Not confident enough on ladders, anyone take me out for a day (will help for free)?

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  1. slippy

    slippy Well-Known Member
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    I am an ok traditional window cleaner but have stuck to bungalows as I haven't had practice on ladders, anyone take me out (will work for free of course in exchange)!
     
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    If you don't live in a house to practice on could you not practice on your friends/relations houses?

    What are you finding difficult about using ladders?
     
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    Is it good to use ladders and be called slippy??lol

    Ladders are easy to get the hang of..just need to practice
     
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    Or maybe just learn how to use a trad pole instead or go wfp then you can take on awkward houses too without having to risk your neck tile walking etc.
     
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    Cheaper to be trad until you have a good customer base
     
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    To be honest on awkward windows I could not get on with a trad pole myself and found wfp much easier. That's the dilema every window cleaner faces do you leave them out or turn to the dark side so you can earn a few more squid safely stick waggling :D
     
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    You could get a cheap set up like this for tops
    If it's good enough for wagga.....
    How to Window Clean with Water Fed Pole - Simple start up:
     
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    I disagree what wagga was saying about fibreglass poles in that vid as they are hard work and floppy so alot more energy is spent especially on awkward window on acute angles as they bend and flop about like ****.

    The more ridged and lighter the wfp pole is will save you a whole lot of grief. That is why wagga uses carbon poles now as makes the job so much easier to do. The brush you use also has a big impact so again best to use the right brush for the job too.
     
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  9. slippy

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    I got a trolley and few barrels, but always need to get up a window sometimes (mostly I do trad). Just knowing where to position the ladder etc on windows and gutters etc. A friend said underneath the window and then stretch up to clean them all. Just think if I went around with someone helped them clean for free but got a feel for using ladders on different places by watching would be a lot more confident. Balconies etc. Also, someone could look at my trad technique, I am fine just could get quicker.
     
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    Speed doesn't really matter but doing it as safe as you can does
     
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