It's All A Bit Confusing!

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by scotty_boy, May 5, 2013.

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  1. scotty_boy

    scotty_boy Active Member
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    As title suggests im a bit confused.com to say the least. have been researching into setting up in wfp cleaning for a while and have read most threads in this section. im now in a position to start to order my equipment but am finding it hard to get everything i need. I currently run a mobile valeting and powerwashing business for the last five years and have all the gear in the back of my van so have bought a trailer and i also have a spare 250ltr flat tank that came out of my old van, so i know i will need a pump and battery which im looking into a shurflo pump which is fine but im struggling with the pole/poles/brushes/jets! i would like a in line tap so i can save water which come in 6mm and 8mm not sure which size as unsure of pole tubing size. also a reel with hose again 6mm or 8mm i am sure a pole 25-27 will be enough for me would appreciate some recommendations as when i look at pole it asks for adaptors tubing different burushes etc and i dnot know what would be best. if you have made it this far thanks alot reading and any input would be much appreciated.
     
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  2. JDMW

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    forget the inline tap, bbest thing you can buy is a aqua dapter, its a tap that works by pulling the hose to open/close the water flow. for a pole id advise you to get a facelift phoenix pole to start with then you cant go wrong. whats your tap waters ppm/tds reading? for a brush id use a gardiners sill brush, i have one and its great, bit soft but does the job well. for a pump you can go backpack which i use on 80% of my jobs anyway. or the shurflow 100psi pump. sure someone else will be on to add more :)
     
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    my reading was 64ppm which is great can use a di vessel and resin. i had looked into a backpack but thought i would run out of water quickly and would be constantly filling up the tank. so the facelift i take it is the " Facelift Phoenix 26 UL X" i was unsure if it came with a brush. is the gardiners sill brush a sort of all in one then? also did read up and watched a youtube video of fitting a aqua dapter but couldn't bring myself to hacksaw a pole i just spent over £200 on in case i did it wrong! thanks for input.
     
  4. Belfastcleaning

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    You do not need to saw anything to fit an aquadapter
     
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    That's not a new version of the aquadapter.. They now screw on to the end of your pole.. ( if the pole has not got the thread at top, ie gardiner quick release poles ) you can buy an insert from
    Aquadapter so you can screw on..
     
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    right cheers do you have a link or can you recommend me a retailer for the one you are suggesting please thanks.
     
  8. Belfastcleaning

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    Buy from aquadapter themselves

    http://www.aqua-dapter.co.uk/aqua-dapter/aqua-dapter-mk3xl-blue-water-fed-pole-tap-bundle/

    The first options will ask do you need a pole attachment.. So depending on the pole you buy you will then know if you need an attachment..

    I use a slx22 and reaches 99.9% of my work, actually only 4 windows I need a bigger pole as these are high 3 story.. ( tho the slx22 does reach some 3rd story )

    I would recommend a carbon fibre pole, wether it be gardiners or facelift.. Carbon fibre is so much easier and quicker to work with..
     
  9. JDMW

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    i have the first aqua dapter coz it was on offer for 20 quid on there site, its a good tool but i go through no end of the connectors that clip on the end to attach the hose to it. must be 3 a month easy, they dont last very long.
    i use a hybrid phoenix pole and its not slowed me down, since i been using this new facelift pole ive sped up if anything. saves going to the gym for a work out i think. you get used to it after a week and you can chuck it about and it feels like a part of ya arm.
     
  10. scotty_boy

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    thanks for the replies im going to order the carbon fibre facelift 26 ul x and will get an adaptor to fit. any recommendations regarding the battery to power my pump? was looking to go with a 12v 12ah slim battery but i see most use normal car batteries? is that the best route to go down?
     
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