Bucket on a belt question!

So how many use buckets on a belt? I do… and I’m wondering, how often are you re-wetting during a job? I’ve been bad about keeping it wet enough, especially when cleaning really dirty windows, which results in me going back to my bucket… wasting time! It seems to be a fine balance, too much water is just a complete mess and not enough well, you know all about that. Thanks for any suggestions!

The bucket on a belt is more for storing your strip washer when not in your hand or for going up a ladder or inside to hit a few windows. It’s not meant to replace the bucket. Keep your bucket close at all times to minimize running back and forth. When your rubber starts to drag or you start to get smears, streaks, etc… chances are it’s time to rewet.

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That’s a great point made by Tony. I ordered one of those a week ago. Now all I need for my belt is a work order/cell phone pouch.

um… i use a bucket on a belt to replace the bucket!! I use the TOMA bucket on a belt…holds a ton of water and can 10 to 15 double hungs before i have to go back to the bucket and refresh… it saves time! Plus you put your bucket on a towel by the door of the home, use the bob come back refresh and go back… sure beats carring a 5gallon bucket around.

I use a solution filled toolbox (kept outside of homes, of course) and a modified Craftsman leatherman on a belt, just to hold my squeegees, scraper and mops without getting water all over the place.

I use the Unger Boab (new Version). Use it to hold my t bar instead of a bucket to hold my solution in. Water gets really nasty in there after a dozen or so windows. My right pant leg gets soaked to death as it is just using it for that :slight_smile:

I use one of these to greatly reduce how wet my leg gets. <a href=“http://shopwindowcleaner.com/wcr-drip-guard.html?a_aid=mistersqueegee&a_bid=3fb7b6a6” target=“_top”><img src=“http://www.shopwindowcleaner.com/affiliate/accounts/default1/banners/wcr drip guards.jpg” alt=“” title=“” /></a><img style=“border:0” src=“http://www.shopwindowcleaner.com/affiliate/scripts/imp.php?a_aid=mistersqueegee&a_bid=3fb7b6a6” width=“1” height=“1” alt=“” />

I like to keep a little water in the bottom and also have a sprayer handy. I dont need to always wring out the scrubber that way but I have a little water to aid in the wetting process. I never haul a bucket around inside but for outsides I like a boarshair brush and a bucket of solution. A bucket might work for some though, just personal pref. Good luck

I use my BOB as a bucket. I keep a 1 gallon bottle filled with solution that I fill it from. I fill the 1 gallon bottle from a 5 gallon bottle. I find this keeps the dirt isolated to my BOB which is easy to clean and rinse periodically through the job.

Thanks everyone for the feedback, you guys ROCK! I’m going to play around with a few of these recommendations and see what works best :slight_smile: Cheers!

It really depends on how dirty the windows are.

Yea, if they are quite dirty that lil bucket on a belt will be soiled in no time. I tried that when I first got it and had mud water after 3 windows. I like using the big bucket outside because of the sieve, that way I’m not wasting solution.

We use bucket on a belts. Even if you don’t fill it with water it’s a great place to hold your strip washer and keep it from dripping.

I dont know who mentioned the spray bottle a while back(might of been commercialtopic). But I started using it on my small commercial route…then on my residentials. I was hooked. I love using a sprayer. Especially on a Ladder, inside houses. Works for me. I dont know if Im sold on the sprayer that attaches to belt …i like using a regular sprayer and just hooking it onto my pouch…i can remove it easier if I dont want to use it.

My guys all like to use spray bottles as well for residential.

i too love using a spray bottle , but ive yet to find a long range one so i can wet an upstairs window before climbing the ladder. im thinking a water pistol might be the ticket

Sell me on the spray bottle, how do you use it compared to mop/bob. What is the benefit?

the upside of using a sprayer is no need to lug a bucket with you. i spray several windows as i walk towards them and the water tends to stay on the glass ready for the mop to wipe it in. the solution is always clean . theres very little run-off another benefit,less mopping of sills . my sprayer is also a great defence against aggresive dogs- one shot of soapy solution and they look stunned & turn tail (not tried it on a Rottweiler yet though !!! )

How about a garden hose? :stuck_out_tongue: