IPS Pro

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  1. Roland

    Roland Stafford PowerWash Services
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    I am thinking of getting an IPS Pro to apply hypo when cleaning GFS and render.

    Does anyone have any experience of the IPS Pro especially whether it will reach gutters on a two storey house.
     
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  2. daveyboy

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    It should reach with the extension lance but i have seen very mixed reviews and some are reporting lots of issues with them
    At £225 it isn't cheap for what it is either
    You could buy a cheap wfp pole and benz nozzle for less and be more accurate while applying it
     
  3. Roland

    Roland Stafford PowerWash Services
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    I don't window clean so don't have a pump to use with the wfp otherwise I would probably go for that option.
     
  4. daveyboy

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    I use a gardiners backpack which is fine if washed out after use or it will destroy the fittings

    Aluminium renegade pole £103 25foot

    Kobold pump and battery etc in a box under £100 on ebay
    Then mix chems in 25l drum (i ponce mine from tescos car wash for free) and drop hose from pump box into it

    get a cheap brush off ebay and spray on with the brush jets and then you can scrub with that and rinse with a 25l drums of tap water

    Still cheaper than ips pro and you can use to do conny roofs also
     
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    Render is good with wfp pole and brush also as it is more accurate and no spray everywhere
     
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    Roland Stafford PowerWash Services
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    I have a pole and brush already!

    How long would that pump last?
     
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    Any backpack will be fine
    I would go for gardiners if getting a backpack as they are very reliable and the battery lasts ages
    I spoke to Alex from Gardiners about using mine for hypo and he says it's fina as long as you rinse it out and pump some clean water through it for a few seconds to flush it out or it will start to ruin your pole connections etc if left
    It does void the warranty as not designed for hypo but it is essentially a crop sprayer for weedkiller etc so is sturdy
    If mine died after only a year i would be fine with it as it will make me a hell of a lot more than it cost
    1 job would more than pay for it
     
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    not accurate enough imo and far to much overspray
     
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