Replacing Broken Fibreglass Pole Sections
Monday, 1 September 2014 | Admin
Replacement Universal Pole Instruction
Caution: If pole is broken take extra care not to touch the broken parts as they can be very sharp and can leave fragments under the skin. Wear suitable protective clothing and goggles when attempting a repair. When sawing wear a suitable mask to prevent inhalation of fibreglass dust.
1. For best results and performance, always ensure that the pole diameter of the replacement pole is the same as the one being replaced.
2. Measure the pole that needs replacing. It may not be necessary to use the entire length of the replacement pole as they are designed to be trimmed as required.
3. If you are replacing more than one section, try to keep the pole sections as even as possible in length and avoid having a metal ferrule joiner in the middle of your completed pole.
4. If necessary cut the pole section to the required length using a hacksaw or other fine blade saw. Always smooth the cut surface with a file or fine grade sandpaper making sure there are no sharp edges which could snag retaining pole pockets. It is useful to mark the pole section before cutting. Apply some insulation tape or similar to the pole at the point of cutting, then saw gently through half way only. Turn the pole over and saw through the other half. This will ensure a clean cut without any sharp edges or splinters.
5.Tie a knot in one end of the shock cord and thread through the pole section taking care they are the correct way round - never thread ferrule to ferrule. When through all section pull the shock cord taught and tie off in a secure knot.
6. Check the tension of the cord it should hold the pole sections together without being too tight. Adjust if necessary to ensure the poles are not too tight when folded before trimming off any access shock cord and tie off securely.