1mm pencil jets

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by davewindowcleaner, Jan 23, 2016.

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  1. davewindowcleaner

    davewindowcleaner Well-Known Member
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    Met a jamaican window cleaner (nice chap) using a 1mm pencil jets.

    Told me using 1mm save him a lot of water plus it great for cleaning top frames above the windows cos he find 2mm & 3mm jets can cause a few big drip on the glass leaving white spots.

    1mm jets don't caused dripping onto the glass according to him the wet drip are smaller, stay on the frame & dry out.

    Anyway I didn't ask him where he got 1mm jets from, I though I could easily find one online.

    The smallish pencil jets I can find are 1.4mm from Gardiner. Anyone got 1mm jets and where did u get it from cos I like to tried see what it like?
     
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  2. mark

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    the smaller the jets the more splash back you will get.i wouldn't use these!!!I use 3mm jets for better rinsing and don't overly concerned about water use
     
  3. simon

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    i used to use gardiners 1.4 jets & they really do cut down on water use but you could probably take an eye out with them lol i found them too powerfull for a lot of my stuff with gaps & vents etc, i use fans now
     
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  4. davewindowcleaner

    davewindowcleaner Well-Known Member
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    I have used 2mm & 3mm, I prefer 2mm to be honest.

    Wanna see what it like myself
     
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    Can imagine 1mm jets been little squirters. I love squirters, but not in my brushes!
     
  6. spruce

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    1.4mm jets are half the size of 2mm jets. My son wanted 1.4 as he felt he could save water when using his backpack.

    He used them for a while but a change of brush meant he went back to 2mm. He hasn't asked for them to be changed.

    I used his pole several times with the smaller jets and couldn't get enough flow down the glass when rinsing. 2mm jets are fine for me.

    To answer your question regarding 1mm jets.

    Cleaners who use them adapt mig welding tips and use those.
    Clarke Pack of 5 1.0mm Welding Tips - Machine Mart - Machine Mart

    One of the local cleaners tried 4 of them in his brush hoping to get a better rinsing coverage. He didn't like them.
     
  7. davewindowcleaner

    davewindowcleaner Well-Known Member
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    Cheers spruce

    I brought 1mm jets from MM this morning to try out.

    IMO yes it save water & stop big drips dripping down the windows.

    The finishing on the glass remind me of fan jets which I am not used to, the bigger the pencil jet the dryer the windows look if you know what I mean. The windows look like it all steam up.

    I will wait to see what it like once the windows is dry.
     
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  9. spruce

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    You will find they will save water but slow your rinsing speed down. That will impact on your earnings per hour.
     
  10. davewindowcleaner

    davewindowcleaner Well-Known Member
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    Can't say I noticed it slow me down when rinsing but the windows is looking good.

    Too soon for me to tell if I like it or not, I need to try it on dirty windows first.
     
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