Controlling long poles.

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Eddie dragon, Feb 24, 2016.

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  1. Eddie dragon

    Eddie dragon Active Member
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    So first time today I used my six 35 at full extention, reaching over an extention. Gardiner sill brush on end felt like a breeze block. Found it realy hard to control with accuracy. Decide there and then I won't take on any job that requires a longer pole. Does it get easier with practice? those of you that use longer poles does it get more difficult to control?. Have heard that poles go up to 70 feet. I would be a danger to everyone around, everything around and myself I recon.
     
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  2. WW2015

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    Dont give up on your first outing mate, it does get much easier with practice and your level of control will improve, although when a very strong gust of wind hits I find myself holding on pretty hard!
     
  3. mark

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    try control bars from gardiners, for working at height,thats assuming you use there poles,excellent
     
  4. Reach For The Glass

    Reach For The Glass Well-Known Member
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    Struggled with my 25 today over conservatory .

    Not the weight or up and down motion but the side to side on the top of the widow and sill.

    I'm sure I will get better
     
  5. Alien Human

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    Don't worry about it fella - like with most things it just takes time to improve technique & build up confidence :)
     
  6. peter rogers

    peter rogers Grand Master
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    Lol. U bys need go gym more it's all in the balance of the pole It gets easier the longer u do it.
     
  7. Tuffers

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    Don't rinse off the glass if you've got a 35' pole extended over an extension. Was there no other way of getting to the window like a walkable roof?
     
  8. spruce

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    Get rid of the sill brush and use an extreme at that height and angle.

    I have a stiff extreme on my SLX40. It also takes strength to control and definitely do not work when the wind is gusty or blowing.
     
  9. daveyboy

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    I do skylights etc with a 30 foot fibreglass pole
    That is not fun
    Get to the gym lol
     
  10. Eddie dragon

    Eddie dragon Active Member
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