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  2. Part Timer

    Upto 50 customers

    At the end of the day you got the work, you are under selling yourself though. I appreciate you're very keen to secure work but you have to get a reasonable price. If you think it's a £40/£50 job and you were desperate for the job then, personally I'd have gone in at £35. If they baulked then ask them where they saw it.
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  4. Tango

    Pole hose inside or out.

    I'd find a coiled hose on the outside a menace - like putting clothes on a clothes horse, radiator or washing line. What a faff. I did once try having the hose loose from the gooseneck and while it worked i was always concerned about the strain on the nylon tube fitting but admittled it does give the hose a lot more range if it hasn't got to go to the bottom of the pole and then up. But no.. neither of those are right lol. Inside pole job for me.
  5. Tango

    Upto 50 customers

    I got a monster of a house that I do every 6 weeks. 3 floors (G,1,2) and tons of windows plus 4 skylights. Easily a £40 job - maybe even £50. She was my first customer lol and I went with your strategy and quoted her £15. I could have easily said £20 and still got it but was desperate for the work and more importantly, practice of 2nd floor windows with the pole fully extended. I learnt something from that one though, the thought of that extra £5 note seemed to deter them from having me that same day whereas I like to work the same day as i knock the door so when canvassing and wanting the work that day i literally say £10 to anything within reason. I figured i can up prices or drop custys as i start getting better work / more confident.
  6. Part Timer

    water pole presser

    Depends on the type of work you're doing, 650l tank lasts my son and I 7 hours a day doing residential. Lasts about 5 doing a one site commercial.
  7. What do members think is better hose inside or out side the pole saves on cleaning the poles if out side.
  8. I remember the first few houses I did... OMG the amount of water I used lol. Now I manage most places on just the back pack quite easily. I read that other back pack users keep it turned up to the max - no way could 25L last 30 minutes at that speed so i keep mine turned down (similar flow to our van based windy) and only turn it up for a rinse. That works well enough for me. Do what I do then lol (and yes I'm serious). Use a brush from a dustpan & brush set for the lower windows (£1 in most places now). Kinda feels like trad but with the pure instead. Works the same as a pole, a lot lighter, a lot more maneuverable (especially in narrow alleys), a lot more accurate and a LOT quicker than using a pole. I can get a ground floor window done in under 15 seconds like that. I keep the pole in my left hand to spray the pure water but in my right i'm washing the windows with the hand brush (until i fit hose pipe and a jet to the hand brush then i won't even use the pole). I tend to only use the pole now for high windows - unless the customer is about then i'll use the pole on lower ones just so they think they're getting their moneys worth lol. Need to get myself a CLX-4 really so i can reach over bushes etc but until then the hand brush works well enough for me.
  9. smearclear

    water pole presser

    What do you think you should have the pump on to get a good rinse when cleaning windows...I have my pump on 4 seems i do a lot of water a day 700 ltr, two poles going 6 hours a day ...Any one got any ideas.
  10. smearclear

    Resin panic panic

    I think a lot of how much clean water you will get depends on what the PPI is of your water from the start getting a 40/40 to get the ppi down then use the DI also have you got the hoses and the inlet and outlet correct Mine is coming out 7 PPI and i got a 5ltr di vessel and i get 1200 befor there is a rise of 2PPI .. i have just brought a new 25ltr of Resin Tulsion and am hoping it is better that what a i got last time only brought two 5 ltr bags and they come in plain bag i do not think was very good stuff i will let you know how much i get with the new bag on each fill of new resin in my 10 ltr di vessel Not sure if i posted correct i might of used your post box and did it wrong so i will cut and paste in the lower box incase.
  11. Part Timer

    worth stockpiling anything?

    Or the GBP goes up in value, old adage in the financial industry, buy the rumour, sell the fact.
  12. Part Timer

    Upto 50 customers

    This is how you learn to run a business, you will never learn without making mistakes. Contrary to a lot on here I think you're better off pricing jobs, in the early days, at a level to secure them. You can always put them up, or replace them, when established. You never will learn anything, including techniques, if you don't secure work to begin with. I'm not saying quote £5 on a £15 job but if you turn up at a job that you're not sure about then, personally, I'd go in on the lower end of my price range. If I'm cheap then so be it, can always up it later, can't knock on the door later and drop you're price when you've missed it. Class the first year as your apprenticeship, both in technique and learning how to run your business. This is why I think people that post about pricing advice, not knocking them, won't learn anywhere near as quickly as those that "go for it" Anyway to quote Mr Garwood, pub time
  13. smearclear

    Pole Hose..........

    I use both i got the yellow gardiner and a black ionics yellow can get kinks the black is thinner and stiffer it is great no kinks like a spring. i use gardiner poles. I like to keep hose out side poles saves getting dirt in side and having to wash them all the time can be a pain but just hold with hand and wrap round pole.
  14. THL4KEL

    Pole Hose..........

    Is the Pure Freedom hose any good?
  15. Stevieboy

    Pole Hose..........

    I’m totally confused to. Are we talking pole hose or hose reel hose?? PJJ is surely on about hose reel hose??
  16. Pjj

    Pole Hose..........

    We have15 hose reels in total and have exceed blue on most of them and Ionic’s orange on the others the Ionic’s is a bit stiffer , but both are excellent honestly we never get any kinks , I buy it in 100 meter rolls , and wouldn’t use anything else I had some Gardiner’s yellow pole hose a couple of years ago when I bought a new pole used it for a day and it kinked more and more on every job , at the end of the day it went in the bin
  17. Clarkus84

    Upto 50 customers

    I was doing a house on Saturday. Was one of the first I got when I didn't have any confidence in pricing up jobs. Been charging £20 every 4 weeks. Decided to go around, take a look and see what I would quote now. Needless to say, it's easily a £35 house. Done the same on the next house and I'd be about an extra £8 a clean. Was a bit of a kick in the teeth but I learnt the importance of getting prices right.
  18. THL4KEL

    worth stockpiling anything?

    Or we might find that there are multiple suppliers for products either in this country or other countries and that they are actually a lot cheaper to purchase from especially when the EU aren't putting tariffs on imports anymore.
  19. Part Timer

    Dashcam footage

    Do you know anyone that wants to buy a slightly damaged silver van.
  20. RWCleaning

    Dashcam footage

    I knew it! Slow down mate you’ll hurt yourself next time
  21. Part Timer

    Dashcam footage

    I think I actually drive on that road when driving to do a job in Norwich when I'm down Newmarket.
  22. DJT

    Dashcam footage

    that crash at 2:50...what the hell was he doing!!!!!!1
  23. CHWS

    Pole Hose..........

    Funny you say that I had a length on workers pole the a few years ago and it was 💩. It was unworkable , but the next one I got after the nightmare with Gardiners yellow has been spot on
  24. BlueClearChoice

    LIttle price help please

    Thanks guys.
  25. Alex Gardiner

    Gooseneck/brush keeps coming loose

    As Tuffers has said - you need to tighten up the angle adapter lever a turn or so. To do this open the lever and rotate clockwise by 180 or 360° and then close.
  26. cheers for replies everyone. I bought a Phoenix 35 and can now clean it by using the top of the roof to take some of the weight of the pole, when cleaning front on. My back could not handle tackling this from the side!
  27. Thankfully all my leads minus one have had two brain cells to rub together haha. My best one yet via text as they knew I was a windy. "how much please" Thats it!
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