Well, I was cleaning a second story residential window a few days ago. It
was a bit too long to comfortably reach with a pole, so I pulled out the
Werner 22 foot ladder to get me closer. The ladder would only fit
perpindicular to the house, so I still had about 8’ to the window.
- So, I attached my Fixi Clamp with Soapy Bronze Wool to brush off the
- I took off the Bronze Wool from the Fixi Clamp, and added a clean
detailing rag to wipe the top sill of the window.
- I took the Fixi Clamp off my pole and attached my Ninja.
- Straight pull. Straight pull. Left about 2" of soapy edges on both sides.
- Took off Ninja, attached Fixi Clamp with clean rag to detail edges.
- Window looked spotless from outside, moved along, including moving
(All of this was done about 10" off the ground, or having to move up and
down the ladder.)
Later, when spot checking inside, I noticed the Ninja had left streaks on
the edges, visible only from the outside. So I had to carry my ladder back
there, and get a fresh clean rag on my Fixi Clamp, and do it again. All in
all, I took about 30 minutes on that single window.
I’m just trying to streamline this process a bit, and I like the way the
Excelerator F*liq goes right up to the upper sill, removing the need for
Step number 2. If I had a Fixi Clamp attached the back of my pole, I
wouldn’t have to do step number 3 (I guess having a second pole would also
solve this problem, but that would also be more to carry around). I might
still do straight pulls (unless I’m practicing during times I’m outside of
customers view). If I had a sturdier pole, I might be able to reduce the
need for a ladder. Also, the window was sort of out in front of me, I might
have had an easier job using the 10’ angle with the Excelerator. I’ve
encountered a couple of these weird angle windows where I have to be right
up on it, either perpindicular to the wall or almost completely parallel. I
saw that Luke uses (used?) an Ettore channel on the Excelerator. That might
be a good option for me too. You’ve given me more to consider, thanks!