First day with Gardiners new PU pole hose

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by C Rose Cleaning Services, Aug 3, 2016.

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  1. C Rose Cleaning Services

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    Fitted it last night.

    First impressions so far today:

    -Univalve is more responsive as there's less give in the hose and more pull on the valve
    -the colour is retina burning but I like it
    -it kinks worse than anything I've had before, however, it's also stupidly light so I just pick it up even if it's ravelled
    -it's made the pole even lighter
    -was easy to cut with a pair of pliers
    -got 30m for £16 so pretty cheap

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  2. Marko067

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    When you say kinks, do you mean coils. If you do there's one one or two things you can try. First, lay the hose out flat and straight. To get it as flat as possible, when you have it all layed out you may need to untwist it by turning the hose in your hand at one end until the coils come out of it. then weight it down so it lays straight. Then pour boiling water on it from a kettle working your way slowly along it. This softens it and allows it to cool without so much coil memory. I did mine before connecting it all up by putting the whole lot of it in a very large pan full of boiling water and boiled it for about 5 minutes, then quickly uncoiled it at the back of my house in the car park and weighted it both ends till it was cold. That really helped straighten it out. When using it though you will find that if you keep turning one way whilst working every now and then you will need to untwist the hose by turning the pole in your hand the opposite way to the twist.
    I really like PU hose as it is really light but very tough, but it does take some managing.
    PS: I love the colour
     
  3. CHWS

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    I like the colour !
     
  4. spruce

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    You've had that brush and pole for a while now. It doesn't look as though its done any work yet. :D
     
  5. simon

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    have you used gardiners reinforced hose & if so how does it compare ???
     
  6. C Rose Cleaning Services

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    This is what I've just swapped out for the PU. The reinforced was good and didn't have any issues kinking but it was a bit stretchy as others have reported with the standard yellow :)
     
  7. C Rose Cleaning Services

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    Haha, it rained all of June then I was off ill for a week... And I gave it all a clean down yesterday too after using it on a gutter job XD
     
  8. jason1965

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    I got some reinforced hose from gardiners last week Simon and i have the same probs.
     
  9. simon

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    i had the reinforced hose for a few weeks & thought it was very good, then i got a univalve. now when i turn the univalve off the hose acts more like microbore & coils everywhere gardiners told me a few people have rung them with this problem but didn't say if they are going to do owt about it, but it will happen with the thing they're bringing out as well.
    i have to turn the water off at the flow tap on the end of the microbore , then, open the univalve to empty the hose at least after every house & often more. not the end of the world but a proper pita
     
  10. C Rose Cleaning Services

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    Had the same thing. Or water would come back down the hose etc but that didn't happen once yesterday
     
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