Why Switch Between Jets?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by timbeam, Sep 21, 2013.

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  1. timbeam

    timbeam Active Member
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    Lots of advice at the minute about how to quickly change between jets but why?

    I know fan jets are better for hydrophobic glass so why not just use them for all glass types?

    Am I missing something?

    Cheers!
     
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  2. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    Personal choice I guess on how you want your brushes setup. Simples…


    I find fan jets good on some jobs but not so good on others like for instance conservatory roofs and guttering, fascia, soffit and cladding cleaning when you want a much higher flow rate using tap water or pure.
     
  3. Eclipse

    Eclipse Well-Known Member
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    Fan jets aren't better than pencil for any job in my experience, they just use more water to achieve the same job.
     
  4. timbeam

    timbeam Active Member
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    Thanks guys for your input.

    I think I'll give fans a go because in some situations I'm struggling to rinse properly and I'm getting spotting.
     
  5. Smurf

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    I've found the opposite to be honest as using fan jets can save pure water & most importantly time rinsing hydrophobic glass as you can rinse a lot less than using pencil jets.


    If anyone is interested here is a good explanation of how fan jets work in this vid.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SORg3AQ8nw


    Notice the guy did not change the settings on his pump only swapped the jets over.





     
  6. timbeam

    timbeam Active Member
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    Good video that. I've seen it before but it explains things well.

    I also like the way the fans work on the hydrophillic glass too, sheets lovely!
     
  7. Pride Clean

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    I use fan jets think they're great!
    Only pole i have pencils on is my 50ft, as i find them a little more accurate at that height
     
  8. Eclipse

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    Its technique then, I never use fans and never get spotting.
    What happens when you get a hydrophobic lane with a hydrophilic patch?
     
  9. Gmeister

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    I get that often dont you?
     
  10. Eclipse

    Eclipse Well-Known Member
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    Yes but like I said pencil jets all the time. Never had a problem rinsing either type of glass.
     
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