Using waterfed poles for trad

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by DannyB, Nov 5, 2015.

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  1. DannyB

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    As the WFPs can be extremely light and much longer than normally available trad poles, I'd wonder if there are some tradders out here who would use them instead of trad poles, but still in the traditional way, for cleaning higher floor windows. Would any tradder around, in some circumstances, mount some traditional mops, Wagtail squeegees or traditional combination tools on the ends of WFPs?
     
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  2. mark

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    yes danny,a very good pole & cheap too which you can use both 4 trad and wfp is the good old harris pole oh and 4 gutters.i used one for years & they are pretty light.pinched me fingers a few times on the clamps though!!
     
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    Cheers mate. But Harris poles aren't particularly long, are they. I've bought one, and it seems to me absolutely comparable to Moerman or Lewi trad poles. But I'd really prefer something longer and lighter. Something that would easily reach even some odd dormer windows over 10m above the ground level. And I'm not even talking about some high windows reachable only in some impossible angles, for instance due to obstructing ground floor extensions or bays...
     
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    no rugbywolf but you can make a very cheap wfp set up with these.look at waggas vids,also an excellent trad pole:thumbsup:
     
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    you can use any pole for trad use.gardiners pole systems sell an end cone that will enable you to use a squeegee or an applicator with a wfp.the reason I mentioned the harris pole,its ridged like all trad poles.i think going to high with a wfp for trad use would be too whippy & not enough control:)
     
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    Sure mate. But I'd really like to combine the WFP, trad and pre-trad (chamois) worlds in as resourceful way as possible, even in ways not intended by manufacturers and suppliers. But as far as I have learnt so far, almost everyone else is willing to associate the WFP equipment only with purified water.

    But WFPs are lighter and longer than all Lewi, Moerman and Harris poles, aren't they. And they can sustain the weight of trad tools either, if they already must sustain the weight of brushes. Or am I wrong?
     
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    Significantly more whippy than with Harris, Moerman or Lewi trad poles under otherwise the same circumstances?
     
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    You may be right, mark The WFPs seem very elastic on vids. But I may try it anyway. The poles as such (unlike the whole WFP systems) don't cost fortune, and I, even as a complete starter, strongly prefer a trad polework to any ladders. To put it more dramatic, I love poles and hate ladders.
     
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    hey dannyb!!!you should look at waggas you tube vids- on cleaning trad with a pole.he cleans windows with a wagtail & can even wipes the cills,trust me this is a skill & half. maybe this will help.thats if you've not seen them already:thumbsup:
     
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