Roof cleaning pics (cherry picker used)

Discussion in 'Pressure Washing' started by Jake, Apr 8, 2015.

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  1. Jake

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    Managed to get a cherry picker withoit the silly ipaf cert,

    Jobs going well, finishing off tomorrow!

    I've done most of the roof now, I took this picture much earlier in he day... It's 80% done now,

    Pressure washer worked a treat - can't fault it for £290, and thanks for all the advice guys..

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  2. Tuffers

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    Crikey, that's a big machine!
     
  3. Rascal

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    Why did you decide to use a cherry picker on this job? Looks quite simple for access. You put a roof ladder on anyway? Does the cherry picker reach over to the back?
     
  4. Jake

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    Because I didn't pay for it :D

    And the roof ladder wouldn't reach one side of the house plus it was really dodgy, the house is really high, the pictures do not do it justice, we needed a large cherry picker to get to the pitch, it was much much safer and easier, the customer paod for the cherry picker (there very very wealthy & get on with them very well)

    The roof ladder was too short for the left hand side of the house, and also made the pitche'd roof bits very difficult to clean.
     
  5. Jake

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    The roof ladder was only feasible on the side you can see in this picture. And it was almost impossible to do the pitches bits, they have solar panels on the other side of the house, this meant we couldnt use the roof ladder any further along than seen in pic...

    Thankfully they insisted on renting a picker, and we got a great deal £80 plus vat for 2 days! Plus I wasn't paying - so made compete sense, so much safer as well.
     
  6. Rascal

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    So does it reach over to the back?
     
  7. Jake

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    It booms out right to the eve, we don't need access to other side as that's full of solar panels - which is tomorrow's job.
     
  8. Jake

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    You can see just how steep this roof is in this picture below, it's not fun using a roof ladder at that gradient, especially using a powerful pressure washer!

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    That's a copied idea from America called the pitch witch but some have odd ideas how to use one :D

     
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