Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by masonc536, Mar 9, 2013.
What's the best way of managing the hose when using a backpack?
I have only ever used a backpack strapped to a trolley.
You could wrap hose around the handles of trolley
If you are just going to be using the backpack on its own.
You can buy straps for your pole, to wrap the hose up and down the length of the pole
yeh i wrap it round a trolly its easier then the hose doesnt get all tangled up
wcw backpack, tierack the tap onto handle, always at the top of bp easy to turn on / off/
if using a trolley depends which one, tie rack the bp tubing onto frame so the bp tap always ends up at the top handle, to acess . tie cheap enough to cut off if needed,racks £1 from the £ shop., i usually carry via handle now, less ******* about on trolley with bungee straps from £ shop. if i have a lot togeather throw onto trolley with a bungee strap.
I just loop it round my hand loosley and then drape it over the top of me backpack .
i put in back of car , taupaline on seat or shower curtain, pain on a trolley, scratch car when lifting in and out, so easier to carry it by handle WCW one.
they sell seat covers in sainsburys for 2.99 i got my seat covers from argos tho 19.99 but there water proof and they protect the seats, so when you go to sell you have nice clean seats. also i do sometimes strap water barrels in the back seats.
i use john guest quick release fittings on hose & a gariners push fit flow valve on my backpack & carry 2 different lengths of pole hose in the van, so if i'm on a big job i put a long length on & a short length for estates etc, this is great for when its colder & the hose starts to tangle, but i still use gardiners soft hose which they dont sell any more & it dosen't tangle much anyway. i dont wear it as a backpack any more ( just carry it by the handle ) so even my short house is long enough to do 2 fronts with bpack placed properly - thats on 2nd floor houses -
my back pack full up can clean two houses. its all about saving water. i always wet the glass turn off water then scrub everythibg then rinse off. i changed the pipe on the brush to smaller diameter so i save water. doesnt slow me down much. normal house i can use 8-11litres. its tge homes with french doors tht i hate
I used to work like that, now i fill backpack and have a fast flow. Deffo using more water, but smashing out the work.