Aquadapter/pole Maintenance?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by keir, Mar 24, 2013.

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  1. keir

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    for the last couple of weeks i have been struggling with the action of the aquadapter and been cursing it but still no matter how much of a pain its been still easier than my old method of a tap.

    what it was doing was not switching on when i wanted, but as soon as i would catch the orange pipe on something or a twist in it would catch whilst extending the pole 110% there would be absolutely no doubt it would fire water everywhere, but then you try and switch the fecker off again!!! anyhoo i took the pipe out of the T piece and turned the water on blasted it in the carriage and sprung loaded lug that actuates the star wheel and used a spare brush to scrub at it.........its like new again and my stress levels are back to normal.......give it a go and you'll be pleased

    as for the pole.....stripped it, cleaned it adjusted all the clamps and the amount of **** that came off it was just unbelievable, and its only a couple of months old. the feel of it now is again like brand new and i will perform this basic maintenance every 2 weeks at least maybe every weekend.

    do it you know they're worth it :D
     
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  2. Aqua-dapter

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    Exactly what we suggest. Good to hear!

    Paul
     
  3. mark m

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  4. keir

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    absolute class that mark :D i bet if one of your custys drove by while your stood at the stream they wouldn't have a clue what you're doing? "hiya bob, erm yeah just giving the brush a clean......just on my way to your house in a mo....stick the kettle on ****" hahaha class mate
    i like the spray too
     
  5. petehughesy

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    I've had the mk3 one for just over a month and love it.....but I've gone from a on off switch on the top if my back pack to a aquadapter and I'm saving loads of water it's crazy!!!
     
  6. keir

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    yep, they are brilliant. i could not do without it.
     
  7. Belfastcleaning

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    i was experiencing some problems with my aquadapter when i first got it, ie hose kinking, turning itself on while extending pole, hose kinking, aquadapter not turning on/off when tugging, hose kinking. and hose kinking more... i did give it a clean in a soapy bucket of water and it seems to have helped a bit.. hose can be annoying sometimes, but just need to disconnect untangle and connect up again..

    now my aquadapter if wobbly and loose at the 2 rivets on the bottom, moves quite a bit...

    i also give me poles a service usually about every month..
     
  8. keir

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    drill 'em out and re-rivet, when the little spring loaded lug that actuates the star wheel had seized i was gonna drill the rivets out and either fix or upgrade the spring then re-rivet, but remembered paul said to just clean out with pure water and all will be good, he obviously knows his ****
     
  9. Belfastcleaning

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    i may just pop 1 more rivet in to stop it moving instead of drilling them 2 out as that will prob start wobbling again over time, with 3 it shouldnt let it wobble..
     
  10. essex boy

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    I clean my poles every night. When I get in I extend each section and just run a hose over them and then clean the pole hose and run water through the middle of the pole. I clean the brush, my hoses, Basically everything.

    Once a week I clean everything thoroughly. I still have my first glass fibre streamline pole which is 4 years old and like new. I don't use it but I figure its my living so keep everything clean.

    Sad I know
     
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