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Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by best, Nov 24, 2014.

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  1. best

    best Active Member
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    What is the best temperature or heat to clean windows.
    I have tried a fish tank heater to heat the water, but wander if it should be hotter.
    can it be too hot?
    I know hot water cleans better, but dont know if it could crack freezing glass if too hot
     
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  2. Tuffers

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    I read on another forum that a fella cracked a pane of glass using hot water using WFP last week.

    I cracked a window about 3 years ago. It was bonfire night and we decided to have a barbie. I brought the barbie and patio heater up the garden to next to the house. Bosh, went the kitchen window after about 10 minutes of the patio heater being on :laugh:
     
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  3. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    I've used hot/warm water for ages and never crack a dg unit yet but now that I've said that... :D
     
  4. Matty H

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    I've genuinely never met anybody who's had a BBQ on Bonfire night :D
     
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    well he was probably roasting his nuts too:laugh:

     
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    You can pick up a portable gas water heater for underĀ£100 now from the likes of fleebay and have instant hot water on tap for wfp work. You can also adjust the temp accordinly if you want too.
     
  7. davewindowcleaner

    davewindowcleaner Well-Known Member
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    hot water don't really make that much of a different do they? I can see how it could be useful it freezing though.

    I can remember when I broke a window back in 2006 I think it was using 42ft cleantech pole. It was heavy to be fair cleaning four storey high
     
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    Using hot makes my job easier or I would not bother with it.
     
  9. Matty H

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    Hey Smurf I'm joining the "hot club"
    In a couple of weeks :)
     
  10. AJ windows

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    20 degrees above temperature is what I'm told is safe.
     
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