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down streaming is great for cleaning, but not so much for stripping exterior stain. I typically have one or two strip jobs a year (3 this year) and you need pressure for that.
 

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Who is talking about stripping? I thought we were talking about poop.

You don't need high "pressure" with the correct chemicals, depends on what your stripping.. oil based stain? Oil stains can be stripped without too much pressure.
 

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I purchased one of those yellow 24's also when I first started out. I sold it at my neighbors garage sale hehe...

We get a few bird poo calls and I have found that strong bleach eats it right up. Understand your problem is 40 ft up! I would have tried to shoot it with our roof pump. But when you are spraying strong bleach 40 feet up your going to spray everything....

Two guys, one with fresh keeping all other surfaces wet, the other with an X-jet or roof pump.

ty for the painting forum and info folks, I'm a newly licensed contractor on the curve and I have been reading this site word for word the last few weeks. Any way I can contribute back (10 yrs roof cleaning, pw) I will...I can clean damn near anything perfectly and fast....

ty Thomas
 

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I strip a lot of two to three story houses. Unfortunately the best way is to set up a tall ladder and get up above it off of the eve. Use a short straight want. Never a bent one or it makes it way harder to hold on to. Sometimes its nice to tie off the house from the top of the ladder so you dont have to hold the hose weight.
 

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How long are you thinking of going. I have mandrel bent 6' wands that are great. Longer than that they start getting unwieldy. They make 20'+ telescoping extension wands. In the business we call them yellow noodles. Do shoulder shrugs, traps and arm work in the weeks leading up to using. The things are a pain to control.

I think Depot carries these now too?

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200223174_200223174?cm_mmc=Google-pla-_-Pressure%20Washers-_-Pressure%20Washer%20Accessories-_-22824&ci_sku=22824&ci_gpa=pla&ci_kw={keyword}


What a work out these things are, I forgot to eat my Wheaties the first time using one man did it kick mu butt.
 

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I clean mostly vinyl and make my own wands. I use window cleaning poles with 1/4 aluminum pipe on the inside. 16' is my longest. I can clean to 35' very effectively from a ten foot step ladder. Going higher I wear a harness, wrap a daisy chain around the rung of an extension ladder, hook on to it, then just lean back and go to work with the wands. The first time you do it the pucker factor is kinda high, lol.
 
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