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monkeyman12

Got this the other day, after using unger padded belt for years. And having it slip, twist and dig in to my sides!

New one is ridiculously comfortable! [emoji16]

Well worth the £30.DSC_0611~2.jpegDSC_0612.jpeg

 

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windowsurfer

Looks good, thats the thing with ones own trade u stick to what is marketed to your trade, but u really do well do look at what others are using, cleaners, car valeters etc to see if they use better quality gear for us to use, as our main suppliers dont think we will pay for better gear sometimes. 

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Tried seeing what waist it covers, no info

Makita P-71819 HeavyweightBelt

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Looks good, thats the thing with ones own trade u stick to what is marketed to your trade, but u really do well do look at what others are using, cleaners, car valeters etc to see if they use better quality gear for us to use, as our main suppliers dont think we will pay for better gear sometimes. 

Oh it is really good, well padded all around, and the belt runs around the outside of it,as opposed to through it, like the unger one, so it's easy to attach boab/tools etc.

Guess it's marketed at the construction industry, but just perfect for trad window cleaners too.

 

 

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Oh it is really good, well padded all around, and the belt runs around the outside of it,as opposed to through it, like the unger one, so it's easy to attach boab/tools etc.Guess it's marketed at the construction industry, but just perfect for trad window cleaners too.
 
 
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From 30",up to around 40 plus I reckon. I'm 32",and bags of room, if I decided to go on a pie eating session.

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My wife needs a new belt n suffers from sore back so wonder if its any good for her. Looks good tho

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Bart90

Looks great.  I too have just abandoned the unger ergotech belt; i don't think it's fit for purpose.  Am currently constructing a new belt from a recommendation on here after buying a police style belt.  That looks great though!

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monkeyman12

I've only used the ergotech belt, was on my second one, but found it so annoying! It really is a rubbish design, but until you see something better and put together differently, it's hard to realise just how **** their belt is!
No going back now. [emoji4]

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Bart90
1 hour ago, monkeyman12 said:

I've only used the ergotech belt, was on my second one, but found it so annoying! It really is a rubbish design, but until you see something better and put together differently, it's hard to realise just how **** their belt is!
No going back now. emoji4.png

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Exactly the same.  Was on my second ergotech belt and was not pleased with it.  Constantly slips down, pouch velcro sub standard, belt twists, can't believed i put up with it 6 years!

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Exactly the same.  Was on my second ergotech belt and was not pleased with it.  Constantly slips down, pouch velcro sub standard, belt twists, can't believed i put up with it 6 years!
Be interested to see the new belt you're constructing when it's finished.

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2 hours ago, monkeyman12 said:

Be interested to see the new belt you're constructing when it's finished.

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I'll post a picture so you can have a look 🙂 Essentially it's a £4.99 belt from ebay but seem solid enough but time will tell, then a moerman pouch, then a double squeegee holster and after all i've said a small unger pouch which has been reliable 😄  that's for the frame cloths.  I prefer keeping my squeegees away from the BOAB; i find it damages the rubber and also find excess water and soap gets on the tip of the squeegee which bleeds lines out if not wiped or constantly emptied.

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monkeyman12

Yeah I know what you mean about squeegees being in the boab... I've just ordered a holster, I'm hoping will hold 3 squeegees? But will see when it arrives. If not, I'll have to make do with 2.

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scottish cleaning service

My old Bucket on a belt "BOAB" had separate sealed  channels in it. I just bored a 10mm hole in the bottom of the squeegee channel to let any water run out. This allowed my squeegee to dry out.

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My old Bucket on a belt "BOAB" had separate sealed  channels in it. I just bored a 10mm hole in the bottom of the squeegee channel to let any water run out. This allowed my squeegee to dry out.
Good idea... You didn't get any water dripping down your leg?

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Ettore pouches £7. Fabric been using them for years after having the unger 1s..this looks abit over the top to carry your rags around lol

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Ah, I carry more than rags around tho, to be honest I don't carry many of those, as I predominantly use moerman squeegees, so detailing is minimal. I do however carry a water bottle on me, don't dunk in a bucket, and also soap, plus applicator, usually 5 squeegees, it adds up. I honestly didnt feel as tho I was carrying anything, whereas with the unger one I did.
So it's not over the top for me.

