What wfp gear would you recommend for a newbie?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by TheBigGuy, Aug 24, 2014.

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  1. TheBigGuy

    TheBigGuy Newcomer
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    Alright chaps,

    New to the forum and read the sticky for newbs already, thing is my dad already has a window cleaning round which he is slowly winding down.

    My aim is to pick up the pieces and start on my own (I have worked with him using trad method in the past).

    The advice on the sticky was top drawer to be fair, just wondering if anyone can nudge me in the direction of a particular trolley/backpack system?

    I'm in a soft water area and only have a car for now, don't want to plow too much cash into it to start.

    Appreciate any advice!
     
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  2. RiceRocket

    RiceRocket Well-Known Member
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    If you're handy you can go cheapest & make your own custom one, there's a thread somewhere.
    Otherwise it's usually either Window Cleaning Warehouse or Pure Freedom for trolleys/backpack or backpack from Gardiners.
     
  3. Tuffers

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    This would be a good starter package.

    It has a trolley, 11L DI vessel, 25L of Tulsion resin, 24' pole, battery charger and a TDS meter for £634. All you would need is extra 25L barrels which can be bought on eBay.
    http://www.thecleaningwarehouse.co.uk/water-genie-complete-di-packages-1413-p.asp

    Or you could buy the trolley on its own including charger for £371 and add the extra bits if you can get them cheaper http://www.thecleaningwarehouse.co....leaning-trolley-for-water-fed-pole-1411-p.asp

    I'd go for just the trolley and buy the resin for £72ish from most places, a TDS meter (be aware of fakes on eBay), 11L DI vessel off eBay (a fella posts on here that sells them), a few 25L barrels off eBay and a Gardiners CLX-22 pole. You would need hozelock type fittings on your pole if you went for this trolley though.

    I would buy another 11L DI pretty soon after starting up as it will preserve your resin.

    I used to put 6 barrels in my car before I went van mount.

    Where are you in the country, as I have a few spare barrels in my loft that someone can have for free.
     
  4. Posh

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    If yer really short on cash there's a good thread on here making your own pole from a Harris pole. If you know a car garage they would probably let you have 25lt barrels. Always have a good brush. That's what cleans the window. The pole just gets you up there. Never understood why people spend so much on a pole when just doing domestic first floor. It's not high & it's just to get you up there. As I said the brush cleans it. I use a wcw backpack. Been going strong for 2 years now so can reccomended it.
     
  5. cheapncheerful

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    hi i da cheapest for the full kit on ebay red hat diving cost me £300...link on the posts somewhere...just wanted to say hi and welcome to the forum...TheBigGuy...nice profile name...but...what part of you inspired it...oh sorry...this is the fun forum after all....:rofl:
     
  6. TheBigGuy

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    Thanks for your replies, really appreciate it.

    I have had a look at the WCW back pack deal and apart from reminding me of wrestling it looks good.

    A trolley system sounds good as well, I've checked the link you gave Tuffers, looked at PureFreedom too.

    I live in the sunny north-west, not sure I would need a Reverse Osmosis thing for here?

    Which one would be better to use/less faffing around for a days work? Bare in mind I'll be fairly slow when I first start.
     
  7. TheBigGuy

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    CheapnCheerful - My hands, they're massive...
     
  8. Tuffers

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  9. cheapncheerful

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    yeh TheBigGuy we all know what they say about the size of someones hands...:rofl:

    me in the sunny north west...but tds from tap 173 so i got ro ....the thing is ...as soon as you get your pure ...you want more more more...i an addict...trad all my life but now....gota get banana out...my wonky pole...
     
  10. Duncs

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    the area I went wrong when started was the poles and brushes
    my advice go for clx or if your cash can stretch slx 22
    gardiners brushes or teubuk
    must say your at best plc for advice we will all help the best we can
    have fun and enjoy
     
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