Getting ready for the winter

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by WinWiz, Dec 6, 2014.

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  1. WinWiz

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    I need to buy some neoprene gloves and a long traditional window cleaning pole. I have a pole at the moment that is two parts. But I need a 3 part one because mine isn't long enough. Where have you found to be the cheapest place to buy supplies like this online?

    Here are the places I already look at:
    Cleaning Spot
    Soap National
    Window Cleaning Stuff
     
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    I bought my unger pole from the windowcleaning centre. I use latex gloves , there are cheap and disposal , if it's really cold I double them up ... I get them from the local chemist , boxes of 100
     
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    window cleaning warehouse sell unger and ettore trad poles
     
  5. boarcity

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    3part harris pole from BnQ is a winner for trad . cheap too,15 quid or so
     
  6. seye

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    or screw fix for definite because some b&q stores don't seem to stock them anymore, funny though as they are owned by the same company I think.
     
  7. boarcity

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    #7 boarcity, Dec 7, 2014
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    i will have to hurry on down to my Bnq and buy a stash if they are goin to stop stockin the hallowed harris. i always carry 2 in my van , get about 6 months of daily batterin use out of a harris before the tubes bend and start jammin .
    i do a few simple mods when i first buy a harris that extends their life quite a bit

    i also carry 2 of the big "beast" unger teleplus poles , these are hated by all . for good reason -those awful clamps, they must have been designed by one of hitlers henchmen ,as an instrument of torture .

    iv just worn one out after 6 yrs , well i thought it was beaten ,but its not going down without a fight oh no ,but youre a real ugly pole arent you, so what if i am , replacement parts have been ordered for it online from Soap national
     
  8. WWC

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    Screwfix are only showing the 3m poles on their website, not the 5m ones.

    Lewi, Pulex and Moreman all do long extension poles (5 - 8m). Cheaper than other WC companies, though not as cheap as the Harris pole.

    I haven't tried any of these poles yet myself. Though I probably will get 1 or 2 in the new year.
     
  9. boarcity

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    thats intresting to hear, that Lewi [ who sings about lewi,nobody,why? no reason i spose ] and moerman both now doing long poles ,

    if they make a decent clamp they will stall Ungers sales for sure.

    Post up images of these new boys , if you buy them WWC
     
  10. boarcity

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    #10 boarcity, Dec 7, 2014
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    anzafinish.jpg.jpg The subject of trad poles rarely crops up-why- cos nobody likes using em! but plenty do use them

    2 of my workers do downstairs work only, the glory boys[and girls] , they use short tele poles rather than a pointer ladder. im forever buying these short poles [in BnQ ] cos they get left behind folk houses [often retreived a month later ,full of rainwater ,which can be squirted out at the worker like a bicycle pump!]

    they are sold next to the harris poles on the rack , are called Anza poles . i cant speak highly enough of the anza pole, long lasting , and i also graft the Anza tip onto the harris pole cos the original harris tip is no good . this Anza tip is unbreakable, a perfect design in action, the designer at Anza needs giving a medal ,he/she is a God/godess
    and its a perfect snug fit for Wagtail squeegees
     
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