how long is a 14" channel

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  1. simon

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    because i just measured mine & its only 13.5 now i was trad for 10 yrs & never ever measured channels but this one is a recent buy & it just seemed shorter so i measured it, its an unger & they mayall be that length does anyone know ???
     
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    #2 rugbywolf, Jun 15, 2015
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    They're quoted in metric, 25, 35, 45cm.
     
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    Wagon wheels spring to mind...the fookers are saving money by making them smaller that's all...metric my **** :D
     
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  4. simon

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    it says 14" or 35 cm on cleaning spot so it should be 14" it just seems smaller than the ones i used to use:confused:
     
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    #5 Smurf, Jun 15, 2015
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    Thats because it is or have your hands just got bigger:D
     
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    Just like moster munch I swaer they use to be bigger !
     
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    Back in the good old days there was none of this metric **** nor silly pound coins worth fcuk all and we had pennies the size of wagon wheels back then too :D
     
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    #8 boarcity, Jun 16, 2015
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    getting the right size channel for your work makes a world of difference . you want to take a long look at what is your main type of window[the sort you come across 80% of your day} and carefully work out what size squeegee channel does for it best . get that size fitted into your go-to squeegee . too small and you will be making loads of unnecessary movements, too big and it just plain wont fit


    in my region of the south east of england i found after much trial and error that the best size for residential council estate work is under 14 inch but over 12 . hence my main squeegee and my workers main squeegees are cut down to 13 inch using a cheetahbar chopsaw . find using a hacksaw is very unlikely to get a perfect straight cut

    each area of the uk tends to have different size windows if you look around .and u want the right size for the job so get looking and prepping your stuff will save arm ache later .

    for example in the north of scotland less picture windows and more deep set small . altho iv not been there recently to look closely at the glass id guess a 12 or a 10 would suit for your day to day squeegee in that region
     
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    good timing this post..

    so I went to play with my new moerman blade...ta tuffers...and...

    fecking thing isnt 18 inches..

    and the windows I was on are just nice for 18 inches straight pulls ...grrrr

    and of course...

    no good in my boab due to the end bits..

    and the rubber moves around as I used a pulex handle which has spikes which grab the rubber but no holes for that ...

    so gave up on the moerman for now...

    just love it when my applicator just fits in the window and allows a straight pull down..

    on the windows I used the moerman on it worked fine but then on the velux started playing up and missing bits...

    I think I may have been conned as I got the bargain channels but may have to buy the expensive handles and a new boab..:D.
     
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    #10 boarcity, Jun 16, 2015
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    if you live in the South East dont waste money buying 6 inch channels, rarely[ if ever] will it prove to be a handy size. better to buy a 12 and cut it down to 7 inch if you are doing georgian divided windows
    i wasted many hours using a 6 inch on georgian before one day it came to me,hey cut down a 12 to a 7 - learn from my wasted hours

    thats goin to be my new tag line - i wasted many hours using a 6 inch on georgian
     
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