Respect to all stick wagglers....

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by cheapncheerful, Jun 26, 2014.

Advertisement
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to the UK Window Cleaning Forums.
    Starting or own a window cleaning business? We're a network of window cleaners sharing advice, tips & experience. Rounds for sale & more. Join us today!

  1. cheapncheerful

    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2014
    Messages:
    6,489
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    as a traddy i am looking at the wfp but ....i never knew how hard it is...it looks simples....

    well i wasnt using a proper pole....and i wasnt washing windows...it was a facia gutter washdown but it is the first time i had cleaned using a fully extended pole....okay i suppose a proper pole and lightweight brush would be a bit easier but it was bloomin hard work so respect...

    i did get over the muscular pain with the help of my beetroot juice but neck pain and lower back pain.....

    and the dance of the stick waggler ....its all new to me....and watch out for the holly bush or plant pot or clothes line....

    i am going to learn..but boy i am aching ...so respect to you all:D
     
    Advertisement
  2. Tuffers

    Tuffers Hero
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2012
    Messages:
    9,386
    Likes Received:
    2,742
    Can't wait for the stories when you start cnc :D
     
  3. cheapncheerful

    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2014
    Messages:
    6,489
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    i think i had better get some weetabix down me or something ...you guys must be strong.....mind you a lot of the females do it as well so even more respect to shazzy beccy etc....i just a plain old wimp...

    got another in the morn but may try and get out of it on weather grounds....well its friday...or i may just do it the old fashioned way of as tenchy puts it...a hand job...oops...back to the ankalad again..:rofl:
     
  4. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    Messages:
    20,811
    Likes Received:
    3,812
    As my wife often says to me "there is a can of manthefuckup in the fridge" :D

     
  5. cheapncheerful

    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2014
    Messages:
    6,489
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    i may just have another go and see if it gets any easier.....i need a can defo smurf...
     
  6. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    Messages:
    20,811
    Likes Received:
    3,812
    Nope it doesn't get any easier I'm afraid as stick waggling is bloody hard work :D

     
  7. Shiny

    Shiny Forum Addict
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2014
    Messages:
    914
    Likes Received:
    372
    Just remember cnc, "no pain no gain" ...lol
    It does get easier..!!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  8. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    Messages:
    20,811
    Likes Received:
    3,812
    Does it? :D

     
  9. Shiny

    Shiny Forum Addict
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2014
    Messages:
    914
    Likes Received:
    372
    Haha well it as for me this last 2 weeks since I started using a Gardiners pole...what a difference that as made. Just wished I had been using them since day one


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  10. cheapncheerful

    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2014
    Messages:
    6,489
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    yeh the better pole would help...i was actually cleaning fascias/ gutters and before gav arrests me for being in the wrong section i now realise i was using too short a pole for a start as i was directly underneath and getting a nice shower and thats why my neck hurt...

    i havent done much gutter/ facia cleaning and what i have done i have limited it to one hour by hand as i get bored and using my pole was more fun as you can cover a greater area faster, but i was very lucky as the weather gods gave me good cloud cover .i reckon also a second pole with a small brush on would be useful to get in between the gutter and fascia as by hand i use my fingers and my big brush cant touch it...

    it was a practise run to note mistakes...like ....i had to borrow the custys hose pipe linked into mine to get right around to the front..(really need another hosepipe)

    .mistake one was putting mine away without doing the lower gutters and so having to get it out again...always putting gear away and then needing it again...too scared of leaving it there....hedgecutters where are you...

    mistake two was carelessness in putting my pole on the roof i knocked up a roof tile and the swine wouldnt come back down...had to nip into the neighbours even then it took my car keys to move it ...

    i was also lucky as the lady wasnt there as it looks a bit amateurish to soak the gutters with a hosepipe and then scrub and then rinse with the hosepipe and the pressure was rubbish, i could only just make the gutters...

    and before gav tells me i am in the wrong section....i did wfp the windows afterwards....of course i went over them trad because as wfp people now....tap water leaves a mess....but just practising whilst in the area:rofl:
     
Advertisement