Newbie Advice on raising a pole please

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by S.W. Window Cleaning, Apr 7, 2014.

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  1. S.W. Window Cleaning

    S.W. Window Cleaning Active Member
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    I broke a clamp on my new slx30 today. I know im not raising the pole properly. I extend all the sections on the ground and then am trying to lift it but its quite a weight. Thats what I was doing today when I dropped it:(
    I presume you should hold the pole up and extend each section from the top? Any better methods?

    Cheers,
    Steve
     
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  2. Tuffers

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    #2 Tuffers, Apr 7, 2014
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    My technique for extending at height is this; put the bottom section between your legs with the pole fully closed and use your knee or lower leg to support it as you extend each section from the bottom. You'll do your back in the way you're doing it!

    EDIT; make sure you keep hold of it, I've smacked my gonads a few times :D
     
  3. keir

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    Hahaha i can imagine the air turning blue aswell as your gonads tuffers lmao

    S.W. My technique is as you said....hold it and extend it, but as it gets to a decent height i rest the brush on something, either a sill or a window, but if none available spin it so the brush doesnt touch the wall and use a wall......or just go straight up so your not having to wrestle it but be careful of phone wires or power cables
     
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    RiceRocket Well-Known Member
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    If you want to extend it out on the ground then to lift it you put the base cap against a kerb or your bucket/drum of water then lift the brush end up & walk towards the base lifting the pole as you do.
     
  5. S.W. Window Cleaning

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    Thanks guys for the info. Im sure that will help.

    Cheers,
    Steve
     
  6. Smurf

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    #6 Smurf, Apr 8, 2014
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    Sorry to hear that you broke your pole :(

    They can be raised and lowered without the need to go bashing yer gonads about as show in this vid.:D



    Just be careful when using a wfp the base section dosen't go bashing parked cars etc as belive me I've bashed a few in my time not paying attention to where the base of my pole is at. ;)

    Another tip is don't rest the pole against a wall as if it falls over not only can you break the pole but can cause damage to customers property and worse case hit someone.

    One more tip is if you put the wfp on the ground make sure no one including yoursef can stand on/trip over it. And yes I've broken a pole on the ground whilst using another looking up too. :D
     
  7. tench0771

    tench0771 Grand Master
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    thats how i rase my pole ive never extended it on the ground ever even when im extending to 50 feet
     
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  9. Smurf

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    Yep I've clunked a few thinks in my time carrying & using ladders. Oops!:D
     
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