Which Poles & Brushes?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by paul1, Mar 2, 2015.

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  1. paul1

    paul1 Well-Known Member
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    Hi again guys after finally deciding that an on demand ro di trolley will be best for me due to been on a water meter at home and having no real storage or garage etc, just wondering now what poles and brushes you guys would recommend ???

    I was looking at going with gardiners poles but can anyone recommend which to go for and what size and what brushes and size to go for also? I will be cleaning windows alittle but also mainly gutter/fascia cleaning and conservatories etc...

    Any advice appreciated please?

    cheers

    Paul
     
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  2. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    The only issue I have with gardiner poles is that you can't buy just one pole for all jobs but you can buy extra sections to make whatever you bought longer if you wanted :D
     
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    why not Smurf ?
     
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    Smurf Banned
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    I'm on about taking sections of quickly you don't need and putting them back on when you do instead of having 2-3 poles in the van.
     
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    If you're comparing poles like-for-like ie...internal pole-hose, then Gardiner poles are as quick as any pole to add sections or take sections off.
     
  6. paul1

    paul1 Well-Known Member
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    So what should I go for? Length, model. Brushes etc ?

    Thanks
     
  7. spruce

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    I just depends on you current and future customer base.

    My son manages with an slx25 for virtually all his customers. He only needs an slx40 for one of them.

    If I didn't have that pole then he just wouldn't take the job or tell the customer that he couldn't reach that window - 'simples'.

    TBH we only need the pole 4 or 5 times a month and for a big commercial job once a year. For the rest of the time I manage with my slx22.
     
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    SLX-22 is a good all day pole. If you're going to be cleaning plastics as well as windows and only want one brush then I would buy the Gardiners dual trim medium mixed and I would put both pencil and fan jets in it. A sill brush is better for cleaning plastics, but I can't get on with them when cleaning windows, but I do have a slight hoard of brushes to pick from for every job :)
     
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  9. spruce

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    Brushes?

    Difficult one.

    I like the extreme medium mixed bristles for maintenance cleans. They are also great for leaded windows. I have this brush on my clx22.

    http://gardinerpolesystems.co.uk/al...xtreme-window-cleaning-brushes-105g-165g.html

    I have a sill brush on my slx22 which I like as my day to day brush.

    http://gardinerpolesystems.co.uk/al...ll-brush-dual-trim-medium-mixed-bristles.html

    I also like the Superlite dual trim brush for first cleans.

    http://gardinerpolesystems.co.uk/al...ar-brush-dual-trim-medium-white-bristles.html
     
  10. paul1

    paul1 Well-Known Member
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    Thanks all
     
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