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padman

Fancy giving this wfp stuff a go. I have a RO unit from when i had my marine fish. Really want to spend as little as possible to see if get on with it and add it to my other cleaning services.

 

Any recommendations for a total noob :)

 

Cheers Paul

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Adams0211

DIY is probably your cheapest option. I'm not very handy so I went with the Gardiner backpack and strapped it to a sack barrow. You can pick up a cheap fibre glass pole on eBay. I decided to spend a bit more and went with a Gardiner SLX.

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Posh

Look in the DIY section. A chap called jimmy boots made his own which a lot of us have copied.

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Posh

I got the big boy backpack. Very good.

Mine came with a 1off facelift pole.

Think the ace are still doing the deal

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Dave B

The first link is for a bayersan one

Not a good deal really when that is for a 15ft pole

For a 25 ft one it is 192 quid

The pole on it's own is cheap..i got a 30ft for £110 with the brush so the 25 ft is under £100

That makes the backpack over 100 quid and only 16l which is nothing

You can get a gardeners 22l backpack for 85 quid and spend more on a pole

The facelift is a good backpack but again 125 quid for something you can buy for 85 for the same reliability

Also it has the handle in the scew on lid whereas the gardeners it part of the unit

Not sure about the renegade pole as never tried an ally one before

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Dave B

The pole in your first link is £89.76 for 25 ft

The 15ft one in your link is only £54

So you would be paying about 130 notes for an iffy backpack

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Guest JClean

Have to say I'm impressed by the Gardiner backpack and pole so far, only been using it a week but it seems to tick all the boxes.

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Adams0211

I've been using my Gardiner backpack and pole for about two weeks now and love it. Next up for me is a shorter, more compact sack barrow and an extension piece for my pole so I can do work above the first floor.

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padman

Thinking of getting the Big boy one now for £216 delivered.

 

The gardener one is £102 So am I going to get pole brush + all the fitting and be under £216 all in, I doubt but will have a search.

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Poles Apart

You can get a foldaway sack truck from Ikea for 9 pound they are more than up to the job? I have had expensive ones which break with all the fancy mechanisms.

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Poles Apart
The wheels are small and hard though

Pneumatic ones are the best

They are but it's nice, light and compact I have used them for 3 years and only 1 has broken used everyday since I went backpack only it does the job.

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albootyerbaws
Fancy giving this wfp stuff a go. I have a RO unit from when i had my marine fish. Really want to spend as little as possible to see if get on with it and add it to my other cleaning services.

 

Any recommendations for a total noob :)

 

Cheers Paul

decent backpacks here Window cleaning equipment   01757 702487

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mrtaytay
Have to say I'm impressed by the Gardiner backpack and pole so far, only been using it a week but it seems to tick all the boxes.

The latest gardiners back pack Is very good.....decent value too

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mrtaytay
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Handy-Folding-Sack-Truck/dp/B003G3YIRY i used this & a gardiners backpack is definately the one to get

That looks like a good sack truck. I might get one, rather than carrying the back pack around......a ball breaking task. Lord only knows how people keep them on their backs for any period of time.....cant be good for the spine.

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Adams0211

This is the one I use with my backpack. It does the job but I really like the look of that green one.

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