Alternative to a control valve on a trolley system

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Gazz K, Apr 22, 2016.

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  1. Gazz K

    Gazz K Member
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    Hi

    I put together a trolley system using an old sack barrow, a water genie backpack, a hose reel from Wilko, and the other bits I got from Gardiners. Thanks to Adams 0211 and daveyboy1 for the pictures about their homemade trolley systems. The hose, fitments and everything else I got from Gardiners is top quality. I just find the control valve that I bought very hard to use and hold the pole at the same time. I end up leaving it on the floor more often than not which isn't in easy reach

    Is it easier if the valve is duck taped to the pole or should I get an Aquatap / Aquastop fitting. They sound much easier to use. Are they easy to fit to the pole?
     
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  2. tlwcs

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    I have an aqua tap you can have if you inbox me your address
     
  3. Eviestevie

    Eviestevie Grand Master
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    Univalve best thing ever
    Love it
     
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  4. marc674

    marc674 Newcomer
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    I use to tape the valve to the side of the pole and that worked ok,however this will cause a loop that can catch on things.

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  5. Marko067

    Marko067 Well-Known Member
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    Get yourself a Uni-Valve from EX-Ceed. Fantastic bit of kit.
    I used a trigger strapped to the pole for years, but wow, what a relief to get rid. Pole feels lighter and becomes more versatile as you can hold it anywhere and all that extra hose at your feet is gone.
     
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  6. Gazz K

    Gazz K Member
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    Thanks for the offer of the aquatap tlwcs but I'm gonna get a univalve
     
  7. daveyboy

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    I use a little plastic jg fitting tap on the end of the pole right next to the brush
    When doing bottoms just twist on and off
    When doing tops turn tap on and extend pole..doesn't waste much water in the time ot takes to extend and collapse pole

    I thought it was a crazy idea when i first heard it on here but have used it for about 4 months now
     
  8. daveyboy

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    My trolley system has now been dismantled as the trolley wasn't up to the job
    Will have new gardiners backpack this week coming so will probably use it without a trolley after using one all day friday it was so quick and simple to use
     
  9. Gazz K

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    Blimey its surprising that a control valve goes in that space between the brush and the top of the pole. My trolley system has been great. Got a heavy duty sack barrow that my brother used to do courier work with and stuck the backpack and hose reel on that. Got a water genie backpack and it doesn't have a handle on it like the Gardiners one which is an annoyance. Needed a backpack asap in Feb this year and Gardiners were out of stock of their one for long time so had to get a water genie. Does the job well enough though. Probably all made in the same factory anyway
     
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