Gardiner new swivel socket

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Smurf, Dec 12, 2014.

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  1. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    I tried the new gardiner swivel socket out today and must say it worked a treat :)
     
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    I love using a swivel on normal 2 storey houses. I find it impossible to use higher than that as I can't get it to square up if it goes off track. Have you used a swivel before Smurf?
     
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    Nope not on a wfp brush before Tuffers as was the first time today, So you could say I'm a swivel virgin :D
     
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    Been using the swivel sockets since june and much prefer them, i would hate to go back to fixed now :)
     
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    #5 Barney, Dec 12, 2014
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    My too, I've been using swivel sockets since I sarted a few months ago. Works for me.
    You can tighten the screw to adjust how easy/difficult it is to swivel. Mine are farily loose.
    As regards 3 storey, I just adjust the angle on the window frame so i can clean/rinse at the right angle.

    does that make sense? I mean I adjust the sideways angle on the frame so i can clean/rinsce. Not the angle the brush up or down.
     
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    A wee tip- I find that the pole hose, coming up through the neck itself gives a little bit of resistance- almost pulling on the swivel & not letting it move completely free. What I do is wrap an elastic band round the pole hose (above where it pops out of the top of the neck) numerous times until it can't be wound round anymore. This acts a wedge then, you can move it up & down a bit to suit but it stops the hose going back down the hole completely- allowing the swivel to move without resistance from the rest of the hose pulling on it.;)
     
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    How do you chaps get on with the socket swivel doing conny roofs as I've not tried it out yet on roof frames ect?
     
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    I found I liked it on some windows and hated it on other configurations. Also, it only came on a short arm and I prefer the longer one. So, I left it off my pole.

    If they made it as a "clip in", I would use it more. But, it is too much hassle to put it off and on per house as it is now. I have threatened to make it into a clip in myself, but haven't gotten around to it.
     
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    I've been using the Swivels for a year now.


    I find they make conny roofs...facias etc so much easier as you can get at different angles while working from one spot.
     
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