Roofs!

Discussion in 'Pressure Washing' started by Diwrnach, Aug 20, 2014.

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  1. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    OK been asked a few times about roof cleaning, now I don't want to go climbing all over someones roof, so I have come up with a plan I would like to run past you all.

    Already have a 7.3 meter I think it is? somewhere around 7-8 meters anyway long reach telescopic pressure washing pole, there is a wall cleaning rotary wall cleaner attachment available for this.

    Could I put a scaffold tower on the side of the house and use the wall rotary on the end of the pole to clean a roof with?

    Seems totally feasible to me as they sell a roof cleaner which is essentially a rotary on wheels with a rope to wind it up and down the roof, so can see this as being pretty much the same thing only maybe a bit smaller, so may well take awhile?

    Thoughts on this would be most appreciated.
     
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  2. Smurf

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    It's feasible to do it that way but most type tiles are shaped in a way so the water runs off unlike the yank roofers mostly use which are stuck down flat. That type of roof tiles you don't have a problem running it up and down the roof but would be a nightmare to use it on British type tiles I would have thought. Would be alot more difficult I would have thought using a small spinner as you mentioned too.

     
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    Smurf Banned
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    I get ask all the time too but I have no intention of starting a roof cleaning & coating business.
     
  4. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    Yeah I saw that pitch witch, but to me it just looks like a water broom?

    And yeah I can see it being a pain in the ****, might be worth getting a slightly better one and getting friend of mine to manufacture some bigger wheels and stiffer pole and do it off a scaffold tower.... hmmmm

    Not only am I too heavy to be clomping about on roofs, I don't want to either lol
     
  5. Smurf

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    Some jobs are better left alone bud.;)
     
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    hey ...thats as bendy as banana my wfp....:rofl:
     
  7. Smurf

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    but weighs at least ten times more than yours:D
     
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    well its all part of my gym...:D
     
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