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steve garwood
34 minutes ago, Cookie said:

According to this document from the WCA - 25mph (I think the FWC recommend the same):

 

https://thewca.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Waterfed-Pole-Systems-New-1.pdf

 

TBH it's really down to common sense.

Been doing this around 26 years now, 12 of them WFP, and although snow and heavy rain has stopped me, I don’t remember wind ever stopping me since switching to WFP 🙂👨‍🦰

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dmw
7 hours ago, steve garwood said:

Been doing this around 26 years now, 12 of them WFP, and although snow and heavy rain has stopped me, I don’t remember wind ever stopping me since switching to WFP 🙂👨‍🦰

Same here only 3 years at wfp but the wind has never stopped me, as you say just use shorter lengths, and it can get pretty blowy here off the Pennines.

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mike007
19 hours ago, scottish cleaning service said:

Got in there before the hailstones arrived but I knelt on a plastic store box in a garden and knee went through it 😂 Everything is very brittle but I told the daughter I would fix it, heaven knows how.

Could always buy her a replacement.....Oh your Scottish,,,Sorry.

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mike007

Besides the effect on the pole, its  the rinsing that gets effected or do you rinse on the glass when windy?

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dmw
2 minutes ago, mike007 said:

Besides the effect on the pole, its  the rinsing that gets effected or do you rinse on the glass when windy?

Most of mine is 2 storey estate work   so not too bad, above that I'd hold on tight and rinse on the glass.

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Pane
On 03/02/2020 at 17:12, steve garwood said:

He’s asking about how windy does it have to be to stop working 🙄🙄.

 

I have and I will work in winds of 50 miles per hour @Pit Creature 👍
That’s WFP obviously, not trad

Ya can but try fella👍

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BigFoot

It’s always to windy to work on Friday afternoons I find...

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Martyn

If I set my limit at 25mph we'd hardly ever be out.

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Dave B
On 03/02/2020 at 11:18, Incheck said:

No chance. It’s doesn’t take much to blow a ladder or wfp over. Anything 18mph-25mph be aware. 25 and above its not worth the risks. 

If I can't keep my brush on the glass I'll give it a swerve.

Worked in storm doris with no issues apart from 1 complaint which I think was just on principle. 

On 03/02/2020 at 17:40, dmw said:

Its surprising how much more you can do when its windy with wfp. Even when its blowing empty wheelie bins over you can crack on.

When I was tradding I didn't like working above 30mph.

Those were the days. 

Holding on to a sill with 1 hand while tradding with the other... I don't miss that at all.

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Dave B
On 04/02/2020 at 07:15, mike007 said:

Besides the effect on the pole, its  the rinsing that gets effected or do you rinse on the glass when windy?

I rinse on the glass all the time anyway lol.

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Pane
4 hours ago, BigFoot said:

It’s always to windy to work on Friday afternoons I find...

To windy to hold your 🍺 ?..Bet its not 😂.

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wezza13
3 hours ago, Dave B said:

I rinse on the glass all the time anyway lol.


I keep seeing people (on this forum) mention rinsing on the glass. What do you mean by this? 

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Dave B
21 minutes ago, wezza13 said:


I keep seeing people (on this forum) mention rinsing on the glass. What do you mean by this? 

Rinsing without taking the brush off the glass.

Easy if you have the right technique. 

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wezza13
1 hour ago, Dave B said:

Rinsing without taking the brush off the glass.

Easy if you have the right technique. 


Thanks. Don’t the top bristles leave dirt on the window? (When using pencil jets)

 

Or do you use a rinse bar?

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Pane
1 hour ago, Dave B said:

Rinsing without taking the brush off the glass.

Easy if you have the right technique. 

Definately.Get the right angle & speed,then flowing curtain effect.

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Part Timer
54 minutes ago, wezza13 said:


Thanks. Don’t the top bristles leave dirt on the window? (When using pencil jets)

 

Or do you use a rinse bar?

I would never rinse on on first cleans or any dirty windows. Regular maintenance cleans it's fine and saves time, energy and water.

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Pane
13 hours ago, Part Timer said:

I would never rinse on on first cleans or any dirty windows. Regular maintenance cleans it's fine and saves time, energy and water.

I think rinse bars  are a novelty...No need if you rinse thoughroughly - Aim for "flowing curtain effect"...👍...

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Part Timer
35 minutes ago, Pane said:

I think rinse bars  are a novelty...No need if you rinse thoughroughly - Aim for "flowing curtain effect"...👍...

We only use a rinse bar on anything 5 floors or higher

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Suhrly

Think I've learned a lesson went out in those winds on Monday. Ended up pulling muscles in my arm and stomach trying to fight those gusts 👎

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Pane
1 hour ago, Part Timer said:

We only use a rinse bar on anything 5 floors or higher

Glad you can reach that high.

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