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Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by David@Aqua, May 31, 2013.

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  1. David@Aqua

    David@Aqua Member
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    Hi Everyone
    I have started using a wcw backpack and was loving it until today, When i went to collect money from work i have done today and yesterday 80% i have had to arranged to go back and re clean due to streaks and spotting on glass,
    I am racking my head thinking why so many windows,
    there is a couple of factors that i think why this has happened but not experienced enough to know

    1 these houses i have just taken over and i have done once traditional and before that glass only for 7 years by someone else

    2 the sun beating down on glass

    I have give them a good rinse but it still happened, I feel gutted two days work down the drain and it has been sunny. please if anyone can help and not laugh i would be grateful.Thanks

    Ps could it be the power of the water coming out of the jets, It is on the lowest setting
     
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    A You need to use more water when its sunny!
    B If you have only cleaned them ONCE with wfp expect a few problems unless you clean clean clean clean and rinse rinse rinse.
    C Have you checked your TDS of water?
    D has the sunlight got to your water at all?
    E Any contamination at all?
    F How many litres are you using per house? Dont say 10L need to know roughly bedroom amount then amount of litres.

    Tell us about your setup.

    Brush?
    Pencils?
    Fan Jets?
    Rinse on the glass?
    Rinse off the glass?
     
  3. Leicester24

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    What's your water reading in at ?
     
  4. David Taylor

    David Taylor Well-Known Member
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    If I were you i`d do a few houses at a time wfp keep the rest trad until you know they are fine, then 2 more then 2 more etc etc until you have them all wfp, this way you will be able to keep track of windows that are good and problem windows (usually oxidised plastic and alloy)
     
  5. chip

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    Hot days are worst for wfp I think. The above comments seem to have covered it all.
     
  6. David@Aqua

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    wow loads to go at Cheers my tds is 000, I have been using 20 litres for a 3 bed semi, my set up is the back pack deal from wcw a 22 ft pole not sure make a hi flo brush is it! not sure about the jets
    What do you mean about the sunlight got at the water? do you mean left in the container in direct sunlight?
     
  7. David@Aqua

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    unger the make of the brush sorry
     
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    Sounds all good so far.

    If you store water at home, is the sun getting to it. It doesnt matter, as you say the tds is zero.

    I would say its technique then, after 3 years of WFP i use around 16-18L for a 3.4bed semi

    Sounds like they have been cleaned too quick and not rinsed enough,

    Ideally you should be checking back on your work.

    Its nothing to worry about, all be here at this stage.....
     
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    Cold water hot windows is a problem,
    Air vents maybe causing problems.
    Dripping water from window above causes problems.
    Rushing causes problems.
    Do you do all the upstairs windows then the bottom, or up down as you move around the house?
    Too much flow causes splash back spotting when rinsing.
    How much experience do you have with wfp?
     
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