Mr Gardiner .... Please help

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Tommy Zoom, Mar 1, 2014.

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  1. Tommy Zoom

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  2. Smurf

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    Alex Gardiner should be along soon when he has time to answer your question.;)
     
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    DC current from solar panel arrays can kill by the way if you were unlucky enough to get a belt from one :D
     
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    No one works outdoors in a thunderstorm except emergency workers.
     
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    I was caught out up me ladder once clearing a blocked downspout as all of a sudden there was an almighty thunder storm overhead. Lucky for me I wasn't hit by a bolt of lightning as was so close. Was defo a man pants moment that one I can tell ya :D
     
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    true, its kind of a fishing related joke....
     
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    yes dodgy....that reminds me you have to be very careful if you decide to take the downspout to pieces as you cant unblock .....there be a lot of pressure on a blocked gutter and it always gets me......i gotta learn......
     
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    That one I took the end cap off first so didn't get soaked as must have shot 6 foot out over onto the next doors driveway. Tip: Don't be directly under the downspout when the gutter is full of water whilst taking the downspout bend apart.


    Anyhow we have seemed to have hijacked the thread somewhat so back to op...
    It seems to me Gardiners carbon wfp's are no better or worse than any other carbon poles for conducting an electric current but I'm sure Alex would disagree as a few numpties have already tested it out by hitting overhead power cables....:D
     
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    I am not a solar panel expert, however the following points can be noted:

    All of our carbon-fibre telescopic poles have insulated handle sections which limit the risk of using near high voltage lines - this has not only been laboratory tested but also tested at 240v by some of our obliging clients! These handles would of course help with any potential risk from solar panels.

    We supply firms all over the world with poles for solar panel cleaning including some equipment manufacturers and they all use carbon fibre poles on their systems and machines. The also specify poles with insulated handles and consider that this is sufficient protection against the very small chance of a problem.

    It is always worth being cautious when working with carbon, electricity and water so a good visual check of the panels would be a start coupled with good working practice and insulated poles.
     
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