Back Pack

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by windowcleanersmate, Aug 27, 2011.

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  1. Hi

    I work part time for a WC. He uses a WFP from a van and I do it traditionally. There are quite a few houses where we have to go over garages to get access to the back and it's a right pain to have to drag the hose over.
    What we are thinking of doing is getting a WFP and backpack for me to use on the backs while he does the fronts.
    As the backpack can only carry 16L what I would like to know is how many backs can I clean out of 1 fill? I realise that it is difficult to be accurate because of the number of windows etc but let's say your average 3 bed semi. Just a rough idea would be handy.
    Thanks
     
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  2. Ken

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    NO NO NO!!
    I used a backpack, I'd rather carry a hose across, I've had a bad back since, fully filled with 16 litres is not bad but up and down ladders and carrying a pole, you're better off carrying hose over.
    We clean traditionally when we climb over 90% of garages.
    You can get quite a lot cleaned though with 16litres, why not fill the tank with just 16litres or what not and see what you get done.
     
  3. Well if I could get a few cleans out of a backpack then I could put less water in to reduce weight and make things easier. It's a question of trying to speed up the work.
     
  4. Hinty

    Hinty Well-Known Member
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    If you are going over a garage, dont even think of carrying a backpack - really dangerous going up & down a ladder - I have tried it with mine, never again.

    I do use a backpack to go through a handful of houses, otherwise my wife uses it on a sack truck, while I use a trolley.
    Dave
     
  5. nearlyclean

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    Better off dragging a hose over,Backpack is fine if you can gain access through someone house
     
  6. Aqua-dapter

    Aqua-dapter Active Member
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    In answer to the original question... I was talking to a back-pack user this week and he said, with an Aqua-dapter, he uses approx 11 litres per semi.

    So for backs only he estimated 4-5 litres per house, roughly 3 backs of houses per refill of the backpack.

    Hope this helps.

    Paul
     
  7. Thanks for your feedback, very useflul.
    We are now thinking maybe 2nd hosereel instead.
     
  8. Aqua-dapter

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    Hi. Yes, it all depends on the work. One of our customers has 600L+ tanks and 2 hose reels on his vans and he still takes 2 of our back packs with him for guys to use on certain jobs. But depending on the work you have/canvass you might not need them.

    Paul
     
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