On the cheap

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by daveyboy, Sep 12, 2014.

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  1. daveyboy

    daveyboy Legend
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    Hi guys
    Not often I come over to the dark side as am a tradder at heart[​IMG]
    Recently I have been asked to do a few conny roofs, fascias and carports etc and am getting fed up with the grief tradding them with pole etc
    Any advice for a cheap as poss trolly/backpack setup would be welcome.
    Don't have a clue what I need and was considering a cheap full kit or ebay special
     
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  2. Tuffers

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    Welcome over here daveyboy1. I'll do a list later for you. It is so easy doing conny roofs WFP. I did one this morning, including the other plastics on it. I took a steady pace, drank tea, chatted and did it in an hour and a half. Customer said 'wow' and I said 'thank you for your custom.' A nice little earner that was ;)
     
  3. PureClearYork

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    I made a trolley based on the thread started by Jimmyboots, already had a trolley in the garage, so bits and pieces only cost about £40-£50. Has paid for itself several times over, really useful bit of kit, especially on conservatories


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  4. daveyboy

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    Ta guys
    I can't be arsed with making one.
    What I spend will be a tax write off anyway..lol
    just want one as cheap as poss
     
  5. daveyboy

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    Was looking at wcw backpack but don't know a good one from a bad one
     
  6. boarcity

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    wouldnt waste pure water on that stuff mate. better to rig up a water feed from a customers tap to a tough brush on a pole.
     
  7. RyanL

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    I've got the WCW Big Boy back pack and 22ft pole bundle and have no complaints so far. I don't always use pure in it and it comes in handy when custys doesn't have an outside tap. Bloomin heavy when full though!
     
  8. Tuffers

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    #8 Tuffers, Sep 12, 2014
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    Here's what I'd do daveyboy1. This list is for hooking up to custy's outside tap.

    1) Pole, either a Gardiner CLX-22 http://www.gardinerpolesystems.co.uk/acatalog/CL-X-Carbon-Composite-Pole-CLX_22.html or a CLX-27 http://www.gardinerpolesystems.co.uk/acatalog/CL-X-Carbon-Composite-Pole-CLX_27.html if you want to reach high gable ends etc. Choose the free Medium Mixed Dual Trim Sill brush option, wide fan jets, free pole hose, QuicK loQ Resi-Neck and the EZ-Snap Tail.

    2) Pole hose, buy the 78' length to be on the safe side £9.70 http://www.gardinerpolesystems.co.uk/acatalog/Telescopic-Pole-Hose-Packs-Hose_Packs.html

    3) An adapter to use EZ-Snap on a garden hose http://www.gardinerpolesystems.co.u...h-a-standard-pole-hose-FIT_ADAPT_EZP_TAP.html. This will connect to your EZ-Snap tail which will be on your long length of pole hose.

    4) One John Guest 8mm straight connector http://www.gardinerpolesystems.co.u...m-straight-connector-in-black-PF_8mm_8mm.html. This connects to the short pole hose at the brush.

    5) One John Guest 8mm stem to 6mm barb http://www.gardinerpolesystems.co.uk/acatalog/John-Guest-8mm-stem-to-6mm-Barb-PM250806E.html. This connects to the John Guest straight connector and the long length of pole hose.

    6) 5L of Virosol http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Viro-Sol-...290?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item33953350c2. I dilute this at about 5 parts water and 1 part Virosol.

    7) 5L pressure sprayer http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-5-8-Lit...Plants_Fertiliser_CV&var=&hash=item258ab01508. I made an extended one using an old pole and stuck the spray nozzle at the end of the pole to get to the crests on connys easily.

    8) A set of 5 tread step ladders. These come in handy when there is not much space to work off the ground.

    9) A selection of Hozelock fittings, incase they don't have the standard Hozelock on the tap http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HOZELOCK-..._Bird_Bath_Feeder_CV&var=&hash=item1c402d912e

    That's about it I think :thumbsup:

    This lot might cost you a few quid, but it will make you a few quid too ;)
     
  9. daveyboy

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    Cheers guys
     
  10. Tuffers

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    I know it might be a bit mind boggling daveyboy1, but it really is straight forward. I'd offer to help you with it, but I'm a bit too far north of you to assist. If you buy all of the stuff on that list it will earn you loads, I promise :thumbsup:

    You'll be a convert before you know it if you do buy the gear :)
     
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