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Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by bluemonkey, Apr 8, 2012.

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  1. bluemonkey

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    i was going to email you but cant find email address

    i want to get a carbon goose neck on tuesday, either 10 or 14, its the size from the bend

    cheers
     
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  2. Alex Gardiner

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    They are all in stock. They will be very busy on Tuesday following the holiday weekend so it will be best to ring ahead and place your order to save having to wait.
     
  3. bluemonkey

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    thats not a prob, as will get it left in the usual place, i take it the 14 inc, is measured from the bend
     
  4. Alex Gardiner

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    The length of each gooseneck is measured from the bend to the glass surface so includes the brush depth. Therefore a 14" will allow you to easily reach over a window sill that is 14" deep.
     
  5. bluemonkey

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    ok, cheers for that,

    besides the weight, what is the difference between carbon and metal goosenecks, is it just the bend
     
  6. SteveSmee

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    Alex, I was originally going to send an email in the morning, but since this is here I will do this instead, hope you don't mind.

    We have made the decision to swap our existing 7 brodex poles for gardiner ones due to the commentator and customer service seen on this site. In addition immediately, we will be ordering a pole for our new solar panel cleaning service, I am having doubts on my choice of pole;

    I had decided on the slx 35 thinking that this would be sufficient length - I am worried, having no way of checking prior, I could be wrong. Do you feel this would sufficiently reach the apex of a 2 story house for cleaning solar panels?

    Thanks is you can offer advice,
    Stephen
     
  7. Alex Gardiner

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    They are a lot lighter, quick release and also makes use of the optimum 90° angle of the rear of the brush face for best reach over sills. If you have previously used the old aluminium ones then you will really notice the difference. They balance the weight of the poles so much better.
     
  8. bluemonkey

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    ok cheers,
     
  9. Alex Gardiner

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    Hi Stephen

    I am always pleased to hear from prospective new clients :p

    From my experience having cleaned many Velux windows (never yet been asked to clean Solar Panels) a 35ft would just not be long enough. I would personally go for either a 40ft or a 45ft pole.

    If I was setting up with this type of work now there would be two options for me:

    1. Xtreme35 with 44ft extension pack, 90° gooseneck (http://www.gardinerpolesystems.co.uk/acatalog/info_CARBON_GOOSENECK_90D.html ) and a flocked or medium mixed brush.

    2. 8x SL2 extensions (modular base sections) with top alloy adapter (http://www.gardinerpolesystems.co.uk/acatalog/SL_Modular_Tools.html) and 90° gooseneck and a flocked or medium mixed brush.

    My personal choice would be the Xtreme due to its usability on all your other work. You really need a light stiff pole for this work to avoid the sag common with such work.

    We have just set up a very large solar panel cleaning firm in Germany with Option 2 and he cannot believe the strength and rigidity of the SL2 sections.

    Of course the standard Super-Max range would work well, but if you are planning on doing a lot of this work then I would seriously consider one of the above options.

    Any other questions please feel free to ask.
     
  10. Shaun1977

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    Is it worth using gooseneck for residential property's ?im prity new to whole water fed pole so sorry if I sound bit stupid
     
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