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Hose: Outside or inside your pole?

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I have always had my hose running through the inside of my pole purely for ease and tidiness. I know a lot of folk have it outside to keep the dirt and dust rubbing off on the inside tubes to a minimum. Does it really increase the life of the pole and is it much of an annoyance on the outside? I can also see more chance of damaging the tube when putting away/getting out the van. 


Thoughts? How do you have yours?

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15 minutes ago, lbcleaningservices said:

I prefer inside as when on outside it catches on things just a pain to me
I have used both so i know what one wins it for me
Guess its upto the user and what they like.

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Yeah I have been out in my garden messing around. It does kind of annoy me the way it flaps around everywhere but having just bought a brand new Gardiner pole I would like to keep it as clean and grit free as poss. How do other folk keep on top of it, just a wipe down at the end of each day?

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I wear a fishing gilet with lots of pockets and I carry a small cloth in one for wiping the hose when it needs it.  I live in a very dry part of the UK so don't find myself using it a lot as the hose is mostly dry and picks up very little grit.  But when wet I'm wiping it all the time.  I don't find It such a nuisance though that I want to run the hose up the outside.  I'm all residential and I found it an absolute pain when I tried briefly.  However, I can see how it could be quite useful in certain commercial situations 

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I prefer the hose on the outside and also i just kink the hose in my hand (gardiner green pu) between windows to shut the water off which os the quickest way and saves loads of water 

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Definitely inside. Every evening when putting the poles away, I loosen the clamps and pour soapy water down the pole whilst twisting it in my hand. It cleans them out lovely

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Apreciate the feedback guys. After trying it outside the pole it seems it will annoy me too much so I will hide it inside and be extra careful in keeping the sections clean ala Steve above. 

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