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Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by Sean murray, Sep 17, 2016.

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  1. Sean murray

    Sean murray Member
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    Hi all. Bit of advice needed. I have a couple of houses on my books that have massive high Windows on the gable end of the house. Now I mean the whole gable end is almost all glass ( no pictures sorry). What's the best way to attack these? I have been using 12ft pole with basic washer and squeegee, but to be honest I am not getting a great result from it. Especially on hot days. Just interested to see how you guys deal with these. Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. 1393jason

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    I use a slimline wagtail flipper on a harris pole for high windows. Lower windows a blue unger pole that I picked up in the clearance section of b&q
     
  3. KiwiNeil

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    Hi Sean. I do the same as you and on hot days make sure that my applicator is soaking wet (water running out of it) and do a section at a time so that I can squeegee before the water dries. I have two poles, one with the applicator and one with the squeegee. It is MUCH easier when I have an assistant!
     
  4. Posh

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    Instead of 2 poles why not use a vice versus or liquidator fliq
     
  5. KiwiNeil

    KiwiNeil Newcomer
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    Mainly because I have two poles ;) but also because the glass is so hot that water steams off the glass as I apply it. If I had that much water it would go everywhere when I swapped from applicator to squeegee I would think? May try one, if it doesn't work then at least I will know.
     
  6. Sean murray

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    Thanks very much. I have two poles so will try that. I'd love to try one of them wagtail flipper lads. Think I'd need a lesson on how to use it. Looks tricky.
     
  7. daveyboy

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    One of these diy harris poles and an excelerator with fliq
    With the angle adapter and the 3 different angle options on tje excelerator you will have no issues with closing out
     
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    In this video using a aluminium pole that bought at hardware 10 years ago.
    All we done was put a Quick-lock angle adapter on it.
    And adapted all our tools to the quick lock attachment.
    Squeegee that is being used is prototype with a unique swivel movement.
    As you can see that you can squeegee all the glass.
    Without changing squeegees ,scrubbers, poles.
     
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