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Once you are used to it 2 average houses per 25l barrel is not hard to do if regular cleans

I did over 200 quid today ..fsg job which used half a drum as i used her outside tap for the plastics and frames etc

The other 120 i did with 4.5 drums and squeegeed a conservatory for some variety

It's all something that will take me a bit to get used to davey. But yeah that was not bad going, cant complain there i'd be happy with that

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Underdog
Yeah it will propably be harder than i think but to be honest i'm thinking it will be easier than trad. But yeah different houses take longer no matter what method. My smaller house i'm thinking 30 to 35 a day as they are all next door to each other

 

iv got about 5 days experience on the pole and im flying through my work. im not cutting corners for speed either. i saw a vid saying you should scrub the glass twice but to be sure i do it at least 4 or 5 times and rinse well but im still quicker.

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spanish pete
Why is a big tank a mod but 20x25l drums is fine?

Because as you say you have 20 lit in a drum Not 250 min in a tank I don't need to tell you how it affects the handing and stopping time in a tank even sitting at the lights you feel like your on a boat even with the best of tanks fitted

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kev
i welded angle irons to the floor with a steel brace over the top but also using straps. ive got 1 strap thats a 1500lbs one and one smaller one. heavy duty straps keep caars and vans on trailers so i see it that that as long as they are heavy duty they will hold a 500kg tank

Good stuff mate. My uncles a welder but hmm lol i dont want him f**king my van up haha not sure about that one

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Because as you say you have 20 lit in a drum Not 250 min in a tank I don't need to tell you how it affects the handing and stopping time in a tank even sitting at the lights you feel like your on a boat even with the best of tanks fitted

 

my tank is a 500litre flat and although the baffle keeps the sideways sway under control the forward backward when tank is half full is doing my head in. it feels like a car full of passengers lunging forward and back. iv got to do somin about it soon

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I'd never stop using a squeegee if i had to. I mean say a window is open and no one is in then i would have to get the ladder off and do it trad. And what about the doors too? Doing it with the pole would make the doorstep soaking. Na i would do what i had to do and i'm and no doubt that some customers wont want it done wfp so i'd have to do it trad. I've got a couple in mind who've said to me before they dont like it

I use a trolley system, but I clean doors trad, for the reason you explained, especially in winter:eek:

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kev
Don't believe a word about not telling your insurance company. There are so many window cleaners running around with basically no insurance. If they have any kind of water tank fitted strapped down or factory fitted you have too tell your insurance company its a none factory mod If you had a bad accident and the insurance company finds out your van has any type of tank your fucked.

Is that even if you tell the

i welded angle irons to the floor with a steel brace over the top but also using straps. ive got 1 strap thats a 1500lbs one and one smaller one. heavy duty straps keep caars and vans on trailers so i see it that that as long as they are heavy duty they will hold a 500kg tank

You have got a point there mate it makes sense

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spanish pete

Underdog that's the problem you cannot do anything about it its basic science That's why most insurance companies wont insure vans with tanks fitted others are putting a 650lt limit as a few on this site have found out come renew time

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kev
If a window is open, do just the glass and not the frame for obvious reasons. I've still got some who insist on trad (old farts) bugger me do I resent doing them! But they have been with me for a long time, so I feel obliged.

It's the oldies i'm worried about lol. So if you just do the glass the water wont go in?

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Dave B

Irrelevant of the effects of sloshing water my point is it is no more of a mod than 20 little 25l tanks is it

Too many of them will alter your handling too

I'm just looking for the tecnical clause which states that a load which is strapped in and under the payload limit is a modification which tecnically it isn't as nothing sbout the van has been physically modified

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kev
iv got about 5 days experience on the pole and im flying through my work. im not cutting corners for speed either. i saw a vid saying you should scrub the glass twice but to be sure i do it at least 4 or 5 times and rinse well but im still quicker.

5 days experience lol and you are happy with it. It is making me think my life could be a lot easier in the long run lol the only problem is the hassle of buying it all and fitting it

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Underdog that's the problem you cannot do anything about it its basic science That's why most insurance companies wont insure vans with tanks fitted others are putting a 650lt limit as a few on this site have found out come renew time

 

Who on this site have had a limit of 650L put on them from their insurance company?

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peter rogers

wAT sort of van u got and were abouts r u

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kev
my tank is a 500litre flat and although the baffle keeps the sideways sway under control the forward backward when tank is half full is doing my head in. it feels like a car full of passengers lunging forward and back. iv got to do somin about it soon

Do you think flat is better than upright?

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kev
Underdog that's the problem you cannot do anything about it its basic science That's why most insurance companies wont insure vans with tanks fitted others are putting a 650lt limit as a few on this site have found out come renew time

I didn't know some insurance companys wouldn't even insure. So is it expensive to get insured

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Underdog
Do you think flat is better than upright?

 

iv only got experience with a flat. but my thinking is that theres a lot more area for it to slosh front to back on a flat tank than an upright.

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kev
I use a trolley system, but I clean doors trad, for the reason you explained, especially in winter:eek:

Yeah i had winter in mind mate. My local tescos stopped the window cleaner using wfp for that very reason as it would make the ground too slippy. Would probably leave them open to getting sued

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spanish pete
Irrelevant of the effects of sloshing water my point is it is no more of a mod than 20 little 25l tanks is it

Too many of them will alter your hanfling too

I'm just looking for the tecnical clause which states that a load which is strapped in and under the payload limit is a modification which tecnically it isn't as nothing sbout the van has been physically modified

Daveboy you don't have to convince me. I 100% guarantee ring 5 insurance companies and 3 wont insure you with tank the other 2 will say 650lt limit. If you can have your insurance void because you didn't tell them you fitted alloy wheels to your car .

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kev
wAT sort of van u got and were abouts r u

It's a vauxhall combo 1.3 cdti mate.I'm in stirling in scotland about 25 miles from glasgow

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kev
iv only got experience with a flat. but my thinking is that theres a lot more area for it to slosh front to back on a flat tank than an upright.

Right mate

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windowsurfer
Yeah i had winter in mind mate. My local tescos stopped the window cleaner using wfp for that very reason as it would make the ground too slippy. Would probably leave them open to getting sued

I know that a company has their workers carry salt in their van to put down after cleaning, to avoid being sued I guess.

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kev
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And that's a flat one lol jesus it looks quite big

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spanish pete
It's a vauxhall combo 1.3 cdti mate.I'm in stirling in scotland about 25 miles from glasgow

No kev the ones who will insure you are charging about the same as not fitted. That's why it makes no sense not to tell them just to be sure. The trouble is as some on here have found if you have just taken out a new policy and didn't have a tank fitted then you fit the tank and tell them some are stopping your cover.

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