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FAST & EFFICIENT WINOW CLEANING SYSTEM

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rugbywolf

I have decided, after a long time now, to show how I do window cleaning. It's different from any other way, although it is Traditional. I put it out on You Tube last week, and it has been met with a good response.

 

 

 

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padman

Brilliant - thanks for sharing 👍

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Suhrly

Very clever. Does carrying that extra water around with and on you all day not weigh you down? I also guess you'd need a good harness or belt system as the extra weight will be pulling your trousers down all day lol.

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Ritchie

Watched this the other day, a very ingenious idea but I wouldn’t like the idea of being all “shackled up”.. 

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scottish cleaning service

Would love to know how much time it saves?

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rugbywolf
24 minutes ago, Ritchie said:

Watched this the other day, a very ingenious idea but I wouldn’t like the idea of being all “shackled up”.. 

It fits into an Unger pouch, and you don't really notice it that much, certainly not 'shackled'.

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rugbywolf
3 hours ago, scottish cleaning service said:

Would love to know how much time it saves?

I have one very good example. I have two 4-bed semis next to each other, they have the same (upvc) windows which are large, roughly 4ft wide and 5ft high. I start at one corner and work across the front and then go round to the back, completing the circle. I have been doing them now for about 16 years. When I first  started, using applicator and squeegee, it would take me approximately 1hr and 20min, and that's going up and the ladders two at a time. After some years I changed to working with a spray and got I down to 1Hr and 5min. Now, with this system, and being older and going up and down the ladders one at a time, it usually takes about 40 minutes. That is a saving.

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windowsurfer

That is a great piece of kit you have made, can see how you save time, instead of getting applicator out all the time, just spray and surf that window.  To work with it on a pole at a bit of height, would be good to have a valve closer to the bottle aswell, open the valve on the squeegee, then use valve closer to bottle to spray.  Really is an awesome idea. Would love to try it.

 

Did you change the angle of the wagtail handle- heat it up and change the angle.

 

Would love to see how its all set up.  Shame you dont want to make them up to sell.   

 

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mike007

Clever idea....but I prefer just carrying a bottle on my belt to keep my applicator wet......just my preference. Still clever idea.

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scottish cleaning service

It could be the future of Trad window cleaning. When it needs a refil then its tea break or lunch time. I would be selling the pack to people on the forum to get your feed back on it. If its a goer then you could sell mainstream or approach Unger, Moerman or Ettore. In the fullness of time they would just copy your idea so much better patent it this week. Not that expensive to apply for a patent. Good luck m 

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rugbywolf
13 hours ago, H MAN said:

Now see that this is been thought though.

Pros - Cons

Using fresh cleaning solution.

No carrying buckets.

No bucket on a belt.

Could also be used just scrubber in combination with your squeegee (Two handed method).

Able to use scrubbing pads which don’t hold dirt.

Better scrub then standard scrubbing sleeve.

 

If you have a solenoid valve connected to the pump bottle.

Use wireless remote OFF/ON.

This would enable you to use the Wagtail on a pole, high windows or even shop runs.

Just saying.

 

 

 

 

I knew you'd get it H Man. I like your assessment! To use it with a pole, you have the stop valve connected around your midriff (on a belt) or at the holding point of the pole. I do use a pole but not very high, the jet from the squeegee will go 5 metres, so I just spray the window and use a normal wag.

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BigFoot

Watched it on YouTube earlier this week. I think it’s a great idea. I think the Americans would love it for all the commercial strip malls. It could fly through that work. Proof of concept is there as you have been making money using it for a long time. Why not look to sell it in kits if you don’t fancy making them. Just source all the materials take a middle mans slice of the cake and forward on with a few instructions. Just a thought.

thanks for sharing.

 

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Dave Shaw

Good idea and I’m loving your enthusiasm. Don’t reckon I’d be any quicker than any other traditional methods though. If you wanna save some real time then wfp is the way to do it.


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rugbywolf
4 hours ago, H MAN said:

At the moment we working on wireless remote  ON/OFF switch.

This way can use the Wagtail squeegee with that scrubber on the pole.

You can place (via Velcro) ON/OFF remote on your pole where it easy to use it and like wise on the squeegee handle.

Could also be good ON/OFF switch for WFP work.

I don't do wfp, this whole system is based on Trad, the stop valve has to be very precise; short or long bursts. I deliberately did not want to involve any kind of power or machinery, keeping it self contained.

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Daniel Perkins

Very smart idea with alot of thought put into it. One thing I would say though is the weight of the bottle would end up pulling my trousers down. Was the first thing that came to mind when I watched vid and equated to my type of work

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rugbywolf
10 hours ago, H MAN said:

The difference between the water systems you have shown (and done) is that mine is a spray, which makes all the difference, and which is how you can do it without detailing and still leave a clean window. That's it's secret which took me so long to get.

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rugbywolf
7 hours ago, H MAN said:

All good then.

Bloke here in Australia has done this for pole work.

Think same idea but on a pole??

 

WAGTAIL WTER FED POLE..jpg

Yeah, I see what he's done. looks like it would work for pole.

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