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I've just made myself some pole holders for the van. I've seen a few videos etc on this but none with the exact process and bits you need so thought I'd share.

First thing I secured some Munsen ring backplates to the roof of the van;

https://www.screwfix.com/p/male-munsen-ring-backplate-m10-10-pack/6952j?_requestid=203456

They are secured with self drilling screws. Specifically self drilling and not self tapping. You want hex heads and not Phillips, this is because you're working on the roof of the van and your drill is likely to rip the thread of a Phillips. I used 16mm screws, you may be able to use longer but you'll want to be careful not to go through the bar and hit the actual roof;

https://www.screwfix.com/p/easydrive-carbon-steel-self-drilling-screws-4-8-x-16mm-100-pack/68505

Next, to hold the pole holder pipe I used Rubber lined pipe clips. They screw straight on to the Munsen ring back plates;

https://www.screwfix.com/p/tesla-109-112mm-rubber-lined-pipe-clips-black-steel-2-pack/8721v

Finally the actual pipe. Just 1m of 110mm soil pipe;

https://www.screwfix.com/p/floplast-sp8b-soil-pipe-single-socket-black-110mm-x-1m/79994

 

Optional extras.... You can add a socket plug to the far end. I didn't add this, just left the back open, simply due to the size of my van and location of the pipes;

https://www.screwfix.com/p/floplast-sp296-socket-plug-black/46863

You could also add additional pole holders in between if required. Simply get a female Munsen back place and add a threaded rod to allow the pipe clips to be fitted lower than the initial fitting.

All 3 set me back less than £40. Much cheaper than any option available from the major window cleaning suppliers.

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Thank you,this is just what I was looking for. My current setup is using gutter brackets (and they're holding better now that I've used self-drillers).

If they wiggle loose, I'll be following your guide. Very helpful, thanks. 👍

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On 01/02/2021 at 07:16, wezza13 said:

Thank you,this is just what I was looking for. My current setup is using gutter brackets (and they're holding better now that I've used self-drillers).

If they wiggle loose, I'll be following your guide. Very helpful, thanks. 👍

My pleasure mate. I reckon if mine wiggle loose at some point I'll probably reposition them slightly and add a blob of epoxy glue to each hole, once the screw is through the resin will bond round it and give it stability. It did feel pretty strong to be fair though.

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On 05/02/2021 at 05:37, P4dstar said:

My pleasure mate. I reckon if mine wiggle loose at some point I'll probably reposition them slightly and add a blob of epoxy glue to each hole, once the screw is through the resin will bond round it and give it stability. It did feel pretty strong to be fair though.

I've done the same, I added an extra rubber between the munsen ring and pipe. It give it a nice right fit 👌

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9 hours ago, Phildeeney said:

I've done the same, I added an extra rubber between the munsen ring and pipe. It give it a nice right fit 👌

Oddly enough the ones in my old van are a little loose, these are nice and tight. Not sure if Screwfix have changed their supplier or something. To be fair the old ones are mounted on the tank as there is only one crossbar in the van.

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