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Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by Lawrence, Jan 22, 2016.

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  1. Lawrence

    Lawrence Newcomer
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    Hi guys. Thought I'd introduce myself. I'm Lawrence. Just starting out window cleaning.. Really looking forward to it. It seems a mind fuels out there for equipment and advice.. I'm gong to start traditional window, may upgrade to filtered system if I can get a big enough round. I'm hoping you might be able to steer me in the right direction. Ladder and size. I feel I should buy a 'A frame' ladder, they seem to have a good reputation on here. Not sure about size though. I'm sure this knowledge comes with experience, but I'm trying not to waste money on things I might not need. Any advice would be great. Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. mark

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    many moons ago when I started trad(now wfp) all you needed were: ladder,bucket,scrims,ledge cloths,pouches,blades & of course don't forget the crate.you could pick up loads of work easily aswell.how things have moved on.someone will be on soon post a full list m8.
     
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    Welcome Lawrence and good luck :) Let us know how you get on and I'm sure the guys will be able to help along the way!
     
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    Welcome buddy ! :D
     
  5. Lawrence

    Lawrence Newcomer
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    Thanks Mark.
     
  6. Gav

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    Welcome Lawrence you will get plenty of help and advice here


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    Welcome Lawrence and good luck, you will find many and old hand on here that started and many that still do traditional work. I have two ladders myself, a regular double and a A frame extension, both are 6 meters. I prefer and always feel safer on the A frame.

    Here is a post that is pinned in the Traditional window cleaning forum, Recommended traditional starter kit and you will find a shed load of personal views and advice on which starter equipment to buy.

    If you happen to live anywhere near a good supplier may I suggest that you pop in and see what 'feels' a good fit for you.
     
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    Hi Lawrence welcome mate and good luck getting started.
    I use a standard double ladder that used belong to my step dad, so it was free :thumbsup:. If i was buying one new I would go for a pointer all day long. Something that will reach fascia height to get up to those awkward windows over porches, gnd floor bays etc.
     
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    Hi Lawrence and welcome. When I did traditional, my A frames were a double 14ft and a single 8ft. Found these got to everything. Remember to order some spare rubber feet :thumbsup:
     
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