Originally Posted by ChibullsAN
Yep. I use these. I drilled extra holes every 2". Gets better adjustment resolution. I removed the acme style screw end part ( for the paint roller) and machined my own new end piece to attach to the brackets I made. You can always just drill a cross hole through that cast threaded piece on the end of the pole instead.
I too have the painters poles from HD and plan to order a set of brackets from OldCoot. I have a few questions if you don't mind.
Can you post a picture of the special end you machined?
Do you leave the poles attached when you travel? Is that working OK?
Are the lower brackets sized OK for those poles?
As an experiment, I picked up a decent paint rolled and cut off the handle to get a socket so I had something to screw the pole into. But then I would probably want to unscrew the poles while traveling (roller handle is only plastic) and stow them in the pass through. Keeping them attached would be better as long as they fit into the lower bracket and don't bounce around.
What type of foot do you use on your painters pole?
I am working with the idea to fit a PVC female to 3/4 inch pipe thread adapter and a pipe floor flange. Gives about a 4 inch dia. foot. I could add more surface area if needed. I also saw somewhere a plastic floor flange. Do you think the foot needs to be physically attached to the pole?
Still working out the details so all information is helpful and appreciated.