Traditional pole info needed

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  1. bazzer

    bazzer Active Member
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    hi guys i am thinking of tradding downstairs windows (wfp at moment) it seems a few on here use wagtail flipper on pole could someone tell me please which pole and what size channel is best for domestic work also best place to buy from i come on here most nights and read stuff but am not very good at typing so i suppose im classed as a lurker lol just dont tell the wife anyway any info would be really appreciated thanks
     
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  2. daveyboy

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    If you want to trad with a pole a wagtail slimline flipper is best
    If you modify the channel it works a dream and can 0 detail on a pole
    Or you can put a liquidator channel straight into the handle and attach the velcro clips for the scrubber pad and not need to modify the channel
    Watch Bob's ( polzn bladz ) new vid on youtube (the only one on there at the mo and see how it is done
    He helped me to get to 0 detailing on a pole as detailing is what slows you down tradding
    12" channel i use as i find it is the best compromise. .not too small for bigger glass and not too big for small openers
     
  3. bazzer

    bazzer Active Member
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    thanks for that daveyboy will follow advice 0 detailing sounds good and 12" channel sounds good too just one other thing mate which pole would you get and where from gonna check polzn bladz vid he **** hot with pole and squeegee cheers matey
     
  4. rcproperty

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    why would you go backwards??? wfp everything if you have all the kit out already!
     
  5. bazzer

    bazzer Active Member
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    its just a few houses that i still trad and too good to let go sojust fancy a go poling them
     
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    Nothing wrong with using your trad skills now and then
    I know if my wfp gear packed up I could grab my pole and tools and still do a days work without a ladder
    Tradding is a skill that took years to perfect to my standard and i am not just going to forget it now

    Best to use a harris decorators pole if you wanna do top floor windows and an unger adjustable angle for the end and optiloc cone as a wag fits perfect on that also or a small similar pole (i think they do a tiny one) for ground floor stuff
    Harris poles are in the decorators section at b@q
     
  7. boarcity

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    B n Q and Homebase Sell the best small trad poles , theyre hanging up next to the harris poles in the decorating section in BnQ . made of aluminium,i swear by them.
     
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  8. bazzer

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    i agree daveyboy its a great skill to have and why let it go rusty wfp is great but can get a bit tedious at times its quick but somehow tradding feels more professional if you know what i mean and thanks again will get the gear from baq was doing a bit of poling on own house downstairs windows with a bog standard squeege and old bit of pole surprisingly good results but was a lot of bending and funny turns i suppose the wag will eliminate most of that lol
     
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    Errrm to the rcproperty guy seriously alot of times trad is
    quiker
    cheaper
    faster
    less faff
    and morr imprrssive
    than waterfed pole
     
  10. bazzer

    bazzer Active Member
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    i agree tiktik although the 23 houses i done today were all wfp i dont think i could have done them all trad as some 3 storey dormers and big patio doors with loads of glass panels each side but i agree sometimes not worth reeling hose out i think each way as its place mate
     
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