DIY water fed poles

Discussion in 'Tutorials & DIY' started by nearlyclean, Jun 18, 2011.

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  1. nearlyclean

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    For a cheap pole I have used a Harris pole £15 from B&Q it will reach about 5 meters.
    For this project you will need:1 harris pole 5M
    1 Harris broom metal handle
    hack saw
    Drill with 12mm drill bit (metal)
    6 meters of 5-6 mm plastic tubing
    Adjustable Angle (Flip fast)
    Epoxy resin
    You probably have some of these already if not B&Q is your bet.
    How to do it...
    Take the pole and cut the acme thread off (screw at the top)
    Then take the broom handle and cut off 150 mm from the thread
    The handle will slide over the harris pole you can use epoxy resin and a self tapping screw to fix the two together
    Then drill a hole about 150mm from the top and another through the base of the pole
    Feed the tubing through the top hole till it comes out the base then hold onto the hose and slowly extend the pole.
    Attach a connector to the tubing so you can connect your hose.
    When the resin is dried you can screw the adjustable angle on and Brush and it is ready for work
    Here are a few pictures of what it should look like
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    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-BZdPEXufjXw/Tfzs-NQDxAI/AAAAAAAAAkw/2XTAz1YyAsI/P6070002.JPG
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  2. Very impressive nearly - Saves someone starting out about £130.
     
  3. uribra

    uribra Our new service cleaning shops window...
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    do you use tap water?
     
  4. nearlyclean

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    No we use Di-onized water which is pass through a filter system.
     
  5. uribra

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    Sounds interesting. Great Idea! :p
     
  6. nearlyclean

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    ideal for what you would class as low level work below 5M or 15 ft
     
  7. TripleC

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    Excellent :)

    I made a backup pole and hose for $50 from all Home Depot (not sure they exist in the UK) materials.

    Basically, took an Unger 24 foot (5m) pole, and added a Water Flow scrub brush at the end. Drilled 2 holes in the brush and stuck fan jets in. Ran 3/8 inch hose to an electrical extension cord reel and it was done.

    Same basic concept as yours. I have a question though... we consider the tops of our WFPs to be "Euro Threads" I would post a pic of what i consider "standard" here in the States, but I'm a new member, so I can't post links or pics yet. The question is... if you were to buy, say, a broomstick out there, would it have the same threads as the top of a WFP or is it something completely different?
     
  8. nearlyclean

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    I think the US thread are known as acme threads over here in UK,best option is to take a brush with you and try it
     
  9. Posh

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    It works. Made one and came out a treat.
     
  10. jambo113

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    ive done something pretty similar looks really good aswell you struggle to notice it was a diy job well a pro would spot it lol
     
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