Karcher Window Cleaning Vac

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  1. I think this has been mentioned on here before but today one of my customers demonstrated theirs to me.
    This seems to be a great bit of kit, I soaped up a large internal window and then the customer showed me how the window cleaning vac worked then let me have a go. I tried vertical and horizontal lines and there wasn't a smear or line to be seen.
    Don't get me wrong it is far quicker to do it by a mop and blade plus these don't run out of battery after 20 mins! But for internal roofs they would be perfect. I cleaned a glass roof conservatory inside and out the other month and it was very tricky with an applicator and squeegee. The customer had removed all the furniture which was a good job considering the amount of black water drops falling to the floor, with one of these I could have had the job done in a quarter of the time with no mess.

    Here's the link, I was told telco's do it cheaper at the mo.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Karcher-WV50-Window-Cleaning-Vacuum/dp/B0024LIECO

    J
     
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  2. mark m

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    Good idea about the conservatory roof if there was nobody in they are always tricky but i think it would look a bit unprofessional
     
  3. Paul

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    My wife uses one they are pretty good because it saves me doing the inside :) , but Like you said Jamie there are ok for small bursts then dead batt.
     
  4. koopmaster

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    Actually it sounds like a good idea, I have a 2 customers who always want their inside windows done and I currently use a WFP.

    At the moment I have to carry my TRAD equipment with me but if they had a facility to swap battery's with a spare I would get one.
     
  5. Ryan

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    looks like a gd bit of kit tbh i like it :]

    i wont be getting 1 tho lol
     
  6. All Round Cleaning

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    If your serious about getting one just butcher it take the original battery out and uprate it with a bit of cable and put a bigger battery on . Thats what i would do personally if i was going that route .
     
  7. Not sure I agree with you there. Spraying pure water on then buffing off, dripping dirty water from the squeegee or using this with no mess??
    I would always use a squeegee and applicator on all normal internal windows and catch the drips with the applicator as I work but for the internal slanting panels could be a good way to save some time and get good results.
     
  8. Posh

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    Can't beat a proper squeegee.
     
  9. laddergarder

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    These things are £40 + £11 to change the head, god knows if you can replace the applicators. Window Cleaners thinking about using these are mad, it just another gimmick to get people to part with there cash. Lets face it the only difference between these and a squeegee is you wont get water on the sills. Now for what you are going to have to spend, batteries etc, "what's wrong with a cloth!". I get the internal conservatory roof thing, but again get one of these sheets that decorators use, they will still be cheaper, and you can safely clean from standing with a trad pole.
     
  10. I'm just wondering if you have seen one of these in action? I have and can say it's not a gimmick. You wouldn't need the applicator as you would already have that and the soap. Ok, you can get a decorators sheet. But that still doesn't solve the issue of water dripping on the floor which is what this would solve. Cleaning using a trad pole is messy, and still doesn't get all the frames clean. I don't think the price is that much considering the potential time you can save. Plus you could always show the wife or kids how to use it for your own windows!! :)
     
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