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What makes me smile on this thread is a couple of factors.  

 

1: The OP looking for training - in almost any other trade you will apprentice, spend time, invest in tools some cases pay for training courses so why should it be different for our industry? Sure you can learn most of the practical in a day but you still need to learn somehow.  

 

You are moving into an industry that can produce a turnover of in excess of £300 but people want to 'tag along' be 'a helper' for a few days.  Tag a longs and 'helpers' are no value to an established window cleaner but the established window cleaner is of infinite value to the 'tag along / helper' 

 

I get asked 4 - 5 times a month by people if they can come work with me for a day to learn what I know and here's the part that has me p*****g myself laughing, they always offer their service to me 'for free' 

 

I have always offered a days training to window cleaners to learn the practical side of cleaning windows and how to manage the business and always tell them the same thing the price is £350 for the day.  Why? If you cant be bothered to invest £350 (potentially one days take) to get my systems handed to you on a plate then you aren't serious about learning. 

 

2: Again it turns into 'how many pints a week' I can drink. 🙄

 

** Quick edit to the above I forgot to mention earlier... 

 

Of the 4 or 5 per month that ask for training when given a price of £350 only 5 have taken it up in over 2 years.  I guess training has no value to the other 100 plus that want something for free.  

 

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steve garwood

🙄

Just a couple of members having some banter, jeez

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James.

So I got my TDS meter today. The read below is a tad high. 

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Part Timer
5 hours ago, steve garwood said:

🙄

Just a couple of members having some banter, jeez

On a Sunday afternoon as well, then again I'm working away and I'll be on it again tonight. Do you think that makes me a bad person :1f61c:

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RWCleaning
3 minutes ago, James. said:

So I got my TDS meter today. The read below is a tad high. 

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4 minutes ago, James. said:

So I got my TDS meter today. The read below is a tad high. 

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R.O on anything over a 100pm in my opinion. My R.O was £350inc vat. It’s a 600GPD one. Gets 275ppm down to around 7-10ppm.

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P4dstar

You need an RO mate. You'll need to purify the water at home and carry it with you. You can still use a backpack or trolley type system but would need to carry the water in 25L containers that way.

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55 minutes ago, P4dstar said:

You need an RO mate. You'll need to purify the water at home and carry it with you. You can still use a backpack or trolley type system but would need to carry the water in 25L containers that way.

Thanks a million, that would have been a big mistake if I bought the hydropower. Appreciate it. 

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P4dstar
3 hours ago, Part Timer said:

On a Sunday afternoon as well, then again I'm working away and I'll be on it again tonight. Do you think that makes me a bad person :1f61c:

I reckon if they changed the perks of subscription to ''Can talk about going to the pub without being told off'' the site would get more subscribers 😂

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26 minutes ago, P4dstar said:

I reckon if they changed the perks of subscription to ''Can talk about going to the pub without being told off'' the site would get more subscribers 😂

Sign me and @steve garwoodup, would've included @Denbut I think he's a changed man 😱. Talks about kayaks and camper vans, not tranny vans that Steve does though. 

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5 hours ago, RWCleaning said:

 

R.O on anything over a 100pm in my opinion. My R.O was £350inc vat. It’s a 600GPD one. Gets 275ppm down to around 7-10ppm.

 

Have you a link to your RO filter system. 

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Just now, James. said:

 

Have you a link to your RO filter system. 

Mine's a really expensive one, can purify 300 litres an hour. Probably a bit overkill mate but....

 

https://www.daqua.co.uk/ro_systems.htm

 

Best advice would be to call Daqua. Speak to Doug directly and he will talk you through what you need. Mine is the 4040 one.

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James.

Good idea. I'm probably going to attend this course and ask ask ask 😁

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Teaboy

this thread

 

😂😂😂😂

 

Just sums up to me what is wrong with this industry!

 

I would guess your other businesses are carpet cleaning and you got asked if you can do the windows..

 

 

 

 

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Tuffers
4 hours ago, Teaboy said:

this thread

 

😂😂😂😂

 

Just sums up to me what is wrong with this industry!

 

I would guess your other businesses are carpet cleaning and you got asked if you can do the windows..

 

 

 

 

 

I saw a carpet cleaning van the other day and it got me thinking....why do it?? It's like oven cleaning, basically one off jobs and loads of traveling.

