Starting up a wfp service.

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by TommyGun, Mar 3, 2015.

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  1. TommyGun

    TommyGun Newcomer
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    Hi i'm started to get some things together for a new business i'm starting out, i've a little money to play with. I work from a people carrier so will be using 25 litre container and a trolley system.
    So far i've purchased a pretty good osmosis system, now looking at a pole.
    I thought i might as well go for a pretty good pole like gardiners slx 30 to start off with instead of getting a cheapo and then having to fork out extra pretty quick on a better one.
    The deal with the pole is it a good pole to be using at short lengths or do they ideally work better when fully extended?
    Also will be getting the best hose on a reel, with the best pump i can get and a controller, experience has told me to buy the one i want first so i don’t buy twice.
    One other thing i is do you guys use a soap dispenser at all?

    I've cleaned traditionally with a ladder for some time a few years ago so will be starting a fresh.
     
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  2. Smurf

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    Hi & welcome TommyGun

    Have a browse through the forum posts as may answer some of the questions you may have
     
  3. heyoh

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    I like your thinking how you don't want to buy cheap equipment just to save money, I worked for people who had the opposite mentality, i tell you it can cause pain and injuries (i've had shoulder problems) and slows you down most importantly.
    I have an slx22 it's the best pole i ever had, i dont think i could live with a sllx25 let alone 30, 1.they're heavier 2.not as compact when collapsed. I have one extension so i can make it 26 foot, that's the highest i have to reach
    I use that small claber hose reel and its perfect
    My shurflo pump has been running for about 2-3 years now, can't complain really
     
  4. TommyGun

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    I always try and buy the best i can with everything, especially tools, work is better done with better tools in my opinion. It's more wasteful to buy twice let alone more expensive.
    The reason behind using a 30ft was to get at 3 story town houses, as there is a recent trend in my area towards these type of building. I doubt a 22ft were reach, i could always take off bottom sections from the 30ft when i'm not in need of the extra length. Maybe putting a removable sleeve over the bottom section to protect it. I can't see anything going wrong with this idea of removing sections when not in use or maybe i'm missing something, only wanted to get one pole for all the work.
     
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    Getting one pole like that seems a sound idea to me :thumbsup:
     
  6. Keir999

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    Ive got 2 poles. SLX 25 and SLX 35.
    I tried using one pole, but its either too heavy or doesn't reach everything.
    Changing sections on your poles whilst out working is too much of a pain and really slows you down. Defo get two. One for everyday use and main weapon of attack and one that reaches 3 storey houses. Good luck
     
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    I have a SLX 18 and a SLX 35. I am going to buy an extension for the SLX 18 as it just isn't quite long enough. As a SLX 22 I will have it covered.
     
  8. Posh

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    I've never gone for much with poles. To me they serve one purpose. They get you to the window. Wheather it's blue green red pink whatever it serves one purpose. I have a nice facelift pole but still use my homemade Harris pole a lot. It's light & does what I want it to do. It gets me to the window!!!!
     
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    I want to buy slx but a bit pricey.I would prefer to buy second hand slx35 and take sections off,anyone?
     
  10. TommyGun

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    I've bought the slx30, need to get a pump going for the shurflo. Will order the ez snaps and a pole flow control valve that clips onto the end of the pole. I'm torn between the best 8mm hose and the mega flex and then there is the price for a reel to put it on, can't believe there so expensive, the one i got my eye on is over £100. Batterys better get 2 of those, any recommendations on size and type?
     
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