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vito61

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About vito61

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  • Cleaning Method
    Water Fed Pole
  • When did you start window cleaning?
    1996
  • Location
    Stonehenge

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  1. vito61

    Solar panel cleaning

    Any news on the before and after results? Thanks
  2. vito61

    Moving to reach and wash

    I reckon that's about right. I started with fibreglass Unger poles (green things) which weren't so good but got me started. I find a CLX18 suffices for most domestic and have a SLX35 for other higher stuff. 350 tank lasts me a day. Fit a Univalve, they save water and time.
  3. vito61

    Decisions Decisions

    Poles. The Gardiner Ultimate™ High-Reach Pole 74' Price: £3,040.00 + Vat RO system £200- £12,000 +vat Pumps, controllers £200-300? You may get away with a backpack but it may not be up to pumping 80' high. Van. The choice is many and varied and up to you. Checkout Autotrader. I would suggest it's a much bigger decision than going for a monthly high-rise job. Sometimes the answer is no. That's OK too.
  4. vito61

    Slick Connect Review

    TURN THE MUSIC DOWN!!
  5. vito61

    Moving to reach and wash

    700?! Does it come out of the taps in lumps?
  6. vito61

    Decisions Decisions

    Presumably you are up and running doing traditional as were many others who are now wfp. You are faced with the question of not just doing this job, but whether you are going to invest and transition from ladders and squeegee, mops and buckets. The cost of setting up just for this one job would not make sense. The pole itself would cost mega bucks that's even before you've got pure water to pump up to the top of the brush. However, if you did decide to go wfp, I'm sure you could make it work for the rest of your business as well. It means a big change in mindset and an appreciation it will cost ££££
  7. Thanks to jamesthered. I appreciate your comments. It's certainly given me some direction to think about. It is a serious matter that could sneak in and give us all sorts of headaches...
  8. The 'General Data Protection Regulation' is coming in very soon. It is a very specific regulation to do with records that businesses and other organisations keep of their customers and contacts. Does anyone have any experience of dealing with this area of our business life that can give some helpful guidance etc? Many Thanks
  9. The 'General Data Protection Regulation' is coming in very soon. It is a very specific regulation to do with records that businesses and other organisations keep of their customers and contacts. Does anyone have any experience of dealing with this area of our business life that can give some helpful guidance etc? Many Thanks
  10. vito61

    Insurance cancelled

    I'm surprised you got insurance with them. I tried them after seeing them at the cleaning show many years ago "We specialise in insuring window cleaners" or some such tosh. They wouldn't entertain any tank system that wasn't "professionally installed" ie by Ironics, swindon. No negotiation, just no. Haven't bothered them since How do you secure your tank?
  11. vito61

    SUN GLASSES ALDI

    Sunglasses are a good idea. What you really need to consider getting is a hat! I will wear a rather fetching baseball cap (the right way round) or a rather splendid straw boater when the sun is out. A Panama is something I really aspire to....... Serves many purposes, the main one being that you can hold your head with the sun just being kept out of your eyes by the visor or brim of the hat. Much better effect than squinting, even with sunglasses on.
  12. vito61

    aqua-dapter

    Best thing since Mr Hovis decided to make life easier for people with blunt knives. Get spare springs though. I've not had a grommet problem. Don't get their red hose for use with hot water (unless you use hot water), dreadful to work with - to stiff, won't uncoil properly.
  13. Can we get back on track here. This set of posts started about a fellow window cleaner who has had a nasty fall. But I suppose comments like "maybe a round going" set the tone....... Not good
  14. vito61

    Resin issue

    The tds meter I've been using is the in-line type, gives an instant reading after the ro and after the resin. I recently bought a handheld tds meter and tested the water in my van tank. The reading was zero, even after the water had been through the resin showing 3ppm! So I'm a little suspicious of my 3 1/2 year old tds meter.
  15. vito61

    Aqua-dapter

    Aquadapter. Brilliant. Pole manufacturers, I've found, get a bit sniffy about them "Oh we don't recommend you use them. Most of our clients use our tap/kink the hose blah blah blah........" Since I fitted them I can work faster and have more control of the water and therefore save water and earn more! They do require maintenance and are not fool proof (make sure you have some replacement springs) but the pro's outweigh the cons imo
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