 

p.s. too many alcoholics on here 🍺

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1 hour ago, Tuffers said:

 

I saw a carpet cleaning van the other day and it got me thinking....why do it?? It's like oven cleaning, basically one off jobs and loads of traveling.

 

p.s. too many alcoholics on here 🍺

🙄🙄

The one reason I come on here only around 2-3 times a week now, is because the humour side of the forum seems to be almost gone.

Yes, I know it’s supposed to be about window cleaning etc, but if it’s just that, then it’s similar to the other forums.

I left two other forums as I enjoyed the banter on here.

Seems there’s people posting just for the sake of it, or others constantly inflating their egos.

You’re a long standing member @Tuffers, as am I, have you noticed this?

(don’t feel obliged to agree with me).

Miss ‘polish a turd, eviestevie etc, they were informative and funny).

At least @Part Timer has some banter!

And before anyone has a pop, this is an open forum where opinions are welcomed 🙂

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1 minute ago, steve garwood said:

🙄🙄

The one reason I come on here only around 2-3 times a week now, is because the humour side of the forum seems to be almost gone.

Yes, I know it’s supposed to be about window cleaning etc, but if it’s just that, then it’s similar to the other forums.

I left two other forums as I enjoyed the banter on here.

Seems there’s people posting just for the sake of it, or others constantly inflating their egos.

You’re a long standing member @Tuffers, as am I, have you noticed this?

(don’t feel obliged to agree with me).

Miss ‘polish a turd, eviestevie etc, they were informative and funny).

At least @Part Timer has some banter!

And before anyone has a pop, this is an open forum where opinions are welcomed 🙂

I run a very professional business and treat all customers with respect  I also have a laugh and a joke with some customers, this includes business customers. What we do out of work, within reason, doesn't impact on our work. How anyone can criticise people having a laugh and a joke about drinking on the weekend is beyond me. 

Then again @steve garwoodsome people live to work and some people work to play. Think me and you fall into the latter but I wouldn't criticise the former. 

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26 minutes ago, steve garwood said:

🙄🙄

The one reason I come on here only around 2-3 times a week now, is because the humour side of the forum seems to be almost gone.

Yes, I know it’s supposed to be about window cleaning etc, but if it’s just that, then it’s similar to the other forums.

I left two other forums as I enjoyed the banter on here.

Seems there’s people posting just for the sake of it, or others constantly inflating their egos.

You’re a long standing member @Tuffers, as am I, have you noticed this?

(don’t feel obliged to agree with me).

Miss ‘polish a turd, eviestevie etc, they were informative and funny).

At least @Part Timer has some banter!

And before anyone has a pop, this is an open forum where opinions are welcomed 🙂

Ive only been on here  a year and a half, but there used to be this chap on here made me laugh, aint heard from him lately, cheapy? was that his name? something like that. Gotta laugh or I cry into my beer over blinking airlock/pump/sump/hose/brush/bust :1f635:

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42 minutes ago, ks789 said:

Ive only been on here  a year and a half, but there used to be this chap on here made me laugh, aint heard from him lately, cheapy? was that his name? something like that. Gotta laugh or I cry into my beer over blinking airlock/pump/sump/hose/brush/bust :1f635:

Yeh, cheap and cheerful I think he was called, could be wrong 

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58 minutes ago, steve garwood said:

🙄🙄

The one reason I come on here only around 2-3 times a week now, is because the humour side of the forum seems to be almost gone.

Yes, I know it’s supposed to be about window cleaning etc, but if it’s just that, then it’s similar to the other forums.

I left two other forums as I enjoyed the banter on here.

Seems there’s people posting just for the sake of it, or others constantly inflating their egos.

You’re a long standing member @Tuffers, as am I, have you noticed this?

(don’t feel obliged to agree with me).

Miss ‘polish a turd, eviestevie etc, they were informative and funny).

At least @Part Timer has some banter!

And before anyone has a pop, this is an open forum where opinions are welcomed 🙂

 

My reply about alcoholics was tongue in cheek Ste as you'll know. You need bantz. I also like reading the posts about me me me, they make me chuckle 😂 Who gives a shiny if you've got 5 vans on the road but you've only just moved out of your mom's house in your mid 30's? I spoke to a person who happened to pick up something he won off eBay from my house (a good 100 miles away) and asked him if he knew a certain person who's a window cleaner. Happens he did know the said person and he said he's a tw@t 😂. That just confirmed my thoughts, it's just a shame some people can't see through the bull💩 posts.

