Unger 50th anniversary

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by fenderjaguar, Dec 17, 2014.

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  1. fenderjaguar

    fenderjaguar Well-Known Member
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  2. rshandyman

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    Looks very neat but you must be bored
     
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    looks really good make me one please
     
  4. fenderjaguar

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    Hahaha, yeah I'm pretty bored alright :)

    Well let's have a look at the more functional modifications of my bucket. I know this bucket does look a little rough, but it's very old and it's been used as a guinea pig for various ideas I've had over the years...

    You can ignore the rubber that protects the squeegee blade, but these white and green plastic tab I glued on are a must for stopping wet leg. Imo, this mod is essential for these buckets. Bear in mind this is for a left handed setup, right handed would have to be the reverse of what you see here:

    http://i.imgur.com/LRYWylO.jpg

    Also, I shortened the bucket for a 15 inch applicator (18" t bar with 1.5" sawed off each side and a 14" strip washer stretched over, since I don't think they make these things tight enough and I hate it slack). This decorative cover allows me to plaster over the join:

    http://i.imgur.com/sznVNYx.jpg

    On a side note, I use an aluminium channel in the ergotec squeegee. I use a contico hi-rise channel and drill two holes in. I would not go back to a steel channel now:

    http://i.imgur.com/eB4KyAf.jpg
     
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    Ha, sorry, It's a one off ;)
     
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    You like to use your diy skills then
     
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    Every little helps as they say
     
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    No bad at all. :thumbsup:
     
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    All very good mods!
     
  10. fenderjaguar

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    Thanks mate.

    Today I've been modifying my friends Moerman bucket. This is a very nice bucket, possibly even my favourite now..

    I don't know if any of you have used this before, but it's almost identical to the modern Unger bucket. The only thing you may not like is the swivel is very limited and quite stiff (I actually like this and even prefer it locked).

    The belt clip attachment is excellent. The belt threads right through and it's very tight and solid. This is the buckets best feature, a bit like the sidekick or tubex (but done right):

    http://i.imgur.com/N3hLTPV.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/7WeKiiy.jpg

    Wet leg stoppers added:

    http://i.imgur.com/v41UzHM.jpg

    Shortened, my only regret is I used a very thin piece of acrylic, since I couldn't be bothered jig sawing:

    http://i.imgur.com/grVg8Hx.jpg
     
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