What Size Gardiner Slx Pole?

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  1. spmonkay

    spmonkay Active Member
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    Hi all I'm going to order my wfp pole tomorrow but not sure what size to get. I don't want to carry excess weight around so was thinking of maybe getting one of the shorter poles and getting the extensions for when I need them. So which size pole do you advise getting for the average day and what should I get in the way of extensions for higher jobs??
     
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  2. rcproperty

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    an 18ft pole does most houses, but there are the odd times you do need a little longer, so i think a 22ft if you can.

    i have a 32ft pole and that goes upto 4 storey.
     
  3. Joe

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    Get the longest one you can afford & the extra end caps, that way you can take off sections as and when needed, although I find a clx 27 comfortable to use for a days work.
     
  4. Honestcleaning

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    if your only doing residential work like RC says, 22ft is fine.

    We use 22ft to get to 3 storeys with a 12ft extension to go to 4 storeys.....

    What you dont want to do in my opinion is to buy a big 30ft+ pole thinking it will be great as you can use it for anything..... as you dont want to be using such a big pole on small jobs....

    Base pole + the extensions is a good way (although tbh, i find the extensions a pain in the @ss, but hey hoe, we still use them.

    Next year we're going to be looking at buying in quite a range of poles so we have the right sizes for specific jobs. I believe it makes a massive difference making sure you've got the right equipment for the job. Take time to make sure you get it right.
     
  5. spmonkay

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    I can't really afford to buy more than 1 pole hence going for a shorter one for most jobs and just get the extensions out as and when I need to!!

    Thanks all, mind made up!!

    Just one thing though! You can get them with brushes fitted. What are the gardiner brushes like? Was thinking of getting it fitted with a standard dual trim!
     
  6. Joe

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    I got a dual trim sill brush (white) and I love it, 10x better than the stiff red one, coupled with a standard 10" gooseneck!
     
  7. mark m

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    I would buy a 22ft pole it will do 95% of your work and i would buy a extreme brush to go with it .
     
  8. spmonkay

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    Ok mark, which superlite extreme brush would you recommend as they do several diferent ttypes?
     
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    where do u get pole extensions from for my slx ?
     
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