Wfp. is it a pain

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Posh, Feb 14, 2015.

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  1. Posh

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    I read on hear about wfp is the way forward & how safer it is & it gives a good clean & yes although I'm trad & have my own views yes I think wfp is a good safe way of cleaning.
    BUT is it a pain in the backside.
    All I seem to read on here lately is problems people are having with there various setups. It makes you wonder to trad people like me is it really worth all the hassle you guys get. I don't mean everybody but each day there seems to be somet wrong somewhere.
    Is it really a pain.
     
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    #2 Smurf, Feb 14, 2015
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    Its mainly lack of knowledge Posh on how wfp systems work and how to sort issues out when they arise.
     
  3. SPCleaning

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    I have had very few problems to be truthful Posh . I have a DIY set up. Purifying on demand. There is nothing complicated about it and I really enjoy using wfp. The issues are usually sorted quickly normally by changing a faulty part, pump, controller etc, or by ensuring things are set up properly.

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  4. windowsurfer

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    Yes and no. I much prefer putting up with the equipment issues, than going up and down ladders. Heaving 25ltr barrels in/out the car is an effort and filling them up, a pain. I only use ladders for a couple of jobs that are worth a bit of money. I only wfp tops and trad bottoms and like the 50/50 approach. Just heard of a trad windy, slip on decking, he was using the ladder mats to prevent slipping, that another window cleaner advised him to use to stop any slipping, that sounds painful. I had a massage a few months ago, they said their window cleaner had fell down and went through their decking, that sounds painful. Wfp is good for windows above decking, unpainful, unless you trip over your hose and smack your face on the decking(havent done that yet). When I have bungalow days, I love coming home and thats me finished, no filling up barrels of water, just wash scrims, sort money out, job done. I fell off ladders about a month of starting window cleaning, leg is still sore each day and needs the muscle stretched, rather not do that again, so wfp is for me, for tops.
     
  5. dredge3

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    Something I find odd in a way. Loads of people have the pole, brush end out. SO you have a wet brush facing you. Don't you get a wet hand. I normally place it on floor until end of shift...brush end first. Then place on hooks
     
  6. Duncs

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    ineresting question posh when I first started on the ladders the same, slow to start with
    you had to learn by your mistakes, the same with WFP
    But even when I started made more cash straught a way WFP and it is easier
    the main gd points are
    very few complaints from customers
    gained more gd work
    safe
    made more money
    ...... down sid e.....
    takes time to learn best quality gear to buy
    job is,int complete when you leave , windows are still wet
     
  7. cheapncheerful

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    sorry I gotta keep banana as this site is not the only :addict:

    thing that is addictive...:D

    okay though I will say....the hose can be a bit of a pain...:eek:
     
  8. abs

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    I started my business trad but always intended to go wfp, and it is so much easier, I have a 210 ltr container in my estate which I fill from barrels in my yard with a submersible pump attach my pump in a box up to the tap and throw my hose in and pole and away I go,, certain days I don't even need to take a ladder its lovely, wfp is very hard work but worth the change over
     
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    Looking at that first pic I wondered why your bedding was on your tank ?? But I can see from the second pic it's obviously been snowing in your van ;) nice setup m8
     
  10. Tuffers

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    I started out trad and thought it was great. I moved to WFP with a trolley, fibreglass pole 25L barrels and DI vessel in the boot of my car. I thought it was great. I then moved to WFP van mount and carbon poles. I think it's great. Would I go back to a trolley in a car or trad? Not on your Nellie.
     
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