New Gardiners Backpack...

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by windyman, Apr 24, 2012.

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  1. windyman

    windyman Well-Known Member
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    Just seen this on their website, coming soon:

    http://www.gardinerpolesystems.co.uk/acatalog/info_BACKPACK.html

    Would be good for someone to review once they have one.

    I can only see 2 things wrong with it:

    1- You can't see the fill level from the outside (same as WCW one)

    2- the controls are on the back. OK if on a trolley or whatever, but if it's on your back (it is a backpack!) then the controls are difficult if not impossible to use. On the side like the WCW is the ideal place.

    Look forward to hearing more about it.
     
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  2. bluemonkey

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    how do you know where the controls are?
     
  3. Alex Gardiner

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    It will not be on sale until later in May, but I have been using it for the last 2 months, although only as an occasional tool for certain jobs.

    You can just see the fill level - if you tilt the unit you can see the water level moving. The controls are on the back, but generally you do not need these if you use a flow valve on the pole as you would set you desired flow speed to start with and then just turn the valve on and off. I would not recommend to anyone using one as a backpack all of the time due to manual handling issues.

    In my use of it I have found the flow control very useful and the construction quality of it has been far superior to my previous version. I will be positing on the website photos of all of the electronic connections inside as they are of a very superior quality and I am sure will stand the test of time very well.

    It will be very interesting to see how they are received by the market when released.
     
  4. vito61

    vito61 Well-Known Member
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    Do people actually use them on their backs? I just put mine on the ground and use it with long pole hose with an aqua-dapter. I can't imagine how uncomfortable and hard it must be to work with it on my back. And I used to be a coalman!!
     
  5. jambo113

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    what sort of price are they going to be selling for alex ?[hr]
    also what psi pump is in it
     
  6. vito61

    vito61 Well-Known Member
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    I've got a WCW version - bright orange, with their name on side. V smart. The very best that China has to offer. Instructions were a real hoot :)
     
  7. simon

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    alex i carry a phil hewitson 18ltr bpack all day long on my back & its great. i've got 2 so it will be a while till i need a new one but why would you not recommend using your all day ??? it looks good -- also id love to review it for ya scrounge scrounge scrounge
     
  8. Paul

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    I had my wcw one day and decided on a trolley bugger carting that beast on my back in every clean, the only thing I struggle with putting it on a trolley is pushing the trolley and holding my pole I must look like a rite tool tripping over and thumberling around. [hr]
    Hey vito they are very smart and colourful lol can see me a mile off
     
  9. Alex Gardiner

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    Aiming for £115+VAT Free Delivery

    It has a 40psi pump - very strong little pump complete with variable speed flow controller.
     
  10. simon

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    lol i tried a trolley out - just a cheapish b&q job nearly broke my wrist twice on 1st day & a wheel fell off next day
     
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