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No if your sponge dries out you always have a bit of water in the bottom of it. Tip it up saves going back to dunk your sponge

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I carry rags in my pouches and a bucket on belt with my sponge and blade in.. perfect for me to just unclip the bucket on belt and out 8n back of va

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No if your sponge dries out you always have a bit of water in the bottom of it. Tip it up saves going back to dunk your sponge

 

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I carry rags in my pouches and a bucket on belt with my sponge and blade in.. perfect for me to just unclip the bucket on belt and out 8n back of va

 

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I don't dunk my sponge tho, I carry a 1 litre water bottle on me all the time, and I squirt that on to it. Works well for me, I've got water and soap on me all the time, so no going back for anything.

Hence wanting a good comfortable belt.

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3 hours ago, monkeyman12 said:

Yeah I know what you mean about squeegees being in the boab... I've just ordered a holster, I'm hoping will hold 3 squeegees? But will see when it arrives. If not, I'll have to make do with 2.

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Which holster have you gone for?  I just bought this one.....https://www.windowcleancentre.co.uk/cleaning-products/Holsters/SPC-Double-Nylon-Holster/116/16

I work very similar to you; dunk the sponge before a job in the bucket then work off a bottle of water and a separate bottle of soap for as long as possible.  I learnt to work like this from polz n bladz  & trad-man; made me so much quicker then the faffing around i use to do with buckets and detailing etc. It took me a long time though to get the right setup with the liquidators to eradicate lines but am good now and it's worth it.  The only thing that bugs me with moerman is their rubber is ridiculously priced (£2.20 +). There's a gap in the market for ettore or unger to make a rubber cut for the liquidator.  I jump between moerman rubber when feeling lazy and ettore and cut it myself but would find it useful if it was ready cut and sensibly priced - just one less thing to have to do!  I think I actually prefer the ettore rubber,  think with moerman you're just paying for the name, can't see how it costs them nearly £1 more to produce ready cut.

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Which holster have you gone for?  I just bought this one.....https://www.windowcleancentre.co.uk/cleaning-products/Holsters/SPC-Double-Nylon-Holster/116/16
I work very similar to you; dunk the sponge before a job in the bucket then work off a bottle of water and a separate bottle of soap for as long as possible.  I learnt to work like this from polz n bladz  & trad-man; made me so much quicker then the faffing around i use to do with buckets and detailing etc. It took me a long time though to get the right setup with the liquidators to eradicate lines but am good now and it's worth it.  The only thing that bugs me with moerman is their rubber is ridiculously priced (£2.20 +). There's a gap in the market for ettore or unger to make a rubber cut for the liquidator.  I jump between moerman rubber when feeling lazy and ettore and cut it myself but would find it useful if it was ready cut and sensibly priced - just one less thing to have to do!  I think I actually prefer the ettore rubber,  think with moerman you're just paying for the name, can't see how it costs them nearly £1 more to produce ready cut.
Its a makita one, I can't seem to save it to my phone, and then upload it here.
It's a bit of a punt, as it may not work, so may need to look elsewhere or modify it. It's basically got 3 sections to put tools in.
I too have watched polznblades and trad man on YouTube. Which is why I transitioned over to moerman gear.
I do a lot of wooden framed windows, so use razr red as it doesn't get destroyed unlike the soft rubber. I cut all my rubber too, it's a faff, but I hate being ripped for something I can do myself.



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scottish cleaning service

Think I will try the bottle of water and soap method. Can't be bothered carrying a bucket of soapy water about with me and come the end I fling most of it away. Need a bottle holster for my moremann soap bottle I recently bought.

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Think I will try the bottle of water and soap method. Can't be bothered carrying a bucket of soapy water about with me and come the end I fling most of it away. Need a bottle holster for my moremann soap bottle I recently bought.
The great thing about it, is you can get the solution just right, to stay on the glass.
I used to fill my boab up with solution years ago, but was way too watery, and not enough soap. The rubber would squeak and skip on the glass. But now all good.

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