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Been looking at some Jack Pyke hide poles has anyone used these are they worth it at £42 for 4 with real tree Camo carrier or could someone tell me which a the best to go for in this price bracket cheers 

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1 minute ago, strimmer_13 said:

Your off your head paying that, go to wilkos and get washing line props. £3 each 

I guess your speaking from experience as to them been good enough 

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8 minutes ago, strimmer_13 said:

wilkos and get washing line props

That`s what I use; made a little spike for the end which was secured using araldite and a pop rivet. Kick plate is a scrap of angle iron, again pop riveted in place. Job, jobbed. Simples. Twist upper portion to lock & unlock so no plastic thread to `strip` as often happens on the purpose designed versions.

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Go in the craft section mate, loads on poles and such. Some swear by shop bought, I don't, but then I've got a bit of spare time to tinker some feet up. 

Those wilko poles extend from about 3ft to 6ft.

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I’m a bit of a tinker man if it saves me money of to Wilkos it is .... cheers

3 minutes ago, strimmer_13 said:

Go in the craft section mate, loads on poles and such. Some swear by shop bought, I don't, but then I've got a bit of spare time to tinker some feet up. 

Those wilko poles extend from about 3ft to 6ft.

 

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Yep me too .

£3 washing  line props from hard ware shop. 

Mine are grey and i cut the bottom and folded into a spike. Works fine. 

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The washing line poles do work well, I used them for years but bear in mind they are a fair bit heavier than most and can be difficult to get into hard ground during the summer months adapting them cutting a point into the bottom of them can help as Ultrastu has suggested.

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6 minutes ago, aga man said:

The washing line poles do work well, I used them for years but bear in mind they are a fair bit heavier than most and can be difficult to get into hard ground during the summer months adapting them cutting a point into the bottom of them can help as Ultrastu has suggested.

No need to point them in to hard ground, just use a guy rope and a tent peg on each corner, much easier!

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I’ll make some spikes out of galvy tube that can be removed and used again if the pole breaks ... I have 4. 6ft Solid wood poles with steel spikes and top which a banner flag poles used on railway possessions but just thought they are too bulky to lug about

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hello, i bought 4  poles from home base and made in 3 sectioned  you can carry in a bag, although it did cost a bit more than normal hide poles and time making them, there is a post on here with photos,   still waiting to try out due the the N/E licence problems but thanks to Dave (tightchoke) i now have my G L copies and hoping to get out thursday

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Weld could be better but will hold but not bad for a DIYer it will hold and they ain’t cost nowt

1 hour ago, strimmer_13 said:

Very tidy job 👍

 

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6 minutes ago, Jacko3275 said:

Weld could be better but will but not bad for a DIYer it will hold and they ain’t cost nowt

 

hello, bit of mig welding Jacko ? 

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Ye just an home no gas one am not too good and even worse with stick

1 minute ago, oldypigeonpopper said:

hello, bit of mig welding Jacko ? 

 

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5 minutes ago, Jacko3275 said:

Ye just an home no gas one am not too good and even worse with stick

 

hello, what make and model,  wire size  ?

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Just now, oldypigeonpopper said:

hello, what make and model ?

Paid £75 on eBay 

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12 minutes ago, Jacko3275 said:

Paid £75 on eBay 

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hello, it looks ok on the reviews, a 4 step amp and simple wire feed, those tinny  earth clamps can be a problem, but with no gas wire you do get problems with the roller and metalic build up in the liner, most are like a net curtain wire if you know these, for a tenner a  Mig torch Teflon liner will help, easy to change, and a tin of anti spatter spray

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 I can make the gas one splatter 😆 I just ordered the thicker wire 0.8 think it came with 0.6 ...I take it you are a welder/ fabricator of some kind 

16 minutes ago, oldypigeonpopper said:

hello, it looks ok on the reviews, a 4 step amp and simple wire feed, those tinny  earth clamps can be a problem, but with no gas wire you do get problems with the roller and metalic build up in the liner, most are like a net curtain wire if you know these, for a tenner a  Mig torch Teflon liner will help, easy to change, and a tin of anti spatter spray

 

Built this with the mig at work

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11 minutes ago, Jacko3275 said:

 I can make the gas one splatter 😆 I just ordered the thicker wire 0.8 think it came with 0.6 ...I take it you are a welder/ fabricator of some kind 

 

Built this with the mig at work

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hello, yea old school apprenticeship 1965, still worth doing on your home mig, cheers

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On 18/06/2019 at 17:09, strimmer_13 said:

Your off your head paying that, go to wilkos and get washing line props. £3 each 

100%    try Aldi they sometimes have some the last I purchased where £2..50 each.  I just drilled some light 30 mill box section to slide over the bottom about 9 inches and put a self tapper through to use as a ledge to tread them in.   Work a treat.

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