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Old 05-14-2015, 07:11 PM   #1301
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Old 05-14-2015, 07:17 PM   #1302
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Thanks OC.I got the brackets today and installed them. I called you today about the top bolt so I lowered it 3", perfect! And when I installed the lower ones, I noticed that I didn't have to drill into the poles. I squeezed them using a 1/4" bolt and nut and then the pin had just enough room to hold it good and tight. I'm using Wooster 6'-12' painting poles. Trying to post pictures.
I would make sure the poles can't drop. I just feel better to center the poles and drill thru them and install the pin thru the brackets and poles.

Looks good, you did a nice job.
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Old 05-14-2015, 07:18 PM   #1303
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Didn't see his instructions..........used the same poles, drilled more holes, but mounted mine with the bigger end of pole up.....didn't need a sprinkler. Also mounted with the pole adjusting catch to the outside so would have some clearance.
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Old 05-14-2015, 07:19 PM   #1304
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For a old dude, you sure can cypher!
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Old 05-14-2015, 07:25 PM   #1305
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...didn't need a sprinkler. Also mounted with the pole adjusting catch to the outside so would have some clearance.
Don't have any idea what a sprinkler would have to do with the poles and no idea what the adjusting catch is either or how anything can be moved outside for clearance.
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Don't have any idea what a sprinkler would have to do with the poles and no idea what the adjusting catch is either or how anything can be moved outside for clearance.
Without the pole hand sponge stuff on the big end, it's open....slight chance, but if I get water (rain or washing) in the pole, what will happen when one extends the pole? Mine aren't a twist to lock deal, they have a positive catch to be depressed to extend/retract. I also found furniture leg (chair stuff) anti-floor marking rubber ends that with some vinyl gutter glue fit perfect.... the base of the anti-markers is just large enough to keep post against the quick pin creating a no rattle thing......but, if they did rattle, couldn't hear anyway over the truck! Ops, just gave away my top secret stuff.
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:03 PM   #1307
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Bob - Just bought the same poles today at Home Depot. I'll use your trick of closing the lower clamp together a little and capture the pole that way. My fear is drilling the fiberglass pole could lead to splitting/fracture. The catch seems very positive and robust so I'm not worried about the lower section dropping inadvertently.
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Bob - Just bought the same poles today at Home Depot. I'll use your trick of closing the lower clamp together a little and capture the pole that way. My fear is drilling the fiberglass pole could lead to splitting/fracture. The catch seems very positive and robust so I'm not worried about the lower section dropping inadvertently.
I didn't close the lower travel/stow bracket.....the foot I used created my anti-rattle devise and just step your drill bit sizes....no problem with fiberglass chipping/splitting....I added a series of holes to the alum. part of the poles for more adjustments. Fiberglass up/ alum down.......the chair leg stuff came from Lowes and also creates a foot so the pole doesn't sink into ground.....small block under pole would do same thing. The alum end being a hex, it was also necessary to sort of glue these on.
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I would make sure the poles can't drop. I just feel better to center the poles and drill thru them and install the pin thru the brackets and poles.

Looks good, you did a nice job.
OC, I got to thinking about what you said about the poles dropping. So I went to Ace Hardware and got some 1-1/4" i.d. vinyl tube. I'm going to cut it about 2 " long then slice it so it will slip over the fiberglass but first I'll mark the poles then tape it, and spray it with locktight adhesive and put two SS worm drive clamps per pole. I didn't like the idea of drilling the fiberglass handles, their pretty thin.
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What everyone using for poles for the brackets that OC is selling?


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