Hindsight Is A Wonderful Thing

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  1. Smurf

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    [SIZE=medium]Hindsight is a wonderful thing....[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=10.5pt]Customer had a nice new glass conservatory built the width of the back of his house. Looks very nice then in hindsight thought better give me a call as the guttering above the conservatory has never I mean never been cleaned out since the house was built. [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=10.5pt]Was an absolute mare of a job to do but at least I had to do next door too and to my disappointment they had a conservatory too. At least I had room to give that one a hand job and guttervaced the other from the front of the other conservatory.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=10.5pt]Never mind all in a day’s work I suppose. [/SIZE]

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  2. J.D

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    You and your handjobs smurf! I hope the customer was happy with the outcome.....
     
  3. adyspurs

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    I'm sure she was lol.
     
  4. Smurf

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    Hello stranger....both lady cutomers as usual where delighted JD. Funny I did not get one piece of muck on the glass roof either. :Image10:

    Self cleaning glass and all that but was filthy with builders dust so said to the customer for a crack " is that self cleaning glass" he said "yes it is" I then said "I hope is rains soon then but give me a call if you want the glass cleaning properly" :Image13:


     
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    Looks like a great job, How did you reach that by hand? Wouldn't want to fall through that conservatory.
     
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    Couldn't do that side with a ladder so cleared it out using a guttervac from the ground instead.

    Not wanting to damage the new conservatory I placed a ladder onto the front of the conservatory roof using a microlite stand-off to rest the guttervac pole onto then moved it along to do sections at a time. Doing it that way the guttervac pole was easier to manage as used the microlite to take the weight of the pole. As always when sucking up loads wet/damp tile grit the pole became a lot heavier as was sticking to the inside of the pole.

    To make the job go quicker I normally would have used a pole with a tool to break up the compacted damp tile grit & debris first but did not on that one as wanted to keep **** from falling onto the glass so took longer to do.
     
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