Short pole


#1

I just got a small pole from Home Depot. It’s actually an extendable frame for a paint roller. The pole extends from 1ft - 2ft approx. You just have to cut off the extending roller frame part w/ a hacksaw and it’s ready to use. The tip that’s on it just right for every piece of equipment I use. Not only that but I outfitted it w/ a carabiner and now it’s on my belt.


#2

Cool idea, Tony. I like it.

Doesn’t it drive you nuts banging into your leg, though?


#3

I did general contracting for over a decade and got used to having a hammer always bumping into my leg so it’s no big deal for me. It also hangs in the same area as my screen brush so I barely notice it. Like I said it’s only about 1ft when collapsed.


#4

The major pole manufaturers also sell that size but thiers are lighter. May be something to look into?


#5

I bought something similar, it goes from 1 to 2 feet. saved my sorry arse on the ladder many times.:cool:


#6

My Unger 1-2’ pole:



#7

Do you carry this on a belt attachment or just grab it when you think you need it?


#8

I carry it either on my belt using a loop through its handle or in/on my Unger ErgoTec Pouch (pocket/loop.)


#9

These 2 pics are from Craig @ Sparkle Window Cleaning

If anyone is having any picture size issues… Please let me know and I can help you out.

Thanks


#10

Basically what i did was take some clear tubing with a inner diameter large enough to accommodate a garelick 1-2’ pole SUPER easy and the handle of the pole rests nicely on the tubing.

Its easy to take in & out & always there when you need that extra reach.

The only problem with other poles is there too cumbersome due to collars etc.

Thats why i chose the garelick easier pole to utilize as well.


#11

How did you get the tube to stick to the bob?


#12

Actually, of the major WC manufacturers, both Unger (UniTec) and Ettore (Interlock) offer pole models with the same type of internal locking mechanism (no external collar) as Garelick, though not in the 1-2’ length.

I currently have a 2-4’ Garelick (it was free) that I rarely use – I like Unger.

As of now, I have a total of three Unger UniTec poles (6.5’ and 13’.)

Someone could still economically alter an Unger or Ettore pole if they have a preference to brand.

In my case, I use the collar to my carrying advantage.



#13

What i did was drilled a hole in both the clear tubing & the BOAB.From there i used rubber washers on both the inside of the tube as well as the inside of the BOAB used a stainless steel screw w/SS nut and one of those locking type cap nuts you can squeeze.

I can dig however you carry a smaller pole,its all about having it when you need it.Thats why i like the garelick1-2’ barely sticks down past the BOAB & its out of the way.

I’ve been doing this for at least 2 years now.


#14

Craig I love the idea, can you post a better picture of the pole thanks


Bill from Boston


#15

Not sure what you are wanting a better pic of the pole or how i assembled it to accept the pole?
My resolution skills suck! I hate to have to keep bugging Chris to re-size things for me.


#16

Craig i dont mind at all. Also you can just get an account at photbucket.com for free. With that you can post whatever you want and in any size.


#17

Craig I couldn’t make out the picture at first but I can see it now thanks.


Bill from Boston


#18

Bill …if by chance you need any other info feel free to PM me i’ll be happy to assist.Also bear into mind im a lefty so you will want to position the tube on the opposite side of the BOAB. If your right handed?


#19

Thanks for the info. Craig


Bill from Boston