 

Yes, I miss some of the old posters, but they probably aren't as sad as us and have better things to do now.

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16 hours ago, Tuffers said:

 

My reply about alcoholics was tongue in cheek Ste as you'll know. You need bantz. I also like reading the posts about me me me, they make me chuckle 😂 Who gives a shiny if you've got 5 vans on the road but you've only just moved out of your mom's house in your mid 30's? I spoke to a person who happened to pick up something he won off eBay from my house (a good 100 miles away) and asked him if he knew a certain person who's a window cleaner. Happens he did know the said person and he said he's a tw@t 😂. That just confirmed my thoughts, it's just a shame some people can't see through the bull💩 posts.

 

Yes, I miss some of the old posters, but they probably aren't as sad as us and have better things to do now.

There’s deffo a few on here that tell porkies. I was speaking to an ex-member a couple of weeks ago and he was telling me there were things said about him that where 100% fabricated. Weather it was to make themselves look good he couldn’t say or maybe just a simple case of mistaken identity but you should really know the facts before opening your mouth and don’t believe everything you hear. 

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On 20/02/2019 at 18:08, steve garwood said:

🙄🙄

The one reason I come on here only around 2-3 times a week now, is because the humour side of the forum seems to be almost gone.

Yes, I know it’s supposed to be about window cleaning etc, but if it’s just that, then it’s similar to the other forums.

I left two other forums as I enjoyed the banter on here.

Seems there’s people posting just for the sake of it, or others constantly inflating their egos.

You’re a long standing member @Tuffers, as am I, have you noticed this?

(don’t feel obliged to agree with me).

Miss ‘polish a turd, eviestevie etc, they were informative and funny).

At least @Part Timer has some banter!

And before anyone has a pop, this is an open forum where opinions are welcomed 🙂



@steve garwood  yes I agree with you banter is lacking, I will admit I lack a little in the art of banter, maybe you could start a new post to teach one and all the art of banter and throw in the odd bad joke then we could have a vote towards the end of the year and have them put in the limited edition window cleaning forums xmas crackers or @Gav could do a banner like an advent calendar and have joke each day 🤪

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I love the forum and owe a lot to the people who have helped me out. There is a wealth of knowledge here for anyone starting out. Even for some of the more experienced guys for that matter.

 

That being said I can see how people fall out of favour with the site sometimes. I have found myself having arguments that add no value to anyone least of all my own life & business. There are some members who are very closed minded and won't budge from an opinion. Some are outright rude. I wonder if these types of issues have been chalked up to ''banter'' which has led to things like talking about drinking being frowned upon.

 

Either way I came to the conclusion this site is more important to me than winning any argument or being morally correct so I have tried my absolute hardest to distance myself from things I disagree with on here. 

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There are some members who are very closed minded and won't budge from an opinion. Some are outright rude. I wonder if these types of issues have been chalked up to ''banter'' which has led to things like talking about drinking being frowned upon.

@P4dstar I think you may be correct I said long ago putting an emoji in a reply can make a difference to how someone reads it, I hold off on banter with not really knowing people in case it's taken the wrong way, Nowt wrong with drinking though 😀 I bought some beer from a bar/beer shop yesterday had a few mouthfuls and thought it was a bit strong had a look at the can and it said it was 9%  😝  I still managed it but plenty of coffee and a black pudding and egg sarnie for breakfast.

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14 hours ago, Iron Giant said:


@P4dstar I think you may be correct I said long ago putting an emoji in a reply can make a difference to how someone reads it, I hold off on banter with not really knowing people in case it's taken the wrong way, Nowt wrong with drinking though 😀 I bought some beer from a bar/beer shop yesterday had a few mouthfuls and thought it was a bit strong had a look at the can and it said it was 9%  😝  I still managed it but plenty of coffee and a black pudding and egg sarnie for breakfast.

That's why @steve garwood is so hot on grammar. I mean capital letters for example can be the difference between helping your uncle Jack off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse 😂

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