First Job Tommorow

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by Tmile, Apr 28, 2015.

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  1. Tmile

    Tmile Newcomer
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    Hi lads. Have my first job tomorrow really looking forward to it even though im still a bit weary on a ladder. Im working full time as a chef at the minutr but sick of the **it hours and stress if it all so looking forwarf to hopefully being full time self enployed this time next year.

    Ive one question though.
    Above the front door on this job is a little roof with guttering which blocks ladder access to the window above it, i dont have a pole yet and have this job booked first thing tomorrow.. what will j do? Cheers lads
     
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  2. cheapncheerful

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    hi and welcome to the forum
    Tmile...good luck with your first job.

    ..call in at b and q and pick up a pole quick..

    or...tell the custy you will do it next time or later as you forgot your pole...

    dont worry too much about one awkward window..most people understand

    sometimes you can extend your ladder way up high to the top gutter and reach it....anyway keep us informed...:D
     
  3. daveyboy

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    Depending on the size of the canopy either place ladder to the side of it and do from the side
    Place ladder end above the window
    Do what cheap said and get harris decorators pole from b&q for 15 quid
    5 metre so will reach
    Or ask if you can do from inside as most windows above front doors are smmall enough to put arm through the gap at the hinges and lean round to do them
     
  4. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    Hi & welcome Tmile

    As daveyboy1 has already mention or just leave it out

    Let us know how you get on :thumbsup:
     
  5. Tmile

    Tmile Newcomer
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    Thanks for the advice and welcomes lads will be cleaning the window one way or another ha suppose its just all part of the learning curve.
     
  6. Jake

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    If it's solid, i always stand on them to clean the window
     
  7. TolishAPurd

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    Good luck with it mate. Theres plenty of options like all the ones given above. I like to get up there and do it from the inside, especially on the first clean, as getting the frames good can be tough with a pole if they are bad. Personally I think you are better getting straight down bandq and buying a harris pole, and while you're there, get a cheap 1metre pole too as this will get you out of trouble lots of times too. The pole is pretty much an essential IMO, otherwise you will be messing about a lot when you don't need to.
     
  8. daveyboy

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    I couldn't work without my pole
    Saves a lot of messing with my ladders when i could work round it
     
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    I am lazy though and don't like to use ladders if i don't have to
    I got a harris pole that i put an adjustable end on which makes life very easy
    Had to di windows above a full length conservatory yesterday so just stood on the 1 foot wall around the patio and poled them all from there
     
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    Or the other option that most go for on awkward stuff is to use a wfp backpack, trolley or van mount instead as trad pole work can take a lot of skill to master properly especially when having to pole on acute angles. Still trad pole method is a good skill to master all the same.
     
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