Pole Length

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Mike48, Mar 13, 2013.

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  1. Mike48

    Mike48 Member
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    I am just starting out and seriously considering buying a trolley system. It comes as a complete package with a 17 foot pole.
    Do you think this pole will be ok or should I go for something longer. If so what length of pole would you suggest.
    Cheers
     
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  2. gto

    gto Active Member
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    i did the same thing eactly. i bought a 35l trolley with an 18ft pole.
    i then bought a small round, and found out that i needed a 25ft pole for town houses.

    get yourself a 25ft, you will need it for over proches or conservatories anyway.

    i also only used the trolley a couple of times before ditching it for a van mount system.
     
  3. TobySampson

    TobySampson Well-Known Member
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    Get the longest you can afford. I use a 30ft all the time and its still not long enough. If you can afford it I'd say get a 40ft and use the 17ft for every day work.
     
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    For me I've found that a 17-18 is to short on domestic 2 storey properties I do with extentions & conservatories. So I now just use one pole a 35 with last two sections removed which I carry in the van so can put back on if needed for taller 3 storey work. That way saves me carrying 3 poles about in the van.
     
  5. Mike48

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    hi gents, what makes would you suggest I look at. What web sites can I look at.
     
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    To my amazement my slx-22 has been reaching 3rd floors and over extensions. Well happy. Only problem is the last 2 sections don't move up and down as freely now. What's that stuff called that you spray on the sections?
     
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    Your either got very long arms or stand really close to the wall to do 3 storey work with a 22 pole :D
     
  10. OoO

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    Gardiner poles. Be quick the have a sale on !!!

    PTFE spray for poles.
     
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