Pencil jets or fan jets?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by colinvansmith, Nov 8, 2011.

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  1. I currently use pencil jets with my wfp. I have tried fan jets but the shurflo pump didn't seem to have enough pressure to create a decent fan with the fan jet.

    What do you guys use?

    Can anyone recommend a good fan jet brush that is lite or a dual brush with both types of jets?
     
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  2. Masons

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    Never used fan jets, I figure if something aint broke don't fix it.
    I see no way a fan jet would quicken my clean, and I very rarely get complaints so no need to change.
    If in your research you find it's better in your opinion then let me know surely.
    I figured pressure would be a problem though.
     
  3. Gav

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    i Use fan jets all the time now. Took me a while to get used to them and adjust the way i clean/rinse but i really like them saves me a lot of time and water especialy on glass the beads rather than sheets the water.

    I use the ones from Gardiner pole systems and put them in my superlite brushes just have to drill the hole bigger.
     
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    Fans for me too, they suit the way I clean
     
  5. Richard

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    Pencil jets are quicker overall for maintenance cleans.

    Richard
     
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    I fancy trying them, but have never used fan jets myself. Heard they are more prone to getting blocked?.
     
  7. chip

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    now using pencils, used fans for 2 and half yrs. never had a prob with blockage but have also heard that, can get interference from bristles more though, but do get it with pencils too. i think you use a bit less water with fans, not sure yet. also not sure if there's any superiority result wise, but fans sound like they rinse better :)
    only reason i use pencils is the brush i've bought is with them, gardiners sill, was going to buy the push fit fan jets as well but have heard they break, which is a shame, be good to be able to change between the 2 on the same brush
     
  8. James

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    I use fan jets but have turned into pencil jets for some reason :/ they aren't even blocked which is strange, I can't work it out. They are fitted in my Gardiner Lite Medium Dual Trim Brush, anyone got any suggestions on this?

    But yeah, I would never go back to pencil jets, fan jets give a much wider area to cover and gives windows a much better rinse.

    James.
     
  9. chip

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    if the pressure is turned low, they will act as pencil jets, mine was often at a level were they acted like 2 small pencils from each jet, like a snakes tongue
     
  10. James

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    That's exactly correct, if I turn the pressure up they go back into fan jets. Tne thing is, I just don't want to run my pressure on around 30-35, I feel like I'm wasting the water. I run it on about 22.

    James.
     
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