Harder than i thought it would be

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  1. Danfire

    Danfire Well-Known Member
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    Had a neighbour ask me if I would clean all the moss off his roof (large 4 bed detached plus an extension).
    Did a lot of research, bought a harness, fungicide and borrowed a rope. Been up there scraping for three days now and almost half way finished, I thought the job would only take two days.
    Wasn't much fun when the hailstones came down Wednesday. Passer by asked if I would do his, I told him I'm not doing any more until winters over. Starting to get behind on my round now, I need to learn to say no.
     
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  2. abs

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    Very brave taking on that job how are you doing it ? I've done it before but hired a cherry picker and jetwash ed the roof
     
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  3. daveyboy

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    Wire brush, garden trowel and stiff broom
    Job done
    Not long at all
    How are you doing it?
     
  4. abs

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    Jobs I've done would of taken weeks that way :(
     
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    I must be quick then
     
  6. Danfire

    Danfire Well-Known Member
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    I'm using a trowel and a hand brush, I estimated I would take about ten seconds on each tile, reality is I'm taking closer to thirty so my two day estimate is going to turn into six days. The research I did steered me away from jet washing. Think the job will be more enjoyable when it warms up a bit.
     
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    Sounds to me like you are trying to get it too perfect. Remember that they will be looking from a distance whereas you are right up to it.
     
  8. Danfire

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    You are probably right, I can be a bit OCD. Think it stands me in good stead for the window cleaning though.
     
  9. Duncs

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    whhy do folk ask you to do these hard jobs in winter
    do find the window cleaning easy no hasle and totally safe this time of year
    #hope your getting a gd bit of coin mate
     
  10. Pickingpaul

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    As long as u learn from it its always a sucess mate
     
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