Just Starting Out

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by david86, Nov 19, 2015.

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  1. david86

    david86 Newcomer
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    Hi Guys,

    I'm Just Starting Out As A Window Cleaner, Any Help / Advice Would Be Very Much Appreciated. I Have Been Out Canvasing And Built Up A Decent Starting Round. The Problem Is I Don't Know Much About Window Cleaning. I'm Thinking About Buying A Water Fed Pole And Looking To Spend £600 - £700 Max. Just Wondered If Anyone Can Recommend A Good System For Me To Start Off With For Around This Price Range. Some Of The Houses I Have Secured Haven't Got Outside Taps, So I Would Need One That Does Not Run Off A Tap.

    Any Help / Info Is Much Appreciated

    Thanks In Advance.
     
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  2. Reach For The Glass

    Reach For The Glass Well-Known Member
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    A tap?

    You need to do a bit of research buddy. There's some great info on here. Look at how to start a buiseness and wfp equipment.

    What size round you built up?

    You got a car or van?
     
  3. Jake

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    What area are you in?

    It's only the yanks and oz's that would use customers taps,

    Here we almost all use van systems and trolley systems with your own pure water on board
     
  4. Calum Jennings

    Calum Jennings Active Member
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    Saying that, I do get a lot of customers tell me to help myself to their tap water. I'm like, no thank you, I'll use my pure water in the van lol


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  5. Jake

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    Me too! New customers always say 'there's a tap round the back'

    I'm think in my head -

    'yeah I wish it was pure, cos if it was your water bill would be £1000 this month, as I'll be sitting here filling up tanks of the stuff'

    But no it's 500ppm :eek:
     
  6. Calum Jennings

    Calum Jennings Active Member
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    500?! I checked one earlier and it was 60 out of the tap. I didn't realise I had a pretty good area for water.


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  7. Jake

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    500 is good for my area, usually it's 540-580,

    60 - you must be laughing!!!!!
     
  8. Calum Jennings

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    Yeah I don't have RO. I'm quite happy using DI for now. I will eventually get myself a second vessel. But I don't see the point in getting RO right now.


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    Yeah I wouldn't have a RO with 60ppm,

    Just use double di
     
  10. david86

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    Yes Ive had a quick browse on here and it has made me realise how much I don't know. I've got an estate car. Probably got about 60-70 customers lined up at the moment. I know it's not a lot but it's enough to make a start im hoping
     
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