1 year of use review
Here's an honest 1 year of use review: No pump, used with a Tucker 40 foot hybrid pole. Pro's - 1 - Price. It's very affordable to get into. If you end up liking waterfed or expand your hoses fittings and poles are still usable for future carts/systems. 2 - Portability. Easily fits in the back of a van or a truck bed. If you want to make it ultra portable, you can use metal band clamps and attach it to a furniture dolly. I did that and can now roll it around properties easier. 3 - Ease of use. From a complete newbie standpoint it is hard to mess up. Con's - 1 - Stock flow rate. Without a pump your rinse can take quite a while for higher stories. 2 - Durability. It feels fairly fragile. With the $800 price point I think it's a fair trade but you certainly need to be aware of it. Conclusion: I wish I bought it sooner. Anything I can't reach with my 20 foot ultra-light extension ladder gets poled. If you bid by the pane you will look forward to homes inundated with french panes. I live and serve a mountain ski down with a lot of cliff or heavily sloped yards and the ease of pole verse ladders is a time saver, leading to much higher profits. The phaser IS usable higher than 3 stories but without a pump it's slow going. I have set up wood and plywood on the top of my trucks ladder rack as make-shift scaffolding and had my 40 foot pole fully extended for an observation room on the top of a home. While the scrub and rinse took a while, it was still quicker than a 40 foot+ ladder or doing rope work and was easily completed solo. My technique was pretty bad to start and was having to re-do a lot of windows but as I've watched tutorial videos and had more on hand experience with it they come out great. I wish I could add a photo to this review, one of my favorite homes I do completely with the Phaser is a 1,000+ paned monster. Would have taken 2+ days trad, with the pole it was a 6 hour job. Easy 5 stars from me.