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Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Jimroot, Feb 23, 2015.

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  1. Jimroot

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    i did my first water fed pole paid job today, first clean type with green sills etc.

    The rear upper floor windows are above a 2m or so extension, so my pole was at a very almost horizontal angle, and I couldn't see the bottom half of the windows or sills, I had to do them by feel.

    Is it safe to use the slx 22 at this kind of angle, is there a risk of snapping, it felt quite bendy at full extension! Not to mention the arm workout, maybe it's me that's at risk of snapping :-/
     
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  2. Jimroot

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    They didn't want ladders used or climbing on the flat roof, and were ok with it not being a 100% job on those two windows cause of the difficulty
     
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    hmmm that just goes to show that wfp isnt always that easy....

    I dont know much but I have one like that and so I just trad it..

    I ER frank has been known to stand on garden chairs at times...:D
     
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    To be honest most window outside sills can be cleaned by the customer from the inside so is no big deal if you can't see what you are doing.

    You can only try your best with a wfp on awkward angles especially if they insist no ladders or roof walking is allowed nor should you really need to. Pvc restoration should not be included so a quick wash over is good enough in my book on tops.
     
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    stick goose neck on next time mate makes it a bit easier
    not so hard on the arms
     
  6. adamangler

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    I have 3 like that lol. They are amusing no idea what they turn out like. I use step ladders on a couple to get the height and reach over the extension. These custiez will dropped eventually though too much hassle
     
  7. Jimroot

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    I certainly wouldn't need a gym membership after a few of those jobs

    :)

    Thanks for tips. They said they weren't too worried, especially the sills which theyre happy to do from inside. They are just worried about the flat roof walking.

    I did eye up the garden furniture to think about a hop up, but then I remembered Frank, and thought id rather try and be Arnold than Frank on this one ;-)
     
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    Frank does like to make a fool of himself for sure :D
     
  9. Jimroot

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    I'm happy to let Frank help you and CNC out for a bit, I'll work with Arne :)

    getting no response to my local ad's, may have to do the dreaded canvass if I get nothing in the next week. That or hire the red arrows to do an 'eat at jims' flyby
     
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    I have some really awkward reaches to do above deep ground floor pitched roofs etc. I don't use a swanky pole like an slx so I can rest it on the roofline. Can nacker the pole if not careful though and use that as a fulcrum. Alternatively if required I can stick a ladder up and work from the ladder using a wfp :rolleyes:
     
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