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Chris33

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About Chris33

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  • Birthday 29/12/1982

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  • Cleaning Method
    Water Fed Pole & Tradtitional
  • When did you start window cleaning?
    2016
  • Location
    Fife
  1. My short term Grippatank reel review.

    I have it now mate, there is these teething problems that are due to be fixed this week I think. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  2. My short term Grippatank reel review.

    I got my system back on Friday and to be honest I am not impressed with the service from Grippa themself at all, although am with local support at Daqua. I paid my deposit for Grippa reels and 2 man hot way back last year and while the dates for reel production and supply have been pushed back more than once; I don't think deposits should have been taken so far away from final product development. I fully understand this is a new product but it's still a big ask I think. I have had at least 3 due dates for install. I had asked about this previously and Oliver suggested I could use manual reels and have the hot fitted back then, while I await the electric reels finally coming out. This would have meant two seperate install dates though (one for hot and a return for reels). Furthermore I have a small van and this would mean carting a manual reel from one end of the van to the other for every stop (I specifically wanted electric so they can sit on my system and I am still not happy at how long i had to wait). When the hot/reel fitment was finally done last week, this led to me being off the road for 3 full days. On the website it suggests 1 day for a hot install. Some parts did not arrive with the grippa installers coming to Scotland and so this led to a delay here, but like the original poster I am also out of pocket by half a weeks wages due to this. I had asked for black reels and have the silver ones fitted, one doesn't work and this was noted by the fitters before I left. But I still have to return after working long hours to have this fixed and there is no button on the reels to electrically reel in (only fobs) so this is also to be sorted. I had paid for fobs/button on system. The rollers for underfloor hose themself are made of a cheaper metal, which is showing signs of rust already (this was part of the tank system install last year). They were expensive and I expected them to be a better quality. I have spent a small fortune on grippa products this last year, and if they were priced similar to some others I may have taken this on the chin. I think I got a ten percent discount when I got the reels ordered along with hot, and after buying a grippa 500 the previous autumn off them that's not exactly a massive saving overall. I have had a lot of support at daqua and this is why I chose to go grippa, Doug Is local to me and always helpful. The hot seems to work fine and yes the system does look smart, but no I am not happy with the overall way things have happened. Timescale, communication during delivery of order, quality, cost and lack of a realistic discount. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  3. My short term Grippatank reel review.

    I am sorry to hear this though. I also had some initial delays in my build date, communication was fine for me but it is worrying because we all usually know grippa as a company with great quality and service. Not to say that's changed, but all us repeat customers will all be hoping things are taken care of swiftly with these new supplies. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  4. My short term Grippatank reel review.

    Electric are out right now mines are being fitted at daqua right now Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  5. He's a new guy mate I don't think that's cheap for a 1st job and the experience he will get. Moving on a year he will price it like the rest of us, that's how I started and made more money than being select in year one. Not now ofcourse Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  6. Starting out in a car help please

    Is it possibly to just cut to the chase and get a van? Consider this first I reckon Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  7. When I was where u are i would have went in at 60/70 quid. Not even 3 hours work and from that point of view it's a great hourly rate for someone new, an opportunity to get before and after photos too. I would have used 40 quid of that to buy tools or advertise. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  8. Gocardless for me. 171 on it now and I think I chase bank people up once a fortnight now, and will phase them out completely once I hit 300 on cardless
  9. lead generation

    You can set up your own lead generation via Facebook lead generating. Anything someone else can do for you in respect of this, you can do yourself. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  10. Thinking of giving up

    What a difference a week or two in this game makes...lol Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  11. One off clean price

    Depends where you are with the round. I would be approx 3 x now but two year ago I would have taken that at 20 quid all day long...cos I had more time and every penny can and should be invested back into biz at that stage I personally think. Get busy then get choosy. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  12. Solar Panel Cleaning Worth Getting into?

    More importantly if i don't have a stand off get one mate. I done panels yesterday just with a standard slx 27 and a stand off and a ladder matrix. No issue at all and only maybe used 18 foot of reach max Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  13. Grippatank Hot water

    Will do in 2/3 weeks bud if u want vid pm me after 10th Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  14. Grippa reels have arrived

    My fits early April now. Glad they are out please let me know it u have any issues with them mate I know they are brand new Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  15. Just recieved this from the NCCA

    Come on mate lots to do and new stuff to see. You'll be in your element lol
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