Size of pole

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by jlow, Sep 24, 2016.

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  1. jlow

    jlow Member
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    I am about to buy a backpack as i am being asked more and more to clean the velux on some houses normal 2 up 2 down i cant figure out what size of pole to get can someone give me an idea please ta

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  2. spruce

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    #2 spruce, Sep 24, 2016
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    Its not worth getting involved with from experience. The cost of a suitable pole will cost more than you can recoup cleaning the odd Velux window, especially when they can be swiveled around and the outside cleaned from the inside.

    We clean a house that has a velux window and I'm able to just reach it with an SLX22 (It can't be reached from inside as its too high up in the roof line). We have another house, probably more of a Bungalow with a bedroom in the attic. We need an SLX25 to clean that.

    I have another in an old Victoria house which I can just reach with my SLX40 and that only because the ground at the back is raised up.

    We have a couple of other houses (3 or 4 years old) with the third bedroom and bathroom in the loft space. I can't reach them with my SLX40 as I have to stand too far back. I worked out that if I did have a long enough pole to reach, the back fence would be in the way.

    We have numerous Victorian terrace street houses we clean. 90% of them all have loft conversions with velux windows. We have never been asked to clean them; we have never offered either.

    I'm not going to advise the other way to clean them as that's against H & S.


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  3. jlow

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    Thats the problem the velux cant be reached in most of homes from inside thats y they r asking me to get them outside ive said unless i get most of the houses im not willing to spend the money on a large pole am buyin a back pack anyway but the price of some of the poles is silly money

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  4. abs

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    40ft minimum my 25ft won't reach alot
     
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    Can the velux windows be opened enough to get at them with a trad pole from inside? I do a few that way
     
  6. jlow

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  7. Natty1972

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    I'll second the 40ft pole , to be able to clean them without hitting the gutters
     
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