hose on outside???

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by mark, Oct 30, 2015.

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  1. mark

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    does anyone have the hose on the outside of there water fed pole??.just lately,im sick and tired of grit and dirt getting the pole sections,having to wash it through every so often!!!
     
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  2. Trev81

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    A few do, but I personally think it looks stupid and unprofessional. But I hear your point about grit and dirt, I have a bucket of water with a bit of solution in my van and after each job place the pole hose in the bucket till I get to next job, keeps the hose like brand new. Then at the end of the day just wipe the hose down and coil it up and put it back in my pole tube.
     
  3. Jake

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    I'm thinking the same, the winter is the worst for grit and dort as the pole hose gets wet, so all the grit sticks to the hose! So annoying! Today mine got so bad it got stuck, had to force the section off it,

    Scratched it quite badly...
     
  4. Jake

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    There must be some sort of clips we can use for winter...
     
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    I just have a cloth in the back of the van. And when I reel in the hoses I just wrap the cloth round them and it keeps them nice and clean. Quick and easy


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  6. mark

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    calum I think we all clean our reel hose.it still doesn't prevent grit getting in the pole when working.i am going to give it ago as from Monday(on outside)it all adds up in time during the day-fed up with it!!
     
  7. Jake

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    Think I'll join you, it's so annoying, but I might look for some clips...
     
  8. mark

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    day off 2morrow- going to give it a trial run,some one used cable ties on another forum.these were not tightened fully though.should be an easy fix. to get me through winter!!
     
  9. Tuffers

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    The thing that puts me off having the hose on the outside is if the hose has dirt on it and clatters against a newly cleaned window. I think it would be a right PITA, but let us know how you get on chaps.
     
  10. daveyboy

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    I have mine on the outside mainly as i have the one pole and split it when not using all 30ft
    It does get dirty so shows what gets dragged up the inside of the pole
    I usually hold it against the pole with my hand which stops it hitting windows

    If you want clips why not use the velcro ties you get for tidying cables..long enough to go round the pole and remove easily

    Only downside i have found is when doing conny roofs i can get it caught on the finials
     
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