anyone have experience with hot water for wfp?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Cactus27, Nov 7, 2015.

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  1. Cactus27

    Cactus27 Member
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    i recently purchased an eccotemp L10 portable water heater to warm up my water.temps here are around freezing right now with tap water 40ish degrees F.
    did some research about thermal cracking of glass and it didn't seem a concern but today as i cleaned the window would start to make clicking noises, no cracks but the clicking scared the **** out of me and i turned the heater off.
    anybody had direct experience with this?
     
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    that dont sound good :eek:
     
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    Makes sense I suppose, but I hope not as I'm looking at getting a diesel heater fitted.
    To try and stand out from the crowd as pure water is pure water
     
  5. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    You aren't washing the window with 40 degree water, probably closer to 18-20 in most cases.

    By the time it's gone through 100 meter of hose it will have cooled a fair amount.

    Even with the water at 40 and the glass at o degrees you have little chance of fracture due to 'thermal shock'
     
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    Makes sense when it comes from someone who knows what they are talking about, with being new to window cleaning I question everything its the only way I will learn
     
  7. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    As I have always advised, make sure you insurance (liability) is in place and make sure it covers the item 'being worked on' then if you are unlucky you are not out of pocket.
     
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    have been going through insurance quotes but I nether thought of covering what I was working on will have to check what they are quoting for.
    thanks
     
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    The only provider I have found so far that offers truly comprehensive cover for the cleaning industry is Gleaming Insurance, sure there are others cheaper but that's cause what you're working on isn't actually covered.
     
  10. russ1979

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    will get my wife on the job tomorrow
     
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