3 Story Town House.

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Wheatie, Sep 11, 2012.

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  1. Wheatie

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    As driving to Morrisons today I seen a good sized area where there looks like a new build just finished, all 3 story houses.

    What length WFP will be needed to reach these types of heights comfortably? I was thinking about 30ft to 40ft?

    How many poles do you guys own? On is it just 1 for all jobs and buy a good length one? And how many brushes do you guys have. I would like to also do conservatories and solar panels too. So I was thinking a good range? Soft ones for the solar panels specially.

    Cheers guys!
     
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  2. Honestcleaning

    Honestcleaning Well-Known Member
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    You need 25ft max to get to 3 storey. We use 22ft and that does 3 storey easy.

    You might be best looking @ unger nlite poles. We just invested in them. 22ft base pole then you add 11ft @ a time for £100+vat per 11ft. Means to can keep extending it and you can use the base pole as a regular daily pole without the extension on. If you buy a 35ft pole you'll also want to get a smaller pole for the 1 and 2 storeys so it can get expensive.....

    On the other hand you can get cheapo poles and have a few etc.

    You get what you pay for. Our unger pole that goes to 33ft (22ft base plus 11ft extension) cost about £600 but its the business. People will say its expensive, but so what, its good and it paid for itself after 2 days so what's the issue.

    You can get cheap starter poles for a couple of hundred quid but I wouldn't.... I always think, never scrimp on tool that you use every day.

    I lad who works for me has a pole he loves using and I'm not kidding, it weighs a ton! Our pole that gets to 4 storeys is 2.9kgs, you can work all day with it and can lift it with your little finger literally. I used the other guys pole once and was aching after 10 windows!
     
  3. Wheatie

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    I don't mind spending on good kit, As I'm in the army I know about buy cheap buy twice and specially using equipment day in day out. I'm not buying just yet buy need to get this kit list sorted. I have heard these Gardiner Poles are the business.

    Where do you buy your kit from @H?
     
  4. Honestcleaning

    Honestcleaning Well-Known Member
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    I'm in Sheffield and there's a pretty decent cleaning shop here so I go there first and check prices out. If I can't buy cheaper I'll buy from there..... But internet usually for stuff.

    The reason I like the unger poles is you can add to them. Other option would be to buy a huge pole which you need to get to the highest points, but then, for the rest of the time the pole is sat in the van.

    I'd like to try one of these grdener poles, but best idea for you is to get to a shop that's got a load of poles and try them out for yourself. Absolutely no good taking what people say as gospel without holding them first. Like I say, the pole the lad has that works for me would would swear by his and say its great, but its just because he's used to it. In reality it is dog dirt and he needs to drag his @ss out of the dark ages!
     
  5. Wheatie

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    Lol ok mate!!! I will try find somewhere and check it out mate! Many thanks, for poles and brushes what do you think it would set you back nower days?
     
  6. Belfastcleaning

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    Buy a gardiners clx 27.. Brilliant pole for starters or experienced. It's light and will be perfect for 3 storey work
     
  7. Wheatie

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    Belfast how much do these go for?
     
  8. Wheatie

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    Do you know much about the Ionic guys?
     
  9. All Round Cleaning

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    i got a 32ft ionics grafter and a 27ft fiberglass pole .

    the grafter is a lovely bit of kit to use nice and rigid and quite light as well .

    the fiberglass is **** i hate it but hey i didnt buy it the jobcentre paid for it for me so musnt grumble .
     
  10. Wheatie

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    I have read some good stuff about Ionic and the Gardiner kit!
     
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