leaning pole against wall!

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  1. buzzing

    buzzing Active Member
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    putting pole on wall.jpg Is this safe, I always lean pole against wall when waiting for frames to dry! Or when waiting for dripping to stop for lower windows, seems like a lot of time wasting to contract pole. Worry it could blow over though!
     
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    #2 cheapncheerful, Jun 29, 2015
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    well its safe if its not windy....

    I always park mine in a corner....

    but by cheapies reckoning you have committed a cardinal sin...

    and as you know Im a wfp newbie ...so what is it you long term wfpers...

    and its not the obvious as in....kind of in the custys way...

    oh I tripped over your equipment and now am suing you for xxx millions for loss of work:eek::eek::eek:

    and believe me life is funny...

    I have a pavement one with a busy road with hgv etc...so I shoved my trolley down the alley as there was enough hose and I kept my eye as I work..

    first I went to do the one down the alley...

    and then I heard some commotion to look up to see out of nowhere some old peep had turned up and was struggling to get passed with one of them zimmer frames and I had just put my trolley on the edge...and it was in the way...:rolleyes:
     
  3. Smurf

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    It's convenient but not a great idea to lean extended poles on walls especially if frank is lurking about. Not only that a wet brush can get contaminated with brick dust/grit. Poles can also get broke too if they fall so could put paid to your working day too if you can’t mend it or don’t carry a spare pole.
     
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  4. MrBump

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    I'm sure it's fine, no different from being used pressed against a window, as long as it's not a trip hazard as has been said above. Although when I do that it seems to pinch the hose underneath. But if you just waiting for the tops to dry to do the bottoms why not just retract it to its shortest length and just lay it flat or rest it on a lower window / frame?
     
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    I have never had to 'wait for dripping to stop'.
    If you start upstairs windows from the left, by the time you finish on the right you can start bottoms from the left.
    I always do a last wipe on the sill with water turned off, to remove excess water.
    But even if it was a property with one window upstairs and one right below it, I would never stop between the two, just wipe the sill and crack on immediately.
    On the other hand, I leant my pole against my van one time (collapsed), it was quite windy, it fell.... the brush broke in two... (brodex brush)
     
  6. Jake

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    It wouldn't even pass my mind unless it was windy,

    Why do you wait? If you brush of the sills with the water off, you won't have to wait to do downers...
     
  7. Wouldn't lean a brush against a wall for fear of picking up loose mortar or somting.
     
  8. Jonathan Sanderson

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    Aw man, my OCD kicks in big time here.

    NEVER lean your brush head against a wall. Your just asking for trouble and potentially scratched glass with mortar and brick dust on the brush.

    Don't risk it.
     
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  9. Jake

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    Rubbish, I've done it ever since ever and that's never happened,

    It's not like your brushing up the wall!
     
  10. cheapncheerful

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    sorry jakey but I agree with above...DONT DO IT....

    turn it the other way round....

    yes thats the point cheapie was out to make its easy to pick up mortar dust and scratchy scratchy glass is naff...

    the reason I panicked is because on a new wfp job as I checked after the first time the bathroom window was scratched to feck...

    now I dont know whether it was the previous windy me...in which case it was frank....or as usual a bloomin decorator...they were all varnished....

    but...I did decide to be very careful where I park my brush...

    I also admit to lying it on the grass wrong way round and contaminating it with muck..remember pure likes dirt....:D

    of course..this is only my personal opinion

    but....is it worth the risk..

    and yes it also doesnt take much wind to send a wfp down....and Im sure some person up above waits to blow the wind for a laugh...:D
     
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