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# 218029 23-Jul-2017 16:09
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Anyone got any options for cleaning windows (lead lights as well which makes them more annoying) on the outside. They're too tall for my ladder, And those extendable brushes don't do a great job and are a bit rough on the lead lights.

I currently use a brush and squeegee on a stick and contort myself under the bottom of the window.









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  # 1827646 23-Jul-2017 16:48
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http://www.cleandrone.com/

 

 

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  # 1827692 23-Jul-2017 16:57
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Can you spray window cleaner onto them from inside the house by sticking your hand/bottle out the window? Thats what we do. Then go outside and spray them with a high pressure hose. Works mostly well.

 

Once a year we just get some professional cleaners in to do a more thorough job.


 
 
 
 




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  # 1827695 23-Jul-2017 17:00
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I can mostly clean them. But it tend to not be able to get one or two of the far panes




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  # 1827697 23-Jul-2017 17:04
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davidcole: I can mostly clean them. But it tend to not be able to get one or two of the far panes

 

Should've eaten your greens when you were younger...




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  # 1827698 23-Jul-2017 17:05
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Dratsab:

davidcole: I can mostly clean them. But it tend to not be able to get one or two of the far panes


Should've eaten your greens when you were younger...



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  # 1827725 23-Jul-2017 17:19

A magnetic fish tank cleaner? Basically 2 magnets with a sponge stuck to one of the magnets. Normally used to clean the inside of glass fish tanks without needing to get your hands wet or drain the tank.





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  # 1827762 23-Jul-2017 18:16
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Ive got that issue. Too busy to worry right now, but I bought a Karcher K5, I'm looking at the extension. Buy cheap dishwash for the dispenser. Leave 30 mins. And water blast off, on low blast setting. Essentially a high up hose. 

 

The extension is $200 ugh


 
 
 
 


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  # 1827764 23-Jul-2017 18:17
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Dratsab:

 

davidcole: I can mostly clean them. But it tend to not be able to get one or two of the far panes

 

Should've eaten your greens when you were younger...

 

 

That was a pane as well


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stop it , you're cracking me up




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  # 1827773 23-Jul-2017 18:30
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Aredwood: A magnetic fish tank cleaner? Basically 2 magnets with a sponge stuck to one of the magnets. Normally used to clean the inside of glass fish tanks without needing to get your hands wet or drain the tank.


If it was normal windows I'd be all about that. But something like that wouldn't work with lead lights where each pane has a lead border you wouldn't be able to get the outside magnet over the lead.




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  # 1827952 23-Jul-2017 21:23
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No idea how well it works, but I have heard that the applicator isn't very efficient and likely to leak.

https://www.bunnings.co.nz/30-seconds-window-wonder-2l-exterior-glass-cleaner_p00288491

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  # 1827961 23-Jul-2017 21:36
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Knock the hinge pins out and take the window inside.

I see a middle hinge... That could put a spanner in the works.




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  # 1828018 23-Jul-2017 22:28
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Get water bombs, fill with water and detergent, hurl them at the windows. Job done.




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  # 1828078 24-Jul-2017 06:31
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The problen with all the external based options is they leave the windows a streaky mess.




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  # 1830401 25-Jul-2017 23:29
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http://twentytwowords.com/5-stupidly-precarious-ways-to-use-a-ladder/

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