Work Belt Setup (for the newbies)


#541

Thanks for sharing the pic of your set-up.


#542

That looks like some bright shiny new equipment there! Very nice.

Does the squirt bottle leak on you? I find that I need something with a lid.

Do you need the pliers a lot that you need them on your belt? I’m just curious. I got a bucket buddy thing from home depot and keep my pliers, screw drivers, etc on that but it stays in the back of the truck. It’s come in VERY handy. I’ll have to post a pic of it.


#543

Like the paint can opener/screen remover tool, [B]love[/B] the paint brush and the good ole Sidekick boab.

  • hate the screwed in place squeegee channel.

#544

Oh man, I didn’t even catch that. You cold got to have the quick release.


#545

Jared, squirt bottle hasn’t really leaked on me yet but I actually find that I need a larger bottle. I typically find myself filling it two or three times.

The pliers are a new addition and I have only needed them twice- would love to see a pic of your bucket buddy.

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#546

Totally agree with the quick release, it’s already become cumbersome.

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#547

I would like to nominate [MENTION=6741]wcs[/MENTION] as recipient of the WCR Lifetime Achievement Award, for starting this epic thread. this thing is still going strong, and honestly it will probably never die!


#548

legitimate question here: why would anyone go with the ettore boab over the unger classic? the unger classic has the same design, but also a handy slot for 1" click scraper. #added_value


#549

Not everyone wants rusty scrapers?

Mike Radzik
Pro Window Cleaning
Central Massachusetts
www.prowindowcleaningmass.com
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#550

^mike, did you use a classic and find that it rusted out your scrapers quickly? i’ve never really noticed it as a problem myself.


#551

That was an issue for us. We went thru a lot of scrapers. So I switched to ettore buckets. For now… I like the fact they they detach quick. Easy to empty the used water out on the fly. Otherwise you pull your strip washer out inside a home and water drips off onto the floor.

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#552

Do you guys use your boab as a bucket to dip out of ???

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#553

Sort of. It holds a really wet mop so that’s sort of a dipper.

But if you’re dripping on the floor flip your mop on the way up.

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#554

Heck no. We use squirt bottles. Always what you need, always fresh.

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#555

Thanks for the vote Caleb. :slight_smile:

When I started this thread I remembered back to when I first started. I was like man what kind of set up do I need to have to make this career of cleaning glass efficient.
Im happy it has helped many people and my self included. I hope this this thread helps many people in the future.

So lets keep it going folks!

Thanks for everyone’s input!


#556

Ya I wouldn’t chance that inside a house . Plus think how fast that water is getting dirty. On the outside I have if I’m going up on a roof to clean a few or maybe a skylight ya I’ll fill the boab . I like squirt bottles. Ecover bottles are my preference. Straight up no rocks :slight_smile:

To me a boab is strictly for holding the strip Wahser an a squeegee

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#557

It’s a tool holder for the most part for me.

There are times I use it (boab) as a dipper when Im cleaning a string of store front glass, instead of move a bucket down the line.


#558

You havnt tried the Ecover bottle yet. Come on man !! It’s great especially when you have to go inside no bringing a bucket in. I wish I did it this way years ago
Of course if your doing a really big inside them ya bucket comes in
Oh an I don’t like usin a boab on route work Gets in the way great for resi does get in the way for that too, but I’m not putting my strip Wahser on someone’s dresser while I pull ther blind up. Not that wearing one when doing route is stupid I just don’t line it or feel a need for it
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#559

Ya I send my guy in with a bucket filled with 3 squirt bottles , rags , scraper , 12" 10" squeegee , 10" strip Wahser , white pad , sea sponge for sills . On his belt he has boab with 14" strip an a 14" squeegee. That’s usually good enough for the upstairs them he has 3 more bottles right by the front door if needed for downstairs .

For years I always used to go in with a bucket of water an my tools in the bucket I like the other way better .

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#560

Oh I don’t inside a house. But outside or route work a wet mop will go further and then the water bottle goes even more further.

Yeah the ecover bottles are great. Use one of those retractable, flexible tool grabber things to clean the inside when they start to get grubby.

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