New kit list - approval/advice please

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by Scottie, Sep 20, 2014.

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  1. Scottie

    Scottie Well-Known Member
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    Hi,


    I am about to buy my kit and have deceided on what I need with thanks to you all on here giving me advice.

    I just wanted to ask if anyone can look over my kit list and let me no if this all looks right and if it is all I need and I am missing anything that I actually need

    I am going to be trad cleaning pole upstairs and normal trad down stairs. Until I get enough money to go wfp and expand my business more.

    Here goes. And thnak you to anyone for your time in replying it really is a great help getting started. Will add my flyers and business card up soon for approval. I am getting there finally, woop!!!!

    WINDOW EQUIPMENT LIST


    Unger OptiLoc™ Telescopic Pole System £50.95
    http://www.windowcleaningwarehouse.co.uk/unger-optiloc-poles.html

    Unger Angle Joint – Zinc £9.45
    http://www.windowcleaningwarehouse.co.uk/CJA00.html

    Unger ErgoTec® Ninja T-Bar £8.85
    http://www.windowcleaningwarehouse.co.uk/unger-ergotec-ninja-t-bar.html

    Unger ErgoTec® Ninja Washer Sleeve £8.55
    http://www.windowcleaningwarehouse.co.uk/unger-ergotec-ninja-washer-sleeve.html

    Unger ErgoTec® Ninja Handle 14” £14.55
    http://www.windowcleaningwarehouse.co.uk/unger-ergotec-ninja-handle.html

    Unger ErgoTec® Ninja Aluminium Channel 14” £8.45
    http://www.windowcleaningwarehouse.co.uk/SKU5456.html

    Ettore Master Rubber X2 14” £3.90
    http://www.windowcleaningwarehouse.co.uk/SKU5332.html

    Unger Big Bucket and lid 28L £16.35
    http://www.windowcleaningwarehouse.co.uk/SKU4744.html


    SIEVE FOR BUCKET 28L £ 7.35

    http://www.windowcleaningwarehouse.co.uk/SKU4744.html

    Unger ErgoTec® Ninja MicroWipe™ x3 £5.85
    http://www.windowcleaningwarehouse.co.uk/unger-ergotec-ninja-microwipe.html


    Unger MicroWipe™ X2 £3.90
    http://www.windowcleaningwarehouse.co.uk/SKU4758.html


    MicroWipe™ UltraLite Sill Cloth X2 £3.10

    http://www.windowcleaningwarehouse.co.uk/SKU4763.html
     
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  2. boarcity

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    #2 boarcity, Sep 20, 2014
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    very comprehensive list you got there ,thatll more than get you going

    i would add you are going to also need a 6 inch squeegee channel
     
  3. TolishAPurd

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    More cloths and more rubbers. You'll be doing lots of first cleans so you'll go through a lot of these both.
     
  4. Scottie

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    #4 Scottie, Sep 20, 2014
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    Boarcity - Yes, dam right, thank you, for those smaller window with frames I will need to get in there. Thank you for that, I will check the unger ones they will fit on the end the 6" ones. Nice one!!

    Tolishapurd - Yes your right, I was just going to get these to practce with and do some cleans when getting going, I hope I am busy but I think it will take time to get jobs.

    Do you recommend on that site or a site where you can get good rubbers and cloths at good prices, I would like to get good quality rubbers not cheap or average, i tihnk where I am new the better the equipment the more it will help me.

    Any recommendations on a 6" channel /handle and rubber to fit the pole I got, I want a decent 6" set up. Thanks
    Thanks for the advice so far, glad I put this up.
     
  5. abs

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    Why isn't they a ladder in that list ? We shouldn't as professional window cleaners be telling newbies to use poles in my opinion if your to scared to use a ladder then choose another business
     
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  6. abs

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    That sounded really harsh and it wasn't meant like that.
    Poles are really hard to use , I've thousands of hours experience using them and for a beginner to want to do all upstairs with pole only you will find it really really hard to get a result to keep customers satisfied
     
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  7. daveyboy

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    That list is ok but I would go for unger ergotec handles and channels as the ninjas are big bulky channels and feel a lot different from normal ones..plus if you fancy modding your channels for less detailing you can't with ninjas
    Also sometimes you knock the clips on the ends of the channel whilst putting in and out of boab causing the rubber to just slide out as that is what holds them in
    You will need a boab (bucket on a belt to keep squeegee and applicator in while working) with ninja channels you need a ninja boab as the slots for squeegee are wider for the bigger channels.
    have a look at ergotec as will save you a few quid and good quality
     
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  8. Tuffers

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    Kind of agree there. Even WFP'ers need them sometimes. Simple houses will be a lot quicker using ladders than faffing about using a pole. Just my opinion though. You will do a much better job up close to the glass than trying to blade it from 12' and then detail.
     
  9. daveyboy

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    I agree tuffers
    unless you are a wizard with a wag like wagga. polzn bladz or mark Henderson which has taken them years to get to that standard you will never do as good a job as with a ladder and good eyes
     
  10. abs

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    I always take a ladder , the other day I had a job that had egg threw on the window and frame if I only had a pole I simply would of failed my customer as I couldn't of done it, I've cleaned lots of jobs in the past well before the wfp era with poles , we cleaned every single sainsbury in the UK at one stage all Bannatyne and Virgin I've used poles on that many company's I could type forever I was bloody good with a pole at 15-30 foot and the moment you add a angle adapter , forget it if your not experienced you have no chance also the metal one in the list is very heavy and you get even more movement which makes working more difficult
     
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