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Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by CW90, Apr 11, 2013.

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  1. CW90

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    Hi, just doing a bit of research into how much it's going to cost to get a half decent wfp system. Got all the trad stuff but think it's time to look in to getting a wfp.

    What's the best road to go down? Trolley or backpack? Am leaning more towards the trolley as I think it would be easier for me. But looking for people experiences :smile:

    Also are you better buying a 'starter' kit off the shelf or are you better building one yourself like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O314axiKBro&list=PLC56F30D16014BC80 And getting more for your money? For off the shelve stuff does anyone have any recommendations on what to look at?

    Also poles and brushes. Have read up a lot about these, but seems to be quite a lot of mixed reviews on certain things. Anyone got any recommendations?

    Not really got a budget just looking to get the best for my money. And have found from past experiences that most expensive stuff isn't.

    Thanks for any help or advice :smile:
     
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  2. JDMW

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    backpack on a trolly is the best option imho. i still use one today. i also have a van system but thats more a backup route.
     
  3. Ade

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    I been wfp for 4-5 weeks now and use a big boy back pack ( window cleaning warehouse )
    put this on a cheap caravaning trolley and bungee on or carry sometimes
    bought backpack with a pole set up as a complete package about £250 just add pure water
    brush was a bit naff so just added a lovely flocked dt gardiner brush ( pure quality )
    pole works well (22ft facelift hybrid) however only pole i have ever used & for my round i kinda wish i'd gone longer, say 30ft
    depends on your water tds level as to how you purify water
    for ease u can just get di vessel & resin but may work out expensive (i now run twin di to utilise resin to the max)
    i carry water in my car in 25ltr barrels & top up backpack as needed
    i kinda only use wfp on upstairs & trad downstairs
    would hazard a guess whatever route u go down u will find pro's and cons, & diff things that u will undoubtably have to tweak
    good look in your chosen foray
     
  4. JDMW

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    ade i think facelift are bringing extra sections out for our facelift poles. i have the same pole as you and i wish i had gone one section more.
     
  5. CW90

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    Thanks guys. Yeah I have been looking at the bag packs and seems like a good place to start. Or just build my own one as I have a bit of spare time just now.

    As for poles what sort of length would I be best to get? I have measured it out and 25ft should be more then enough. But would bee it to reach 3 up, so might be safer going with a 30ft one?

    Is the flocked dt gardiner brush, a good brush to get?
     
  6. CW90

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    After a bit of research I think am just going to go for the WCW backpack to get me started
     
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    dt but mono filimeant
     
  8. JDMW

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    tbh all you need is a backpack pump thats 40psi, put it in a box with a backpack battery that you can get from screw fix for bout 9 quid. then some hose and use 25L barrels. i used my van system today for second time ever.
     
  9. CW90

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    Thanks for the help guys. Have decided to go for the backpack offer to get me started.

    Heard to unger brush that comes with it isn't the best, is that true? Or will it do to get me started?

    And sorry for the stupid question but what is dt mono filimeant? Am new to all this
     
  10. JDMW

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    gardiner do good brushes, get a facelift pole.
     
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