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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Window Cleaning Forum

A questition was posted in a window cleaning forum recently asking about my new style of pop-up pole, so thought I would place the post and answer here for anyone intereted to have a look at my answer.

"I'm a big fan of the clamp-less WFP poles. I've one of Peter Fogwill's, and I've a few DIY ones too. They're light, very short when collapsed, and extremely quick to use. BUT,.. they could be improved!

The standard pole is 24' in 7 tapered cylindrical sections. At full extension the pole is very whippy, and because there are no clamps, the sections spin within each other, so you have less control over the brush. Also because the sections taper, occasionally they stick a little. Not major faults, but still, I reckon there must be a pole somewhere that is more suitable to being used clampless.

So what I'm looking for is:

A 28' pole (or even slightly more) in at least 7 sections
With a positive stop mechanism so the poles can't come out of the top of the pole below
As rigid as possible
Designed so that the sections cannot spin within each other
suitable for using with a microbore size internal pole hose

Any ideas?"


The pole you described will be available definitely by June at the latest. I have tried, tried, and tried again to find the suitable materials I need for the pole in this country, Europe, and even China, and had to start sourcing the machine myself. I have found the machine I need which is quite an investment, but it will allow me to make the pole sections in house exactly how I want them for size, weight, rigidity, and anything else you can think of. These poles will be the only ones I know of made entirely in the UK from scratch. The machine is built to order hence the time it will take me to get this up and running, but it will be well worth the wait, as this type of pole will take over from any poles on the market to date.

Peter Fogwill


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