How much water does it take to make pure?

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  1. Scottie

    Scottie Well-Known Member
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    #1 Scottie, Nov 14, 2014
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    Hello Guys,

    WFP or TRAD - how much more is it to clean windows, is WFP that much more expensive? I am just looking into it all and I like WFP idea but it seems to me its going to cost some serious money and ongoing.

    Resin, filters, water bills, wow they will go sky high, equipment lists. With trad none of this and how many more windows do WFP cleaners do? I actually spoke to someone about 2 hours ago and he said he does 14 houses a day, he took some years to build up, he wants more custys but finding is slow and takes time, so a trad guy can do that many a day, well not me I am new and not good enough yet. But alot of guys on here can. So is the WFP of benefit then, only until you can get x amount more customers, as the trad guy spent fok all to clean, where as WFP guy, spent money making pure, resin, water bills etc.

    Just stuck as I like the WFP route as safer yes, but I dont have an issue doing trad, only issue is the awkward windows, thats the bummer as sloping garages, how do you do them, I dont want to walk on them cause damage to myself of the property and insurance would not pay out.

    So yeah, just a good look in to them both I have been doing and its pointing me to trad.

    I wanted to ask how much water do you use to make say 75l of pure? I no ther eis some waste. I dont want my water bill to shoot up as I see they is like 70/30 split on decent RO units, lots of waste.

    My conclusions are at present for a newbie, it has to be trad, or can I use WFP? I just need some advce form you guys as to how much costs will be and water useage. I would only use WFP tops and trad bottom.

    I feel I will end up going trad as I will save money and I do not have mnay customers yet, plus nice views form the ladders lol.

    Thank you for your help in advance.
     
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  2. abs

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    I'm on a water meter and was really worried about my bill .
    Today I received my first bill and I've been using wfp about a year now , I use to pay £20 a month direct dedit and now that has risen to £29.50 a month , so don't panic too much as water is still pretty cheap
    On average I can easily do 140- 150 quids worth a day and yes wfp costs more but you earn more and it's a dam sight easier than trad
     
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    Wow that is cheap. cheers.
     
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    I do 3 days a week Scottie and use about 300 ltrs a day so obviously that would rise if I worked a full week but obviously you'd be earning more.
    Also my ro is seriously wasteful as it's a cheap 100gpd the best quality ro you can afford the less waste and cheaper water bills
    I started trad and built my work up over a year then payed only £450 for a wfp starter kit off ebay , this included everything pole trolley ro , start trad and let your business eventually buy the gear
     
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    the beauty of window cleaning. need virtually no money to get started, then go as big as you want
     
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    I would forget trad & concentrate your efforts on WFP from the start.
     
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    I'd of done that from the start but didn't want to spend my savings and the whole idea of the business starting small and developing and paying for its own expansions really appealed to me
     
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    What is your TDS Scottie? I'm guessing it's high as you're in the south. My water is very soft, so I run the water through twin DI's only.

    WFP is the way to go if you want to earn more in less time, but you have to have the customers in the first place :confused: plus you have the extras you can do on top like F/S/G cleans, conny roofs etc.
     
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    Hi, Yes the TDS is high, hard water, waiting on my tds meter to come its late arriving. The only thing is putting me off going WFP is the water usage, I would clean jst the ups, I dont have many customers either yet so no work really. So is it viable for me? I just worry about the water usage, how much waste there will be to making say 75 liters, and I am going forever making pure in the garden, as need it eash day. I will do ups only so i trying to work out if i done 10 houses day I prob would look at using 200 liters a day and then 100 liters to make the 200 pure. Just seems so much work involved with pure and the costs, ok you make money by doing more houses but then the costs scrub some of them houses out, so is it that much? for all the effort. Trad full day brings in enough ££ I would imagine.

    Its so frustrating, not knowing what way to go, I was set on trad its just talking to people and people telling me no go WFP, so its got me thinking am i wrong doing trad? Why is everyone say do WFP? Trad is the easiest way and cost effective to me as no after work making and maintaing pure. Thank you all for your advice/ideas?
     
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    To me it's a no brainer what I'd do in your shoes. Start off trad. It won't cost much to start up and if you've not got many customers, then time isn't really an issue is it.

    I don't get this WFP tops and trad bottoms. Do one or the other IMO.
     
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