Traditional window cleaner using a pole

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by Tony Hall, Sep 28, 2015.

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  1. Tony Hall

    Tony Hall Active Member
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    Hi Gang,

    Is there anyone here who uses a pole when cleaning the upper windows instead of a ladder, I'm not the most confident person on a ladder and I'm just wondering how hard it is with pole work ?

    How do you get round the problem of cleaning the window frames when you just use the pole and not ladders ?

    Any advice you could give me would be brill.:thumbsup:
     
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  2. Jake

    Jake Grand Master
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    You might as well go wfp mate?

    It's not ideal doing trad without a ladder, it's time consuming and not the most accurate... Usually it's only for hard to access windows that people will use a trad pole...
     
  3. daveyboy

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    It is possible and i used to do it a lot
    It takes a while to master
    If you want to see how it's done get on utube and look at Christopher Dawber vids
    Wfp is a better option though
     
  4. daveyboy

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    I must break mine out as i am missing it
    May have a go trad pole on a few windows tomorrow
    Been tradding bottoms today for a change up
    Nice to do something different now and then to avoid boredom
    I have a couple of houses i used to trad pole tomorrow so will put the scrubber back on the wag and have a play
    I think it's important to keep the skills you learn in case of wfp breakdown etc
     
  5. armagh27

    armagh27 Well-Known Member
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    I use a Harris pole with a unger visa versa then I have another pole with a big sponge end to mop the frames up with, like has been said not ideal but sometimes needs must.....
     
  6. sparkey74

    sparkey74 Newcomer
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    We personally, now a days, never use poles for top windows.

    We used to (back in the day) & it is possible however it is very time consuming & sometimes nigh on in possible to clean the frames properly compared to a very good wfp system for the same window.

    Your method of madness to clean them awkward windows you will find over time.

    My advice would be, build your confidence on a ladder first (it will work), or needs be take a helping hand (if possible) for the days that are needed.

    And any work too awkward at the moment leaves be.
     
  7. H MAN

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    Here is a video showing how we used a Wagtail squeegee on high windows.
    Although if you go a bit higher it would be advisable to use different angle.
    So if you have an angle adapter you can adjust it to the way you use the pole.
     
  8. sambo

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    don't want to highjack the thread but a customer of mine wants her big inside windows cleaning - I know how to trad clean but never done it on a pole - my question is what attaches my moerman squeegee handle to the end of the pole I already have which has an acme thread? I think moerman said it fits to a locking cone but not sure if there's any differences to different cones etc and dont want to waste moeny/time experimenting with the wrong bits and pieces.
     
  9. daveyboy

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    What pole do you have??
     
  10. sambo

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    its just a non branded 2m pole that extends to 4m, the end is a part which has a spring loaded ball clip in (like the little button you press in on a kids scooter to make the handle higher!) which attaches to the pole and an acme thread to screw things to. the handle of the squeegee fits fairly snuggly tbh but i dont know if thats secure enough?
     
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