New FaceLift backpack is out...

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by C Rose Cleaning Services, Jun 27, 2016.

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  1. C Rose Cleaning Services

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    Just seen these - 18L, Li-ion batteries. Looks decent for the entry price if anyone is looking for a new back pack :D

    FaceLift® LiteBOY Backpack
     
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    Ive just got the bigboy. So far I rate 8/8 but dont put it on your back... you wont last long that way.
     
  3. C Rose Cleaning Services

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    Yeah that's the one I have. Carried it about for a week before I bought a trolley for it haha. Far too heavy!

    Just saw this and thought it was decent for the introductory price for others who are making the move to WFP :)
     
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    Im buying a flat trolley, i will upload photos in my intro thread, ive pretty much explained my rig in there, take a look :)
     
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    Oh, how high do you set your flow? IMG_20160627_233641.jpg
     
  6. C Rose Cleaning Services

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    About 1/4 up most of the time unless the pole is fully extended and the water might need a bit more of a push!

    Great pack though, hasn't run out of battery on me once yet. Got it mounted to a flat light weight trolley with a pull up handle so nice and compact in the back of my van when not in use. I'll send a pic tomorrow.
     
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    I fancy a back pack myself, how long would 18 litres do you?
     
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    That's pressure you need when extending the pole not flow.
     
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    Took delivery of the new Facelift yesterday, here's my review:

    The first thing that is apparent when removing the packaging is that it's another Chinese Kobold model.
    I was intrigued to have a look at the Lithium Ion battery it's in a compartment at the front behind a lid, it's very small and just slots in and out according to the manual it will easily last all day.
    Didn't work yesterday so cleaned my own windows, I started by turning on to full flow it delivers plenty of water, others may not have this problem depending on set up but I use 5mm Sureclean pole hose or Aquadapter blue hose as my main hose but if it's not set on full flow it exudes a whistling noise same as the Gardiner Kobold V2, it may not make any difference performance wise but it could be annoying.
    One downside is that it's only 18 litres but I think the whole idea of this was to release a unit that was light and versatile and a useful addition to your equipment. One other downside is no easy access to the pressure switch again, I find that with seasonal temperature fluctuations my hose can go stiff and twist so it would be nice to be able to easily adjust the switch ideally when it's running.

    So overall verdict is it's an interesting option with the ability to slide a spare battery into the compartment charge that one up and put it in the van as a ready to use spare certainly worth considering.
     
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