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Philip Hardy

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  • Birthday 01/11/1956

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    Water Fed Pole
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  1. Philip Hardy

    Screwfix Degreaser

    I'm just guesssing here but I would reckon there are plenty of user's of Screwfix degreaser who don't have access to "pure water" and I suppose once you add it to yours its no longer pure!! So the answer is yes, it works just as well with tap water.
  2. Philip Hardy

    customer letter

    FWIW, you and most of the respondents are overreacting, (some because it is only a £5 job admittedly), The relevant facts are you texted and she cancelled in December ,Ok so that’s what happens, In November, you had forgot to put a "windows cleaned" docket in and she did not know you had been, not many are comfortable paying when this is the case!! She then gives you notice that if you forget again then she can't be held responsible, leaving the docket is your responsibility!!! She has written a letter saying you have upset her but still paying the requested amount from November which makes you straight, also adding that having the door cleaned is a problem due to speckling, I am presuming you charge her for the door clean and in her opinion she is paying for a service which makes her front door less attractive, don’t think she is being unreasonable here. If its good work and even at a fiver per job the moneys right, then you should just carry on earning the fiver a month and keep remembering to leave the docket.
  3. Philip Hardy

    Best waterproof warm gloves?

    This is the easist problem ever to solve, get a box of extra tough nitrile gloves (about £8 for a 100 on Amazon), then wear them under a normal pair of work gloves, The modern ones dont split or wear like they used to and with normal gloves worn over, the grips great, you will get a couple of days out of a pair but 8p a pop should be well in budget!!. Tip, if its extra cold,weartwo pairs of the nitrile gloves, they act like a wet suit trapping air and keep your hands nice and toasty.
  4. Philip Hardy

    2 man system in a pug partner

    Well looks like you have solved the problem, get a backpack, leave your employee on a job, pop home, reload and get back to him, you could even reoganise that on the days you might run short you are nearest to home to make the journey quicker.
  5. He states hes sold thousandOOOs yet, has only 1028 feedbacks would suggest he uses a little advertising speak😯 Plus no one on here has admitted to buying one ? That said, if I was looking to buy a trolley system, at the price I would be very interested
  6. Philip Hardy


    £30 a week, you would have to wear a mask and call your self "**** Turpin Shiners",up here to get that
  7. Philip Hardy


    Looks a fantastic job for a WFP man, great access,no snags,straight from van, price it as much as you dare to get it,there is also the fact that people will see you van operating regually and if you are still building a round that has value,I would like to get a tenner a clean for it but would accept less to get it on the books.especially if you passed it on your way to other work.
  8. Philip Hardy

    Cleaning first floor flat

    Most flats (owned or tenanted), have a service agreement that access to other flats and any work undertaken such as window cleaning ,burglar alarm,satelite dishs, they have to allow the other flats occupier a right to these services,whether it interferes with them or not,anarchy in a block of flats would break out, if somene said you cant put a ladder against my wall to fit a satelite dish!!
  9. Philip Hardy

    Fly Poo removal with WFP

    You need to soak fly poo first, not a lot of Good scrubbing as you come across it but it will shift after a good soaking. I have a super scraper on my poles but have seen this advertised and it might be just right for really bad situations http://da-components.com/product/da-multi-toolbronze-wool-pad-holder-kit/ Have a look
  10. I would suspect either the membranes had it or tap water is getting by it somehow,your membrane is only reducing it from 300 to 100 that is total rubbish, it shoud be around 15 after being through the membrane and before the polishing resin,that is why you are eating resin.Check you have the right fiting membranes for your machine anf if you are confident they are (and they could be fakes), and fitted correctly then you will have to buy some new.
  11. Philip Hardy


    I agree practise on your own house and/or nearby non coplaining customers until you get it right, give the top bar of the window a wash and rinse then dont go back onto that again, concentrate on the glass area only, rinse thourghly from top to bottom and dont do any lower story windows while the ones above are dripping. It will all come right.
  12. Philip Hardy

    Double ear o clamps

    Millions on Ebay, just check the delivery times (dont buy the cheaper Chinese ones if your in a rush), but the Marko067's right if you use the exceed blue hose they grip really well and mine have beeen clipless for months without a problem.
  13. Philip Hardy

    Best one?

    Neither trolleys are great, you need one witch has not got two handles (ie a top bar), the type with two handles are nearly impossible to use one handed and as you normally have a pole or equipment in one hand and push the trolley with the other its very difficult and slows you down, look for one with a curved or solid top bar and it will go where you want one handed.
  14. Philip Hardy

    Possible new source of low tds water

    Why dont you really go for it and check the water thats in a de-humidifier,thats even purer.
  15. Philip Hardy

    VW Caddy

    Yes you are right with the tank full and two men in it it was overwieght for the first few jobs,(800Kg payload), I have now bought a Vito because of that (although the payload is not much more at 970Kg), The Caddy is still going strong, though only usually on one man jaunts.

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