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Safety and exploding poles



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Marko067
17 hours ago, steve garwood said:

Jeez, looking at that picture really brings home the reality of what can happen.

Glad your guy is ok.

A bloke in my road got electrocuted and died in our local bakery last week.

He stood on a bun and the current ran up his leg.

Sorry 😩

 

This is a great thread. It really brings home the need to be safety conscious at all times. Even a momentary lapse can be disastrous.

I don't do any commercial work but have seen a few dodgy installations of exterior lighting on some of my customers properties that I've stayed well clear of. 

 

Not to take away from the seriousness of this topic, but you're a real live wire Steve. Heard that joke in school, but still didn't see it coming. Made me 🤣 though

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chelmsclean

Definitely a need to be careful.

When the cables run down the street overhead, if the cables are above one another touching two can be 400v.

Be especially careful around farms and factories, where the cables run next to eachother horizontally that is 11000v/33000v

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Tango

 

On 13/06/2019 at 21:28, spruce said:

 

Yes, all sections are as they are carbon inside and fibreglass layer outside.

 

 

Yikes! I've heard of fibreglass poles splintering and leaving the users with hands full of splinters. Does that happen with the CLX? - I didn't realise it had fibreglass. I've not had any problems yet but now I'm (probably wrongfully) getting a bit worried!

 

On 14/06/2019 at 05:52, paulben said:

 Think if there are that many wires near house as in picture I would drop the job rather be a few pounds lighter in my pocket than a few more pounds in undertakers pocket .

 

Yeah I think I'd rather turn the job away too.

 

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chelmsclean

Never had that issue with a clx, my original unger pole was terrible for it.

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Part Timer
1 hour ago, Tango said:

Yikes! I've heard of fibreglass poles splintering and leaving the users with hands full of splinters. Does that happen with the CLX? - I didn't realise it had fibreglass. I've not had any problems yet but now I'm (probably wrongfully) getting a bit worried!

Had a CLX 27 for 5 years and never had a problem with it, actually prefer it to my SLX 25

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RWCleaning

All these conspiracies going around on the internet these days, elvis not dead, 9/11 attack pre planned, major world government elections rigged & now carbon poles conducting electricity 🙄

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Tango
44 minutes ago, Part Timer said:

Had a CLX 27 for 5 years and never had a problem with it, actually prefer it to my SLX 25

 

How come you prefer the CLX?

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Part Timer
2 hours ago, Tango said:

 

How come you prefer the CLX?

The weight side doesn't bother me, once you can handle the flex then you can use it to your benefit. It also doesn't need as much maintenance and I've found that the clamps don't need tightening up, as much. The SLX clamps always seem to come undone and then the pole spins. 

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Alex Gardiner
51 minutes ago, Part Timer said:

The weight side doesn't bother me, once you can handle the flex then you can use it to your benefit. It also doesn't need as much maintenance and I've found that the clamps don't need tightening up, as much. The SLX clamps always seem to come undone and then the pole spins. 

 

That is strange as the clamps and clamp mechanism is exactly the same on both poles 😕

 

Usually clients find that the SLX will outlast the CLX due to the harder carbon as opposed to the softer fibreglass.

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chelmsclean
Posted (edited)

SLX are rock solid. I think it's a common misconception that they need to be mollycoddled.

I've had mine ages.

I bought a new clamp for it 6 years ago

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Part Timer
42 minutes ago, Alex Gardiner said:

 

That is strange as the clamps and clamp mechanism is exactly the same on both poles 😕

 

Usually clients find that the SLX will outlast the CLX due to the harder carbon as opposed to the softer fibreglass.

I've had 3 CLX poles and very rarely tighten the clamps. My only SLX clamps, especially the first section, has to be tightened daily, sometimes more often. You also don't have to clean it as often and don't get black finger with the CLX. 

 

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