The task involves pressure washing soffits that are 25-30 feet above ground level. Is there a practical limit to the length of wand? Any lessons-learned or pitfalls to avoid are appreciated.

  • I would say that if wand extensions are not commercially available, then there are problems that make them useless in practice. – Jim Stewart Feb 20 '17 at 13:35
  • Is a vertical jet sufficient, or must it also be angled around architectural details? I ask because of the potential torque on such a long lever. – Spencer Joplin Apr 23 '17 at 5:51

The length is mostly limited by the width of the pipe in the wand. So if you use a wand made for 6 feet and add 20 feet to it, you can expect the sheer weight of the wand to bend it. Gravity works.

  • Please clarify 'Gravity works'. Thank you Based on this comment it would be wise to buy a single 25 unit fiberglass or similar unit – gatorback Feb 20 '17 at 3:23

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