Wagtail jetstream

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  1. keir

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    It turned up today, so had a quick go with it for about 40 minutes just trying different settings and techniques.
    First impressions, it has potential, its quite heavy on the window due to more surface area i presume, your clamps have got to be spot on or it will spin, you can still do the up and down technique, you do have to rinse a little bit.

    So after doing the same windows a couple of times, and changing head angles and mop position on the t-bar and varistream settings, it looks very hopeful, its deffo a completely different feel to using a brush, i get the impression bird dack wont be too much of a problem,

    when i first had a go i thought spotting was going to be a major problem because of the amount of drips on the seals and frames, but after changing where i started on the glass it becomes instantly natural if you traded for years before wfp.
    I'm just a little concerned about how well it gets into the corners and the very top of the glass on a couple of my upstairs windows, but it was blowing a gale and hail stoning so boxing day i'll have another go and do some vids so i can see what its doing. The windows dried beautifully, no spotting at all, in fact on one of my windows it has a right bad water mark which the brush never gets off, the pad seemed to get more of it off!!!

    Water consumption??? I'll know more in the new year, but i run my varistream at setting A for pause pressure, and 3 or 4 on flow rate, i found on this setting that after the water had been on continuously that it wasn't enough to produce consistent 'jets', on flow 5 its fine....

    As for rinsing, yeah it is weird but brilliant

    Weird because at first, water just seems to go everywhere that you dont want it, then you get a slight hang of it and you immediately start thinking of the potential after using it for a few days. And it rinses and cleans beautifully but the top can be tricky,

    Occasionally the edge of the pad leaves a streak which needs rinsing, but rinsing is sooo much quicker with all those jets, i think it 'could' potentially save more water and be quicker, but '5 times quicker' as willie suggests???? I aint sure about that, hydrophobic glass rinses really easily.

    Its definitely is nowhere near as versatile as the brush of your choice, but if you like a change, like experimenting, or do huge panes then get it.

    Personally i will use it on and off but more on till i figure it out, use the brush for frame cleans, and the jetstream for maintenance.
     
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  2. Smurf

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    Nice review...keep us posted how you get on

    Happy Christmas bud;)
     
  3. keir

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    P.s. It aint for leaded work either

    Will do smurf, happy christmas bud
     
  4. Gmeister

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    Any pictures?
     
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    mr g 5.55 you was to excited for santa claus coming eh
     
  6. Gmeister

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    Well i woke up couldnt get bk to sleep haha...mind you i did go bed early last nite..haha
     
  7. RiceRocket

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    I did think at the time that this wouldn't work on leaded windows & maybe those windows that have two opening sections thus struggling with "mini-sill gap" in between.
    I'd say its forte will be mainly single glass pane windows so basically commercial properties or if you're fortunate to have a group of houses with the ideal windows.
     
  8. james44

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    Keir put a porucupine pad on it and you will see a difference:)
     
  9. keir

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    Gmeister, i keep meaning to get some footage up on'th tube but chrimbo has been a busy one, i am planning on doing it tomoz though.

    James, is the porcupine a wagtail pad? I've seen the thread on the trad forum and they love it, but i thought it was like the unger monsoon and fits over and around the T bar, i'll google the porcupine now
     
  10. keir

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    Just checked the porcupine out, not sure if that will fit on the T bar of the jet stream, i might see if i can retro fit my monsoon on and if it works i might get the porky, it would be like half brush half pad
     
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