Are These Backpacks Any Good For The Price?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by mufcglen, Oct 21, 2013.

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  1. mufcglen

    mufcglen Well-Known Member
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  2. mark m

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    I have never tried them but the pump looks fine so I see no reason it wont but I would stay away from the pole if I was you
     
  3. bluemonkey

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    I had a backpack and sold it with in a week, it was heavy on my back, heavy to carry and pump was too slow to clean with properly, unless I wanted to keep going back to get water
     
  4. Dodger

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    Practically same as my wcw one and that's good. I presume pump etc are same ones they have some good deals at wcw.
     
  5. mufcglen

    mufcglen Well-Known Member
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    Hi guys cheers for replys, why would u suggesting stay away from pole mark?
    Is it just from experience etc not getting on with them or do u prefer traditional?
    I have to say I'm thinking that I'd like to stay traditional but have a cheap wfp for the windows above conservatorys and difficult to reach windows etc
     
  6. tench0771

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    the pole will b heavy an flopy an the clamps look a bit poo ide get a wcw bk pack an a face lift pole that bk pack looks just like the wcw one there probly the same
     
  7. JonS

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    I had one of the poles and within a week of starting up sold it and got a gardiner slx. they are very floppy and at height make it very hard to rinse off accurately but not to bad for std 2 storey work where the pole is being held vertically but if you have to hold it at a less than verticle/sideways angle for awkward windows its rubbish. My advise would be get a 2nd hand gardiner clx/slx 18/22ft off ebay if price is an issue. Like they say, buy cheap buy twice.
     
  8. RiceRocket

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    You'll need an 18/22ft pole for above conservatories & awkward windows so I'd recommend going to Gardiners for their backpack (holds more water + charge) & CLX poles (lighter & more rigid) so looking at around £215 (extra 30 for 22ft)

    Plus you can earn extra doing conservatory roof cleans.
     
  9. nwcs

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    Mate I just got a back pack few weeks ago and love it.

    Been using van mount for years but im loving using the backpack.

    Ive got the wcw bigboy.

    I would defo recommend you get a back pack.



    Now the inportant thing...........

    DON'T BUY OUT FROM THE FULL CLEAN CENTRE.

    The mans a con man. Ive been rip off and know others that have.
    If there's any problems he wont help u.

    No after sales guarantee whatsoever
     
  10. Posh

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    Got the big boy & wcw one & love em both. If the pole in the picture is a basersyn one its one I started with & although it was ok it was really heavy & flexi but ok for a starter.
     
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