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DIY water fed poles


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For a cheap pole I have used a Harris pole £15 from B&Q it will reach about 5 meters.

For this project you will need:1 harris pole 5M

1 Harris broom metal handle

hack saw

Drill with 12mm drill bit (metal)

6 meters of 5-6 mm plastic tubing

Adjustable Angle (Flip fast)

Epoxy resin

You probably have some of these already if not B&Q is your bet.

How to do it...

Take the pole and cut the acme thread off (screw at the top)

Then take the broom handle and cut off 150 mm from the thread

The handle will slide over the harris pole you can use epoxy resin and a self tapping screw to fix the two together

Then drill a hole about 150mm from the top and another through the base of the pole

Feed the tubing through the top hole till it comes out the base then hold onto the hose and slowly extend the pole.

Attach a connector to the tubing so you can connect your hose.

When the resin is dried you can screw the adjustable angle on and Brush and it is ready for work

Here are a few pictures of what it should look like

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_4YTc9pnHec/Tfzq5Loz4jI/AAAAAAAAAkk/dCO-hCSG7kk/P6070131.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-BZdPEXufjXw/Tfzs-NQDxAI/AAAAAAAAAkw/2XTAz1YyAsI/P6070002.JPG

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-bsa95flW5ZE/Tfzs_iNSNQI/AAAAAAAAAk0/p0iIEo5ELOI/P6070003.JPG

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  • 2 months later...

Excellent :)

 

I made a backup pole and hose for $50 from all Home Depot (not sure they exist in the UK) materials.

 

Basically, took an Unger 24 foot (5m) pole, and added a Water Flow scrub brush at the end. Drilled 2 holes in the brush and stuck fan jets in. Ran 3/8 inch hose to an electrical extension cord reel and it was done.

 

Same basic concept as yours. I have a question though... we consider the tops of our WFPs to be "Euro Threads" I would post a pic of what i consider "standard" here in the States, but I'm a new member, so I can't post links or pics yet. The question is... if you were to buy, say, a broomstick out there, would it have the same threads as the top of a WFP or is it something completely different?

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Does anyone know if the gardiners angle adapters fit inside of this Harris pole section?

 

It's not the screw on angle adapter, but the one that goes into the end of the pole and held in by a clamp?

 

Cheers

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Does anyone know if the gardiners angle adapters fit inside of this Harris pole section?

 

It's not the screw on angle adapter, but the one that goes into the end of the pole and held in by a clamp?

 

Cheers

it is on my video making a pole for wfp with a harris pole without watching it and it is late i cant think :D i am sure it is the gardiner ones that fits
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Yes pal but it's the newer angle adapters I mean, where the pole hose goes through the centre of it and out the top, instead of drilling a hole in the pole? Na think I answered that myself lol.. I'll just order the screw on one lol

 

They said the new clx use these

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all my five poles i use i built myself, do all the brushes myself and built my own van system too, i find that way if something goes wrong, you know where to look and fix it straight away, unlike some of these ready made brought ones!

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