

 

30 houses at 400L = 13l a house ?

 

Maths don't seem right?

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HotWash Window Cleaners

1 litre per minute is my aim for water flow and I use less as use hot water all the time.

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Guest OoO

And are you doing between 30 and 40 houses a day?

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Smurf

No way in hell can you do 40 houses properly with a 400 ltr tank even using hot. Unless you are talking about fronts only 4-5 windows per house :Image3:

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rcproperty

with hotwash on that one, if small houses can get a lot done on it,

i only have 350lt water and get a full day out of it,

when i first did my flats with one van we used just under 500lts on 78 flats! all done right and no spotting either!

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HotWash Window Cleaners

No it just lasts me that. Roughly 20 to 25 in a day.

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adyspurs

No way in hell can you do 40 houses properly with a 400 ltr tank even using hot. Unless you are talking about fronts only 4-5 windows per house :Image3:

Don't even go there mate I agree with you.

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harunh

i always use 350 litres and i always use my 2 x25litre cans i caryry extra so in total i got = 400 litres

 

so now when im filling up the day before i say to my self 350 will be enough which i think it will but i always use more then what i expect to use :|

 

one day i had 30 jobs all in 1 day.... i had a 350litres of water and i had... 5 x 25litre barrels so in total i had = 475 litres

 

and that still wasnt enough at the end.... i had to go to extreme measures......

 

In my tank the water comes out of the tap and the tap is on the passenger side.... so i had to park on a massive kerb on the drivers side

 

so the van is half balanced... so now all the water is pushing to the passenger side and now i am making use of the last bits of remaining water that cant be used when the vehicle is on a normal straight path

 

lol thats what i done in 1 day with 475 litres so i think i really do needa bigger van

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koopmaster

i put my setting onto 22 or 23 and the flow is fine. I have a 400L tank and can make it last 2 days.

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Smurf

instead of getting a bigger van & tank H If you are working fairly local could always pop back for say lunch and refill the tank. I know a few lads including me that refills the tank during the day. On big commercial/domestic type jobs with a tap available you can get ro/di systems that can produce enough pure whilst working on demand too.

 

 

 

i always use 350 litres and i always use my 2 x25litre cans i caryry extra so in total i got = 400 litres

 

so now when im filling up the day before i say to my self 350 will be enough which i think it will but i always use more then what i expect to use :|

 

one day i had 30 jobs all in 1 day.... i had a 350litres of water and i had... 5 x 25litre barrels so in total i had = 475 litres

 

and that still wasnt enough at the end.... i had to go to extreme measures......

 

In my tank the water comes out of the tap and the tap is on the passenger side.... so i had to park on a massive kerb on the drivers side

 

so the van is half balanced... so now all the water is pushing to the passenger side and now i am making use of the last bits of remaining water that cant be used when the vehicle is on a normal straight path

 

lol thats what i done in 1 day with 475 litres so i think i really do needa bigger van

 

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Posh

Also H instead of getting alloys for your van put the money towards a new one.

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Guest OoO
Also H instead of getting alloys for your van put the money towards a new one.

That's no fun lol

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harunh

 

Also H instead of getting alloys for your van put the money towards a new one.

 

yeah i wouldnt put alloys on my van if i was selling it anyway

 

but im gonan try workign with 25-30 flow rate :) see how it goes

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