Squeegee modification Pt 1

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  1. rugbywolf

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    #1 rugbywolf, Apr 6, 2016
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    Although I use a Wagulator, I also carry three, sometimes four squeegees with me. But I can't carry four wagtails. I do like the Liquidator channel, but they don't work in a traditional squeegee (because of the angle), which is annoying. But now I've worked out a simple modification to put one into a squeegee. I have uploaded some pics that you may find interesting. The tubing in the pic is the new plastic plumbing (push-fit) system, inside dia. 10mm. I've tried other tube without success. When fitting the channel it must be pushed up toward the top part of the handle. I have not been able to upload any pics.
     
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    They work in all squeegee handles
    Sometimes you have to move your hand closer to or further from the glass but they all work
    I was using my liquidator/ettore combo earlier
     
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    I know they'll work in a squeegee handle, but not as well as they should, you have to compensate by lowering the handle when using, which, for me, is not comfortable. doing this mod makes them the same as an ordinary squeegee. By ordinary I mean the brass Unger and Ettore.

    OK, I've got some pics here. Get a piece of tubing the same length as the squeegee handle and cut a slot of about 8mm along it. Then, using heat, close the gap up. force the channel into the tube and then replace the channel in the handle, making sure that the channel is turn upwards to the handle top. you will need longer screws. You will see from the pic that the angle is reduced by 20 degrees, which is the same angle you reduce when you put a Liquidator into a Wagtail.



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