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Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by Posh, Feb 17, 2013.

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  1. Posh

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    On the wfp site Damo has come up with a good idea of having a pinned topic showing newcomers the cheapest, best, easiest way to start up traditional window cleaning. I know & admit we don't need a lot but newcomers on here sometimes haven't a clue & instead of repeating ourselves on the same topics they could read this. We could also put in places we think are best to get the gear. What do you think & will you give us a hand. Cheers.
     
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  2. CNS-southwest

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    Sounds a good Idea mate.
     
  3. Posh

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    Throw your ideas on here & between us we're put somet together
     
  4. mark m

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    Teaching videos
     
  5. Dodger

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    Absolutely, bet no'one else thought of that.
     
  6. Posh

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    Great idea
     
  7. james44

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    Ask them 20 questions on anything trad ie: whats the best way to use a squeegee, clean different windows, what&where is the best place for trad gear? these are normally questions asked by newbies!

    Now ask them 20 question and for them to give 20 answers telling them that all answers are within the forum!

    That way they will search for the answer rather than keep posting the same questions!
     
  8. CNS-southwest

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    Give different options such as:

    Harris pole.

    Ladder trad

    Etc
     
  9. Posh

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    Ok I'll get us going & be great if you could add to my list. Mark is going to add some vids.

    Ladders
    Squeegee (10 & 12 inch seem most popular)
    Applicator (10 & 12 inch seem most popular
    Rubber (hard or soft whatever your preference)
    Cloths: scrim (for detailing)
    Micro (for sills & buffing)
    Scraper
    Pole (most seem to go for the Harris 15mtr)
    Bucket
    Washing up liquid
    Roof bars to transport your ladder

    These are the basics to get you started

    Extras to make job easier

    BOAB (bucket on a belt to hold tools)
    Small steps (many lower windows are high)
    A vice versa or wagtail squeegee ( for windows that you cannot access with ladders)

    This is just a start. We can also do a list for making the job safer.
    The ad and disadvantages
    What insurance.
    Costings
    Where to buy
    As you submit your input I will edit the list till we get a finished article.
     
  10. Posh

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    That's a good idea. If we just do a basic list & with all our knowledge we should cover anything. Then when a newbie asks we can tell them to look here.
     
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