Disappointed In Aquadapter

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Belfastcleaning, Jan 30, 2013.

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  1. Belfastcleaning

    Belfastcleaning Grand Master
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    Have had enough of the aquadapter, only been used for about 2 weeks. I cannot carry on using it as the hose is an absolute nightmare twisting and kinking. Now the spring has become very stiff and not operating properly, or everytime.. Having to bring pole down to fix it.. All this arsing about with it annoys me.. I bought it thinking it would save time and water, well I'd say compared to my microbore tap it is costing me a lot more time and water! I was definitely quicker using a microbore tap in my hand so that's what I'm going back to..

    It's blue, mk3

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  2. OoO

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    It took about a month for the pole hose to be good for me.

    It's quite good hose.

    Just trying out gardiner hose at the mo.

    I have just fitted a tap to my brush head area and I must admit I am loving it lol.

    It's actually better than a remote I think.
     
  3. Belfastcleaning

    Belfastcleaning Grand Master
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    How do you turn your water off when pole is extended if tap is at the brush?
     
  4. Aqua-dapter

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    Hi Belfast,

    Disappointed to read anyone is unhappy when we usually get such good feedback from customers about the Aqua-dapter and our hoses!

    From reading your post, it's not the Aqua-dapter you're disappointed in particularly, but rather the way the orange hose behaves?

    As Damo says, the hose does take a while to settle down, but some have found some small changes in their hose management techniques have also made a big difference.

    You're welcome to try a different hose with the Aqua-dapter, but we recommend our hose, and the price includes 8m of it, because it's important that it's durable and doesn't stretch too much.

    The other thing you might consider is switching to our red hose. Here's what someone posted on another forum about it yesterday evening:

    Here's our pole hose guide for reference: http://blog.aqua-dapter.co.uk/2012/11/aqua-dapter-pole-hose-guide/

    Paul
     
  5. OoO

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    I don't or if I want to reduce flow pinch hose.

    I also run a remote system. Proving to be best setup in years.
     
  6. Belfastcleaning

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    Hey Paul. The we thing that pulls back and forward is now jamming on its way back, it feels really tight or stiff, and the x thing that turns is usually stopping on the wee pop up bit so it's not turning on/off.. I then need to put pole down to push it back up.. This has only started happening yesterday and today.. Sometimes having to tug 3 or 4 times to get it to work.. I first thought I was too soft, but today I was having to pull quite hard, and if customers see the way I was having to do it today they are going to think I'm a plonker!

    I have tried un winding it, but after first house or 2 it's just as bad again.. Hate pulling up the pole and the water start shooting out and there's a knot of kink at the bottom of pole..

    I really liked the idea of the aquadapter and so I didn't have to hold the tap in my hand but it's just not working for me.. :(
     
  7. Aqua-dapter

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    Hi Peter,

    The lever just needs to be kept clean, regularly flush it out with some water and the occasional squirt of detergent will keep it moving freely. The maintenance instructions mention doing this as needed, but once a week anyway. Avoid using oil or other lubricants as they make things worse.

    As I said, try a different hose if you would like, you may find you can use it if not on a really long pole. Alternatively the red behaves quite differently to the orange so you may get on better with that.

    Unwinding the orange hose helps, but also allowing it time to settle down and making sure you don't put extra twists into the hose. One customer said he realized when he thought about it that he always turned clockwise when moving away from a window, keep doing this and each turn twists the hose. Once he varied turning clockwise and anti-clockwise, he really enjoyed using it.

    Would like to try and understand why you're having difficulties with the orange hose when it's really popular with most customers :huh:

    Paul
     
  8. koopmaster

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    I bought a new aqua adaptor tap for £12 and it fell once and broke. was not impressed with it.
     
  9. Aqua-dapter

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    Really? Did you contact us to let us know? Email us at sales @ aqua-dapter .co.uk and we can look into this for you.
     
  10. Belfastcleaning

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    Hey Paul, I will give it a clean out tonight and change the hose and see if its any better tomorrow..

    I also was given a different quick release adapter to the one you sell and now my top clamp on my lovely slx is about to fall off!!

    I can't understand why it's me either lol..

    Cheers
     
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