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William Robert Mccrea

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William Robert Mccrea

Hi everyone,  I have had an ova8 30 ft pole for a few months,  it has been nothing but hasle. The pole clamp keeps separating from the section. Ive contacted wintecs, whom I bought it off and no help, it keeps coming off and I have de assemble my pole everytime to reattach it. Rather than replacing the section,  they want to "service the pole" as its my only pole, I will be out of work for the week tbey service it...

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3 minutes ago, William Robert Mccrea said:

Hi everyone,  I have had an ova8 30 ft pole for a few months,  it has been nothing but hasle. The pole clamp keeps separating from the section. Ive contacted wintecs, whom I bought it off and no help, it keeps coming off and I have de assemble my pole everytime to reattach it. Rather than replacing the section,  they want to "service the pole" as its my only pole, I will be out of work for the week tbey service it...

Should have bought an slx 😂😂😂😂 sorry couldn’t resist 😬😬😬

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7 minutes ago, William Robert Mccrea said:

Hi everyone,  I have had an ova8 30 ft pole for a few months,  it has been nothing but hasle. The pole clamp keeps separating from the section. Ive contacted wintecs, whom I bought it off and no help, it keeps coming off and I have de assemble my pole everytime to reattach it. Rather than replacing the section,  they want to "service the pole" as its my only pole, I will be out of work for the week tbey service it...

buy another pole and send that one back for repair......a gardiners CLX will be a good budget pole for you if funds are tight....you should ALWAYS have at least one spare pole

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If pole clamp is separating it means that the fibreglass stop tape is probably not been applied. I had a section or 2 where there was movement. Simply removed clamp, wrapped a bit of gaff a tape to the top of the section and replaced and bolted clamp tight 🤷‍♂️ No issues since. ... love the pole. The shape is excellent in use, especially when using pivoting brushes.

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William Robert Mccrea

Thanks for the info, however its a shame that they get such a basic thing wrong during the manufacturing process...

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6 minutes ago, William Robert Mccrea said:

Thanks for the info, however its a shame that they get such a basic thing wrong during the manufacturing process...

Totally agree ... BUT... I've been around this industry for a loooong time and believe me they are not unique with QC slip ups... and to be fair, the odd slip up can be forgiven.

 

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William Robert Mccrea

Yes, you are right, the problem i have s they said it was a fault with section, and they were going to send me a new one out. Then they changed there mind and asked to send the polebback for servicing. I haven't got time to do that as I only have one pole! My son in law had his van and a his equipment nicked, apart from his pole. So I'm doing his and my work... 

and it has just  come apart  again today in the middle of cleaning. 

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On 03/09/2020 at 06:12, Eric Gilliand said:

If pole clamp is separating it means that the fibreglass stop tape is probably not been applied. I had a section or 2 where there was movement. Simply removed clamp, wrapped a bit of gaff a tape to the top of the section and replaced and bolted clamp tight 🤷‍♂️ No issues since. ... love the pole. The shape is excellent in use, especially when using pivoting brushes.

Thats exactly what I did with my ova 8 and it was as good as new.

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