Help And Advice Please

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Laugher, Feb 14, 2013.

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  1. Laugher

    Laugher Well-Known Member
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    Hi,
    I'm pretty sure you get this a lot on here but I'm looking for advice on what equipment to buy, as currently I'm just a traditional window cleaner but I would like to expand my business into wfp cleaning
    just wanting to know wat items I need to get me going and whether to do it DIY method or buy straight from a company
    I'm thinking using a trolley system to get me going as I don't have enough jobs to warrant getting a van mount system just yet
    I have a limited budget to 1k to spend
     
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  2. JDMW

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    DIY all the way mate, its not hard to do, if i can you can lol. you will find a backpack is a good choice to start with, most couldnt do without there backpacks. then move onto a van mount system. as for poles id go for the facelift pole range, best on the market i think. you get some who like gardiner poles but then again you get some who like ford and some you like vauxhall.
     
  3. rcproperty

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    for that budget you could get a diy van mounted system! and still have some change!
     
  4. JDMW

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    i think the best investment in the long run is a quality pole tbh. all the cheapo poles ive bought and cream crackered i could of got a decent pole.
     
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  6. bluemonkey

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    but a slx pole and everything else off ebay second hand
     
  7. harunh

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    1k to spend ? thats plenty for a decent setup :)

    am asuming u got a small van :) so get this :

    350ltr tank (rough cost: £150.00)
    pump & varistream & battery (rough cost £300.00)
    gardiners hose reel with 100m of hose (£100.00)

    thats £550.00 now all u need now is a decent pole and u can pick up a quality decent pole with good length on it for around £300.00 such as the slx30 :)

    ull have at least 150 spare ;) so then u can add a backback to it aswell so now if your system fails on you atleast u got a backpack to use :p lol :D :p 1k well spent lol
     
  8. Kips

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    This, lol.

    Sounds like a good system to start off with for sure!
     
  9. rcproperty

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    Missing out fittings, wiring, frame to hold tank, pipework, RO or DI, resin, tds meter,
     
  10. Kips

    Kips Well-Known Member
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    This is true.
     
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