Modified Moerman Swivel Squeegee Handle set up for Pole Work

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  1. H MAN

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    #1 H MAN, Apr 26, 2015
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    Like to acknowledge this idea is Chris Dawber AKA (Wagga)
    Just made a few small changes certain bits as will be explain in the video.
    Here we have Moerman modified swivel handle made to only use on poles.
     
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  2. Eric Gilliand

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    With the clips taken off Herman you've simply turned it into a bog standard channel. May as well just use a Steccone, Ettore or Unger...
     
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    That's right Eric to use it on high window with the clips on was more of a hindrance.
    It seems that it would be more suited to hand use?
    But think what you missing here that using the Moerman handle with the modified swivel that now self adjusts.
    Anyway doesn't matter if you miss a bit you can detail quickly.
    Is ideal suited to this idea when doing the higher smaller windows like Chris Dawber does.
    As the larger high windows Store/Shop are best done using a free movement larger swivel squeegee with the scrubber under the squeegee channel.
    Look like the modified Moerman handle if manufactured and sold could be a squeegee attachment people may prefer over a Wagtail for this particular application on a pole?
     
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    You ever thought of trying that with an unger 0° swiveloc Herman??

    I use it on a pole fine but wanted someone elses opinion
     
  5. Eric Gilliand

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    Dave, Before changing to Wagtail in 2012 I used the Unger 0° on a pole all the time. Mainly used it horizontal or fig 7 pulls. Works perfectly fine. Wagtail took it to a whole different planet however. I'll reserve judgement on the above mod until I see it in action but I have to be honest Herman, I'm sceptical.
     
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    Yes know everyone's sceptical.:cool: LOL
    The squeegee handle is set at zero degree but the pole is set at an angle that is judged by the height.
    And the angle set accordingly.
    Other wise it is used just like Chris Dawber uses his.
    But was not that long ago people were saying you can't squeegee with the Liquidator on a pole properly.
    When everything was adjusted it turn out you can.
    The one that was modified with the white clips in the channel works A1.
    And use with out changing our technique.
    In this video used the white DIY clips on the squeegee channel as you can see there was no problems using it.
    When get a chance give a demo on house windows that at least 5 metres high.
     
  7. daveyboy

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    Eric i am going to try a wag as i like the idea of a combi tool but i am very proficient with the swiveloc
    Fig 7 pulls are ok but i like to fan with it more
     
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    If you've never had a go with a Wag before, my suggestion is to grab an Oribal Flipper (wide body, white clips and pad) and practice without the pad and clips on for a few days. You will pick it up really quickly as you're basically doing the same action currently with your Unger. you'll need an angle adaptor though for the Wag. Then if you want simply buy either a slimline or a PC Disc and handle and adjust accordingly for the Liquidator channels. Really got my head around the 18" on a Wag handle today. So smooth and quick and of the 2 Moerman handles I'm really liking the black swivel one. Like it a lot.
     
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    The moerman swivel handle has the perfect angle to use the channel
    I like the ledger effect with the long top bit
     
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